We know it can be a bit of a dry subject, but we take our beach towels seriously. Here we are unrolling our favorite picks.
Fast-drying and compact
When you look through the linen closet and realize some towels need to be headed to the garage or chore pile, why not replenish your beach towels with the plushest ones around? This aqua towel is our favorite, but there are over 30 other colors and they all arrive pre-washed. This alleviates any colors leaking onto your other items. Plus, the Turkish cotton towels are woven with only certified naturally dyed yarns. The dense fabric sheds sand with a wave of the towel.
Bright and beautiful
The beach is so beautiful and distracting that it can be tough to find where you left your belongings. But this set of bright turquoise, tangerine, lime, and pink striped towels marks your home base with surfy style. Wrap your family up in this set of vibrant velour. These top-quality towels are 2.5 feet wide and 5 feet long and each weighs a pound.
An everything blanket
Local craftsmen and women in Tlaxcala, Mexico, still make these thick blankets in the same way as their families have for years. This woven coral-toned blanket is crafted from recycled acrylic and cotton. With nine other colors, you’ll find a style to match yours. Keep one in your trunk, one in your camping bag, and a few on the backs of your outdoor dining chairs. It will feel just like you’re enjoying a frosty beverage on the sand south of the border.
Wrap your family in purple, royal blue, turquoise, lime, orange, and pink. Each of these machine washable towels measures a little over 5-feet long and about 2-and-a-half-feet wide. Not too thick, but still weighing a pound each, these beach towels are easy to take with you and sturdy enough to use every day.
Not just a towel, this is a lightweight beach accessory. Ready to keep your tanning time sand-free or to support your yoga, HIIT, or pilates, this towel gets softer wash after wash. Plus it dries out three times faster than cotton. We love the contrasting designs on each side of this plush towel. One side features a blue and purple mandala design, and the other side has a tropical blue palm tree pattern.
Cyndi Mathews is a contributing writer to Islands and recently published her first book and enjoys traveling to Florida in her sailboat. Islands is an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff.