50+ Best Beach Quotes & Beach Captions

Looking for the perfect beach quotes? We’ve got you covered!

The beach is all about relaxing, soaking up the sunshine, and making memories. From swimming in the turquoise waters, soaking your toes in the white sand, and lounging all day long, you’re always bound to make so many memories at the beach! Who doesn’t love the beach? We know we sure do!

We gravitate towards the beach on almost all of our trips – if there’s a beach nearby, you can bet that we’ll be there! Some of our absolute favorite beaches are located on the many islands of Thailand, the beautiful shores that dot Key West, and pretty much anywhere in the Caribbean.

Wherever your favorite beach spot is, you’re most likely taking amazing pictures of your getaway! And for all the amazing photos you snap, you want to make sure you have the perfect words to go with it.

Next time you’re stumped on the perfect worded explanation for your incredible beach snaps or just need to get in the beach sprit, look no further. We’ve rounded up the best beach quotes and sayings for whatever beach day you’re having or planning!

We’ve split up our top choices into a few categories – funny beach quotes, beach day quotes, inspirational beach quotes, wave quotes, ocean/sea quotes, and famous beach lyrics. We even included a list of quick sayings perfect for an Instagram caption.


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Funny Beach Quotes

Feeling a little witty? These sayings are clever and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

  1. “Advice from the ocean: be shore or yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.” – Unknown
  2. “How to have a beach body: 1. Have a body 2. Go to the beach.” – Unknown
  3. “I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach.” – Unknown
  4. “There’s no place like home. Except for the beach.” – Unknown
  5. “Of all the paths you take you life, make sure a few of them are sandy.” – Unknown

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Beach Day Quotes

Having an amazing day at the beach means you took some incredible pictures. And we’ve got the best words to pair them with.

  1. “To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead
  2. “Beach Rules: Soak up the sun. Ride the waves. Breathe the salty air. Feel the breeze. Build sandcastles. Rest, relax, reflect. Collect seashells. Bare-feet required.” – Unknown
  3. “Salty hair. Sandy toes. Ocean breeze. Anything goes.” -Unknown
  4. “A cloudy day at the bach is still a day at the beach.” – Unknown
  5. “Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like the perfect beach day to me.” – Unknown

Inspirational Beach Quotes

We get it – the beach is a magical place and can be a place to reflect. Feeling somewhat inspired while your toes are in the sand? We’ve got the best inspriting quotes for you.

  1. “At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun.” -Sandy Gingras
  2. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings joy to the soul.” -Wyland
  3. “For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste in the infinite salt on her lips.” – Jose Chaves
  4. “My home is the open sea where stars shine brighter and my soul is free.” – Unknown
  5. “Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.” – Unknown

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Wave Quotes

Sometimes you can spend the whole day at the beach watching the waves crashing on the shore. There’s just something so calming and memorizing about them!

  1. “Every wave kisses the shore, while the sand hugs your toes, and the wind brushes your checks.” – Unknown
  2. “You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn
  3. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea, let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine
  4. “Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.” – Unknown
  5. “Let the waves hit your feet. Let the sand be your seat.” – Unknown

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Ocean/Sea Quotes

Looking to describe the ocean and sea in a new way? We have some ideas for you below.

  1. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau
  2. “ The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland
  3. “Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay
  4. “The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” -Unknown
  5. “Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty all at once.” -Unknown

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Beach Lyrics

Who doesn’t love a catchy beach tune? Some of the most famous beach lyrics that come to mind are below!

  1. “Mind on a permanent vacation, the ocean is my only medication, wishing my condition isn’t ever going to go away.” – Jimmy Buffett
  2. “Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.” – Zac Brown Band
  3. “When the world is too much it will be only the ocean and me.” – Jack Johnson
  4. “On an island in the sun, we’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun.” – Weezer
  5. “Beachin’, sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide. Rollin’ white sand, cold can koozie in my hand.” – Jake Owen

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Beach Instagram Captions

And let’s be honest, who isn’t looking for the best Instagram caption for their beach picture? These 25 Instagram beach quote options should help you out next time you’re stumped.

  1. Let the sea set you free.
  2. As free as the ocean.
  3. Meet me where the sky touches the sea.
  4. Wild and free just like the sea.
  5. Sun, sand, the sea and me.
  6. We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.
  7. As free as the ocean.
  8. Beach more, worry less
  9. Girls just wanna have sun
  10. Talk to the palm
  11. 99 problems but a beach ain’t one
  12. Seas the day
  13. Life’s a Beach
  14. I need vitamin sea.
  15. Don’t worry, beach happy
  16. Beach days = best days
  17. Every day should be a beach day.
  18. Happiness is a day at the beach.
  19. Sky above, sand below, peace within.
  20. Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.
  21. Happiness comes in waves.
  22. Life’s a beach. Find your wave.
  23. Catch a wave.
  24. Waves for days.
  25. Go with the waves.

We hope you found some inspiration in these collections of quotes and captions – whether your favorite quote from our list is funny or inspirational, about your perfect beach day, the waves, or the beautiful ocean or sea. Or maybe one of the beach lyrics was just what you were looking for!

So what beach are you heading to next?

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