12 Insanely Cute Beach Towels to Help You Live Your Best Summer Life

Sunbathing eye candy.

Design by Monica Park

If you're going to put all the effort into securing your ideal beach destination and a swimsuit that shows off all your best angles, you might as well seal the deal with a towel (don't scoff) that's spa-soft, easy to spot from the water (who would miss a giant watermelon?), and pretty enough to score a coveted guest spot on your vacation Instagram. Below, 12 adorable and affordable towels—most fall under $50—to add to your packing list.

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1 Popsicle Beach Towel

Popsicles for peak summer vibes and it won't set you back more than one single Hamilton. 

BUY IT: $10; bedbathandbeyond.com.

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2 The Avalon Towel

Rounded so it feels new and different, with room to spare for all your friends. 

BUY IT: $110; thebeachpeopleco.com.

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3 Dolce & Gabbana Printed Cotton Terry Towel

What it would look like if at the design pitch meeting, D&G compiled a list of pretty things and piled it all on one beach towel (millennial pink, pineapples, polka dots, check, check, check).

BUY IT: $423; net-a-porter.com.

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4 Tuscany Pestemal Beach Towel

Chic tassels so you can imagine you're sunning in the South of France or something. 

BUY IT: $26; bedbathandbeyond.com.

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5 Snowe Home Beach Towel

They had us at the "wider than a twin bed" part. Save this for your bae-cation when you want to share a sun spot for two. 

BUY IT: $48; snowehome.com.

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6 Unniko Towel

Yes, it's technically a bath towel. But when it's this thick terrycloth and that pattern? It's not meant to be hidden in your dark bathroom year-round. 

BUY IT: $57; marimekko.com.

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7 All Around Giant Circle Towel

When you want to have the most 'grammable beach trip ever. 

BUY IT: $68; bando.com.

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8 Graffiti Jacquard Cotton Towel

One hundred percent worth it for the rainbow fringe. 

BUY IT: $50; zarahome.com.

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9 Striped Beach Towel

Bold stripes are an eternal summer classic and when it's reversible, it's an instant two-for-one.

BUY IT: $42; baggu.com.

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10 Las Bayadas La Lucia Towel

A towel inspired by Mexican textiles to pack on your next trip to Los Cabos. 

BUY IT: $45; lasbayadas.com.

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11 Dusen Dusen Beach Towel

The most fun a beach towel has ever had, in reversible squiggles and a soft terrycloth. 

BUY IT: $80; needsupply.com.

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12 Milas Fouta Beach Towel

A woven, striped towel to make you dream of clear blue Capri waters all summer long. 

BUY IT: $40kassatex.com.

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