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250 Funny, Inspiring, & AWESOME Beach Quotes

Who doesn’t love the beach? Relaxing under a palm tree and listening to the crashing waves with a drink in hand is pure paradise. It’s hard to descirbe the feelings of relaxation, peace, and pure joy that comes from hanging at the beach – that’s why beach quotes are so handy!

This blog contains 250 different beach quotes. So whether you’re looking for a great beach caption for Instagram, preparing for your next holiday, or just looking for some words of inspiration, you’ll find it here in this blog. Some of the beach quotes are very short and to the point, some are hilarious puns, and some are deeper and more thoughtful. There really are beach quotes to describe every mood, emotion, thought, and feeling.

Since 250 quotes are a lot, I’ve broken them down into categories. This way, you’ll have an easier time finding exactly what you’re looking for. You’ll also notice that I’ve included some of my own tidbits throughout. You’ll read about fun facts about a few of the quotes authors (which sometimes really gives the quote context) as well as a few of my own interpretations about the quotes.

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Unique Beach Quotes

These next beach quotes are totally unique since I wrote them all myself! That’s right, you won’t find these quotes about the beach anywhere else!

landy laying on a sandy beach with the quote "paradise is just one beach away"
girl playing at the beach with a quote about the beach washing your pain away in the waves

“Paradise is just one beach away.” – Inspire with Quotes

“I’m running on beach time. All my worries washed away with the waves.” – Inspire with Quotes

“She is most herself at the beach.” – Inspire with Quotes

“If you’re hurting, then go to the beach. Let the saltwater cure your wounds and the waves wash the pain away.” – Inspire with Quotes

Quote Explanation: This quote is about how the beach takes care of emotional pain. Although saltwater technically is good for physical wounds, this beach quote is really referring to how a beach day clears you mind and creates clarity around your problems.

“Forever chasing those cotton-candy skies that only found at beach sunsets.” – Inspire with Quotes

“Don’t forget to get your daily dose of Vitamin Sea.” – Inspire with Quotes

“Nobody makes her feel better than the beach.” – Inspire with Quotes

Quote Explanation: I wrote this quote to describe the feeling of being at the beach. It is a feeling that you can’t find with other people. Beach days truly the best days!

“No matter how far she wandered, she always found her way back home – at the beach.” – Inspire with Quotes

Popular Beach Quotes

The next few beach quotes are some of the most popular. These are quotes you’ve likely heard or read before. They are funny, cute, and really clever. Honestly, most of them are my personal favorites.

person walking into the ocean with the beach quote about "a walk on the beach being worth a thousand words"
aerial photo of the beach with quote "high tides. good vibes"

“Happy as a clam.” 

“A walk on the beach is worth a thousand words.” 

“Ocean air, salty hair.”

“High tides. Good vibes.” 

“By the beach, near the sea, what a wonderful place to be.” 

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.” – Jo Walton

Why I love this quote: This beach quote conveys a message about how some of the best things in life are free. I totally agree with this statement, plus I absolutely love watching sunsets (especially at the beach!)

“Life is simple: just add water.” 

“Saltwater heals everything.”

“I’ve got sunshine on my mind.”

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

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop” — Mother Teresa 

Quote Interpretation: This quote reminds us that everything we do in life matters. It may seem insignificant, but it is not and an important piece to any puzzle.

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

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

“Happiness is a day at the beach.”

a rugged ocean coastline with the beach caption "B.E.A.C.H. Best escape anyone can have"
a shell on the beach with the quote "pretty sure my birthstone is a seashell"

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

“A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr. 

“Pretty sure my birthstone is a seashell.” 

Why I love this quote: A seashell is definitely not anybody’s true birthstone – which is why this is one of the funnier beach quotes. By saying it is though, is indicating you were born for the beach – I would be pretty happy if my birthstone was actually a seashell!

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus 

“It was love at first sight the day I met the beach.”

“Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.” 

“Happiness is a day at the beach.” 

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

“If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.” 

Why I love this quote: This quote reminds us to relax at the beach, no need for shoes or anything fancy – that’s why I love the beach!

“A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the… Beach”

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

“Keep calm and beach on.” 

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

Why I love this quote: Tell me if I’m wrong, but one of the best things about being on vacation is the fact that it doesn’t matter if it’s the weekend or not – running on “beach time.”

“The breaking of a wave cannot explain the whole sea.” — Vladimir Nabokov 

“Life is like the ocean. It can be calm and still and rough or rigid. But in the end, it is always beautiful!” 

“Memories are made in flip-flops.” 

“On most holidays, you’ll find me in Mexico. Actually, on most holidays you won’t find me. I’m at a beach, and it’s wonderful.” – Krysten Sinema

woman walking on the beach at sunset with a quote about finding our true direction in the waves of change
seagulls flying on the beach with the quote "life's a beach"

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” — Rumi 

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

Quote Interpretation: This quote tells us that change is a good thing. In the midst of change we can truly find our correct path. We need change to change in life.

“Watch more sunsets than Netflix.” 

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

“Mind on a permanent vacation, the ocean is my only medication, wishing my condition isn’t ever going to go away”.― Jimmy Buffett 

Did you know: Jimmy Buffet is a popular singer and songwriter. Many of his songs are about beaches and living an island kind of life. Many quotes about spending a day at the beach are by Jimmy Buffet.

“Serenity is found somewhere between the sky and the sand.” 

“Only worry in the world is if the tide’s gonna reach my chair.” – Song lyrics from “Knew Deep” by Zac Brown Band

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

“If you think about it, finding true love is a lot like finding a particular grain of sand on the beach.” – Chrissy Anderson 

“If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me, one day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go.” — Moana from the song “How Far I’ll Go”

Why I love this quote: It’s simple really, I love the movie Moana and the song this quote is from. Disney movies have some of the best inspirational beach quotes!

