Express shipping is not available during our Black Friday promotion (from 23rd November until further notice)
Personalised orders may also be delayed by up to 5 days during this time.
We ship Worldwide!
Please ensure you’re browsing on the correct webpage so we can offer you the best rates and stock availability for your region. You can change your country by clicking on the flag at the top of the menu of our website!
Our aim is to get your order processed and dispatched within one business day. Orders placed before 1:00pm will be processed the same day.
Personalised items will increase your delivery time by up to 4 working days, and your full order will be dispatched together (even non-personalised items), so make sure you order with plenty of time to spare!
Standard delivery (FREE on orders over £15): 3 - 5 working days
Standard delivery £3 - for orders under £15.
Express delivery - £5: 1 - 2 working days
UK - Channel Islands*
Standard delivery (FREE on orders over £15): 3 - 5 working days
Standard delivery £3 - for orders under £15.
Express delivery - £8: 1 - 2 working days
*Prices are as displayed - VAT is not charged to Channel Islands customers
Standard Delivery: 7 - 15 working days
Shipping to Europe from £4 (free on spend over £25)
Shipping to Australia and New Zealand from £10
Shipping worldwide from £20
For worldwide delivery options, see our global sites by changing the flag in the top right hand corner.
Please note that the customer will be responsible for any import fees and taxes when shipping internationally.
For all UK orders we use Hermes as our delivery partner. For any other country please refer to the correct website for wherever you are in the world!
Of course! Simply enter your PO box address at the checkout as normal.
Once your order is shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with a tracking code so you can follow your order to it's new home.
Please head over to our contact us page as soon as possible to let us know of the mistake. We may be able to help!
If your order has already been dispatched, please contact us and also let the courier know that you need to update your address.
Returns & exchanges
Our Face Masks are non-returnable, please refer to our separate Face Mask FAQ section for more details.
We have extended our Christmas returns policy. For all orders placed from 1st November 2020 up until 31st December 2020, you will have 60 days to return the order to us for an exchange or refund. All other parts of our returns policy remain unchanged.
If you’re not happy with your product, we’ll understand...
To request a return, please get in touch via our contact us page to let us know why and we’ll get back to you with all the information. You will be refunded as soon as your return is received by our warehouse and you'll receive an email confirming your refund.
We’re unable to provide free returns for unwanted items and incorrect selections so please choose carefully when shopping.
You can view our full returns policy here.
You will be refunded to your original payment method when our warehouse have processed your return and you will receive an email confirming your refund.
Please note that it can take 3-5 working days for the refund to appear in your account and please contact your bank if you're having any issues with this.
If you would like to exchange your items for a different colour or size, we suggest placing a new order and returning your unwanted items to us for a full refund.
Please make sure that you’re happy with your choices before submitting your order, returns postage is at the cost of the customer.
Personalised items are non-refundable, even if you make a mistake, so please double triple check everything is perfect before placing an order!
Please get in touch via the contact us page if you have received a faulty item.
Don't forget to sign up to our Warranty within 30 days of purchase which will cover your items for 12 months. See below for more details!
We have a no quibbles 30 day return policy, so please get in touch if you'd like to send back an unwanted item for a refund.
Check out our Warranty section below for more information on how to cover your items for 12 months!
We hold our products to the highest quality standards, because you deserve the very best. If your product is less than perfect within the first 6 months of use (including rips, tears, discolouration, colour runs) then we’ll get it replaced, free of charge. This does not cover issues caused by general wear-and-tear, such as staining.
Products & Care
Other 'quick dry' towels that we've used in the past haven't been so effective. They tend to have quite a rough texture and feel horrible on any patches of dry skin. Then when you try to dry yourself down, the towel becomes slimy. Ew. That's why we've come in to completely change the game.
Our towels feel totally different to what you might expect from a Quick Dry. In fact, we even get customers emailing in saying they aren't sure of the soft, smooth material and whether it'll be effective. We always reply with 'use the towel... trust us, you will love it!' and they do.
Dock & Bay towels are packed full of features which are simply down to how they are made. We can guarantee that they are quick-dry, super absorbent, smooth against the skin, sand-free (it brushes right off!), compact for travel and easy to care for.
But don't take it from us, you'll probably think we are biased. Try them yourself! With our 12 month warranty, you don't have anything to lose.
Absolutely nothing! Ok, not quite nothing, but they are all pretty similar!
