It’s time to say goodbye to the old, faded beach towel you took from your partner when you moved into your first adult apartment. After decades of days at the pool and drying off after the shower when your real bath towels are washed, they have lost their luster. And while you still have room in your heart for the giant terrycloth turtles on it and the red stain from when crayons melted at the beach, you’re an adult now. An elegant. And you deserve a crisp new beach towel with a contemporary print.
Whether you’re a beach buff or just a city swimmer, a good beach towel is a summer must-have. Use it to dry off from the pool or the ocean, to relax, or use it on that camping trip you’ve been planning for weeks. To add a splash of color to your summer routine, we scoured the internet for the coolest and brightest beach towels on the market. As these are all “beach” towels, they are larger and more absorbent than a traditional bath towel, often around 30 by 60 inches (but we put the dimensions and materials for each). The towels vary in style and price to suit all types of beach bums, but they’ll all look super cute on Instagram.
Grab one (or a dozen!) to get the summer vibes started now.
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