Last Updated on January 30, 2023 by Snorkel Ken
Personally, I’ve never gotten crazy or had a hard time picking out something like a beach towel. They only had two purposes: to pat down after being in the water and then lay on the ground as a barrier between the beach sand and my gloriously tanned and muscular body. (Joke)
Then I met Lizzy…and she taught me that a $5 beach towel from the local swap meet or flea market didn’t hold up well.
I discovered that even sheets have quality factors (thread-count), and things like beach towels can be good and bad. I was shocked. Since learning this, though, I’ve learned a lot about how to pick out a good enough beach towel.
Let’s get into it…
Our Choices for Best Beach Towels of 2022
Plush Cabana Beach Towel by Laguna Beach Textile Co.
Good towels are good towels. And this Laguna Beach Cabana Beach towel is a dandy. There are some products that just OWN their respective markets because of superior make. This is one of those.
- 100% Cotton
- If you don’t love it, return it. They’ll handle your issues.
- 630 grams per square meter (GSM) of cotton. That makes this towel better for the beach because it’s thicker, softer, and absorbs more moisture.
- It’s a big ole’ towel at 70″ by 35″ so it takes care of the biggest bodies with ease.
- Lay it at the beach, by the pool, on the lake…anywhere. This is the perfect beach towel that combines outdoor luxury and practical use.
- Machine washable. (Clean delicately so you don’t lose color and softness).
Tommy Bahama Beach Towel, Relax Lobster
Yuuup, Tommy Bahama. It’s a brand that is quintessential with the thoughts of beaches, tropical scenes, resorts, and pools. This is a huge beach towel that is the kind of thing that I (Ken) likes to wrap up in after I’m a little chilly from snorkeling. It’s also a big enough barrier between me and the hot, Hawaiian sand.
- 40″ x 70″ makes it big and awesome.
- The lobster graphic is cool and says “Tommy Bahama” like any other image the brand uses.
- It’s a 100 percent cotton towel that can be washed and dried in the machine. Keep it delicate when possible to maintain vibrancy.
- Don’t worry about a rigorous wash if needed, though, because the fibers are tough and stand up to washes and dries.
Best Amazon Basics and Value
I’m not here to BS you. This is a basic set of beach towels. It’s not fancy nor is it the “best”… But it is the best for the quality and the money. Two decent beach towels for under $20 is pretty awesome, right? Grab these towels if you’re going to go on a family vacation and the resort doesn’t provide towels. You could definitely use these in a beach rental.
- They’re imported but 100% Cotton
- A pair of great towels that have great absorbency, fluffy, and size.
- Simple, Cabana stripe in multiple colors: sky blue, navy blue, seafoam green, and yellow.
- Machine wash and tumble dry on low; for best results, wash separately the first time to reduce lint.
Best Round Beach Towel with Graphics and Pattern
Big, round and very cool with a multicolored turtle. How could you want anything more? The vibrant colors, the graphics, and the tassels make this towel stylish and trendy, while the make of the towel is practical and great for beach, lake, or poolside.
- Microfiber and Round, XL oversized towel, 60″ by 60″+2.4″ fringes tassel,
- Large enough for two people while sitting on it or one laying down (you can actually get two on laying on this towel if their romantic and cuddly.
- Simple to fold, travel, and carry around as it’s light and occupies very little space when you pack it.
- This is a quick-drying towel and easy to use over and over again. The vibrant colors.
- Microfiber is built so that the sand can’t come through the towel.
Best Microfiber & Travel
SBZ Outdoors Oversized Microfiber Beach Towels
This is the greatest fold and travel towel on the list. It’s probably the best for day snorkeling trips as it comes with its own travel bag.
- Three colors and two size options are available. Great for the beach, a picnic, a hike, and (like we said above) a great towel for a snorkel trip.
- Microfiber, so it keeps sand out, folds easily and dries quick.
- 80% polyester and 20% polyamide so it doesn’t let sand in or stick. Just shake the towel a couple of times and you’ll be sand free.
- DOUBLE-SIDED STRIPES – Look good no matter where or how you lay your towel with these double-sided stripes – the whole family will love this look.
- MESH POUCH INCLUDED – It can be used for valuables, keys and glasses, and so much more.
- SATISFACTION GUARANTEED – At SBZ Outdoors, we take great pride in offering only the highest quality, premium products for our new and loyal customers