Lake or sea? Beach or pool? Regardless of your preferences, there is one much more important topic: finding the right beach towel. Beach towels are no longer a design thought and now make a strong style statement. So they look well stacked next to the pool and you don’t mind seeing them hanging around to dry. And when our favorite fashion designers are into homeware, we can only hope they test the water (no pun intended) for a bigger boost in home decor.
Pendleton ‘National Park’ beach towel
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the national park system. So what better way to pay homage than with a Pendleton beach towel? The picture above shows Pendleton’s iconic “Glacier” design and also features versions in “Badlands”, “Grand Canyon” and “Yellowstone”.
Nordstrom, $ 50
Lulu DK for Matouk Pineapple Beach Towel
Pineapple motifs have regained popularity in home decor, so it only makes sense for this cheerful, summery design to land on a beach towel. The style is available in four vibrant color combinations, making for an eclectic look draped over a row of lounge chairs.
Bloomingdale’s, $ 95
T-Tile beach towel
This oversized jacquard pattern beach towel is thick and plush with a fringe and will amaze you.
Tory Burch, $ 118
Tile beach towel
If standard beach towels are never comfortable enough for you, this tiled print version should be just right. It’s a foot and a half longer and 10 inches wider than your typical size, so this oversized beach towel is big enough to stretch out and dry.
Lands’ End, $ 39
Mara Hoffman Terry Towel
Mara Hoffman’s name stands for bright colors, trippy patterns and popular swimwear. We’re therefore relieved that their beach towel designs don’t disappoint. The mix of geometric prints is a little crazy but in a good way.
Shopbop, $ 78
Totême Blue Biarritz Beach Towel
Don’t worry if tropical themes and eye-catching color combinations aren’t your thing. This crisp navy blue and white towel has a definite Art Deco feel to it. Since it’s inspired by Biarritz, France, it’s no surprise that it’s more sophisticated than your average beach towel.
The line over Lyst, $ 150
Slowtide beach towel in clarity
This psychedelic beach towel looks like a piece of modern art or a geothermal map, and its quick-drying fabric makes it both functional and cool.
Hawaii Society Bikini, $ 48
Missoni beach towel
If a beach towel can be fashionable, this version with Missoni’s multi-colored slub design goes with the chicest pool parties.
Missoni, $ 234
Fouta beach towel
This Turkish style beach towel with smooth cotton tassels on one side and terrycloth on the other is available in six stripe patterns.
Serena & Lily, $ 48
Printed Palm Perfect beach towel
This version with palm print is a fun take on the traditional tropical-style towel and comes in two fun color combinations.
Urban Outfitters, $ 19
Cabana Stripe beach towel
Nothing can replace a classic like this oversized cabana stripe beach towel, which comes in eight colors so everyone can get their own color, or you can opt for a sleek, unified look.
Grandin Road, $ 63