The Best Beach Towels in Australia 2023

As summer ebbs ever closer and the prospect of long beach days becomes a reality (La Niña permitting, of course), we’re starting to take stock of our beach kit to see what needs an upgrade.

While we eye up beach carts, swimmers and play-kits for the little ones, another area we’re investigating is the best beach towels in Australia. We want the best! We want cool prints, comfortable fabric and great options for kids.

Without further ado, here are our favourite beach towels in Australia making the rounds this summer.

The Best Beach Towels in Australia 2023

1. Tesalate

The best beach towels in Australia 2023
Tesalate towels are definitely a contender for the best beach towels in Australia!

The original sand-free beach towel, Tesalate towels boast a seriously impressive set of credentials.

Coming in both individual and towel-for-two sizes, these towels dry in half the time of a regular towel, are ultra-absorbent and their unique AbsorbLite™ fabrication means you arrive home sand-free. Sounds like our kinda beach day!

The gorgeous colours and prints are inspired by our beautiful Australian coastlines, which means they look the part and do the job. What more could we want!

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2. The Beach People Sand-Free Cabana Towel

The best beach towels in Australia 2023
The Beach People know their stuff when it comes to creating beautiful, effective beach towels in Australia.

While The Beach People are famous for their iconic Round Towel (a very Instagram-worthy choice, but a seriously visually pleasing one), which means we’re here to vouch for the value and efficacy of their Sand-Free Cabana Towel - a solid contender for the best beach towels in Australia!

Made from fade-resistant and sand-repellant cotton with Terry-towelling underneath for drying, these Australian-designed towels are a real winner, and they come in a fun Sand-Free Cabana Towel Family Bundle, featuring two adult sized and two kid-sized towels. Adds to cart!

3. Dock & Bay

Quick-drying and compact, Dock & Bay towels are a great fashion-meets-function choice.

Their iconic stripy towels are ultra-absorbent, sand-free, and come in an extensive range of eye-catching, summery colourways.

Another favourite is their poncho towels for both kids and adults. They dry three times faster than a standard towel, are compact, and come with a handy pouch yet are big enough to get changed under at the beach. What a resume!

4. Sunnylife Luxe Towel

Sunnylife Towels
Luxurious jacquard comfort awaits with this premium beach towel from Sunnylife.

Coming in a cool range of earthy tones, the Sunnylife Luxe Towel promises complete comfort and cosiness on the sand.

Crafted in a premium jacquard Terry towelling fabric with an organic drop pile pattern, it’s a gorgeous choice for long beach days. Cover up and dry off with this luxe beach towel that both looks the part and does the job.

5. SÄMMIMIS Hooded Towels

The best beach towels in Australia
We love a dry-and-go option, and these hooded towels by SAMMIMIS prove to be just that!

Offering both a towel and a hoodie in one, SÄMMIMIS extensive range of hooded beach towels in Australia are designed for every season and crafted with the highest quality Turkish cotton.

Choose from short- or long-sleeve hooded towels in either a poncho style or with a super-handy zip-through front and pockets. Perfect for the beach, swimming lessons or travelling, we’ll be adding one of these to the cart for every family member!

6. Adairs Kids Hooded Towels

While we do love a neutral number, there’s nothing quite like spotting a roaming avocado at the beach, is there?

Adairs’ range of cute hooded poncho towels comes in all manner of variations—from a strawberry and an ice cream sundae to a unicorn, dinosaur and everything in between.

They’re crafted from 350GSM cotton, come in two sizes, and are an adorable accessory for incoming beach days!

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