10 Really Cute Beach Towels You Need to Snag for Summer

The beach is calling, and you can go...with any of these sand-resistant, sun-blocking and otherwise stylish towels.

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June 07, 2019
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The Sand-Resistant Stunner

Sand doesn't stand a chance against this beach blanket. Made from strong parachute nylon, the towel is totally resistant to sand, and it has a pocket-anchor on each corner to prevent it from flying up with a gust of wind. In other words? It's a need, not a want, friends.

Buy It: Amazon, $25.99

The Girls Just Wanna Have Sun Towel

Got a girls' trip coming up? Set the tone and snag matching striped towels for your squad. Your ladies will love the text, which boldly proclaims "Girls Just Wanna Have Sun," almost as much as they'll appreciate that these linens lack over 300 harmful chemicals, toxins and irritants.

Buy It: Anthropologie, $58

The Special Sun Shield

If you're traveling with kids or pets, then you'll want to add this towel to your packing list, stat. Made from special UPF 50+ fabric, this beach blanket essentially serves as another layer of protection against harmful UV rays. It also comes in a variety of prints, so you can take your pick of solids, stripes, palm leafs and popsicles.

Buy It: Amazon, $29

The Aloha Towel

Say goodbye to your cube and aloha to summer vacation with this oversized, terrycloth towel. Given its bright red text, we're pretty sure this piece would look perfect sprawled out on a beach in Hawaii.

Buy It: ban.do, $28.99 (Originally $38)

The Perfect Pool Pal

You'll make major waves — and maybe even a few friends — with this cheeky "See You At The Pool" towel. The bright blue hue is both refreshing and easy to spot when you're in a crowd.

Buy It: ban.do, $38

The Classic Cabana Stripe

If you ask us, a cabana stripe towel never goes out of style. Featuring a print made popular by beach clubs and hotel swimming pools, this piece sets a nostalgic tone that's perfect for summer vacation. Shop the set in sky blue, or choose from other classic colors, like navy and seafoam.

Buy It: Amazon, $18.99 (Set of 2)

The Friendly Face Towel

Don't forget to pack a little sunshine in your suitcase! This oversized, circular towel will be your kiddos' new best friend, as it has plenty of room for their shovels, buckets and other items. You can set it up on the sand and let them play for hours and hours.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $35.40 (Originally $59)

The Colorful Crowd-Pleaser

You'll never lose sight of your spot again when you're looking for this bright green, neon-striped towel. Since it's made from soft cotton, it'll also help you dry off quickly or create a comfy surface for lounging. Bonus: This beach blanket comes in a variety of colors, so you can collect the whole rainbow.

Buy It: Walmart, $6 (Set of 2)

The Heart-Shaped Hero

Spread the love wherever you go and throw this tassel-trimmed, heart-shaped towel in your beach bag. It's big enough for you and a buddy to share and extra bright, so you can see it while you're in the water.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $75

The Tribal Towel

Leave it to the folks at Pendleton to perfect the beach blanket. Once the evening starts to cool down, you'll definitely want to wrap up in this geo-inspired towel. Because it's made from soft cotton, it'll keep you extra warm as you walk back to your hotel room.

Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $49.50

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