It was early this summer when I first heard the term Turkish towel. I was complaining to my friend about how much room my towels took up in my beach bag and she suggested I just get a Turkish towel. A what now? Intrigued, I decided to investigate — if there was a towel on the market that worked and didn’t take up my entire bag, I needed to find it.
Sometimes called a Peshtemal, Hammam or Fouta towel, a Turkish towel is indeed the answers to all your vacation prayers. Turkey is known for producing very high quality cotton products with longer fibers, and these towels are a prime example. Super lightweight and very absorbent, Turkish towels are extremely soft (and get even softer with more washings) and also hold up over years and years of beach trips. Plus, they are extremely thin meaning they dry quicker than a traditional towel and take up far less room in your bag.
But one of my favorite features of the Turkish towel, besides the fact that I can fit numerous in my bag, is their versatility. Usually printed in bright colors and patterns, the towels can easily be worn as a sarong or scarf or used as a picnic blanket, making them the perfect multi-purpose beach accessory. They can also revamp your bathroom and be used as bath towels that double as décor. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your new favorite towel.
Brooklinen Hammam Towel
A great starter Turkish towel, this towel has Turkish cotton on one side and terry cloth on the other side. Quick-drying and super soft, this is a great towel for anyone on the fence about a thin towel.
Turkuoise Classic Turkish Peshtemal Towel
If you want to outfit your whole crew with Turkish towels, this set it worth the investment. With six pieces, all in different colors, you can make sure everyone has their own statement towel.
The Loomia Turkish Towel
A linen cotton blend, this elegant towel is as practical as it is beautiful. Plus, it comes with a complimentary beach bag.
Bersuse Yucatan Handloom Turkish Towel
This dual-layer woven towel is slightly thicker than a traditional Turkish towel, but is still extremely soft and quick-drying.
Linium Home Luxe Herringbone Turkish Towel
Handwoven from Turkish cotton, this towel is so beautiful it’s also perfect for an impromptu tablecloth, picnic, or shawl.
Linium Home Sea Waves Turkish Towel
Featuring the colors of the ocean, this durable towel is perfect for your final summer getaway.
UGG Surf Stripe Beach Blanket
This Turkish cotton towel is made even more convenient with a shoulder-carry strap. Plus it features fun tassels and bold colors.
Linium Home Kilim Turkish Round Beach Towel
Perfect for sharing at the beach or taking along on picnics, this soft, absorbent towel is a must-have for traveling couples as there’s enough room for two!
Cathy’s Concepts Monogram Turkish Towel
A great option for the beach or bath, this stripped towel can be monogrammed to add a custom touch–perfect for a wedding or housewarming gift!
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