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Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide

Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide

At this point during the coronavirus pandemic, New York City beaches are still closed. But, since summer weather is on the horizon, we think that (space permitted) you can sunbathe at a safe social distance on your stoop, backyard porch, or even fire escape.
While we’ve written before about everything you need for a good day in the sun — including the best beach chairs, beach umbrellas, and beach bags — here, we’ve rounded up the best beach towels as praised .

Anatalya Classic Resort Beach Towel

Bora Bora Resort Tote Set

Bora Bora Egyptian Cotton Resort Beach Towel Collection

Imani Turkish Peshtemal Oversized Towel

How To Choose The Best Beach Towel 

Materials and Performance

High-quality materials are perhaps the most important thing when selecting a beach towel. It needs to strike a balance between comfort, good absorbency, and quick drying. With this in mind, two materials stand out – cotton and microfiber.

Cotton: These towels can be very luxurious and gentle, especially if the fabric is higher-weight. When used on the beach, a cotton towel is very absorbent and comfortable, but dries a bit slower and requires more space to pack.

Microfiber: In terms of structure, this material is actually a blend of several synthetics (polyester and polyamide most notably). While microfiber towels beach dry faster and are more convenient to pack, they are slightly less absorbent and feel rougher.

Beach Towel Size and Shape

Compared to a standard towel, a beach towel is usually much larger. On average, it measures 60 x 30 inches, giving you plenty of space (but not quite for the whole body). For this reason, we’ve also featured a few extra-large models on our list (over 70 inches in length), for those of you who are taller or simply want more comfort.

Thickness (Material Weight)

When it comes to towel thickness, we would advise that you choose a moderately-thick product that is comfy but isn’t too bulky. Towel thickness is shown through Grams per Square Meter (GSM), where a larger number means a heavier fabric. Most lightweight beach towels weigh between 350 and 450GSM, offering both comfort and decent drying time. 

Absorbency and Drying Efficiency

The absorbing power depends on both the material and the fabric weaving. For example, a material with closed upright loops (like terrycloth) will be very efficient at absorbing moisture. At the same time, it should also dry off relatively fast. While having a high-absorbing and quick-drying towel would be ideal, most models are usually better at one or the other.

Eye-Catching Style

Even though design shouldn’t be at the top of the list when choosing, all of us put great importance on how the towel looks. Besides just the looks, the color impacts the towel’s performance to a degree (a black color can get very hot, while a white towel can become yellow in the sun).

Cleaning and Maintenance

The ease of cleaning and maintenance depends on materials, dyeing, and construction. With that said, all the best pool towels on our list are perfectly safe to throw in a washer. As for drying, many manufacturers even recommend that you put the towel in a dryer (so it remains fluffy and soft).

Balance between Price and Quality

With just a little effort while searching, you’ll see that the best travel beach towels don’t have to cost an arm and leg. For instance, you can find fantastic towels for as much as $25. And, if you choose to with a family pack of 2 or even 4 towels, you’ll come across even better deals.

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Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide

Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide At this point during the coronavirus pandemic, New York City beaches are still closed. But, since summer weather is on the horizon, we think that (space permitted) you can sunbathe at a safe social ...

Q: What Is The Difference Between A Regular And Beach Towel?

A: The main differences between bath and beach towels are size, thickness, and color. Compared to bath models, they are larger, allowing you to lay on them properly without half of your body being in the sand. Also, beach towels are thinner – a feature that allows them to dry much faster than bath models.

Q: Are Beach Towels Waterproof?

A: No, beach towels are not waterproof. If it were waterproof, it wouldn’t be able to do its main job – dry you off after you get out of the water. This means that not even the best beach towels are made to repel water. Instead, they are made to absorb it and create a protective barrier between you and the sand.

Q: Why Do I Need A Special Beach Towel?

A: You need a beach towel because it’s specially designed for that purpose – it’s very absorbing, dries fast, and it’s large enough to lay on. While you can technically use a bath towel on the beach, it won’t be as comfortable (it will be too small and it will stay wet all day).

Q: How to Wash Beach Towels?

A: Considering that they are usually made of cotton or microfiber, most are perfectly safe to wash in a machine. Before you put it in, remember to shake out the towel well and rinse it to remove grains of sand that are stuck. While beach towels usually have steady colors, it’s still best that you wash them with similarly-colored items.
1 Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide

Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide

Best Beach Towels 2020 | Best Home Decor Guide At this point during the coronavirus pandemic, New York City beaches are still closed. But, since summer weather is on the horizon, we think that (space permitted) you can sunbathe at a safe social ...

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