Beach towels used to be an afterthought, or gifted to you by your great aunty for Christmas. And while Aunt June might still be at it, there’s something soothing about a towel that matches your togs, and your personal style.
Here are a few of our favourites to invest in this summer (or subtly slip into your next text to Aunt June).
With three different designs, our pick is the bone-coloured beach towel – the shell design adds some texture, and the neutral shade is perfectly inoffensive.
Business & Pleasure Co specialises in beach accessories, and its towel collection is a mix of retro patterns and modern minimalism. This navy striped option makes a great Christmas gift.
Solaqua stock a range of linen and cotton towels, hand loomed by artisans in Turkey.
The label calls this a Turkish towel with “a little more drying power”, thanks to its terry-towelling white stripes. If you love the look of Turkish towels but lament their inability to dry you off post-swim, this is a great choice.
A simple, black logo towel. If that’s your beach beat, you can’t ask for more here.
This is the first season Venroy has created towels, a collection of bordered terry towelling beauties.
Another label doing Turkish-terry hybrid towels, Bondi Born has this design in three colourways – a dark khaki, black, and our favourite, a burnt rust.
This towel from Gold Coast label Mayde has a textured finish and sweet fringing.
Yes, it’s technically for post-bath, but the ’70s stripes and waffle texture make this a luxury you’ll also want at the beach.
Another minimalist option for those who love black.
This sand-free towel (the sand just shakes right off) is also super absorbent, so you can avoid that damp feeling after a few dips in the ocean. It’s also so sunshine-y and summery we can’t help but smile.
It’s the beautiful ’90s sun pattern for us with this chic towel.
A big, cuddly beach towel in a pebble grey – perfect for the colour-averse.