269 Best Beach Quotes And Beach Captions For Saltwater Lovers

Get your fill on the best beach quotes all about sand, sun, and waves! From exploring the Keri Caves in Zakynthos, snorkeling along the reefs in Mauritius, and walking the sugary sand beaches in Tulum,  beach vacations have made some of my most memorable adventures. 

Enjoy this extensive list of inspirational and funny beach quotes and captions that will have you planning your next trip to the ocean and reminiscing about the ones you had. 

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Funny Beach Quotes

orange starfish on the shoreline in front of a mini wave and a beach quote that says "I think it's time for a trip to the beach."

1. I think it’s time for a trip to the beach.

2. Pretending I’m at the beach.

3. I wish that beach therapy was covered by my health insurance. 

4. Keep calm and think of the beach.

5. Gone to the beach. Be back never. 

6. Currently pretending I’m at the beach. 

7. Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.

8. I need some beach therapy!

9. The lower the latitude … the better the attitude!

10. I’ll have a side of beach with my morning coffee. 

11. I miss being on a beach vacation and never knowing what day of the week it is. 

12. We run this beach. 

13. Beachology. Be shore of yourself. Don’t be crabby. Let your worries drift away. Drown out pier pressure. Soak up positive energy. Seas life’s moments.

14. Beach you to it!

15. “I am definitely a beach person. In fact, I am so much a beach person that my wife is allergic to beaches now.” – Barun Sobti 

16.Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.

17. A change in latitude would help my attitude.

18. Give me coffee to change the things I can, and the beach to accept the things I can’t.

Black swimsuit next to a straw hat and sunglasses with the quote "vacation mode activated."

19. Vacation mode: activated.

20. ” A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.”– Linda Gerber

21.On beach time.

22. No one likes a shady beach. 

23. Drown out pier pressure.

24. It’s a shore thing.

25. “Babies don’t need a vacation, but I still see them at the beach… it pisses me off! I’ll go over to a little baby and say ‘What are you doing here? You haven’t worked a day in your life!’” – Steven Wright 

26. Stay salty, my friends.

27. I’m pretty sure my birthstone is a sea shell.

28. Everyone should believe in something. I believe I’ll go to the beach.

29. Take time to coast (and toast).

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Short Beach Quotes And Sayings

Someone holding a coconut with a straw in front of the beach and a quote with "you can never have too much beach."

30. You can never have too much beach. 

31. Beach please!

32. Beach vibes only. 

33. Hight tides and good vibes. 

34. I need vitamin sea. 

35. Life’s a beach.

36. Seas the day!

37. Don’t worry, beach happy.

38. Just beachy.

39. Sunshine is my favorite accessory.

40. My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.

Aerial view of a wave in the ocean and a beach quote that says "flow with it!"

41. Flow with it.

42. Mermaid vibes.

43. Saltwater heals everything.

44. Beach rules. 

45. Here’s to good times and tan lines. 

46. Seas the day, forget the drama. 

47. Home is where the anchor drops. 

48. I’m done adulting. Let’s be mermaids!

49. The beach fixes everything.

Cute Beach Quotes

3 friends walking into the ocean to surf during sunset and a quote that says "the beach is my happy place."

50. The beach is my happy place. 

51. I’m a true OceaanHolic!

52. Live life in a bikini. 

53. Let’s be beach bums today. 

54. Memories are made in flip flops. 

55. Girls just wanna have sun.

56. I need to be seahabilitated.

57. “Sunshine and waves are like bacon and eggs.” – Theodore W. Higginsworth

58. I can see clearly now. 

59. Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose. 

60. I’ve got sunshine on my mind. 

61. “I like to go to the beach, have a bonfire, and play music.” – Colbie Caillat

orange starfish on shore and turquoise water with a quote that says "beach daze always."

62. Beach daze always. 

63. Good times and tan lines. 

64. Happy as a clam. 

65. “Just keep swimming!” – Dory, Finding Nemo

66. The ocean made me salty. 

67. Shake your pam palms. 

68. Seashells > Snowflakes.

69. If it requires bare feet in the sand, my answer is yes!

70. I dig my toes into the sand.

71. SEA more of the world one beach at a time.

Beach Love Quotes

Couple holding hands on a tropical beach with a beach love quote saying "keep calm let's go to the beach."

72. Keep calm and let’s go to the beach. 

73. Love you to the beach and back. 

74. Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean. 

