THROWING IN THE TOWEL // the sand-free tesalate beach towel + your chance to win one, worth £45!

Sure, we might be waving goodbye to summer (cue wails of ‘Don’t goooooooooo!) but that doesn’t mean we have to give up on our beach dreams altogether.

There are winter sun holidays to book (speaking of which, did you read about our family holiday to Bali?), and it’s never too early to start planning for next summer, right?!

I grew up in New Zealand where the beaches are basically in your back garden, so most of my childhood memories revolve around the seaside. I used to love swimming in the ocean, but the sand? Not so much.

It may look pretty on postcards but in real life sand just isn’t that fun – especially when it sticks to your damp towel and turns it into a giant sheet of sandpaper, sloughing off the top layers of your skin every time you lie down. In fact, whenever I think of the beach I picture myself constantly shaking out my towel (and copping a face full of it every time the wind changed direction). 

The concept of a fast-drying, super-absorbent designer beach towel immediately grabbed my attention. The fact that the TESALATE range also came in a range of eye-catching, contemporary patterns (with a clever double-sided design) further piqued my interest, but then came the clincher: these large towels are made from a revolutionary microfibre textile that actually repels sand. Genius! 

They were the brainchild of Australian beachgoers Jacky Lam and Volkan Ozbek, who – fed up with lugging their gritty, sodden beach towels home after a day out – decided there HAD to be a better way. Over the next 18 months they researched the idea and refined their design, before launching the Tesalate range at the Bondi Beach Markets.

In the first year, their game-changer beach towels were sold to over 70 countries.

But they aren’t just perfect for seaside adventures, the lightweight – almost silky – design absorbs up to a litre of water, yet dries in half the time of regular towels. They become ultra compact when folded or rolled, making them ideal for travelling, swimming pools, even yoga practice. The gorgeous designs (there are 25 to choose from) mean they wouldn’t even look out of place worn like wraps, once the sun dips for the day.

They can be washed in cold water and and even come with a handy built-in hook to hang them up afterwards. They truly are the Rolls Royce of beach towels.

I can talk about the Tesalate range all day long, but the best way to truly discover how great they are is to try one out yourself… which is why I’m giving you the chance to win your very own towel, in this stunning Bohemian pattern, worth £45.

Enter via Rafflecopter, below, and good luck! x

e: 1/11/18 UK and ROI only

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T&C’s: Prize is 1 x Tesalate beach towel, RRP: £45; prize will be fulfilled after completion of the prize promotion; winner will be selected and notified within one month of the end date; promoter’s and winner’s details available on request; your details will not be passed on or used for any other purpose than which is outlined; promoter shall not be held responsible for prizes getting lost or damaged in transit; winner will be selected at random via the Rafflecopter form.


  1. Dreamland Beach in Bali.

  2. Susie Wilkinson - October 10, 2018 reply

    I would love to go to Sorrento in Italy

  3. Ellen Stafford - October 10, 2018 reply

    I would love to go to Australia, New Zealand and LA – I just hate flying.

  4. Margaret GALLAGHER - October 10, 2018 reply

    I love blackpool

  5. melanie stirling - October 10, 2018 reply

    Jamaica is my dream beach destination.

  6. donna skelton - October 11, 2018 reply

    Never been abroad but i do love wales in the uk

  7. Annabel Greaves - October 11, 2018 reply

    My favourite is Tenby in Wales, it is a great family beach

  8. Hawaii and it’s beautiful beaches are top of my bucket list.

  9. Kingston beach in Jamacia

  10. Rachel Craig - October 14, 2018 reply

    Would be lovely to visit a beach in Hawaii.

  11. Watergate Bay, Newquay !!

  12. Brighton

  13. Jade Hewlett - October 14, 2018 reply

    I would love to go to Australia, looks like they have some beautiful beaches

  14. Claire Woods - October 14, 2018 reply

    Bondi beach

  15. Sally Collingwood - October 14, 2018 reply

    Blackpool, never been there.

