There's nothing we use more this time of year than towels! Living on a lake I can guarantee a load of towels in the washer every single day. With that said I'm basically a towel connoisseur. My favorite towels to take to the beach are from Sand Cloud. They're lightweight so they don't take much room and I buy the XL ones so my whole family can sit on one towel. Its basically a picnic blanket and a towel all in one! And I love the minimalist it makes me.
Things I like about these towels:
1. They're similar to a turkish towel so they pack up small
2. We take them on all our trips because they double as a blanket on the plane
3. They're huuuuge (if you buy the XL ones seen here)
4. They wash well and stay soft
5. They're cute!