Best Beach Towels for Summer 2018

Spend your summer days lazing — by the lake, pool, ocean, or just perched on a lawn chair in the backyard — make sure you have a beach towel in tow to keep you protected from the hot ground and to dry you off from a midafternoon dip. We picked 11 fun designs to show off a bold and beach-ready style.

  • Laguna Beach Textile Co. Plush Cabana Beach Towel
    “Luxurious” is probably not the first descriptor you’re looking for when shopping for beach towels, which is why this nautical-striped pick will take you totally by surprise. Crafted of 100% cotton, this oversized towel is far spongier and more absorbent than other types. It even boasts a 630 GSM (that’s “grams per meter”) weight, rivaling the plushy factor of your bathroom towels. For under $40, we’d say this is a real bargain for a premium-quality product.

$37.00

  • Dock & Bay Microfiber Beach Towel & Pouch
    As much as we love spending all day at the beach, toting home soggy and sandy towels has a way of really dampening the fun. This microfiber beach towel may be on the thinner side, but its quick-drying, sand-repelling material makes for a practical beach-bag accoutrement. They’re available in a variety of vibrant colors in either a 63- or 78-inch-long size, and they even come with a convenient carrying case!

Just keep in mind that microfiber will cling to whatever it’s tossed into the laundry with, so be sure to separate this towel from your delicates when it comes time to wash it.

$19.99

  • Best Beach Towels for Summer 2018Zeckos Reserved Beach Towel
    Keep your peace of mind as you run to the snack bar or to stick your toes in the water — this totally ‘grammable towel will help keep your staked-out spot from being snagged.

$19.99

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