Best Beach Towels

Review & Comparison, Last Update January 15, 2020
Beach towels will make you feel comfortable at the beach. The best beach towels are easy to transport yet large enough to provide ample coverage. These are the towels you'll find on this list. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS

The fabric is soft, pleasant to the touch, and more absorbent than most. The beachy stripes and rich colors represent the classic California style. The product's size provides excellent coverage and high comfort levels.

CONS

The towel is pretty heavy and somewhat bulky. 

OUR VERDICT

Laguna Beach Textile Company Oversized Plush Towel is as classy and elegant/luxury as beach towels get. It is excellent for bundling up, drying off, and lounging. The towel will make you feel comfortable and snug yet safe and secure.

detailed parameters
Materials

100% plush cotton

Dimensions

70" x 35"

GSM

630

Package

Towel only

Care

Machine wash safe (on a cold, delicate cycle)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The fabric is as quick-drying as they come. The high-quality weaving makes sure that even tiny sand specks are unable to penetrate the fabric. The fabric also makes this product more absorbent than most cotton towels.

CONS

The light parts are easily soiled.

OUR VERDICT

Dock & Bay Microfiber Towel will prove invaluable at the beach. The supplied travel pouch makes the product compact and easy to carry. You can take this thing with you anywhere you go. The extra-large towels will be able to cover whole sun loungers. 

detailed parameters
Materials

80% polyester, 20% polyamide

Dimensions

78" x 35", 63" x 31", 66" diameter round

GSM

220

Package

Travel pouch with an elastic loop included

Care

Machine wash safe (84°F, no fabric softener)

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The supplied carry bag is waterproof. The materials the towel is constructed from add antibacterial properties to this thing, making sure that you don't have to worry about the towel spreading mold, mildew, and various bacteria. 

CONS

The edge stitching is passable at best. 

OUR VERDICT

Rainleaf Microfiber Towel is the most flexible and versatile product on this list. You can take this towel to the beach, sure. You can also take this thing camping, backpacking, and hiking. You can do yoga on this towel. You can take it to the gym. 

detailed parameters
Materials

85% polyester, 15% polyamide

Dimensions

12" x 24", 16" x 30", 20" x 24", 24" x 48", 30" x 60", 40" x 72"

GSM

200

Package

Waterproof carry bag with a hang snap loop

Care

Machine wash safe (cold/gentle cycle), air and tumble dry, do not iron, do not bleach

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The stylish tassels and exotic patterns make this product good enough to be used as a lovely throw/bohemian tapestry for most indoor settings. The towel's size makes this thing perfect for sharing with your favorite beach partner.  
CONS

Some might find the fabric too thin. 

OUR VERDICT

Ricdecor Round Beach Towel, constructed from microfibers, will be able to absorb seven times its weight. At the same time, the towel takes less time to dry than most beach towels. You can use this thing for yoga, meditation, picnics, and more. 

detailed parameters
Materials

Microfiber

Dimensions

59" diameter

GSM

Not specified

Package

Drawstring bag

Care

Machine wash safe (on a cold, delicate cycle)

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The 100% cotton construction makes this towel this especially soft and gentle even as far as the most delicate skin is concerned. You won't have any maintenance/upkeep issues since this thing is completely machine wash safe.

CONS

The tassels are long and get tangled quite easily. 

OUR VERDICT

WETCAT Original Turkish Beach Towel is as eco-friendly as these things get. You won't have to worry about anything around kids. The five-stripe look is simple yet elegant. The available colors are all subtle but quite rich too. 

detailed parameters
Materials

100% cotton

Dimensions

71" x 39"

GSM

Not specified

Package

Towel only

Care

Machine wash and dryer safe, iron after washing

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Laguna Beach Textile Company Oversize Plush

Classic and Elegant

Laguna Beach Textile Company Oversized Plush Towel is not cheap. The price makes sense though considering how lush, plush, pleasant to the touch, and effective this product is. The towel's 630 gsm count makes this model much thicker than most beach towels. It is also the reason this thing is much softer and more absorbent than most towels.

In fact, the product's upsides and downsides are both pretty much tied to this gsm count. We've mentioned the upsides, the downside is that 630 grams per square meter count makes this towel quite heavy.

The product's size is also both its advantage and disadvantage. On one hand, the towel is large, too large for some people's taste. On the other hand, its size enables maximum coverage and comfort.

This thick towel looks awesome. Its beachy stripes and vivid colors promote that classic California beach style, cute yet trendy/stylish, also providing that premium, resort-quality comfort.

As far as upkeep is concerned, the product is machine wash safe as long as you stick to cold, delicate cycles.

Bottom line, Laguna Beach Textile Company Oversized Plush Towel will make sure you're feeling snug and relaxed. With this towel, any trip to the beach is about to become much more comfortable and carefree.

Review of Laguna Beach Textile Company Oversize Plush Towel

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Dock & Bay Microfiber

Retro Cabana Motifs

Dock & Bay Microfiber Towel is available in various different sizes and colors. The colors make these towels eye-catching and vivid. We like the Bondi blue more than most though. The retro cabana patterns make these towels especially beautiful.

