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12 Beach Towels We’re Digging for Summer

Let’s face it —  as far as beach essentials go, beach towels might possibly be the most boring. Bathing suits, sun screens, and even beach reads get much more consideration because, after all, that dingy bath towel in the closet is adequate enough, right? Actually, Jetsetters, a true beach towel can make all the difference in a great day by the water: it measures a foot larger than the average towel (so you can actually lie down without sand in your face); it soaks up water more effectively, and generally speaking, it's a lot more fun.  From the high end to the affordable, these 12 towels are anything but ordinary.

1

Gray Malin The Sydney Beach Towel

Gray Malin’s signature aerial beach shots taken around the world are just the thing to get us in the beach-going mood. We love this shot from his Sydney Series.

2

Anthropoligie Stripe-Dyed Beach Towel

The season’s tie-dye trend isn’t just limited to apparel. This simple pink and white combo is the perfect addition to your beach essentials. 

3

Kenzo Wave Beach Towel

Before riding the waves, how about relaxing on one? Kenzo's towel version of Japanese artist Hokusai’s Great Wave is spot on.

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4

Pendleton Los Ojos Oversized Jacquard Beach Towel

This native-American-inspired over-sized beach towel serves as a great picnic blanket, too.

5

H&M Palm Beach Towel

A palm always inspires tropical vibes. We love this eye-catching graphic print. 

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6

Michael Aram Dip Dye Ombré Resort Towel

This towel's serene ombre blue stripes make us feel like we’re drifting on the water. Ahhhh. 

7

San Diego Surfing Beach Towel

Hundreds of independent artists have started uploading original work to beach towels.  Surf’s up with this Wanderhaus creation.  
8

ban.do Round Watermelon Beach Towel

Round towels are very on-trend. This version of summer’s quintessential fruit is bright and fun.

9

Wetcat Original Turkish Beach Towel

Thin Turkish towels might not seem an obvious choice, but they’re actually very water absorbent. These Amazon favorites come in a zillion different colors, too.

10

JMB Stewart Stripe Beach Blanket

How handy is a built in carry-strap? Actually, very handy. 

11

AmazonBasics Cabana Stripe Beach Towel

This two-pack of classic navy and white cabana stripe towels is a great deal and also an Amazon winner.

12

Seductive Red Lips Print Beach Towel

We can't get enough of Society6 - this towel is kinda saucy, and totally fun. 

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