Beach Towels Are the Summer Accessory You Never Knew You Needed, Shop Our Top Picks

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Sunglasses aren't the only summer accessory you need — a fun beach towel that speaks to your summer 2021 vibe is a must. After all, it's time to stop sacrificing your soft bathroom towels at the beach. Investing in a trendy and cute beach towel is more than just a backdrop for your summer selfies and photoshoots. Beach towels can be used as picnic blankets, double as shawls to keep you warm during the brisk summer evenings, and more. We rounded up our favorite beach towels so you can live out your hot girl summer.

Additional reporting by Krista Jones

Mudd 2pk Digital Printed Watermelon Microfiber Round Beach Towels with Fringe
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Mudd 2pk Digital Printed Watermelon Microfiber Round Beach Towels with Fringe

Turn on some Harry Styles and jam out while you relax on these Mudd 2pk Digital Printed Watermelon Microfiber Round Beach Towels with Fringe ($40).

Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Blue/Green
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Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Blue/Green

Be one with the ocean with this gorgeous gradient Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Blue/Green ($10).

Funboy Disco Shag Lip Towel
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Funboy Disco Shag Lip Towel

How fun is this vintage Funboy Disco Shag Lip Towel ($59)?! All that's missing is a cool pair of shades and a bold red lip.

Violet Mist Tropical Plants Tapestry Round Beach Towel
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Violet Mist Tropical Plants Tapestry Round Beach Towel

Go tropical with this gorgeous floral Violet Mist Tropical Plants Tapestry Round Beach Towel ($25).

Sun Squad Printed Pineapple Beach Towel Pink
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Sun Squad Printed Pineapple Beach Towel Pink

You can't go wrong with pineapple motifs for the summer and this Sun Squad Printed Pineapple Beach Towel Pink ($10) is too cute.

Funboy Icon Beach Towel
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Funboy Icon Beach Towel

Go bold and bright with the Funboy Icon Beach Towel ($49).

Nova Blue Turkish Beach Towel
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Nova Blue Turkish Beach Towel

Made from 100 percent Turkish cotton, the Nova Blue Turkish Beach Towel ($23) is so soft, light, and cute with tassel detailing.

Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Tiana Beach Towel
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Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Tiana Beach Towel

The Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Tiana Beach Towel ($20) is (quite literally) what dreams are made of.

Frcisa Round Large Green Tropical Leaves Beach Towel
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Frcisa Round Large Green Tropical Leaves Beach Towel

If you're a plant parent, you'll enjoy this Frcisa Round Large Green Tropical Leaves Beach Towel ($22). It's a vibe for the summer.

Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Ariel Beach Towel
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Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Ariel Beach Towel

You'll look just like a mermaid with this Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Ariel Beach Towel ($20).

Sun Squad Pineapple Beach Towel Red/Yellow
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Sun Squad Pineapple Beach Towel Red/Yellow

Keep it cool with this fun and playful Sun Squad Pineapple Beach Towel Red/Yellow ($10).

Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Pink/Green
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Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Pink/Green

Embrace the vibrant side with this Sun Squad Printed Ombre Beach Towel Pink/Green ($10). It'll pop on your Instagram feed.

NovForth Oversized Flamingo Beach Towel
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NovForth Oversized Flamingo Beach Towel

The NovForth Oversized Flamingo Beach Towel ($18) is such an adorable find. You can't go wrong with flamingos for the summer!

Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Moana Beach Towel
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Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Moana Beach Towel

Every beach day will be a good one with the Disney Princess X POPSUGAR Moana Beach Towel ($20).

Mudd Fiber Reactive Printed Beach Towel
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Mudd Fiber Reactive Printed Beach Towel

Keep it positive and uplifting with this warm Mudd Fiber Reactive Printed Beach Towel ($18).

DEMMEX  XL Diamond Weave Turkish Cotton Towel Peshtemal Blanket
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DEMMEX XL Diamond Weave Turkish Cotton Towel Peshtemal Blanket

Keep it simple with the super soft and lightweight DEMMEX XL Diamond Weave Turkish Cotton Towel Peshtemal Blanket ($22).

Funboy Vintage Cali Towel
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Funboy Vintage Cali Towel

If you'r feeling retro for the summer, the Funboy Vintage Cali Towel ($49) is a cool must-have.

Quick Dry Microfiber Mermaid Scales Round Beach Towel
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Quick Dry Microfiber Mermaid Scales Round Beach Towel

Channel your inner mermaid with the gorgeous Quick Dry Microfiber Mermaid Scales Round Beach Towel ($22).

Sun Squad Reversible Cabana Striped Beach Towel
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Sun Squad Reversible Cabana Striped Beach Towel

If you can't decide between a color, get the best of both worlds with the Sun Squad Reversible Cabana Striped Beach Towel ($12).

Touchat Cactus Beach Towel Oversized
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Touchat Cactus Beach Towel Oversized

How fun is this Touchat Cactus Beach Towel Oversized ($15). It's a total vibe for the summer!