Nothing beats a beautiful summer day at the beach. Swimming, BBQing, building a replica of Emperor Palpatine’s chair out of sand — all great ways to waste the day away at the beach. And if you know anything about us here at Nerd Much?, you know that we LOVE to find ways to inject a bit of nerdiness in our lives wherever we can.
One of the best ways to do just that this summer is with nerdy beach towels, and if you’re a Star Wars fan, there are literally hundreds of great Star Wars beach towels available right now.
Luckily, we’re not going to make you cipher through various other websites to find the right Star Wars beach towel for you; we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re looking to rep your own favorite Star Wars character or you’re shopping for a great summer gift for a Star Wars fan, the list below contains a variety of super cool Star Wars towels any fan will love.
Luke Skywalker with a lightsaber? Check. BB-8-themed towels? Check. Darth Vader beach towels? Check.
Here are the 21 best Star Wars beach towels in the galaxy to nerdify your beach trips this summer:
See Also: Cool Star Wars Stuff
1 1. A New Hope Beach Towel
Celebrate what started it all with this Star Wars beach towel themed around the A New Hope movie poster. If you’re a fan of the classic trilogy, this towel is for your beach adventures. With this towel, you get all of the original trilogy’s characters, including Luke, Leia, Han Solo, Chewbacca, R2-D2, Obi-Wan, Darth Vader, and C3P0.
2 2. X-Wing Beach Towel
ThinkGeek has a couple of great Star Wars beach towels available this year, including this blue X-Wing towel. It’s 33″ wide and 66″ long, making it great for adults. It has a beautiful blue background color with a black logo and gray X-Wing. The blue is nice and vibrant, so it’s easily spotted from far away.
3 3. BB-8 Beach Towel
4 4. Star Wars Galaxy Far Away Beach Towel
Believe it or not, this is actual, licensed Star Wars merch, despite it having a sort of artsy aesthetic to it. It’s a stylized stormtrooper helmet set with a galactic backdrop. It’s cool and unique-looking, and I can almost guarantee you that no one else on the beach would have this Star Wars towel.
5 5. Darth Vader Beach Towel Set
6 6. Pendleton Star Wars BB-8 Towel
Yes, it’s a little bit too expensive for my own personal taste, but it’s also a MEGA size towel, coming in at 40″ x 70″. So, it’s like two towels in one, so not too bad when you think about it like that. Sure, $55 for a beach towel is a hard pill to swallow, but it is a vibrant and beautiful-looking beach towel.
7 7. Episode 7 Droids Beach Towel
8 8. Darth Vader Beach Towel
Darth Vader beach towels seem to be the most popular among Star Wars fans, and if you’re also looking for a Vader towel, look no further. I’ll note that the image above is personalized and says “Asher” at the bottom, however, the one you’ll receive is not personalized and the “Asher” won’t be there.
9 9. Classic Grid Star Wars Towel
This classic-looking Star Wars towel is my personal favorite, as it’s one of the best-looking towels available. It features C3PO, a stormtrooper, Yoda, R2-D2, Chewbacca, and Darth Vader. At the bottom, you’ll find the classic Star Wars logo in all-white. It has a sort of vintage Star Wars look to it that fans of the original trilogy will especially appreciate.
10 10. The Force Awakens Poster Towel
11 11. Storm Trooper Beach Towel
12 12. Luke Skywalker Beach Towel
13 13. Sith Vader Beach Towel
14 14. BB-8 Star Wars Beach Towel
16 16. Friends of the Force Towel
17 17. Kylo Ren Towel
18 18. Millennium Falcon Striped Beach Towel
19 19. Star Wars Beach Towel
20 20. Darth Vader Striped Beach Towel
Walmart has a lot of great Star Wars Stuff as well, including a couple beach towels. This one is a red towel with a mega-size image of Darth Vader on it.