262 Awesome Summer Captions & Quotes For Your Instagram

Summer captions picture of a sun hat, bananas, and a pineapple next to a clear water pool.

It can be hard thinking of the perfect caption for Instagram, right? Here I have done the hard work for you and have listed 262 awesome summer captions and summertime quotes that are fantastic for your Instagram posts and get you in the summer mood. 

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BEACH PUNS SUMMER CAPTIONS

IMAGE WHERE THE "SAYS BEACH PLEASE! PHOTO OF A TROPICAL BEACH DURING SUNSET.

1. Beach, please!

2. Tropic like it’s hot

3. I’m an aquaholic

4. Shell-abrate good times

5. Beach Bum.

6. Anchors away.

7. I love SUNday. 

8. Game of cones. 

9. That crazy little sun of a beach. 

10. Just hanging with my gull-friends

11. Beauty and the beach. 

12. Keep palm and carry on. 

13. Beach you to it!

14. Happiness comes in waves.

15. Namast’ay at the beach.

16. Keepin’ it reel.

Beautiful island on a sunny day with a crooked palm tree and a phrase that says "ready to sea the world."

17. Ready to sea the world.

18. Aboat time. 

19. I can sea clearly now.

20. Happy as a clam.

21. There are Sundays, and then there are Sun-days!

22. A midsummer ice cream.

23. Long time, no sea!

24. Sun of a beach!

25. I don’t wanna be tied down.

26. Anything is popsicle!

27. Hanging with my grill friends. 

28. Happiest in flip flops.

29. Feelin’beachy. 

30. Giving in to pier pressure.

Woman surfing on a deep blue ocean and a phrase that says "life's a wave, catch it!"

31. Life’s a wave, catch it!

32. Ahoy!

33. You, me, and the sea.

34. Stay salty. 

35. You’re one in a melon. 

36. You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream…and that’s pretty much the same thing.  

37. Feeling tan-tastic. 

38. Let’s have some fun in the sunshine. 

39. Yay, it’s summer again! Yippee!

CUTE SUMMER CAPTIONS

Tall skinny palm trees on a sunny day and blue sky with a cute summer caption that reads "summer is the best I ever felt."

40. Summer is the best I’ve ever felt.

41. Summer is the best vacation. 

42. Wake me up when it’s summer. 

43. Keep calm and lay in the sun

44. I want to smile at the sun.

45. Keep calm it’s summer vacation. 

46. Life is cool by the pool.

47. I dream of a never ending summer. 

48. Keep cool and wear sunglasses. 

49. Oh no! Summer is over. 

50. It’s always summer somewhere. 

51. Mentally on the beach. 

52. Every summer is its own story.

53. I you want to shine like a  sun, first burn like a sun. 

54. Live in the sunshine. 

55. Friends are the sunshine of life. 

56. This summer will be hot, hot, hot!

Woman sitting on a chair staring at the pool on a sunny day and a quote that says "wake me up when summer begins."

57. Wake me up when summer begins. 

58. Hello holiday! I’m so happy to see you!

59. Make your first day of summer extra special!

60. Today, fill your cup of life with sunshine, love & laughter. 

61. Good times in summer (fill in year). 

62. Summer is all I want. 

63. Good things come to those who swim.

64. Follow the sun. 

65. Tan lines fade, but friends are forever. 

66. That summer feeling. 

67. Dreams are made of sand and sun. 

68. #HotGirlSummer

69. Let Summer began!

70. Endless sun. Endless fun. Endless summer. 

71. Let summer begin!

72. Sandy toes, tan lines and ocean waves. 

73. Make your own sunshine. 

74. Follow the sun. 

75. I’m dreaming of a hot summer. 

76. I’m all about sun days.

77. High tides and good vibes. 

Furry coconut perched on the sand near the shoreline during sunset and a quote that reads "I stay on vacation mode."

78. I stay in vacation mode.

79. Summertime is always the best of what might be!

80. In a sunshine state of mind. 

81. Girls just wanna have sun. 

82. Sunshine is the best medicine. 

83. All you need is ice cream. 

84. Nothing but sandy skin and summer smiles. 

85. Into the sun

86. Always on the sunny side. 

87. Block his number and enjoy your summer. 

88. Soak in the sun. 

QUOTES FOR SUMMER CAPTIONS

QUOTE THAT SAYS ONE MUST MAINTAIN A LITTLE BIT OF SUMMER EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF WINTER. IMAGE OF A PALM TREE ON A SUNNY DAY.

89. ”One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” —Henry David Thoreau

90. ”I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” —F.Scott Fitzgerald

91. ”A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” —John Mayer

92. ”Summertime is always the best of what might be.” —Charles Bowden

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

94. ”Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” —C. Day-Lewis

95. ”I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” —L.M. Montgomery

96. ”I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer – its dust and lowering skies” —Toni Morrison

97. ”I wonder what it would like to live in a world where it was always June.” —L.M. Montgomery

98. ”Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” —Jenny Han

99. ”Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James

100. ”Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” —Nora Ephron

FUNNY SUMMER CAPTIONS

Lady laying in a hammock near the shoreline on a sunny day with text that reads "summer is the best excuse for lazy days."