Our stripy range (so Cabana, Summer, Boho & Jungle), the Essential and Classic towels are all made from the same material, however our awesome Essential range is made from 30% recycled materials, and with this, they are actually our softest range we offer!
Our magic cooling towels are infused with jade stone to keep you cool for up to 6hrs (even through those sweaty workouts!).
All of our terrific towels are sand-free, they are quick drying, super-absorbent, they won't hold on to any nasty odours and they pack down into a cute compact pouch for travel.
All of these towels (not to mention the Hair Wraps and Ponchos) feel super soft and smooth against the skin, and no, they don't feel like the microfibre cloths you might have in your cleaning cupboard.
Keep your eyes peeled for our new 100% recycled material which is being introduced into each collection over the next year. It won't change the feel or performance of the material whatsoever, but is helping us, and you, to do our bit.
If you receive a product which isn’t up to standard, please get in touch via our contact us page, and include your order number, a short description and some photos, so our team can sort this for you.
If you have placed the order on Amazon or purchased it in one of our retailers, please get in touch with them to arrange a replacement or refund.
Stains can always be tough on white but after a few cool washes, our towels are able to be washed on a higher heat up to 60 degrees. That, coupled with a good stain lifting powder, should leave your towels sparkling. ✨🌈
The essentials for taking care of your Dock & Bay are:
Cold machine wash (under 30 degrees). After the first few washes it's ok to turn up the heat.
The pouches are hand wash only and should not go in the washing machine.
Don't mix your white shirt or dress with a coloured towels (or coloured anything), it can lead to tears! We also recommend not washing our stripy towels and block colour towels in the same wash. Just to be on the safe side!
Try not to use fabric softener, as over time it can reduce the absorbency of the towel. Using fabric softener will not destroy your towel the first time it is used, but over time, it can degrade the performance of your product, and we want it to last as long as possible for you!
Do not bleach, or put near fire or hot implements.
Tumble drying is ok if you need to, but air-drying is kinder to our products.
When the towel is new, we recommend that you follow the fold lines that are already in it, to use as a guide. Hopefully you'll pick up the technique quickly! If you're having any trouble, just get in touch with via our contact us page for more information.
Watch this space, we will be providing a little tutorial very soon!
Small: 100x50cm, 250g and packs into a 20x11cm pouch
Large: 160x80cm, 380g and packs into a 42x14cm pouch
Extra Large: 200x90cm, 475g and packs into a 28x14cm pouch
Cooling: 69x33cm, 100g
Hair Wrap: 63x29cm - one size fits all!
All these details and more can be found on our product pages.
If at first you don’t succeed, try try and try again! It took a little figuring out but we’ve been able to crack it and are in the process of changing all of our products to 100% recycled.
It's not an overnight process, unfortunately, but we are pledging for everything to be made from our new 100% recycled material by the end of 2020.
For more information on our efforts, please visit our 'Doing Our Bit' page.
Our products are designed in-house in our London head office, by our lovely designer Vickie (with a lot of opinions from the rest of the team!) and manufactured by our awesome team in China!
No. All our products are regularly tested for harmful Azo Dyes through Intertek testing.
All our factories have to complete regular ethical audits to ensure working standards are maintained. These are often done through both Sedex and Amfori BSCI.
All our towels that have ‘recycled’ elements have been created with post-consumer plastic, that meets the Global Recycled Standards, with appropriate certification.
You must have great taste ;)
If you go to the product page and click on the size, you should see a box to enter your email to receive a notification when they're back in stock. That way you'll be the first to hear!
The majority of our towels are made from 83% Polyester, 17% Polyamide.
Our Swim Shorts and Cooling Towels are made from 100% polyester.
Our pouches are all made from 100% biodegradable cotton.
Currently, our Swim Shorts and Dock & Bay x WDC charity towel are made from 100% recycled materials, but watch this space! We're in the process of transitioning all our towels to 100% recycled. Exciting times ahead!
All of our Quick Dry towels and hair wraps can be personalised (not including charity collaborations)!
The cost is added to your item total and ranges from £10 for initials (up to 3 characters) and £12 for up to 12 characters (including spaces). Please note that all personalisation will be printed in upper case only.
Please note that we do not tolerate any expletives or offensive language on personalised products and we have the right to refuse personalisation and cancel the order at our discretion
Personalisation will increase your delivery time by up to 4 days so express shipping is not available for these orders.
