The Best Beach Towels for Kids

Hitting the beach or pool with the kids calls for a reliable, absorbent beach towel. Forget soaking wet swimsuits, sand-covered beach blankets and too-small towels—these are the best of the best when it comes to keeping your kiddos dry and comfortable for long days in the water. Check out our favorite beach towel finds from Pottery Barn Kids, Target, Walmart and more.

Pottery Barn Kids Sun Beach Towel photo

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Pottery Barn Kids Sun Beach Towel

Kids will love catching rays on this cheerful personalizable beach towel from Pottery Barn Kids. This 100 percent cotton towel is made with eco-friendly and fade resistant dyes and has 50+ UPF protection to help keep your child's skin safe when they're wrapped up in it. ($30; potterybarnkids.com)

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Dock & Bay Sand Free Microfiber Beach Towel photo

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Dock & Bay Sand Free Microfiber Beach Towel

This extra large beach towel is fast-drying, making it perfect for kiddos who love to get in and out of the water and expect a dry towel each time. The material also prevents sand from sticking to the towel and allows this beach towel for kids and families to be folded up compact for travel. ($20; amazon.com)

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Famfun Baby Unicorn Hooded Beach Towel for Toddlers and Kids photo

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Famfun Baby Unicorn Hooded Beach Towel for Toddlers and Kids

Little ones will love this magical-looking unicorn hooded beach towel. This towel is made of 100 percent cotton and is extra thick and absorbent. The towel is just the right size to fit kids from toddler-age to 8 years old and made of hypoallergenic material. ($27; amazon.com)

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Sharks Beach Towel

Hitting the pool or beach with this cute towel sounds like a dangerously fun time! This adorable, affordable beach towel is made of 100 percent cotton that dries quickly and large enough to cover your little one completely. ($10; target.com)

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Mainstays Shaped Cat Beach Towel

Meow! Little feline lovers will love taking this large cat-shaped beach towel poolside with them all summer long. This round towel is 100 percent polyester and large enough for little ones to lay out on or completely wrap up in. ($10; walmart.com)

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Pottery Barn Kids Dino Bones Beach Towel photo

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Pottery Barn Kids Dino Bones Beach Towel

No bones about it, this is one adorable beach towel for kids. The 100 percent cotton velour material has a tight weave for a durable build and soft finish, and the towel can be personalized so you make sure it never gets mixed up with somebody else's. This towel also has UPF 50+ protection. ($30; potterybarnkids.com)

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Land's End Kids Color Change Beach Towel photo

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Land's End Kids Color Change Beach Towel

This soft, absorbent beach towel from Land's End has an invisible pattern that appears when the towel is exposed to sunlight. Not only will kids love the cool color-changing affect, but parents will love that it's plush, machine washable and has a handy loop for hanging. ($30; landsend.com)

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Marvel Spider-Man Kids Beach Mat photo

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Marvel Spider-Man Kids Beach Mat

This foldable Spider-Man beach mat is portable and lightweight to make traveling to the pool or beach simple. The polyester mat unrolls to have space to lay down and includes a comfortable cushioned headrest for kiddos to lay on. ($25; kohls.com)

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Tirrinia Little Mermaid Hooded Beach Poncho for Kids photo

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Tirrinia Little Mermaid Hooded Beach Poncho for Kids

This hooded beach towel is made of 100 percent cotton and absorbs water quickly and efficiently. Unlike traditional towels, this beach towel for kids is worn as a poncho—so it doubles as a swim cover up and helps them get excited about getting out of the water to dry off. ($35; walmart.com)

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Land's End Kids Swirl Tie Dye Beach Towel

Choose between four color options of this cool tie-dye beach towel for kids. This plush, absorbent towel has loops for hanging and has UPF 50+ protection to keep little ones safe from the son. Get this towel personalized with your child's name for an extra special touch. ($27; landsend.com)

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