  16. Beautiful Mauritius

  17. Rio de Janeiro

  18. iain maciver - October 14, 2018 reply

    luskentyre on the outer Hebrides

  19. Laura Pritchard - October 14, 2018 reply

    Baga Beach in Goa

  20. lesley renshaw - October 14, 2018 reply

    Burriana Beach, Nerja, Spain

  21. Angela treadway - October 14, 2018 reply

    miami x

  22. The Pink Sands Beach, Harbour Island, in the Bahamas looks stunning!

  23. the beaches of Goa

  24. Sheena Batey - October 14, 2018 reply

    To be honest I love the beaches of Northumberland but I would be huddled in the towel most times . It’s usually a bit chilly up there

  25. Isabell Whitenstall - October 14, 2018 reply

    Porthmeor Beach, St. Ives, Cornwall

  26. Bora Bora looks amazing

  27. Bondi beach in Australia – it’s so iconic.

  28. Rebecca John - October 15, 2018 reply

    Cefalu in Sicily.

  29. Ruth Harwood - October 15, 2018 reply

    Red Sea in Egypt!

  30. Pangkor Laut in Malaysia

  31. EMMA WALTERS - October 15, 2018 reply

    Luskentyre sands, Isle of Harris. The white sand looks stunning!

  32. john prendergast - October 16, 2018 reply

    perranporth beach in cornwall

  33. Angie Mcdonald - October 16, 2018 reply

    Would have to be Portugal

  34. Any island resort in the Maldives is my dream beach destination

  35. i actually love kynance cove in cornwall my fave beach

  36. Christina Palmer - October 17, 2018 reply

    Hemsby beach in Norfolk is my favourite

  37. I would love to go Hawaii!

  38. jo liddement - October 19, 2018 reply

    Holywell Bay in Cornwall is beautiful and my favourite beach.

  39. jo liddement - October 19, 2018 reply

    Holywell Bay in Cornwall is beautiful and my favourite beach

  40. Falmouth beach in Cornwall

  41. James Travis - October 22, 2018 reply

    Gold Coast, Australia

  42. Alison Adkins - October 23, 2018 reply

    Although I am not a beach person or into Australia, it has to be Bondi

  43. Claire Elizabeth Noke - October 23, 2018 reply

    St Kitts !! I would love to go there 🙂

  44. I’ve always wanted to go to Tahiti

  45. ADEINNE TONNER - October 24, 2018 reply

    For me it would have to be Sao beach it looks so beautiful and relaxing

  46. Laura Turner - October 25, 2018 reply

    Lindos – Greece

  47. janine atkin - October 25, 2018 reply

    the beach in barbados!!!!

  48. Jade Brookman - October 25, 2018 reply

    Anywhere with sea and sand 😉

  49. Carly Belsey - October 26, 2018 reply

    I am so lucky to live round the corner from an amazing beach in Broadstairs but one day I would love to go to the Maldives

  50. Anneka Avery - October 26, 2018 reply

    My bucket list beach destination has to be Aruba it just looks so beautiful and you can find flamingos on the beach there!

  51. Christine Caple - October 26, 2018 reply

    Bondi Beach in Sydney

  52. Victoria Allum - October 26, 2018 reply

    I would love to go to Champagne Beach in Vanuatu!

  53. Amanda Gregory - October 26, 2018 reply

    Any beach in Zanzibar would be amazing.

  54. Pauline Dring - October 26, 2018 reply

    Downas Cove, Cornwall. It’s usually deserted, which is why we love it!

  55. Teresa sheldon - October 26, 2018 reply

    Bermuda is on my bucket list x

  56. I would love to go to the Maldives! The beaches look amazing

  57. I would love to go to Bondi Beach

  58. sue mcdermott - October 26, 2018 reply

    Sandown, Isle of WIght

  59. Honokalani Beach, Wai’anapanapa State Park, Maui, Hawaii

  60. Fitral Beach

  61. Amy Jo McLellan - October 26, 2018 reply

    Bondi beach for me!

  62. Michelle Wild - October 26, 2018 reply

    The Seychelles.

  63. Love the beaches in Cornwall. I know it’s not very exotic x

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