For more information and to see which towels can't yet be personalised check out our personalisation page
Our sets are only available to purchase as they are advertised on the website. Please see the images on the product page for more details!
They do indeed! Every product in each set will come packaged in its own pouch or gift box (depending on the products ordered).
100% recycled material
We are in the process of transitioning all of our products to be made from 100% recycled material. This means that instead of the towels being woven from thread made of virgin (new) plastic, it is going to be made from recycled, post-consumer plastic.
We are passionate about #doingourbit for the world we live in and reducing our environmental footprint wherever we can. It has always been a goal of ours to create products from something that would have otherwise been filling up landfills. It took a little time to get the new material perfect and it wasn’t an overnight process but now we’re happy the material is up to scratch and the same quality quick-dry fabric that you know and love.
By recycling plastic which already exists, as opposed to creating new plastic to make items from synthetic materials, you do a whole load of good. Less waste in our oceans and in landfill, a reduction in CO2 emissions, saving petroleum, better energy conservation and even the creation of jobs are just some of our favourites.
We are in the process of transitioning all of our products into this material, meaning that some items which have sold out are already being replaced with this recycled material (not forgetting our swim shorts, charity towels and some of our newer ranges which already are). We will continue to do this until every range is 100% recycled and aim for this process to be complete by the start of 2021.
Everything that is being manufactured from now on is made from this new material and you can always check the product information section on our product pages to be sure.
If you haven’t seen them already, check out our Microfibre Catching Laundry Bag which can be used with our towels as well as any other items made with synthetic fabrics, to catch up to ⅔ of the microfibres which would have otherwise gone into our oceans and waterways.
They absolutely will! We took our time to make sure that the recycled material performs in the exact same way - it is just as efficient and feels great against the skin.
FACE MASK FAQ's
There’s a global shortage of face masks right now making it hard for the general public to get hold of them, we wanted to do what we could to help our community protect themselves against COVID-19. After a few requests from customers we realised our existing towel material would actually be great for making masks thanks to the double layered fabric. So we set to work making them, up-cycling off cuts from our existing towel material and of course making some colourful versions to try and spread a little brightness at a pretty turbulent time.
We all need to work together to help fight the spread of Coronavirus so this is our small way of helping our customers get hold of the protection they need. 25% of the proceeds [of these masks] will be donated to support the British Red Cross’ UK Coronavirus Response Appeal* so they can provide crisis relief to those who really need it.
* The British Red Cross is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and the Isle of Man (0752).
No our masks aren’t medical grade and are not intended for medical use nor should they replace other recommended measures to stop the spread of Coronavirus such as regular hand washing and social distancing. Always follow the latest government advice on how to prevent the spread of Coronavirus and if you need medical grade personal protective equipment consult a medical professional.
Yes our masks can we re-worn but should be washed thoroughly between uses. You should always maintain thorough hand hygiene and avoid touching your face and mask whilst using it, only doing so when ready to remove the mask.
We recommend washing your mask in hot soapy water (at least 60c as per the WHO recommendation) between uses. Masks can be machine washed. Do not microwave, this is not a proven method of killing virus and can be a fire hazard.
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If this doesn't work, we may be having technical difficulties, so please get in touch with the team via the contact us page. We will try to get your order through, or let you know when we will be up and running again!
Thanks so much for your patience :)
If you can't see this the pop-up box when you enter our website, scroll down to the bottom of the website and on the right hand side you'll see where to enter your email address. You'll also get a treat for your first order with us!
You can currently pay by credit or debit card (VISA, MasterCard and American Express are all accepted), or with PayPal. Simply select your preferred payment method at the checkout.
We process orders almost immediately and most of the time cannot accept cancellations or changes to orders placed. Please get in touch with us via our contact us page and we'll try our best to cancel the order for you, however there are no guarantees, so you may need to return the order for a refund.
If you’ve noticed this just after placing your order, please get in touch with the team ASAP via our contact us page to see if we’re able to catch this before it’s embroidered. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept returns on personalised products even due to mistakes so please be very careful!
We are still a small team who are super busy providing you with the stripey goods, so unfortunately it isn't possible for them to process any orders placed by email or phone.
Please use our website to place your order quickly and easily. Of course, if you have any questions, please get in touch via our contact us page.
Simply select the amount you would like to give, enter recipients email address, recipient's name and a little message and voila! It’s sent straight over to their inbox for them to use on whatever they wish.
To pay with the gift card, please enter the number in the gift card box at checkout before payment (do not confuse this with the discount code box!).
