You've stocked up on swim shorts, sunglasses and a beach-ready tote bag. Now, all you need to complete your beach arsenal is a stylish yet practical beach towel that will keep you dry and looking the part as you soak up the sun. Scroll on for the ultimate guide to what to look for in a beach towel and our pick of the best beach towels to buy this summer.
Not all beach towels are created equal. There are a range of factors you'll need to consider – from durability and drying time to softness, and of course, style. Here's what to look for:
Made in Paris from a combination of heavyweight French cotton terry and Egyptian cotton percale, this beach towel from Cap D'Arsène is as luxurious as they come. Plus, it comes with a plush beach cushion that's guaranteed to elevate your beach or poolside experience.
Handwoven in Turkey from OEKO-Tex certified cotton, Beddable's super soft and lightweight waffle towels are quick-drying and easy to carry, making them ideal for the bath, beach or picnics. Choose from four neutral stone-washed hues.
This classic cabana striped towel from Soho Home is the exact towel used at the stylish Soho House Amsterdam. Made from fluffy Turkish cotton, it's designed to remain soft and fluffy even as it's used over time. The broad and narrow stripes in white, teal and steel blue lend it a classic Mediterranean-inspired aesthetic.
Woven from 100% organic cotton, this classic striped beach towel from Arket is super soft and easy to pack. It's guaranteed to be a summer favourite.
Crafted from lightweight and ultra-breathable linen, Frescobol Carioca's striped beach towel is the perfect companion for a day at the beach or an afternoon picnic in the park. Choose from a range of colour combinations. The salmon and dusty sky gets our vote.
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