Beach Towels

The Best Beach Towels for Your Next Summer Getaway 

If you had to name your top three beach essentials, a beach towel would likely be one of them. But it’s time to move on from old dingy towels and freshen up your most important vacation accessory. Here are some things you should keep in mind when looking for the perfect towel for your next beach, pool or boat day.


The standard size of a beach towel is generally larger than that of a regular bath towel, so you won’t have to look too hard to find a towel that’s the right size to use as a seat, coverup, or beach blanket. But if you’re traveling with friends or family, or just want some extra space to stretch out under the sun, look for oversized beach towels or beach blankets.


No matter what material you prefer, you want to choose based on your ideal beach experience. All-cotton towels are great at absorbing water while remaining light and comfortable. Terry cloth towels have great absorption power, but they might weigh you down. Microfiber towels are highly durable, with an almost magical ability to absorb water and repel sand, but they may not have the same comfortable feel as cotton or terry cloth.  


No one likes to carry home a wet and heavy mess at the end of the day, so also consider the weight of your towel. Heavier towels tend to be more absorbent, but you don’t want one so thick that it takes ages to dry out. A good rule of thumb is to find a mid-weight towel. This way it’s absorbent but it should be thin enough to dry quickly and keep you warm after a long day in the water.


Sure, you could bring along a regular bath towel to save some money, but in addition to being smaller in size than beach towels, bath towels are almost always sold in solid colors. Beach towels, like Panama Jack’s, are a great opportunity to make a statement and express yourself with fun patterns and prints.


Shop Panama Jack Beach Towels

Vintage Sunset Palm Blanket Beach Towel

Perfect for the style-savvy beachgoer, this towel features a vintage-inspired sunset image set against a brilliant turquoise background. Plus, the extra-large size makes it large enough to share.

Embroidered Signature Velour Beach Towel

This classic beach towel comes in four of your favorite vacation-worthy colors: Choose from Royal Blue, Turquoise, Orange or Fuchsia. Each brightly colored towel makes it easy for you to mark your spot in the sand or cover your favorite lounge chair in plush comfort.

Rainforest Blanket Beach Towel

An extra large tropical design is just the thing to get you in the island mood. At 54” x 68”, this oversized blanket towel offers an ultra-soft, post-dip landing spot for you and a friend or family member.

Surfer’s Paradise Beach Towel

Whether you’re lounging in the sun watching the waves roll in, or you're toweling off after catching a few, you’ll love both the design and the feel of this fiber-reactive towel. 

Wild Heron Beach Towel

Want to add some luxury to your day at the beach? With an elegant Heron design and lush velour material, our Wild Heron Towel will instantly elevate your day at the beach without compromising on comfort and functionality.


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