75. You’re the piña to my colada. 

76. We mermaid for each other. 

77. You, me, and the sea.

78. I love you to the shore line and back. 

79. I love you like the sea loves the shore. 

80. “You all want to know what my dream is? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover.”-Michelle Bachelet

81. “No words can express, The depth of her contentment, As she walks along the beach. As the waves lap against the shores, They create the rhythm of her life. Balmy breeze kiss, Her sun-bronzed skin, And she wonders… Could there ever be a greater destiny, Than to be born with a love, For the treasures of the sea? Here, she is home” – Suzy Toronto

82. As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart, never full of love.

Couple hugging while facing each other during sunset with a quote "mightier than the waves at sea is my love for you."

83. Mightier than the waves at sea is my love for you.

84. I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.

85. “You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” – Mitch Albom

86. You’re the only fish in the sea for me. 

87. “Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” –Ryunosuke Satoro

88. Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.

89. “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

90. In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.

91. With you, life’s a beach.

92. I will watch every beach sunrise with you until the sunset of our lives.

93. “Come walk with me, take off your shoes, let’s walk the beach with only the moon to light the path and waves to hear you tell me you love me. Why does the ocean rock the moon to sleep every night? So the sun will wake and kiss the beach.” – J Henson

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Beach Life Quotes

Hands making the shape of a heart and while a sun setting inside with a quote saying "my heart led me to the beach. "

94. I followed my heart and it lead me to the beach. 

95. Life is always better at the beach. 

96. May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.

97. A good beach day keeps the doctor away.

98. “At home, we live on the beach, and it’s like every day is a date.” – Grant Show 

99. “I live on the beach, and I always will.” – Nathan Phillips

100. “My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau

101. “No computers, no phone calls, no problems at the beach, only sunshine and smiles allowed.” – Catherine Pulsifer

102. “I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.”– Rafael Nadal

Lady in her bikini laying on a towel and a mini island with a straw umbrella in the middle. of the ocean and a beach life quote that says "life is simple, just add water."

103. Life is simple, just add water.

104. “On the beach, you can live in bliss.”– Dennis Wilson

105.There’s no place like home. Except the beach. 

106. Everything is better at the beach. Even rain.

107. “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.”-J.A. Redmerski 

108. “I love being on the beach – it’s my favorite place.” – Geri Halliwell 

109. I’m an aquaholic. 

110. ”The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen.” — Behati Prinsloo

111. You could say I’ve been a little…nautical. 

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Beach Vacation Quotes

Seagulls flying along the shoreline on a sunny day and a quote that says "happier than a seagull with a french fry. "

112. Happier than a seagull with a french fry.

113. Let us seas the day.

114. Always be yourself unless you can be a mermaid. Then be a mermaid.

115. Beach hair, don’t care.

116. “Smell the sea and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” – Van Morrison

117. ”True freedom is on the beach. “-Rosamund Pike.

two dolphins in electric blue water looking at the camera with a quote that says "the beach gives me porpoise!"

118. The beach gives me porpoise.

119. “Only at the beach can we go a splishin’ and a splashin’.”- Kate Summers

120. Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat.

121. Taking an extra dose of Vitamin Sea.

122. I long for salt air in my hair. 

123. Make a wish upon a starfish. 

124. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

Beach Day Quotes

Lady reading on book in a hammock on a tropical island during sunset with a beach vacation quote "happiness is a day at the beach."

125. Happiness is a day at the beach. 

126. How to have a beach body: 1. Have a body 2. Go to the beach

127. “My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.

128. “True freedom is on the beach. –Rosamund Pike

129. ”Dreams are made of sun and sand.” 

130. Sometimes a day at the beach with your best friends is all the therapy you need.

131. 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.

132. Beach bum.

Foamy shoreline on a sunny day and a quote "good vibes happen on the tides."

133. Good vibes happen on the tides.

134. The sun shines everywhere, not just on the beach.

Brande Roderick.

135. Wherever you go, bring your own sunshine. 

136. “Life gives you special moments, especially those that involve the beach. ” –Larry Wilcox

137. “The sea! the sea! the open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!” — Bryan W. Procter

138. The only B.S. I needs is bikinis and sandals.

139. A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the… beach!

Beach Sunset Quotes

tropical island orange and pink sunset setting on the ocean with a beach sunset quote saying "forever chasing sunsets!"

140. Forever chasing sunsets.

141. “Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens, every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler

142. “The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” – Pamela Hansford Johnson

143. Sunset vibes. 

144. “Sunset is the opening music of the night.”– Mehmet Murat Ildan

145. “To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” –Jeanne Moreau

146. Born to chase oranges, yellows, blues, and pink. 

147. “Peace is seeing a sunset and knowing who to thank.” – Amish Proverb

148. Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.

