The obvious difference in beach towels and bath towels can be observed in the quality of fabric, design and especially the size; a beach towel is usually larger than usual bath towels. However, the largest of these and infinitely more versatile is a beach blanket or quilt. With a beach blanket, you'll be amazed at the variety of uses beyond a beach towel. 

It makes a perfect gift for any occasion and is a priceless item for beach or outdoor activities. So for both your indoor and outdoor trips, there are blankets for each job. You can find a great assortment of beach towels at Beach blanket measure at least 70 x 70 inches or larger making it possible for a beach blanket to double as a cover spread for a queen-sized bed.

They are also ideal as a cover spread on the deck or patio where you can play board games and cards over the weekend with family and friends. It has the additional function of spread out on the ground where you can use this as a ground-covering to sit down with small children or enjoy a picnic in the park.

Outdoor blankets may be the newest addition to your basic beach essential. Previously seen as a car blanket, picnic blanket, Granny hairy, etc. Now made with multi-functional features, there is so much you can do with a beach blanket than a smaller, private beach towel.