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Handy Rationalizations for Your Next Expensive Beach Towel

Photographer: Stephen Wilkes
Photographer: Stephen Wilkes

It may sound crazy to spend $238 on a piece of fabric that may be chewed on by a child, covered in watermelon juice and sunscreen, and spread on sands next to god-knows-what flotsam from the sea.

Beach towel prices can hurt more than sand in your eye. Deck Towel's pieces regularly sell for upwards of $200. A linen bath towel from Matteo in Los Angeles costs $175. Fog's beach towels cost $124. Steven Alan makes a comparatively affordable linen beach towel for $48. Still, that's a lot for a day at the beach.