149. “Sunset is my favorite color.”-Mattie Stepanek

tropical island and the sun setting with hints of purple, pink, and orange and a quote "watch more sunsets than netflix."

150. Watch more sunsets than Netflix. 

151. Don’t forget: beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies.

152. “May every sunrise hold more promise and every sunset hold more peace.”  – Umair Siddiqui

153. All you need is love and sunsets. 

154. Golden hour is my happy hour. 

155. May I never miss a sunset because I am looking down. 

156. Never go too long without watching a sunset.

157. I want to spend the rest of my sunsets with you. 

158. Palm trees. Coconuts. Tanned skin. Sunsets. Hot nights. Salt.

159. She was in love with the sunset, no one else ever even stood a chance. 

160. I dream in the colors of the sunset. 

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Thoughtful Beach Quotes

footprints along the shoreline and a thoughtful beach quote "leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go!"

161. Leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go.

162. Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.

163. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

164. Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of 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.

165. “To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.” – Isaac Newton

166. “Take time in a place you love, restore your spirit on the beach.”

Luanne Rice.

167. The beach means plenty of possibilities, and the defeats go with the waves.

Friends running into the ocean an a quote reading "the sea lives in each one of us!"

168. The sea lives in each one of us.

169. “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

170. Dear ocean, Thank you for making us feel tiny, salty, humble, and inspired, all at once.

171. “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

Inspirational Beach Quotes

Person walking on the beach with palm trees with a quote "a walk on the beach soothes the soul."

172. A walk on the beach soothes the soul.

173. We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.

174. Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.

175. Never give up for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.

176. “I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.” – Helen Keller

177. Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.

178. “Take time in a place you love, restore your spirit on the beach.”- Luanne Rice

179. Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach. 

180. The other side of the shore is always success. 

181. “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.“ – Robert Wyland 

182. Time spent at the beach is is never wasted. 

183. ”We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.” — John F Kennedy

184. “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” – Michelle Held

185. The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient.– Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

186.Peace of the Beach … Love yourself … you only have one you … one life.

Life takes you down many paths, but my favorite ones lead to the beach.

187. Let the sea set you free. 

188.  I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods. I believe in the waves wiping away worries. I believe in seashells bringing good luck. I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.

189. The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free. 

Aerial view of the beach and person walking to the shoreline and a quote that says "if there's a will there's a wave."

190. If there’s a will there’s a wave. 

191. “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” — E. E. Cummings

192. A woman’s heart is a deep ocean of secrets.

193. Let the currents guide your heart. 

194. “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

195. If in doubt paddle out. 

196. For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea. – E. E. Cummings

197. Like seashells, we are beautiful and unique each with a story to tell.

198. Sunshine is the best medicine. 

199. Less worries more sunshine. 

200. If there’s a will there’s a wave.  

Lady dancing along the ocean during sunset and a quote that reads "Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

201. “Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

202. “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me. And no-one knows, how far I’ll go” – Moana

203. “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” – The Beach Boys

204. Sky above, sand below, peace within.

205. Like seashells, we are beautiful and unique each with a story to tell.

206. “To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead

207. “Have you ever just sat and listened to the waves rolling in, it is like an orchestra, beautiful relaxing music.” – Catherine Pulsifier 

208. “Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” – Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

Famous Beach Quotes

Girl posing in front of a sunset and a famous beach quote that reads "life is a beach, I'm just playin' in the sand." by Lil Wayne.

209. “Life is a beach, I’m just playin’ in the sand.” – Lil Wayne

210. ”The ocean makes me feel small, and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.” – Beyoncé

211. “To reach a port we must set sail –Sail, not tie at anchor. Sail, not drift.”― Franklin D. Roosevelt

212. ”If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” —Jimmy Buffett

213. “Mind on a permanent vacation, the ocean is my only medication, wishing my condition isn’t ever going to go away.” – Zac Brown Band

214. “I love the beach, and I love sunshine.” – Megan Fox

215. “The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.”― Vincent Van Gogh

216.  “Why do we love the beach? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” – Robert Henri

Beach Quotes For Instagram

Two friends splashing in the ocean and a beach quote for Instagram that reads "freinds, sun, sand, and sea- that sounds like a summer to me."

