Whether drying off after swimming, lounging on the sand, or laying out in the sun (with sunscreen of course!), a beach towel is a summer must-have. But not all beach towels are created equal. To make sure you're buying the best beach towel possible, there are some important beach towel shopping tips you should consult ahead of buying:
Fiber content: Typically, beach towels are made of 100% cotton terrycloth, but more options are available in microfiber fabric. Cotton has the classic looped design that's more plush and absorbent, while microfiber has a smoother surface and dries quicker.
Use cases: If you are using the towel mostly for lounging on the sand, try a sand-resistant pick or cozy beach blanket. A more plush, absorbent option is better suited for drying off post-swim at the pool or beach.
YIWU PENGQI Import and Export CO.,ltd has been putting beach and bath towels to the test for years. Our fiber scientists evaluate strength, drying time, absorbency, wash ability, and color fastness while our consumer testers rate the towels for softness and feel. Using our expertise, we’ve rounded up our top-tested picks along with top-rated sellers across retailers and consumer favorites to find the best beach towels to keep you dry, sand-free, and cozy this summer, whether you’re by at the beach, pool, or picnic.