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Last Updated: January 12, 2023

Dock & Bay Microfiber Towels

Dock & Bay launched their first quick dry beach towel in 2015.

This was so successful that they have expanded not only their towel print designs, but now have a very impressive range of innovative, high quality, and sustainable products.

I am a huge fan of Dock and Bay products, ever since I made my first purchase of their towel and hair wrap about four years ago. Over time, my appreciation for these products has only grown stronger. I find myself using them on a weekly basis, even when I'm not on vacation. 

What's so good about Dock & Bay Beach Towels?

One of the things I appreciate most about Dock and Bay products is their durability. These towels and hair wraps are made from high-quality materials that can withstand frequent use and washing. They don't lose their shape or softness, and their colors stay vibrant even after multiple washes. They are also quick-drying which makes them ideal for travel and outdoor activities.

The towel can be used as a beach towel, a yoga mat, and a travel blanket. The hair wrap can be worn as a headband, a hair band, and a scarf. These multi-functional capabilities make them perfect for any type of outdoor activity or traveling.

Another aspect of Dock and Bay products I love is the style, both towels and hair wrap comes in a variety of colors and patterns which are both stylish and functional.

Dock and Bay Bohemian
  • Super Soft and Absorbent - They feel nice, and do the job at the same time.
  • Quick Drying - Hang out overnight and these will be dry in the morning.
  • Compact - They take up hardly any space - great for travelling.
  • Sand Doesn't Stick - Brush the sand off and give the towel a quick shake - Voila!
  • Quality and Affordability - These are without question, value for money.
  • 100% Recycled Material - Say no more!

Click on the link below to take you to the answer of your most pressing question, or keep scrolling to read the entire review. 

The Dock & Bay Range

The guys behind Dock and Bay started with a great product (their beach towel) and just keep improving on it. They now win me over with quality, eco-friendly products, coupled with beautiful colours and stunning designs. 

The Dock & Bay range now includes: 

  • Beach & Travel Towels
  • Hair Wraps
  • Swimming Shorts
  • Round Towels & Beach Blankets
  • Gym & Workout Towels
  • Ponchos
  • Makeup Removers

5% of all profits goes to charity (read more on that here)

Dock and Bay - The Ultimate Towel

It started with a Beach Towel and a Hair Wrap

I discovered Dock & Bag products when researching BIG beach towels. I wanted a towel that I can throw down on the ground, and my feet won't be hanging off one end burning in the sand while I grapple to make sure I have plenty of head and elbow room at the other end. Lucky for me, I came across Dock & Bay XL towels. 

I liked the idea of a large but compact beach towel.

To get free shipping at the time I purchased a towel to test out, I added a Hair Wrap into the purchase. I'm so glad I did!

Dock & Bay Recycled Hair Wrap Packaging

First Impressions

As soon as the package arrived, I was impressed by the pouch that the towel comes in and the box that contained the hair wrap. Both just instantly ooze quality.

I thought I knew what to expect with the hair wrap as my sister had previously given me an Enjo hair wrap (which I love sis, don't get me wrong).

The towel however was different. To be honest, it took a little getting used to.

Dock & Bay Hair Wrap Boxing

Why am I such a fan?

Sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference.

The hair wrap has a button and loop so that you wrap it around your head, and button it up at the back - simple. It doesn't become untucked, or fall apart. It just stays put.

The Dock & Bay towels also have a loop which make it easy to hang them to dry. That's just the start of the good things.

Beach Towels made from 100 percent recycled materials

My Dock and Bay towel is now my go-to towel whenever I go out.

It's so compact that it easily fits into my Dry Bag or backpack. In comparison to a regular cotton beach towel, these microfiber towels take up barely any space at all.

Once you throw the 'thickness equals best' mentality out, these towels really shine. 

Dock and Bay Towel

The longer I've had my XL towel and hair wrap, the more I appreciate them. 

The biggest thing I've noticed in comparison to my normal beach towels or bath towels is how fast drying these are. I'll hang my other towels out to dry naturally, but then transfer them into the clothes dryer when they're almost dry, to fluff them up and make them soft.

Dock and Bay towels are just beautifully soft and fast drying. No need to use a clothes dryer at all.

Video - Sand Doesn't Stick - Dock & Bay Beach Towels

The video is approximately 45 seconds long.

Frequently Asked Questions

Shipping, Delivery & Cost

Your order is shipped from the Dock & Bay warehouse in Sydney, NSW. 

All orders are shipped with Australia Post, and can be sent to either a street address or a PO Box. 

As soon as your order is shipped, you'll receive an email confirmation with a Tracking Number so you can follow its progress. 

Standard Delivery is 3 to 6 working days, and is FREE on orders over $35. Any orders under $35 attract a $5 shipping fee.

Express Delivery is available for $8 and will take 1 to 2 working days to get to you. 