101. Summer is the best excuse for lazy days. 

102. Vitamin sea. 

103. Is it summer yet?

104. A bikini is always a good idea. 

105. A pineapple a day keeps the worries away. 

106. I need a six month vacay twice a year. 

107. Let the countdown to beach time begin. 

108. Sun, sand, and pineapple in hand. 

109. Pool hair, don’t care. 

110. I live in vacation mode. 

111. I need 6 months vacation twice a year. 

112. I felt like summer had taken over me. 

113. The beach: where doing absolutely nothing is doing something. 

114. Adventure is calling, but I can’t come to the phone right now. 

115. I  could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. 

116. Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August

117. Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer like it. 

118. Tangled hair don’t care. 

119. Let the countdown to summer begin!

120. The end of summer makes people restless. 

AERIAL VIEW OF A WOMAN LAYING DOWN ON A TROPICAL BEACH. TEXT READ A QUOTE THAT SAYS WHERE CAN I GET MORE VACATION DAYS?

121. Where can I get more vacation days? 

122. Less Monday more summer. 

123. Dear summer, please restart yourself!

124. Life is better when you’re under the sun. 

125. Never stop chasing your summer. 

126. I’m in a flip flop state of mind. 

127. Happiness is air-conditioning on a hot summer night. 

128. Summer should get a speeding ticket. 

129. Don’t worry, beach happy. 

130. Watch more sunsets than Netflix. 

131. Find me under the palms. 

132. If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes. 

133. All I need this summer is tequila and a tan. 

134. I followed my dreams and it led me to the beach – and of course I had to stop at the nearest bar on the way

135. Swimming is my therapy. 

Frozen cocktail sitting on the sand on a beautiful tropical island on a sunny day with text that says "All I want is the sun, the sand and a drink in my hands.

136. All I want its the sun, the sand and a drink in my hands. 

137. Tan and tipsy. 

138. Remember SPF is you BFF. 

139. I followed my dreams and it led me to the beach. 

140. You’re the salt and lime to my tequila. 

141. The beach: where doing absolutely nothing is something. 

142. Hello loverly summer. 

143. Summer please don’t go. 

144. Summertime, and the livin’ is easy. 

SUMMER CAPTIONS FROM MUSIC LYRICS

Bright sun in a blue sky with a summer caption from Johnny Cash "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. "

145. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine.”- Johnny Cash, ‘You Are My Sunshine’

146. “Long, long hot summer night, As far as my eyes could see.” – Jimi Hendrix, ‘ Long Hot Summer Night’ 

147. “You’re like a cold beer, darling on a long-hot summer’s day.” Rod Stewart, ‘Delicious’

148. “We’ll keep on spending the sunny days this way.”- The Young Rascals 

149. “Summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind.” DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince

150. “Summertime, and the living’ is easy.” – Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong 

151. ”Oh babe, you make me feel like it’s a hot summer night.” — Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, ‘Hot Summer Night’

152. “ Here comes the sun, and I say it’s all right.” The Beatles, ‘Here Comes The Sun’

153. “It was a hot summer night and a beach was burning.” Meatloaf, ‘ You Took The Words Right Out Of My Mouth.”

154.  “What would I pay to spend a day warm on the sand?” — The Little Mermaid, ‘Part of Your World’

Friends taking a road trip with their hands up in a convertible  with the top down. Lyrics from Gladys Knight and the Pips "Don't you know it's summer time."

155. “Don’t you know it’s summer time.” Gladys Knight & The Pips, ‘ It’s Summer Time’

156. ”We walk the beach at midnight and watch the stars in the clear skies.” — Willow Smith, “Summer Fling”

 157. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray.” — Johnny Cash, “You Are My Sunshine”

158. ”I’m walking on sunshine. Wow!” — Katrina and the Waves, ‘Walking on Sunshine’

159. “I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.” — Natasha Bedingfield, ‘Pocketful of Sunshine’

160. “”Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?” — Miley Cyrus, ‘Malibu’ 

161. “And that summer feeling is gonna haunt you.” Jonathan Richman, ‘ That Summer Feeling’

SUMMER QUOTES FOR INSTAGRAM

Lady in a red bikini floating in the ocean and quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads "live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air. "

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

163. ”Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.” — Hosea Ballou 

164. ”Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” —Henry James

165. ”Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” — Bryan Procter 

166.  “Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.”― Paul Monette, Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

167. “All I cared about that summer were suntans, beaches, boys and booze.”- Shannon Celebi, Small Town Demons

168. ”A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” —Robert Orben

169. ”I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” —Kellie Elmore

FUNNY SUMMER CAPTIONS 

Yellow flip flops on a wooden deck in front of a pool with text that reads "it's going to be a flip flop summer."

170. It’s gonna be another flip flop summer.

171. Are you sunburnt are always hot. 

172. Can we restart summer? 

173. My BFF is the A/C unit.

174. Let’s wander where Wi-Fi is weak. 

175. I’m sorry for the things I said when it was winter. 

176. Flip flops are my favorite shotes. 

177. Swim your worries away. 

178. This can’t be summer love. 

179. My favorite summer reading list is reading menus from restaurants in different cities I travel to.

180. I wasn’t made for winter, I want my flip flops. 

Aerial view of beach umbrellas on a sunny day and a "come on summer" quote.

