Back to the Beach with the Best Beach Towels Around

Are you heading to the beach for some long-awaited fun in the sun? Whether you’re preparing for an island vacation, a weekend getaway, or a day trip to the shore, time spent in the sun and waves with friends and family has never looked sweeter. Just make sure that, along with a supply of snacks and sunscreen, you pack up the right towels for your adventure.

The towels you take to the beach or pool must stand up to more wear and tear than ordinary household towels. A beach towel is routinely exposed to sun, saltwater, sand, chlorine, and lotions. We sit on it, lie on it, wring it, and wrap ourselves in it. And we put it through all those paces again – often many times over in the same day.

What makes a great beach towel? We identified three main characteristics – size, durability, and looks.


Since we often use beach towels to lie on or to warm up after a cold swim, the bigger, the better. While a standard bath towel is about 27 inches by 52 inches, a beach towel needs to be wider and longer.

Arkwright Home’s best-selling cabana towel — the California Cabana — more than fits the bill. At 30 inches by 70 inches, it surpasses most beach towels on the market. It also stands out in terms of softness and lightness due to its 20-double ring-spun 100% cotton construction.

If packing room is at a premium, you can get the same quality on a slightly smaller scale with the CaliCabana towel, which measures an ample 30 inches by 60 inches.


Contrary to what you might expect, a great beach towel should not be as thick and fluffy as a bath towel. That thickness might be perfect after a hot shower at home, but your bath towel takes a long time to dry. At the beach or pool, you need something that dries fast.

Arkwright Home offers a selection of fiber-reactive 100% cotton beach towels that are soft, absorbent, and quick-drying. They can tackle anything your favorite beach bums can dish out and then some.


A beach towel is right up there with flip flops and a tropical drink as a symbol of summer fun. When you stake out your spot on the sand or the pool deck, you want a towel that is colorful and beautiful, and once again, Arkwright Home’s got you covered.

Check out the vibrant colors and fun designs in our assorted velour jacquard beach towels. Or you can go for a nautical theme or classic stripes with some of our other popular beach towels.

No matter where you hit the beach this summer and beyond, you’ll be glad you took along a quality beach towel from Arkwright Home.


Arkwright carries an assortment of wholesale towels, bath rugs, accent rugs, sheets, throws and comforter sets in both in-line and closeout merchandise that hold up to the modern family on the go. We supply linens to stores in our local tri-state area, nationwide chains, and internet retailers. We also export to seventy-five countries worldwide and have global sourcing capabilities.

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