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7 Turkish beach towels to bring along to the sea this summer

The bathroom, suitcase and beach staple.

Equally ideal for hanging on the bathroom rack, packing for warmer travels, or taking along on those beachside day trips, the Turkish towel is a summertime staple.

What is so great about a Turkish towel?

Unlike the standard plush beach towels that can quickly engulf the family beach bag, Turkish towels are incredibly lightweight and compact with their flat-woven weave. Originating from bathhouses across Turkey, these towels are incredibly quick drying, the perfect option for holiday travel

The best Turkish towels to shop in Australia 2024

We have rounded up some of the most stylish Turkish beach towels suitable to every budget and style. Whether you looking for a beach bag, bathroom or summer suitcase solution, there is a towel for you. Read on for our top picks that will be sure to get you dry in no time at all.

Tolu thin Turkish towel
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Tolu thin Turkish towel in grey/red, $55, Myer

Available in 15 colour ways, Tolu invites you to paint the rainbow this summer. Whether you are looking for a beach or bathroom solution, this tassel finished towel is set to excite any space. 

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Bondi Born Turkish & Terry organic cotton beach towel in Magenta, $70 (usually $100), THE ICONIC

If the beach kind of summer lovin’ is on the agenda, then look no further than this Turkish and terry towel blend. Combining the best of light weight luxuries and plush niceties, this towel is the ultimate summer accessory. 

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Mayde Noosa towel in navy
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Mayde Noosa towel in navy, $59.95, Hardtofind

Just as relaxed as a stroll down the famous Hastings Street is this lightweight Turkish towel from Mayde. If you appreciate the aesthetic as much as the practical, then this is beach to bed option (yep – throw alternative) will become a fast favourite. 

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Shelly beach turkish towel
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Turkish Murkish Shelly beach Turkish towel, $89.95,  THE ICONIC

Dopamine décor has the green light for 2024, so what better way to embrace the year of colour than with a towel that is as vivid as it is quick drying. 

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Demmex organic Turkish cotton towel, $39.49, Amazon

Inspired by the Aztec print, elevate your next yoga or beachside experience with a spot of sophistication. 

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Pillow Talk Moreton Turkish beach towel
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Moreton Turkish style beach towel in Denim Starfish, $16.95 (usually $24.95), Pillow Talk

Coastal flair is always welcomed, especially when it looks this good. From starfish to tropical palms, explore the oceanic possibilities at Pillow Talk. 

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Milkcan products turkish towel
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Milkcan Products Antalya cotton & bamboo Turkish towel, $44.95 (usually $49.95), Temple & Webster

Boasting supreme softness and absorbency, this towel from Temple & Webster is the all-rounder accessory of 2024. Blending cotton and bamboo, enjoy the vibrancy and breathability of this lightweight design. 

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What is the difference between Turkish towels and regular towels?

When it comes down to it, the main difference between your standard towel and a Turkish towel is the difference in weight and absorbency.

During the craftmanship stage, a regular towel is created with a loop weave, making it more plush and fuller in appearance. On the contrary, the Turkish towel is more light weight and quick drying as a result of the flat weave design. 

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