18 of our favourite beach towels for the Australian summer


No more drip drying.

The mercury is climbing, the days are getting longer and the spicy margs are becoming more plentiful. Beach trips and poolside days are imminent, and we’re chomping at the bit to get by the water. 

Naturally, swimwear is your first port of call when it comes to beach necessities – but what about the humble towel? It’s the true workhorse of seaside outings. What else is going to dry you, warm you and form a buffer between you and blistering sand or concrete?

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If you’ve neglected your towel collection, fear not. We’ve compiled some of the best towels on offer so you can upgrade in time for the warmer weather.


Daisy Terry Beach Towel

Up the colour in your beach bag with this 100 per cent cotton terry towel by Kip&Co. Someone’s going to have to tell Miranda Priestly that florals are back in. 

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Roman Organic Cotton Pool Towel in Sage and Chalk


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For a lush yet understated accompaniment to the beach, choose this 100 per cent organic cotton towel from Baina. Better yet, it’s reversible, so no boring underside in sight.

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Toteme x Browns 50 Biarritz Monogram-Print Beach Towel

If you want to stand out at your chosen body of water, Toteme has made the towel for you. This mood-boosting, sunny yellow is the embodiment of summer.

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The Matteau Towel

It’s sold out for good reason – this Matteau towel isn’t just any ol’ towel. Made with heavyweight velour, this oversized baby will keep you snug after a cold swim. Sign up to the waitlist to be notified when it’s back in stock.

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Holiday The Label

Happy Hawaii Beach Towel in Olive

This towel by Holiday The Label resembles our childhood beach towels but with a massive upgrade. It’s sold out at the moment, but you can sign up to be notified when it’s restocked.

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Sir The Label

Classic Towel

This bright mandarin red towel by Australian brand Sir The Label is simple but timeless. The brand even has a bikini in the same colour, if you’re into matching your beach apparel.

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Sage and Clare

Aerin Bath Sheet in Peacock

While the name of this towel says bath, we beg to differ. This Sage and Clare waffle textured towel in a heavenly combo of purple and green is great if you like your beach accessories lightweight. 

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Olive Towel


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This Turkish and terry towel hybrid in muted tones is ideal for laid back afternoons by the water. It’s cosy and soft without being too heavy or thick, so consider it a beach staple.

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Butterfly-Print Beach Towel

This Missoni fine knit towel feels like a ’70s throwback, and we’re not mad about it. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t mind being wrapped in 100 per cent cotton butterflies.

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Albus Lumen

Safi Fringed Beach Towel in White

Made from terry-looped cotton, this beach towel by Albus Lumen will keep you snug once you’re out of the water. The peachy fringe detailing and embroidered Albus Lumen logo are the cherry on top.

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Rainbow Towel in Multi


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Bring some colour to the beach with the Rainbow Towel from Mayde. It’s made from thick, 100 per cent Turkish cotton, so you can be cosy when you’re done swimming. 

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Business and Pleasure Co

The Beach Towel in Vintage Yellow Stripe

Bring a retro feel with this oversized cotton towel by Business and Pleasure Co. You can even match it to the brand’s beach tent and beach umbrella for maximum coordination. It’s currently sold out, so sign up to be emailed when it’s available again.

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Bondi Born

Turkish and Terry Organic Cotton Beach Towel in Black

Don’t be fooled by its simple style – this 100 per cent organic cotton beach towel is the best of both worlds, featuring the lightweight feel of traditional Turkish towels with the absorption of terry towelling.

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Jac and Jack

Comma Beach Towel


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The Comma Beach Towel by Jac and Jack adds luxury to any beach trip. It’s made from organic cotton and hand-loomed in India, so you can rest assured that there’s no skimping on quality.

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Textured Towel in St Tropez

This vibrant, double-sided cotton towel by iconic Australian label Zimmermann will have you craving a trip to the French Riviera (a girl can dream). It’s sold out, but you can get notified when it comes back in.

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Country Road

Beau Australian Cotton Beach Towel

Featuring classic stripes and made from durable Australian cotton, this Country Road towel is made to last. You can even personalise it, if you want to be extra (don’t we all). 

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Woven Terry Border Towel


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This pastel-hued towel by Venroy will have you nostalgic for summers spent devouring Bubble O’Bill and Weis Bar ice creams. Beach or poolside, it’ll be the softest companion.

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Tropez Towel

Turkish towel devotees, this timeless cream and black number by Solaqua is for you. It’s hand-loomed with 100 per cent organic Turkish cotton, so it’s the real deal. 

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