December 30, 2021


Gone are the days of bringing home half the beach worth of sand, thanks to the creation of sand-free beach towels.

A revolution for parents who want to keep the car relatively clear of sand after a trip to the beach, sand-free beach towels are made from different materials to regular beach towels, so sand just glides off their surface. And they’re just as absorbent as traditional towels, with the added bonus of being quick drying and compact when folded.

Best Sand-Free Beach Towels

If you’re looking to add a sand-free beach towel or two to the linen cupboard, here’s a look at our favourites.


Adairs Sand Free Beach Towel

Sand Free Family Retro Australia Beach Towel, $99.99

Leave the sand at the beach, and bring home this beautiful towel instead! A generous 150cm x 150cm means this sand-free towel is big enough for the entire family to laze on. The 480GSM weight and the towel’s weave and velour front, means sand just slides off.

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Sand Society

The Sand Society Sand Free Beach Towels

Sand Free Beach Towel, $69.95

These gorgeous towels come in sublime designs and two sizes, and are sustainably made. Tick, tick, tick! They can soak up to 1 litre of liquid, but are super quick drying and are odourless so no damp smelliness. We love that Sand Society Sand Free Beach Towels also come with their own little carry bag.

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Sky Grazer

Sky Grazer Sand Free Beach Towel

Sand Free Towel, $44.99

A luxe sand free towel option that’s ultra-absorbent, quick to dry and odourless, Sky Grazer towels also happen to be GORGEOUS! They come with their own waterproof bag they’re engineered with 350gsm SandResist™ fabric to repel sand and block bacteria growth. These towels can absorb up to three times their own weight in water, but dry three times faster than cotton.

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Mosmann Sand Free Beach Towel

Sand Free Beach Towel, $59.95

Sand free fun with this sushi-inspired beach towel that’s lightweight, absorbent and rolls up into a compact, tasty little parcel!

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Mr Poppins+Co

Mr Poppins+Co Sand Free Beach Towel

Microfibre Beach Towel, $79

Plush and luxe just like a regular beach towel, but with the added benefits of being sand-free, quick to dry and designed in Australia. It’s also a nice, large size (85cm x 185cm) but is compact when folded.

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The Beach People

The Beach People Sand Free Beach Towel

Sand Free Cabana Towel, $49

With a sand repellent flat-woven top and terry towelling underside, this towel combines sand-free technology and comfort. Made in Turkey and designed in Australia, they’re lightweight and made from 100% soft cotton.

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Canningvale Sand Free Beach Towel

Sand-free Beach Towel, $69.99

We love that these towels are made from single-use plastic (100% recyclable PET bottles) with all the benefits of sand-free technology. They’re lightweight, quick-drying, compact and each towel reuses around 30 recycled plastic bottles.

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SummerSand Sand Free Beach Towel

Oversized Microfibre Beach Towel, $74.95

An extra-large option for the entire family, this is the perfect solution for lining the beach tent. Quick to dry, this microfibre towel absorbs water instantly and is deliciously soft.

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What are sand free beach towels?

Sand-free beach towels are made from materials like microfibre or velour, which means they don’t have the little loops that regular towels have. It means sand doesn’t get caught in the fibre – it just glides right off or can simply be brushed away.

They’re still super absorbent, and they have the added bonus of being quick-drying. It means they’re not as heavy to lug home as well – winning!

What do sand-free beach towels feel like?

Keeping in mind they’re made from a totally different material, sand-free beach towels aren’t as fluffy and thick as regular beach towels. They’re thinner and feel more like a shammy, but they’re just as comfy against the skin.

And here’s another bonus – because they’re not as thick as regular beach towels, they’re more compact when folded. In fact, you’ll find many sand-free beach towels come in their own handy pouch.

Benefits of sand-free beach towels

  • Don’t hold sand
  • Super absorbent
  • Quick drying
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Odourless
  • Lightweight
  • Compact

Best Beach Trolleys And Carts

Best Beach Trolleys and Carts Australia


Looking for a beach trolley to help tote your family’s gear onto the sand? Head to our MoM Guide Best Beach Trolleys And Carts next!


Have you tried a sand-free beach towel that’s worth including in our list? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • love the idea of sand free, however these seem really expensive, especially at this stage as the kids probably would not care for them well enough and likely to leave them behind or lying about.


  • I bought them for my hubby and son but they don’t use them. They always revert to the older towels.


  • Oh I need to get my family and I these sand free towels. Next time we hit the beach, no more fears of bringing tons of sand into our car and our home.


  • Thanks I need these ideas cheers.


  • I second the Adairs towel. You just can’t go back to ordinary towels once you go sandfree.


  • Would love to try these but can’t afford to


  • Never heard of these, but it makes sense. The Adairs one shown above is gorgeous :)


  • I’ve never tried a sand-free beach towel. I’m quite intrigued.


  • This is a great list, wish I saw it before going on our beach holiday!


  • Love the beach here in WA. 10 minute walk for me. Some lovely designs but I feel abit expensive.


  • I’m in need of a new beach towel. Some of these designs are really nice aswell.


  • Gone are the days of cotton towels. Now when I happen to use one they get wet so fast then hold all the sand and become twice as heavy. Sand less towels are so light and absorbent and dry quickly. They can be thin tho but all in all they are good.


  • Gone are the days of cotton towels. Now when I happen to use one they get wet so fast then hold all the sand and become twice as heavy. Sand less towels are so light and absorbent and dry quickly. They don’t hold the sand. They can be thin tho but all in all they are good.


  • Expensive! I dont live in a world where I can fork out $50-$90 each for towels for 3 kids and me. They look great and I’m all for leaving the beach at the beach, but the wallet vetoes these prices, sorry.


  • These are Great! The beach is my favourite place but I with four kids I hate bringing home all the sand!


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