Extra large beach towels are the perfect companion for anyone who loves spending time at the beach or pool.
These towels are designed to be larger than traditional towels such as hand towels and bath towels (and even bath sheets!), providing you with more coverage and comfort while lounging on the sand or by the pool.
In this blog post, we will explore why extra large beach towels are on our list of best beach towel picks and are a must have holiday accessory.
1. More space to relax
One of the most obvious benefits of an extra large beach towel is that they provide more space to relax.
With a larger surface area than a standard beach towel, you can stretch out and fully enjoy your time in the sun.
Large, oversized beach towels are the approximate size of a bath sheet, or perhaps even larger!
Take our Cabana Striped Beach Towels, they measure a huge 100 x 180cm (40" x 70") size.
This is oversized beach towel considerably larger than your standard beach towel, which tend to be similar in size to a bath towel.
Lay down on the large, thick towel without worrying about getting sand sticking all over your body or constantly readjusting your sunbathing position to stay within the confines of a smaller towel.
Beach towels didn't become popular until the 1920's when people started going to the beach to relax under the sun and tan.
Just like today, these beach towels were made of cotton terry cloth, which is the perfect soft and absorbent material that can be used to dry off after swimming.
2. Comfortable and soft
The best beach towels are typically made of high-quality materials that are soft and comfortable against your skin.
Our Cabana Stripe Beach Towel is a great example of this! These towels are designed to be both absorbent and quick-drying, whilst being super soft and delicate on your skin.
This ensures that you stay dry and comfortable throughout your day at the beach or pool.
They are also a 100% natural cotton towel, which is much kinder on the skin that other microfibre towels that are on the market.
The Cabana Jumbo Beach Towels are finished with a reversible design, with different textures on each side.
The front is a traditional terry cloth, which is super absorbent and the reverse side is an ultra soft velour, perfect for gently dusting off any sand from your skin.
The velour side of this beach towel will repel sand, so you won't end up carrying half of the beach home in your beach bag!
The added size of the towel also means you can wrap it around yourself to dry off without worrying about it slipping off.
3. Versatile use
Extra large beach towels can be used for a variety of purposes.
Beach blankets are becoming and increasingly popular choice to spread out and relax, or you can wrap this oversized towel around yourself as a cover-up when you need a break from the sun.
You can even use them as a makeshift travel blanket for a beach picnic or as a yoga mat if you want to do some stretches in the sand.
The Cabana Striped Pattern Beach Towel is a thick cotton towel which is considered to be more premium that a typical beach towel due to its heavyweight, luxury properties.
Towels are measured in grams per square metre, and the Cabana ranks highly as a heavy, quality beach towel due to its 450gsm weight.
This heavyweight design makes large beach towels double up as a beach blanket, thanks to the ultra soft comfort they provide.
Thick beach towels are also perfect at absorbing water, as the plush towel soaks up and splashes instantly as opposed to a lightweight beach towel which will be quick drying, but won't be able to absorb water quite as well.
Due to the easy care of these cotton beach towels, it doesn't matter if any mess is made! Simply pop them in the washing machine to return them to their original softness.
4. Easy to spot
Choosing the best beach towel can be difficult as there are so many options, from a round beach towel to a Turkish beach towel.
It can be hard to weigh up which towel is best for your needs, but most importantly being recognisable so it doesn't get lost amongst all other towels.
With so many people at the beach or swimming pool, it can be hard to keep track of your belongings on your beach trip.
An extra large beach towel can help with this problem because it is easy to spot among a sea of other beach towels.
This will make it less likely that someone accidentally takes your towel, and you can quickly find your spot yours when returning from a swim or walk.
With a larger surface area than your average beach towel, you'll easily recognise your towel from a distance as you head back from your dip in the sea.
A question often asked is 'What's the difference between a bath towel and a beach towel?'. Ultimately, the biggest factor is it's easy to spot and colourful design.
5. Stylish and fun
Extra large beach towels come in a variety of colours and patterns, making them a stylish and fun accessory for any beach day.
You can choose from bold, bright colours or playful patterns to express your personality and stand out from the crowd.
Whether you want a classic stripe beach towel or a fun print, you're sure to find an extra large beach towel that suits your style.
Animal prints are a popular pattern for your beach towel, as this trendy style will be timeless after every year.
Our striking Zebra Print Beach Towel is a great choice, with the bold, contrasting pattern being incredibly eye-catching from afar.
Whilst style is important when it comes to picking the best beach towels, it's also worth knowing that the material is important too!
Did you know that a microfibre beach towel can have a devastating impact on the environment?
Next time you're looking for a new beach towel for your travels, consider a cotton beach towel, which are much kinder to the planet than microfibre towels, whilst being soft on your skin.
Microfibre also has a tendency to shed microplastics when washed, getting into our waterways which is a negative impact of beach towels that are made of synthetic materials.
The perfect holiday companion
In conclusion, an oversized beach towel is the perfect accessory for any beach or pool day.
They provide ample space to relax, have versatile uses, are easy to spot, and come in a range of stylish options.
So, the next time you plan a day at the beach or pool, consider investing in an extra large beach towel to take your experience to the next level.