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Sand-free beach towels: Our summer prayers have been answered

Shake it off with the best ones on the market right now.

Tired of finding bits of sand in places where sand shouldn’t be – days (if not weeks) after that one trip to the beach last weekend? Well, we have finally found a solution for this beach day ick.

Enter: Sand-free beach towels. 

No, this is not a drill. Sand-free beach towels are very real things that have been taking over the sandy beaches of Australia. 

What are sand-free beach towels?

Appearance-wise, sand-free beach towels look pretty much identical to your regular beach towel, but the difference is in their construction. They’re often made from a fibre with no loops for sand to latch onto, for example, microfibre or velour, where sand slides off effortlessly with a gentle shake.

Plus, these innovative towels are designed to be quick-drying, ensuring you stay comfortable without any excess moisture clinging to you or your towel.

The best sand-free beach towels in Australia 2023

So, are you looking to make beach day even better than it already is? Read on for our top picks of the best sand-free beach towels you need to pack into your beach tote asap.

Annabel Trends Sand Free Towel
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Annabel Trends sand-free towel, $57.90 at Kogan

This compact towel isn’t a regular towel; it’s a cool towel. Ideal for the beach and pool, it won’t burden you with extra weight thanks to its suede-like microfibre material. It’s also quick-drying, super absorbent, and most importantly – it repels sand.


Tesalate Beach Towel
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Tesalate original sand-free travel beach towel, $79 at Amazon

Available in a tonne of styles and colours, you can’t go wrong with hugely popular brand, Tesalate. With over one million sold and 36,000 five-star reviews, Tesalate towels are known for their innovation, quality, and of course, their beautiful patterns.


Oasis Palm Sand Free Towel
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Oasis palm sand-free reversible towel, $37.45 (usually $49.95) at Pillow Talk

If you love the beach but hate the sand, this is the towel for you. Boasting a gorgeous reversible design, you get to choose between a tropical palm tree or classic stripe as you stay stylish, dry and sand-free.


Sorrentina Velour Beach Towel
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Sorrentina velour beach towel, $34.99 (usually $59.99) at Canningvale

One for the kids (or yourself, really), this sand-free towel ensures the beach fun never ends. Made from 100 per cent cotton and featuring a velour side, it makes cleaning up and dusting off before home time a breeze.


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Limited-edition Boheme Paradise microfibre towel, $49 at hardtofind

This towel is lightweight, ultra-absorbent, compact and most importantly, says no to pesky sand. It is 100 per cent designed in Australia and comes with a handy carry pouch, too.


Sand Society Extra Large Sand Free Beach Towel
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Sand Society extra large zebra sand-free beach towel, $119.95 at THE ICONIC

Sustainably made, sand-free and absorbent, this extra-large beach towel by Sand Society makes your beach days better while reducing environmental impact. It dries in half the time of a regular towel, and even comes with a small carry bag for easy storage and transportation.


Vue Sand Free Beach Towel
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Vue sun rise sand-free beach towel, $49.95 at Myer

Bring some flair to the beach with Vue’s range of vibrant sand-free towels. With a striking sun print and made from soft-touch material, this towel is perfect for those fun, sun-filled days.


SummerSand Microfibre Beach Towel
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SummerSand microfibre beach towel, $72.95 at Amazon

The SummerSand microfibre towel has thousands of raving reviews from customers praising its style, design and generous size.

“I’m pleasantly surprised with this towel! It dries my body fast and air dries fast while being far less bulky than a regular beach towel,” wrote one five-star reviewer. “I’ll be bringing it to the lake with me since it will take up less space and is a decent size. It’d make a great gift since it’s wrapped up pretty! Highly recommend.”


Morrissey Sand Free Reversible Towel
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Morrissey sand-free reversible outdoor towel, $35 at Kogan

Enjoy your sunny day out with the Morrissey sand-free reversible towel. Made from microfibre polyester and polyamide, it’s soft, durable, lightweight and dries incredibly fast.


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Sky Gazer The Henley sand-free beach towel in copper, $59.99 at THE ICONIC

This gorgeous towel comes with a matching carry pouch in the same print, so it’ll never be misplaced. Featuring 350gsm of SandResist fabric which repels sand and prevents odours by blocking bacteria growth, this is your new go-to beach accessory.


Sand Free Beach Towel
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Sand-free beach towel/blanket, $21.99 at Amazon

These ultra-lightweight microfibre towels are available in a range of cute patterns and colours for different tastes. They are two-sided, silky smooth and three times faster-drying than cotton.


Lead image: Tesalate

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