181. Come on summer!!!!

182. Good things come to those who swim. 

183. Happy unsticking your thighs from a chair season. 

184. Home is where the pool is. 

185. Staying cool in the pool. 

186. I prefer footprints in the san than the snow. 

187. Keep calm and summer will come. 

SUMMER ACTIVITY CAPTIONS

Woman in a white bikini lying on a red circular float in a clear pool and a quote that says "This really floats my boat."

188. This really floats my boat.

189. Putting the “pool” in carpool. 

190. Life was meant for good friends and great adventures. 

191. Queen of the (sand) castle. 

192. Things are going swimmingly. 

193.  Make summer your adventure. 

194. Say yes to new adventures. 

195. Sand, sun, and surf.

SUMMER NIGHTS QUOTES & CAPTIONS

Sun setting on a lake with one boat sailing with a summer nights quote from Lenard Cohen that says "the summer night is fragrant."

196. “ The summer night is fragrant. “ Leonard Cohen, ‘ Closing Time’

197. “A summer night is the perfect reflection of thoughts.- Wallace Stephens

198.  “Summer days driftin’ away, to uh-oh those summer nights.” — Grease, ‘Summer Nights’

199. “Sound loves to revel in a summer night”- Edgar Allan Poe 

200. “Hot summer nights, mid July when you and I were forever wild.” — Lana Del Rey, ‘Young and Beautiful’

201. “It is as if everything else in the world stops as we lie here in the summer night.” Huntley Fitzpatrick, My Life Next Door

202. “Ain’t nothin like them summer nights”- Lil Rob, ‘Summer Nights’ 

 203. “Celebrate summer–sun-drenched days and starlit nights.” Gooseberry Patch

204. “Summer night– even the stars are whispering to each other.”- Kobayashi Issa

205. “These summer nights are short. Going to bed before midnight is unthinkable and talk, wine, moonlight and the warm air are often in league to defer it one, two or three hours more. ― Patrick Leigh Fermor, Mani: Travels in the Southern Peloponnese 

206. “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” Wallace Stevens

207. “Holler if you’re ready for some summer nights.”- Rascal Flats, ‘Summer Nights’

Friends dancing on a beach and text that reads "good company and summer nights."

208. Good company and summer nights. 

209. Long live summer nights!

210. Every sunset is an opportunity to rest. 

211. Summer nights and city lights. 

212. I love you like a summer night. 

213. To watch a sunset is to connect with the divine. 

214. Christ every sunset.

215. I can’t wait for summer nights.

216. My favorite color is sunset. 

217. Every sunset brings the promise of a new dawn.

218. I’m ready for the summer nights.  

SUMMER INSTAGRAM CAPTIONS

Sunglasses perched next to a pool and a summer Instagram caption that reads "hair up. sunnies on. world off."

219. Hair up. Sunnies on. World off. 

220. Hey summer I’m waiting for you. 

221. There is sunshine in my soul today. 

222. I just want to chill on the beach all summer long. 

223. But oh! Those summer nights. 

224. I’m a summer girl/guy.

225. Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer

226. Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it

227. I don’t wanna work, I just want to play on the beach all day. 

228. Star light, star bright, I wish I was on the beach tonight. 

229. Ii need to live where summer never ends. 

230. Offline. 

231. This summer, put your phone away for a few days. Make some memories that no-one knows about, make some memories that are just yours.

232. It’s always summer in my heart and in my soul. 

233. it’s summer vacation. 

234. If life is a journey, the beach is my destination. 

235. Every summer has a story.  

236. Summer – Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.

237. Don’t bother me, I’m on summer vacation

Woman in a red bikini floating in the ocean on a tube that looks like an orange and a caption "ocean child."

238. Ocean child. 

239. I’m a better person when tan. 

240. Salt water therapy. 

241. Enjoy your summer break!

242. I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. 

243. Got that sunshine in my pocket. 

244. Into the sun.

245. Forever chasing the sun.

246. Feeling Tropical. 

247. In life’s winter, find your invincible summer. 

248. Kissed by the sun. 

249. Everyday is one step closer to summer. 

250. Close your eyes and feel the summer breeze. 

Woman at the beach dressed in her surfer wet suit staring at the sunrise and text that says "good morning sunshine."

251. Good morning sunshine. 

252. Just the smell of summer can make me fall in love. 

253. Some days you just have to create your own sunshine. 

254. Live by the sun, love by the moon. 

255. Happiness is a summer afternoon. 

256. A life without love is like a year without summer. 

257. Dear winter, I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other sessions. Summer is hotter than you.

258. The sun shines not on us but in us. 

259. Even the sun is jealous of the way you shine. 

260. Always wear sunscreen. 

261. Laugh. Wear sunscreen. 

262. I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this. 

THAT’S A WRAP ON SUMMER CAPTIONS

Well, there’s your list of 262 captions and quotes about summer. Telll me your favorite in the comments below. 

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