Top Beach Ponchos

Useful for both drying off and covering up, a beach poncho is basically a mix between a towel and a poncho. With their loose, oversized fit and absorbent material, beach ponchos can make a versatile addition to a long day at the beach. To help you find a great beach poncho for you or your little ones, we’ve pulled together four popular options.

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Best for Kids

Jay Franco Trend Collector Pirate Bath/Pool/Beach Hooded Poncho Towel


Fun and Functional

This poncho comes in kid-friendly patterns like pirate, mermaid, and ballerina themes, so your kiddo can enjoy the style while drying off.

What We Liked

This poncho is made from 100% cotton, so it’s designed to be soft on skin. This option comes with a hood and measures 22 inches by 22 inches. Get it here. 

Most Portable

Hiturbo Microfiber Surf Beach Wetsuit Changing Towel Bath Robe Poncho with Hood


Many Uses

This beach poncho packs down small and weighs just under 1 pound, so you can throw it in your bag and take it with you easily.

What We Liked

This poncho is intended to be used for both drying off and even changing clothes, so you can switch out of your wetsuit with some privacy. It’s designed to be one-size-fits-most, measuring about 44 inches from the shoulder to the bottom, so there’s no need to hassle over sizing. Buy it now. 

Best for Warmth

Catalonia Beach Surf Poncho


Stay Cozy

This beach poncho features a fairly thick microfiber material that’s designed to help you dry off and get warm, a great pick for cold days in the water.

What We Liked

This poncho is made from 85% polyester and 15% polyamide and is meant to be an oversized fit, so you have room to change if you need to. It measures 42.5 inches long and 35 inches wide, and can be machine-washed for easy cleaning. Buy it here.