How to Clean the Makeup Remover Pads

Make sure you hand wash your Make-up Remover Pads with warm soapy water after each use.

Dock and Bay Makeup Remover - Care & Cleaning

If your face wipe is covered in heavier pigmented makeup: 

  • Try rubbing two face wipes together under warm soapy water, then pop them in the wash bag provided and into the washing machine. 
  • You can also try washing at a higher heat with white stain remover powder to help with pigmented makeup stains.
  • Ultimately there's no guarantee of no staining as all makeup differs. Just remember, this won't change the efficiency of this product.

Washing & Drying - How do I care for the product?

Dock and Bay Microfiber Beach Towel - Botanical

Start with a cold machine wash (under 30 degrees), but after the first few washes, it's ok to turn up the heat.

Don't mix your white shirt or dress with a coloured towels (or coloured anything), it can lead to tears! 

Just to be on the safe side, don't wash Dock & Bay stripey towels and block colour towels in the same wash.

Try not to use fabric softener to make your towel last as long as possible. Over time, fabric softener may reduce the absorbency of the towel and degrade its performance. Honestly, these products are so soft, you really don't need fabric softener.

Do not bleach, or put near fire or hot implements.

Tumble drying is ok but I've found these products dry so fast and remain soft, that I have never needed to put them them in a clothes dryer. 

If you're going to use your towel on vinyl, (such as a boat or yacht) wash it a few times before using. 

The pouches are hand wash only, so should NOT go in the washing machine.

The Bits that Give Us the Warm and Fuzzies

Dock and Bay - Whale & Dolphin
Dock and Bay - Recycled Towel Sack - Charity
Recycled Swim Shorts

Small Steps, Big Difference

Dock & Bay are working towards a more sustainable future with gradual changes that minimise their environmental impact. Since the start of 2021, all Dock and Bay products are made from 100% recycled or biodegradable materials.

The swimming shorts are made from post-consumer plastic with 6 bottles in every pair. All plastic bags that protect the products from damage have been replaced with a 100% biodegradable corn starch material.

5% of all Profits go to Charity

Since March 2020, Dock and Bay have been donating 5% of their net profits to charities. The partner for 2021 is WWF - The World Wildlife Fund.

WWF Logo

How to Wrap your Dock and Bay Hair Wrap

How to wrap your Hair Wrap

More Good Things

Hair Wraps

Just like the towels, the Hair Wraps are compact and quick drying. Drying your hair is now a breeze whenever you're on the move.

These hold all of your hair, and also cut down on blow drying time.

The lightweight wraps reduce frizz and breakages, helping to keep your hair healthy for longer.

Hair Wrap - Boracay Yellow

This is light weight, and the best thing I've found for my hair. I have long, thick hair that was always falling out of a normal bath towel.

This hair wrap is so stylish and the button and loop holds it in place without it moving. The absorbency is so much better than a regular bath towel, and my hair comes out much drier.

I have the Blue and White style but the new Botanical range of patterns makes me think I can do with some more. 

Beach Towel Dimensions

These are big towels that pack down to be extra compact.

The Extra Large (XL) size measures 200 cm x 90cm (78" x 35") and covers your whole body.

If you want something a little smaller (but still big) the Large size measures 160cm x 80cm (63" x 31").

Dock and Bay - New Microfiber Towel Collection

These towels are high quality and made with a mix of 80% polyester/20% polyamide. They are 220 gsm and the fabric is soft and suede-like.

They easily fold up into a soft cotton pouch, which is great for traveling light.

Each towel has an elastic hook which makes it easy to hang up and dry. 

30 Days Return & 12 Month Product Warranty


Dock and Bay have a 30 day return policy. If, for whatever reason, you're not happy with your item, get in contact with them and send back the unwanted item for a refund, totally fuss free, no questions asked. 

When you do receive your product, make sure you Register your purchase within 30 days, and this will cover your item for 12 months. 

If you find your product is less than perfect within the first 6 months of use (including rips, tears, discolouration, colour runs) then contact Dock and Bay and they'll replace it, free of charge.

This does not cover issues caused by general wear-and-tear, such as staining.*

*My hair wrap becomes slightly discoloured as it absorbs a bit of hair dye after I put one through my hair at home each month. I soak it in some stain remover and it comes back bright as new every time. 

The Conclusion

I highly recommend Dock and Bay products. They are durable, versatile and stylish products that can withstand frequent use and still look like new after many washes. Whether you're on vacation or just enjoying the outdoors, Dock and Bay products are a must-have

Dock & Bay Whale Towel

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About the Author

Sharon McKenzie

Sharon McKenzie is an Advanced Certified Scuba Diver who loves to explore the ocean depths. She is an advocate for marine and eco conservation, promoting sustainable products. In her free time, Sharon also enjoys paddleboarding and snorkeling. She has two upcoming diving expeditions to Bali and the Great Barrier Reef, which are destinations she has always wanted to explore.

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