16 Chic Beach Towels to Take You From Picnic to Pool This Long Weekend

Summer is almost here and the excitement is palpable. Soon, we'll be toasting to summer Fridays, planning weekend escapes to Montauk and Ojai, and taking every opportunity to make the most of the stellar weather. 

If you're beach-, pool-, picnic-, or vacation-bound this summer, now's the time invest in a statement beach towel. Ahead of the long weekend, we scoured the market to find the very best beach towels to toss in your market bag or luggage. From pastel stripe Turkish towels to playful slogan buys, these are the top picks our editors are poised to add to their cart.

Shop these 16 chic beach towels to take you from picnic to pool and beyond this summer. 

Best Beach Towels
Free People
Lucky Stripe Beach Towel by Free People
Free People Lucky Stripe Beach Towel $32

Can't decide on a color? This rainbow-stripe beach towel from Free People will go with all your bikinis. 

Brooklinen Hammam Towel $65

Cult direct-to-consumer bedding brand Brooklinen has released its very first beach towel, just in time for summer. 

Ban.Do Beach Please Towel $38

Playful and bright, this Ban.Do beach towel begs to be Instagrammed. 

Snowe Beach Towel $48

Classic and understated, this chic towel comes in five bold colors. 

Ban.Do Aloha Towel $38

You don't need a trip to Hawaii to want to buy this cool slogan towel. 

Mayde Turkish Towel $82

Australian towel brand Mayde is one of our favorites. Its products are soft, super absorbent, and come in an array of bright colors. 

Umbria Beach Towel
Serena and Lily Umbria Beach Towel $48

Channel Hamptons and Nantucket vibes with this Turkish cotton towel from Serena & Lily. 

- Patterned Bath Towel - Pink - H & m Home
H&M Patterned Bath Towel $18

This peach and papaya towel adds a tropical touch to your beach look. 

Capri Beach Towel
Serena & Lily Capri Beach Towel $48

Prefer muted tones over candy-bright colors? This sage towel pairs well with a white swimsuit. 

Adventurer Travel Beach Towel
The Beach People Adventurer Travel Beach Towel $79

Channel your inner minimalist with this densely woven beach towel in jet black. 

Beach Towel - Red & Blue
Dusen Dusen Beach Towel $80

This handy reversible beach towel is coral on one side and powder blue on the other.

- Printed Bath Towel - Turquoise - H & m Home
H&M Printed Bath Towel $18

Stake out your spot on the sand with this "reserved" beach towel. 

Thom Brown Floral Beach Towel $159

This navy, white, and red floral towel is on our associate editor's summer wish list. 

Montauk Beach Towel
Kamp and Co Montauk Beach Towel $138

This oversize towel has woven fabric on one side and plush terry cloth on the other. 

- Round Beach Towel - Light red/watermelon - H & m Home
H&M Round Beach Towel $25

Embrace the round towel trend with this vibrant citrus option from H&M Home. 

Red Lips Beach Towel
CB2 Red Lips Beach Towel $40

Find your spot on a crowded beach with this bold red-and-white towel from the Fred Segel x CB2 collection. 

Harness Leather Towel Carrier
The Beach People Harness Leather Towel Carrier $40

Upgrade any towel with this chic leather carrier. 

Yet to plan your summer vacation? Browse these11 drop-dead gorgeous family rentals before they book out.

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