As soon as you have purchased the gift card, it will be sent immediately to your email address. Please ensure that you have entered your email correctly. You will then need to send this on to the recipient.
All of our gift cards are electronic and we don't have a physical version currently available. You can certainly print off a copy of the e-gift card if you wish to give it to somebody in person!
Gift Cards can only be used online via our website on the country page on which they were purchased and are not valid for use with any of our stockists or other websites such as Amazon.
For example, a gift card purchased on our Australian website can only be redeemed on the Australian website.
You certainly can. If your order total is more than the value of the gift card then you'll need to enter your preferred payment method to cover the additional cost.
If your order is less than the value of the gift card, the remaining balance will simply stay on that gift card, ready for you to use another time!
Anything returned that was paid with a gift card will be refunded onto the gift card.
Our gift cards are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged for another item or for cash.
Any current offers will be shown on our website and social media when available. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to be the first to find out. As a welcome, you'll receive a 10% off discount code by email for your first order of two or more items!
Please note that any discounts shown on coupon code websites are not controlled by us and may not be valid.
If you have a valid discount code, please make sure that you have met the minimum requirements for it, and enter this during the checkout process.
Please note, only one discount can be used per order. Terms and Conditions apply.
Yes! We currently offer student discount in the UK only.
If you haven’t already, please make sure that you register with Student Beans to verify your student status and create an account. Once you have done this, use your Student Beans details on our student discount page to generate a unique code!
Our student discount excludes sale items, sets (because these are already heavily discounted!), the Doing Our Bit Collection (and any other charity products), gift cards and delivery costs.
The discount is valid for retail customers only, and does not apply for wholesale customers.
Cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discount code. Code must be entered at checkout to redeem, before payment.
Each unique code can only be redeemed once. But don’t worry, if you are coming back for more, simply log-in to generate a new code! If you have any issues with your Student Beans account or student status, please head over to their website, so that they can sort you out - we just provide the goods! ;)
Please ensure that you have met the minimum requirements for the code and that you have entered it correctly in the discount box at checkout.
For our 10% off welcome discount, your order must have two or more individual items. Please note that a ‘set’ is considered as one item as they are already discounted by 10% or more.
If you’re still having issues, please contact us.
Only one discount code or offer can be used at any given time per transaction.
Our discounts or special offers are only valid during the period stated in the terms and conditions. We like to keep our discounts on for a few days at a time so our customers have plenty of time to use them.
Make sure that you have signed up to our mailing list (at the bottom of this page!) and are following us on social media so you never miss out on an offer again!
Wholesale, Custom & Bulk Orders
BUY IN BULK AND SAVE
If you are looking to place a large order for an event, competition or family occasion, we insist you use once of these discount codes to sweeten the deal!
10+ items, use code BULK15 for 15% off your total order
20+ items, use code BULK20 for 20% off your total order
50+ items, use code BULK25 for 25% off your total order
100+ items, use code BULK30 for 30% off your total order
250+ items, use code BULK40 for 40% off your total order
*Coupon codes cannot be used in conjunction with other codes, only one at a time per purchase. A "set" counts as one item for this promotion.
Absolutely! We can provide co-branding and embroidery services for orders of minimum 200 units. White label productions are available from 1000 units.
We’ve customised towels for some great brands! Just send an e-mail over to email@example.com with as many details as you can think of and our team will get back to you as soon as we can.
General & Marketing
That's great to hear! We post any vacancies on websites such as Indeed.com, LinkedIn and Milkround. Be sure to keep up to date with us!
We have a number of lovely stockists who you can go and visit to get a hands-on experience of our products! Please get in touch with us via the contact form so we can help you locate your nearest stockist!
We are unable to see what they have in stock so we would definitely recommend getting in touch with them before your visit.
All our products are made in China. Our two founders, Andy & Ben visit the factories at least once a year and have strong relationships with the teams over there. They ensure all factories we work with have up to date ethical audits to maintain working standards.
We are committed to actively making sustainable choices where we can throughout the business. To find out what these are and for more information, please visit our Doing Our Bit page. We have some very exciting things in store!
We love to see your shots! Simply tag us in your post on social media and use the hashtag #dockandbay so we can see your photos and stories.
For all orders placed from 1st November 2020 to 31st December 2020, you will have an extended 60 days to return the items back to us for an exchange or refund.
All other parts of our returns policy remain unchanged. See