10 Best Beach Towels

So long, city break – nothing buoys our mood more than the sight of a beach towel atop our freshly packed suitcase. If you need us this summer, we’ll be parked on one of these beach-ready beauties.


1. Here comes the sun

Linea Sunny Days Happy Days Beach Towel

This nautical-inspired option knows that sometimes it’s the simple things. Sun out? We’re smiling. Warning – could feel horribly ironic if blue skies are not forthcoming.

Linea, Sunny Days Happy Days Beach Towel, £12

2. Lush life

Biba Palm Design Beach Towel

What’s a tropical escape without a palm print or two? This lush and oversized version of the ever-popular pattern feels totally fresh in navy blue.

Biba, Palm Design Beach Towel, £18

3. Hit the spot

Linea Reserved Blue Stripe Beach Towel

Treat this chic monochrome towel’s message as tongue-in-cheek and resist flinging over a hotel sun lounger at 9am. Just staking out the best spots on the beach? Well, in that case…

Linea, Reserved Blue Stripe Beach Towel, £12

4. Beautiful boho

Linea Tile Print Beach Towel

This bohemian two tone design takes inspiration from the beautifully ornate tiles of North Africa and the Middle East. It’ll feel right at home poolside in a Moroccan riad.

Linea, Tile Print Beach Towel, £12

5. Free spirit

Linea Let The Summer Begin Beach Towel

We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. Park yourself on this colour block option and the ice cold gin and tonic in hand is practically compulsory. Now, where’s the beach bar?

Linea, Let The Summer Begin Beach Towel, £12

6. Fruity and fun

Linea Watermelon Slice Beach Towel

This watermelon print beach towel is a little slice of paradise (sorry). It’s a quirky option for anywhere exotic – think South Africa, Brazil or a Caribbean hideaway.

Linea, Watermelon Slice Beach Towel, £12

7. Art school

Linea Chevron Global Beach Towel

Looking for something that’s fit for the fash pack? This vibrant and versatile chevron design would be just as much at home on the Amalfi coast as it would rolled out on a British beach.

Linea, Chevron Global Beach Towel, £12

8. Deco design

Biba Navy Geo Beach Towel

Côte-d'Azur, here we come. Oh, no yacht? No problem - this beach towel’s luxe deco print is channelling more than enough ‘20s glamour.

Biba, Navy Geo Beach Towel, £18

9. Make it modern

Linea Geometric Maze Beach Towel

Contemporary geo print in mood-boosting sunshine yellow? That’s two summer trends ticked off before you’ve even cracked out your new holiday wardrobe.

Linea, Geometric Maze Beach Towel, £12

10. Palmed off

Linea All Over Palm Beach Towel

This vintage-inspired option feels distinctly different from the lush palm prints of last summer – but it’s still totally tropical. We think it’ll look its best placed between the palms on a Cuban beach.

Linea, All Over Palm Beach Towel, £12