217. Friends, sun, sand, and sea – that sounds like a summer to me.

218. Sea the beauty in life.

219. May you never be too busy to stop and breathe under a palm tree.

220. “Only at the beach can we go a splishin’ and a splashin’.” – Kate Summers

221. Sun, sand, and pineapple in hand.

Beach Instagram Captions

Palm trees in front of a sun setting on a tropical island with a beach Instagram caption "you had me at aloha!"

222. You had me at aloha! 

223. Ocean lover since birth.

224. Just a fish out of water.

225. Sea you soon.

226. “I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.” – Rosamund Pike

227. Stay wild, ocean child.

228. At the beach life is different. 

229. Having a whale of a time.

230. Time to get nautical.

231. Just hanging with my gull-friends.

232. Dear Beach, I miss you everyday.

233. Excited to get wet.

234. You can find me where the sand meets the water.

Funny Beach Instagram Captions

Starfish on the beach shore with the beach quote "the beach is calling and I must go!"

235. The beach is calling and I must go. 

236. Long time, no sea. 

237. No one likes shady beaches. 

238. Sea la vie. 

239. This is sun-real. 

240. I don’t wanna be tide down. 

241. Suns out, buns out. 

242. Sun-believable. 

243. Shell yeah!

244. I’m a better person when I’m tan.

245. Where my beaches at?

Fishing boat on a sunny  island in Thailand and a funny beach Instagram caption that reads "sun of a beach!"

246. Sun of a beach. 

247. Aloha beaches. 

248. Sorry, I’m octopied. 

249. 99 problems but a beach ain’t one. 

250. This is my resting beach face.

251. Me and the ocean: Love at first sight.

252. Talk to the sand.

253. Tis the sea-sun!

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Short And Sweet Instagram Beach Captions

Lady in bikini sitting on a plank overlooking the shoreline and a Instagram caption that reads "salt water heals all wounds."

254. Salt water heals all wounds.

255. Salty hair, don’t care.

256. Sea-esta!

257. Life’s a beach, find your wave.

258. If you need me call me on my shell!

259. I need some beach therapy.

260. This heats a beach!

261. Keep calm and beach on. 

262. A cloudy day at a the beach is still eat the….beach!

263. B.E.A.C.H: Best Escape Anyone Can Have.

Man walking on the beach barefoot along the shoreline during sunset and a beach caption that says "if you're not barefoot, there you're overdressed. "

264. If you’re not barefoot, there you’re overdressed. 

265. Salt in the air. Sand in my hair.

266. Namast’ay at the beach.

267. All I need is a good dose of vitamin sea.

268. Tropic like it’s hot.

269. Feeling fintastic.

Beach Quotes Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this list of beach quotes and it inspired you to plan your next adventure near the rolling waves and sun.  Did you have a favorite beach quote? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. Rhonda Albom

    So many great quotes. I do love the beach. My fav here is I followed my heart and it lead me to the beach. – but it’s as much about the image you chose. Looks great.

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Thank you so much Rhonda for your lovely compliment. Beaches are so relaxing, I guess that’s why we love them so much. Time for some beach therapy.

  2. Krista

    I love reading quotes! I really like the funny ones, especially the one about latitude and attitude!

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      I so agree Krista about reading quotes! So happy you enjoyed the funny ones I listed. Thanks for reading.

  3. Julia

    Just dreaming of the beach over here…. getting me in that beach mood! Fortunately, next weekend I’ll be at the beach! Now I just need some warm weather to go with it!

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hi Julia! I totally feel you about dreaming of a beach. I hope you get some nice warm sunny weather at the beach!

  4. Ummi | Ummi Goes Where?

    Oh, this makes me miss the beach so much! Currently my country is under strict lockdown where interstate travel is not allowed. Unfortunately there’s no beach in my state! ?

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hey Ummi! Well, when things open up I hope you get to go escape to a nice tropical beach somewhere far away.

  5. Jacqueline

    Aww this are so cute! I love the beach and can relate to some of these quotes, if not all haha. Love those sunset colors in that first pic too so dreamy.

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Thank so much for reading Jacqueline. I love a good beach too!

  6. Jamie Sharpe

    It’s been such a long winter that these quotes are exactly what I need to remind me that summer is just around the corner!


    WOW! This is sooo many quotes! I’m definitely saving this post for future social media captions. It can be so hard sometimes coming up with something original and witttty. Thanks for sharing!

    1. chrissy@jetlaggedroamer.com

      Hey Chelsea thanks for stopping by and reading. You’re so right, it can be hard coming up with that perfect caption. Glad they will help you in the future.

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