7 mind-blowing sand-free beach towels for upcoming summer road trips  

Shake it off.

When we think of summer road trips, there is one thing that comes to mind – days (and nights) spent lying at the beach. Though relaxation and sunbathing are almost synonymous, there is one small but very annoying problem that comes with spending a day beachside. What’s that? You ask. Finding bits of sand in places where they shouldn’t be days after the event. 

Photography : Brigid Arnott

That’s where sand-free beach towels come in. The new kid on the beach towel scene, a sand-free beach towel looks like any ordinary beach towel, but they’re made from materials with no fibre loops for sand to latch onto, such as microfibre or velour. Instead, sand simply slides off the towel with a gentle shake after each use. 

So, if you’re wondering why you still haven’t invested in a sand-free beach towel, you’re at the right place. Here, we’ve curated our edit of the best sand-free beach towels that deserve a spot in your beach bag this season. 

The best sand-free beach towels 2023


Sand Society Iced Coffee sand-free beach towel, THE ICONIC


Super absorbent – just what we’re after in a good quality beach towel – this sand-free option from Sand Society is a must this summer. In a stunning beige check pattern that will give other beach-goers serious beach towel envy.


Sky Gazer sand-free towel in Neutral, THE ICONIC

from $49.99

This sand-free beach towel by Sky Gazer comes with a matching multi-purpose, waterproof bag for easy storage and transportation to and fro the beach. Available in various patterns and colours, you’ll find one that suits your taste easily. 


Vue Sun Rise sand sand-free beach town in Burnt Orange, Myer

$39.96 (usually $49.95)

Decorated in a striking sun pattern, this sand-free beach towel by Vue is lightweight, soft, and a must for the beach or the pool. Plus, its reversible design means you can choose from two patterns depending on your mood.


Orange & Tan Calliope sand-free beach towel, Temple & Webster


Stand out from the crowd with this fun orange and tan sand-free beach towel from Temple & Webster. Plus, this towel isn’t only for the beach; its fast-absorbing qualities make it a great towel for the gym, too.


Oasis Palm sand-free reversible towel, Pillow Talk


Can’t choose between two designs? This reversible sand-free beach towel from Pillow Talk is here to save the day. With one side featuring a soothing palm tree print and the other featuring a navy geometric pattern, you can choose which one to put on display, depending on your mood. 


Sand-free cabana towel, The Beach People


Never get your beach towel mixed up again with this stripey number from The Beach People. You can personalise it with your name or initials, and it comes in an array of colours, too. Designed in Australia and made in Turkey, this sand-free beach towel boasts a 100 per cent cotton construction with a sand-repellent flat woven top and terry towelling underneath to help you stay dry. 


Mosmann sand-free beach towel in Sushime, THE ICONIC


It doesn’t get cuter than this sushi roll-inspired sand-free beach towel from Mosmann. Plus, it comes with a handy carry case, so you know you’ll be swinging this over your shoulder every beach day. 

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