The 10 best family beach towels – dip, dry, repeat

Dip, dry, repeat: 13 of the best family beach towels | Mum's Grapevine

A family day at the beach calls for a few essentials. There’s the shade tent for shelter, the sunscreen for protection and the beach towels for well, everything. Whether you’re using a beach towel to lie on, dry off with or to wipe away pesky sand, you’ll need a towel that’s soft on sensitive skin and big enough to accommodate a few extra beach bums.

Here are 10 of the best family beach towels around.

There’s a bag for that

family beach towels by Dock & Bay

Dock & Bay ($39.99): Super absorbent, quick-drying and comes in its very own bag – what’s not to love about this beauty?


Hey, mammas

Hammamas beach towels

Hammamas (from$39.95): Gorgeous Turkish towels that are as clever as they are beautiful and they can be used as a sarong, picnic blanket, baby wrap or tablecloth too.


Vibrant velour

Luxe beach towels for the family by Sunnylife

Sunnylife (from $39.95): A little bit of luxe and a whole lot of practicality, these velour-fronted towels make for a soft landing at the beach.


Lightweight Linen

Poolside towel, In the Sac

In the Sac ($159): Not just for beds, linen is the perfect bedfellow for lazy days at the beach. Soft and luxe, it’s Insta-worthy towelling.


Retro vibes

Dhala beach towels

Dahla ($70): These cotton velour towels are fluffy, comfy and perfect for wrapping little ones after a long day in the waves like aΒ warm hug.


Turkish traveller

fringed family beach towels from I Love Linen

I Love Linen ($89.95): Highly absorbent yet taking up a fraction of the space of a regular towel. These round Turkish towels are super light and perfect for keeping in the car all year round.


Extra large for extra bums

X-Large beach towel, Wonga Road

Wonga RoadΒ X-Large Beach Towels ($69.95): Oversized so you can fit all the kiddos on just one towel, this Turkish throw is a beach must-have.


A little bit of luxe

Round beach towels by Grace Garrett

Grace Garrett ($99): Big, bold and beautiful round velour towels for sitting on, wrapping up in or drying off.


Simple and soft

Quality 100% turkish cotton beach wraps from Kalite

Kalite ($49.95): Multi-tasking at its best, these stunning Turkish towels are big enough to be a beach coverup, and the more you wash them, the softer they get.


Wander to the water

Round beach towels, The Beach People

The Beach People ($99): With its distinctly Middle-Eastern vibe this sublime cotton towel looks as much at home on the sands of the Sahara as it does down the local beach.

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