Summer is in full swing, promising long sunny days lounging by the pool, floating in the ocean or laying out on the sand at the beach.
It is time to embrace the heat and hit the sand, making the most of the end of 2023 and welcoming in the new year.
And to do that, we’ll all need to be equipped with
the perfect beach towel to take us from sandy shores to sipping cocktails poolside.
To get inspired, we’ve rounded up our favourite beach towels for this summer, including one that gets Aussie actress
Phoebe Tonkin’s stamp of approval.
H2O: Just Add Water star knows what it’s like to spend hours by the water every summer and has been spotted twice with her favourite Baina towel.
The cute checkerboard design makes it unique, while the trendy sage colour has been a staple and we expect it will stay into the new year.
The best summer beach towels in Australia
Shop her staple towel and a bunch of other unique styles below to get yourself summer-ready.
Roman Organic Cotton Pool Towel in Sage & Chalk, $195 at Baina
For beach babes who love to stay ahead of the pack – like Phoebe Tonkin – we can’t go past the Baina Roman towel. Its signature checkerboard design is sure to turn heads.
Lune Round Towel, $129 at The Beach People
Contrary to popular opinion, not all beach towels have to be rectangle. Spread out on the Lune Round Towel from The Beach People and celebrate ‘beautiful balmy sunsets by the sea’ with its creative, warm design.
Seablanket Shortcake, $90 at Moana
This giant, soft, luxe beach towel is here to make your beach or pool days complete, especially with its adorable butterfly print in bright colours that simply screams summer.
Beau beach towel, $89.95 at Country Road
Country Road are known for their oversized and super soft beach towels, and the Beau towel does not disappoint. Its unisex style and classic vibe also make it the perfect gift for a special someone!
Typo ice cream sundae print tea towel
Typo ice cream sundae print tea towel, $12 at ASOS
When you think of summer you think of ice cream – we don’t make the rules. That’s why this all-over sundae printed towel is simply a must.
Beach Towel – Jelly, $99 at Hommey
Available in 14 colourways and three designs, these beach towels will have you dozing off as the sun begins to set – and stylishly at that.
Eileen Beach Towel, $70 at Hardtofind
This 100 per cent cotton velour beach towel is made to be seen and enjoyed, with a fabulous flamingo print to have you standing out from the crowd.
Oilily Bright Rose Beach Towel
Oilily Bright Rose Beach Towel, $69.99 (usually $175) at Manchester Factory
Break away from the striped mould with the Oilily Bright Rose beach towel. With a delicate floral and boho design in joyful jewel hues, it’s Byron Bay style in a towel.