Chic and stylish summer beach towels

Packing your summer suitcase? Don't forget your most important accessory.

As the weather warms up, arm yourself with a stylish beach towel — whether poolside, on the beach, in the park, by the lake, or even on your patio (rumour has it there's a heatwave coming our way).

Whether unfurled on white sand beaches or beside infinity pools, these chic and stylish beach towels look as good draped across a sun bed as they do wrapped around your shoulders.

After all, who said you can't be lazy and stylish?Here’s our pick of the best.

David Hockney 'Bigger Splash' Beach Towel, £45, Tate Shop

David Hockney 'Bigger Splash' Beach Towel, £45, Tate Shop

David Hockney's famous 'A Bigger Splash' print for soaking up the biggest splashes.

David Hockney 'Bigger Splash' Beach Towel, £45, Tate Shop

David Hockney 'Bigger Splash' Beach Towel, £45, Tate Shop

David Hockney's famous 'A Bigger Splash' print for soaking up the biggest splashes.

Smolder beach towel, £98, Jonathan Adler

Smolder beach towel, £98, Jonathan Adler

Jonathan Adler's smouldering smoking lips beach towel in his signature red, white and blue is sure to draw envious glances on the beach.

Cabana beach towel, £15, dock&bay

Cabana beach towel, £15, dock&bay

This classic cabana pattern in Ipanema Orange is both stylish and practical. Made from microfibre, it's compact, lightweight, and dries three times faster than a normal cotton towel.

Dog beach towel by David Shrigley, £52 from Trouva

Dog beach towel by David Shrigley, £52 from Trouva

This is art – but for the beach. Featuring a work by Shrigley that was designed exclusively for this very towel.

Lobster beach towel, £40, Ted Baker

Lobster beach towel, £40, Ted Baker

Colourful, playful, and with the words "The World's Your Lobster" emblazoned across the top, this towel ticks a lot of boxes.

Swimmers Towel, £15, John Lewis

Swimmers Towel, £15, John Lewis

Swim into summer with this swimmer print beach towel, perfect for lounging by the pool or taking on a beach holiday.

Pendleton Turquoise Ridge Oversized Jacquard Beach Towel, £63, Coco Bay

Pendleton Turquoise Ridge Oversized Jacquard Beach Towel, £63, Coco Bay

This extra large, multi-coloured, super absorbent towel has a fantastic aztec style in a turquoise, Native American Indian design. Made from supersoft 100% cotton, the towel is sheared on one side for softness and looped on the reverse for extra absorbency. Tick, tick, tick.

Borabora beach towel, £42, Marinette Saint-Tropez

Borabora beach towel, £42, Marinette Saint-Tropez

This palm print in neon shades screams summer. Comes in three other vibrant shades too.

French Bulldog beach towel, £40, Ted Baker

French Bulldog beach towel, £40, Ted Baker

This gorgeous French Bulldog towel from Ted Baker is made from wonderfully soft cotton –sturdy enough to withstand the outdoors and plush enough for a full day of lounging out.

Ice lolly beach towel, £26, Sunnylife

Ice lolly beach towel, £26, Sunnylife

A cheerful reminder to shut off and unwind while soaking up the summer sun.

Hot Tub Club beach towel, £34, ban.do at AMARA

Hot Tub Club beach towel, £34, ban.do at AMARA

We hear new brand ban.do is all the rage this summer, and this Instagram-worthy design is perfect for poolside posing.

Versailles studs beach towel, £98, Jonathan Adler

Versailles studs beach towel, £98, Jonathan Adler

Channel the spirit of Saint Tropez in the 60s, the pinnacle of louche resort glamour, with a Jonathan Adler beach towel in his signature trippy studded pattern in timeless red, white and blue.

Bonifacio beach towel, £32, AMARA

Bonifacio beach towel, £32, AMARA

Made from 100% cotton, this stylish tasseled towelcan double up as a blanket if nights on the beach turn chilly. And the bright pop of the mint green coral print? What's not to love?

Velvet start beach towel, £49, Tommy Hilfiger

Velvet start beach towel, £49, Tommy Hilfiger

Add Tommy Hilfiger’s classic style to your holiday look with this vibrant green velvety velour beach towel.

Tropicana beach towel, £42, Marinette Saint-Tropez

Tropicana beach towel, £42, Marinette Saint-Tropez

Hit the beach in style with this super summery deckchair patterned beach towel.