Beach towels

Classic styles meet generous sizes and supreme fabrics for the best in poolside (& seaside) lounging.

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Beach Towels

When summer arrives and thoughts turn to warm, lazy days at the spa, pool, and seaside, it’s time to consider indulging in a fine beach towel. A must for drying down, covering up, and keeping off the hot sand, one or several of these cute summer essentials belong in every savvy holiday maker’s beach or travel bag.

So what are the special qualities of beach towels?

Beach towels have to be highly absorbent and fast drying to do their job properly. Absorbency depends on the fabric, and cotton is the hands-down winner. Drying speed also hinges on thickness so beach towels are slimmer than regular bath towels. As a nice bonus, thin and lightweight beach towels are easy to fold up and slip into a beach bag.

At the same time, beach towels have to be larger than their bathroom equivalents. Spread out on the sand, they need to be big enough to accommodate the largest frame. Lengths range from 150 up to 180 centimetres, and oversized beach towels are available for those seeking extra-large.

Finally, the ideal beach towel simply has to look good. Summer demands style and the good news is that URBANARA offers a sumptuous range of luxury beach towels featuring exquisite designs that can light up a summer’s day.

Beach towels are made from which materials?

Beach towels are made from which materials?

Organic cotton for lightweight beach towels

Washable, elastic, breathable, durable, absorbent and above all, delightfully soft to the touch, organic cotton is the ultimate fabric for the dream beach towel. When it comes to absorbency, Egyptian and Turkish varieties score highly.

Terry Cloth

Terry Cloth


Velour is a plush and lovely fabric crafted from cotton but with a smooth velvety feel, hence the name. It’s also an ideal material for patterning. However, it’s not as absorbent as some other materials.

Hybrid materials for synergy

Crafting beach towels using two fabrics delivers the qualities of both. One popular format features one side made from terry cloth for absorption, and the other from velour for its exquisite silky feel. Another emerging trend for modern beach towels is to have woven cotton on one side and terry cloth on the other.

Beach towels – how big are they?

Beach towels play various roles so they need to be large enough to hit all the spots. An average length of around 180 centimetres allows most people to lie down without touching the sand.

Extra large beach towels

For larger users, jumbo models are available for maximum comfort and coverage. In addition, families looking to share a spot on the beach should choose size L or XL beach towels. These extra-large numbers measure up to 100 centimetres or more in width which makes them ideal for picnic blankets for the beach.

A generous size also help users stake out a space on the sands or by the pool and leave a roomy area to stash essentials such as sunglasses, sun cream, and the latest summer blockbuster.

Which types of beach towels are available from URBANARA?

URBANARA’s buying team regularly scours the markets of the world for the finest luxury beach towels, and presents the cream of their findings here for our discerning customers.

Why our beach towels are among the best ?

Shopping online with URBANARA offers convenient access to beach towels that have been curated by connoisseurs. Our peerless collection will look equally good in the garden, by the pool, in the sauna, on the sands, or on the deck of yacht.

High quality beach towels, designed to last

URBANARA’s luxury beach towels are distinguished by sheer quality in terms of materials, design and manufacturing expertise, production methods, and attention to detail. We deal only with artisans who take pride in their traditions, including textile weavers in Portugal and traditional hammam makers in Turkey.

Stylish beach towels

The beach towels and hammams in the URBANARA collection include both timeless designs and the the latest look of the season. Style-wise they range from a plain or striped creations to audacious items inspired by nature, geometry and exotic cultures.

Minimalists love our plain and pretty beach towels displaying beguiling summer colours such as grey-green, mustard and white that let the beauty of the weave speak for itself.

Others prefer our patterned beach towels. These make an irresistible statement with their striking designs such as herringbone and diamond, and lovely shades of blue, green and emerald.

Still others love our more elaborate offerings that display bold and sophisticated motifs ranging from Ikat-inspired designs to lively art deco patterns that evoke the mood of the jazz age.

Hammam Towels

Perfected in Ottoman steam baths, hammam towels combine impressive absorbency with ineffable style and comfort. Featuring stylish tassels, they’re are quick drying, and extremely lightweight and so easy to pack away for a holiday or a trip to the spa or seashore. Our lightweight hammam beach towels are handwoven by artisans in Turkey employing time-tested techniques of craftsmanship for and exquisite finish that any user would be proud to own.

Traditional, Fluffy Beach Towels

Nothing makes a day at the seaside more comfortable than a big fluffy beach towel. Made with short-looped terrycloth, they dry speedily and are less likely to snag on rocks or deck chairs.

Shopping for beach towels with URBANARA

Shopping online with URBANARA gives exclusive access to rare and distinctive beach towels and a host of other benefits besides.

All orders over £50 qualify for free delivery to anywhere in the UK. Meanwhile for total peace of mind, customers can return any item free of charge within 100 days. Its all part of what we’re proud to call our ‘Love at First Touch Guarantee’.

For customers seeking items that are uniquely their own, we also provide a customisation service. Should a customer require a particular size, colour, style of items, or any kind of logo or embellishment, a phone call to our customer service team on 0800 77 97 527 is all it takes.