Of course, there are downsides to these designs though, the biggest being the fact that the white stripes are easily soiled and quickly lose the bright white appearance.

The product's not about its vast line range though. First and foremost, it is the fabric that sells these towels. Incorporating 80% polyester and 20% polyamide, these things dry quicker than most beach towels. At the same time, these materials make the fabric highly absorbent, making sure that the towel will be able to suck the moisture right off your skin.

All that being said, the towels are also surprisingly smooth, soft, and pleasant to the touch, considering that the line's 220-gsm count is nothing to write home about.

You can machine wash these towels at 84 degrees Fahrenheit. Make sure to avoid using fabric softeners.

In addition to an awesome beach towel, the people behind this product also send you this travel pouch with an elastic loop, so you can always comfortably carry the towel with you.

Review of Dock & Bay Microfiber Quick Dry Towel

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Rainleaf Microfiber

More Flexible Than Most

Rainleaf Microfiber Towel is less classic and more modern than most beach towels we've looked at. Sure, there's nothing necessarily interesting about its visual presence but that's not something that we'd be holding against the product.

The edge stitching, on the other hand, is something that we might hold against this towel. Passable at best, the edge stitching won't always be able to survive regular machine washing. We highly recommend sticking to cold/gentle cycles, air and tumble dry the towel, do not iron, and do not bleach it. Follow these guidelines and the towel should last.

The product presents many upsides too. The 85% polyester and 15% polyamide construction makes this thing lightweight yet quite durable (bar the aforementioned stitching). At the same time, the fabric has the softest tactile impression. In other words, it feels like soft suede to the skin, snug and pleasant.

This packable/foldable towel will be able to absorb water amounts worth five times its weight yet dry surprisingly quickly.

The colors look nice and bright. The carry bag that comes supplied with the package is waterproof and comfortable, equipped with this nice little hang snap loop for storage and convenient transportation.

Review of Rainleaf Microfiber Ultra Compact Towel

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Ricdecor Round

Quite Different

As you can probably tell, Ricdecor Round Beach Towel is different. First, it is round. Second, the patterns make this thing look more like Persian rugs than most beach towels. That being said, there are various patterns available for purchase here, so you can go with the bright sea motifs too.

Because the towel is round, its upsides and downsides are quite obvious. Naturally, you won't be able to comfortably/completely cover most sun loungers using this thing.

On the bright side, round towels are usually more comfortable to sit on and can accommodate more people, so you can share the towel with friends and family.

The product's gsm is not specified but the fabric feels quite thin, too thin for some customer's tastes. At the same time, the fabric also makes this towel extremely lightweight, so you won't be feeling like you're lugging this massive load with you to the beach.

Of course, you don't have to bring this towel to the beach. It is just as suitable for picnics, yoga, meditation, and more.

The drawstring bag that is provided with the package will let you easily carry the towel.

As far as maintenance/upkeep goes, you can machine wash this towel, provided you do that using cold/delicate cycles.

Review of Ricdecor Round Ultra Soft Beach Towel

 

WETCAT 100% Cotton

100% Cotton

WETCAT Original Turkish Beach Towel looks classic and stylish. You can take this towel with you to any beach without worrying about its appearance. The colors look lovely, subtle yet vivid at the same time. The five-stripe design adds these nice little touches to an already attractive item.

The tassels make the towel look elegant and tasteful. That being said, these tassels are quite long and get tangled up quite easily (also, in the least attractive fashion), so you'll have to occasionally untangle them.

The towel is quite large, measuring 71 x 39 inches. The size allows for excellent coverage though and will be enough to fully envelope most sun loungers. Plus, you'll be able to comfortably share the towel, which is always nice.

Made from 100% cotton, this product is luxuriously soft and gentle even on the most delicate skin. At the same time, considering that it is cotton, the towel takes far less time to completely dry than you'd expect.

From the maintenance perspective, this thing is more machine wash and dryer safe than most cotton garments. We would recommend ironing after washing though because otherwise the towel will look wrinkly and not necessarily as presentable as it could be.

Review of WETCAT 100% Cotton Turkish Beach Towel

 

What Is a Beach Towel?

Beaches are grand. There are not too many people that do not enjoy them. Most people dream about living close to some beach and, when that's not an option, try to at least travel to places that have nice beaches/pools.

We're not disclosing anything groundbreaking here. Chances are, you've probably been to beaches before and you probably know that you ought to bring a towel to the beach. These towels are not as simple/straightforward as you probably believe though.

There are multiple factors separating good beach towels from subpar options. First, these things should be easy to maintain. You should be able to throw them into most washing machines without worrying about these towels shrinking, becoming less soft, or less pleasant to the touch. Of course, aside from being soft and comfortable, the towel's size should also reflect its worth. More often than not, you want to purchase something that ensures ample coverage for adults and lets you share the towel with family members come summer.

Apart from that, these towels are often supplied with carry bags/pouches, which is nice since these bags let you comfortably transport the towel.

Bath towels and cooling towels are quite different from the towels we're reviewing here, so you should look into them too.

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Publish Date: 2020-01-15 19:39:30