9 hooded beach towels for sunsoaked kids

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For fun-filled beach days with more smiles and fewer chills, hooded beach towels have returned from the ’70s to keep a new generation of kids snug between swims.

Kids’ hooded beach towels are clever wearable towels that little ones can pull on like a poncho. The hood keeps wet noggins warm and out of the wind, and because they don’t have to be held, kids are less inclined to drop them in a pile of wet sand when adventure calls.

They’re also perfect for bundling up tots for an afternoon sea-esta.

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9 hooded beach towels for sun-soaked kids

To help you find a super-cosy hooded kids beach towel, we’ve compiled this list of fab brands available in Australia to get you started in your search.

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In no particular order, here are 9 hooded beach towels for kids:

Hip Kids

Hooded Beach Towels by Hip Kids

Hip Kids Beach Poncho ($59.95)

Created for little beach lovers from three to six years, Hip Kids cotton ponchos are deliciously soft and quick to dry. They come in trending muted tones and feature fringed edging, handy side pockets and they can even be personalised with your child’s name.

Saylor Mae

Saylor Mae Hooded Beach Towels

Saylor Mae Hooded Beach Towels ($42.99)

In beautiful designs that match the Saylor Mae swim collection, these hooded microfibre towels are as big on comfort as they are on cuteness. They are available in one size to suit tots and preschoolers and come bundled up in a drawstring bag ready to gift.

Chasing Sundays

Chasing Sundays Hooded Beach Poncho

Chasing Sundays Stonewashed Kids’ Poncho Towel ($64.95)

Artisan-made in Turkey using chemical-free OEKO-TEX cotton, Chasing Sundays’ stonewashed ponchos are perfect for boho beach babes of all ages. They come in a choice of five contemporary shades and six generous sizes to suit kiddos six months to ten years.

Chasing Sundays Discount Code: Use code ‘MGV15’ for 15% off beach ponchos.


Wovii Kids' Microfibre Hooded Beach Towels

Wovii Microfibre Hooded Beach Towel (from $29)

Fluff-free and as soft as can be, Wovii hooded beach towels use ultra-absorbent microfibre to dry waterlogged kids fast. They’re sand-resistant, super compact and they come in two handy sizes to cover swimmers from two to ten years.

Back Beach Co

Back Beach Co Hooded Beach Towel

Back Beach Co Luxe Hooded Towels (from $55)

Designed with sturdy full front zips and long sleeves, these versatile towels are roomy enough for busy kids to get changed under. Choose from lightweight styles lined with absorbent terry-towelling, or pure cotton options with a UPF50+ rating.

Cotton On

Cotton On Kids Sage x Clare Waffle Hooded Beach Towel

Sage x Clare Personalised Hooded Towels ($49.99)

Packed with the boho feels we love from Sage x Clare, these hooded ponchos are all about precious memories and fun in the sun. They come in one size to fit kiddoes of all ages and they’re available in four stunning prints. Personalise with up to eight letters.


Adairs Hooded Beach Towel Australiana

Adairs Kids Hooded Beach Towels (from $29.99)

From the sweetest Australian critters to the fabulous fruit of summer, Adairs Kids hooded towels are impossible to choose from. They come in a choice of small or large and use lightweight, absorbent cotton to see you through years of beach adventures.

Dock & Bay

Dock and Bay Mini Hooded Beach Ponchos for Kids

Dock & Bay Hooded Mini Ponchos (from $54.95)

Made of quick-dry, lightweight microfibre, these are the ultimate hooded ponchos for kids that are in and out of the water all. Day. Long. Each one comes with its very own drawstring pouch and is sized for kids up to seven years.


Bambury Hooded Beach Ponchos

Bambury Hooded Beach Poncho ($23.95)

In two big-fun styles, these hooded cotton-velour ponchos are definitely going to stand out in the crowd. They offer great sun protection for little bods and they are easy enough for kids to get on and off by themselves. Plus, they come packaged in a beach bucket!

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