Nothing says summer like a fresh set of beach towels. Whether you’re looking for the perfect travel beach towel or a whole set of towels for a regular beach-going family, we’ve rounded up all the best beach towels right here.
As a long time Florida resident, I’ve spent way more than my share of time at the beach and pool. And so I’ve also run through a lot of beach towels in my time. And I will tell you – they are not all created equal.
A few things to consider when choosing a beach towel are:
Price – You can find towels in all sorts of price ranges.
Material – You want something that is soft and absorbent, and won’t be scratchy on your skin.
Dry Time – The ideal beach towel is easy to dry quickly in the sun!
Bulkiness – Some towels are thick and plush for comfort, and others are thin and compact for convenience.
Picking the best beach towel can help make a day at the beach just a little bit more enjoyable. So without further ado, here are all my favorite beach towels!
These are the actual towels that we use at the beach and everyday for our pool (we live in Florida!). They're my absolute favorite because they are so incredibly thin and light, but still absorbent enough to get the job done.
These are so thin that I can roll up enough towels for my whole family and still stick them in a backpack with room to spare. They save so much space in the beach bag, and the suitcase too. And I love that they dry quickly when hung out in the sun.
This microfiber beach towel is HUGE - and soft too. This is the perfect pick if you plan on actually laying out on top of your towel at the beach. It's long enough for the tallest people with a little room to spare.
It folds up really small, making it very compact and easy to pack in a suitcase. Since this towel comes in lots of designs and colors, you can find the perfect one for you.
Super lightweight and easy to bring along, this packable beach towel is both budget and travel friendly. It's very absorbent and soft too. This one is a great pick if you're looking for a small towel to stash in your suitcase or backpack.
Who wouldn't love this cactus covered beach towel? The fun design makes this a popular pick for families with kids. This beach towel is easy to carry, fast drying, and even comes with a little carrying bag to keep it clean.