“We are all equal in the face of nature.” – Noah Hawley 

“Life’s a beach.” 

“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.” 

Why I love this quote: This quote speaks directly to me. The beach is my happy place, and this quote describes that perfectly.

woman in the water at the beach with a quote the ocean making her feel salty and humble at once
rocks on a white sandy beach with the short quote "beaches are god's poetry"

“Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humbled, inspired, and salty … all at once.” 

“The beach is a place of solitude where I can set my spirit free and relax.” – M.L. Borges 

“On an island in the sun, we’ll be playing and having fun, and it makes me feel so fine, I can’t control my brain.” — Song lyrics from “Island In The Sun” by Weezer

“Beaches are God’s poetry.” ― Steve Maraboli 

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

Why I love this quote: It is such a happy quote that makes me feel great about being a unique individual.

“Sky above, sand below, peace within.” 

“Sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide rollin’.” — Song lyrics from “Beachin'” by Jake Owen

Short and Cute Beach Quotes

Looking for a beach quote that’s short and sweet? Then these next quotes are perfect. Although only a couple of words long, they are witty and cute. To me, these beach quotes are perfect for crafting or scrapbooking!

people sitting under umbrellas at the beach with quote "eat. sleep. beach. repeat."
lady walking into the walk at the beach with the short quote "ocean air, salty hair"

“Salty hair, don’t care.”

“Let the sea set you free.” 

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

“Beach More – Worry Less.” 

“Seashells > Snowflakes.” 

“Gone to the beach. Be back never.” 

“Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.”

“The sun shines everywhere, not just on the beach.” – Brande Roderick 

Quote Interpretation: This quote is about finding happiness and light everywhere in the world. Sure, it is easy to be happy on the beach. But unlike most of the beach quotes in this blog, this quote is reminding to find that happiness all the time and not to depend on our surroundings for it.

“We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.”

“Mermaid vibes.” 

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” — Isak Dinesen

“Good times and tan lines.”

“Happier than a seagull with a french fry.”

Why I love this quote: Honestly, this one doesn’t need any explanation if you’ve ever seen a seagull with a french fry. There are few things in the world that seem happier than when you feed a seagull.

flip flops on the sand with the quote "life is better in flip flops"
woman standing next to a beach with the quote "it doesn;t matter where you go in life as long as you go to the beach"

“Beach rules… relax, unwind, enjoy.” 

“At the beach life is different.” 

“Life is better in flip-flops.”

“Sandy toes, sunkissed nose.”

“Stay salty, my friends.” 

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

Quote Interpretation: As people, we are larger and stronger together.

“Forever chasing sunsets.”

“Dear Beach, I miss you everyday.” 

“Set your clock to beach time.” 

“It doesn’t matter where you go in life, as long as you go to the beach.” 

“Every day should be a beach day.”

“Sand on, stress off.” 

“Today, I decided to make waves.” 

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

Quote Interpretation: Few things in this world go better together than bacon and eggs, and this quote tells us that sunshine and waves also go together just this well.

woman on a stunning beach with the quote "live life in a bikini"
beautiful beach with a palm tree and quote "stay wild, ocean child"

“The beach is calling.” 

“Just keep swimming!” – Dory, Finding Nemo

“Some girls are just born with the beach in their souls.”

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” – Sylvia Earle 

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

“Live life in a bikini.”

“The beach is cheaper than therapy.” 

Why I love this quote: After spending a day at the beach I always feel refreshed and full of clarity. This quote speaks to just that – no need for therapy if you have a few beach days!

“There’s no place like home. Except the beach.” 

“A good beach day keeps the doctor away.”

“Salty air. Ocean waves. Beach days.”

“Sunshine is my favorite accessory.”

“Stay wild, ocean child.” 

“You can never have too much beach.”

Long and Thoughtful Beach Quotes

One of my favorite thing about quotes is their ability to get you thinking. Some quotes use metaphors and have deeper meanings than what you might originally think. It’s these quotes that get the wheels turning and ignite an internal conversation. Within these quotes is where we learn something new by taking some time to reflect.

These next quotes are about beaches, but often their meaning is deeper and relates to life in general. I’ve included my own interpretations for a few of them, but keep in mind, your own interpretation may differ – which is why quotes are so awesome!

a shell on the beach with the quote "she was no better than the shells by her feet"
person jumping into the ocean at the beach with a quote about enjoying the beach under moonlight

“She was no better than the shells by her feet, tumbling this way and that at the beck and call of the waves.” ― Katherine McIntyre

Quote Interpretation: To me, this beach quote is a metaphor for a girl’s indecisions or frequent changes based on external forces around her. I’m sure depending on the context it could have various interpretations.

“You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer 

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

“The true beauty of a woman can be observed when she has spent the day at the beach.” – Troian Bellisario

Quote Interpretation: To me, this quote isn’t actually talking about physical beauty. It is about the freedom and spirit that women feel after spending a day at the beach that is beautiful. There is something about the beach that is freeing to the soul, and this is visible to other people.

“As she always did, when she went over the dune and saw the waves crashing on the shore, her heart leapt inside her in excitement. She still had a love affair with the ocean.” ― Sharon Brubake

“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 

“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 

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” – Janet Fitch

woman looking ayt the ocean with a quote "after a visit to the beach it's hard to believe we live in a material world"
person laying in the sand with the quote "writers begin with a grain of sand and then create a beach"

“After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.” — Pam Shaw 

Quote Interpretation: The natural beauty of the beach is so fulfilling that it is hard to believe that we need material things at all to be happy. The simplicity and nature alone that we find at the beach is so satisfying on its own.

“Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.” — Robert Black 

“Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.” – Ambrose Bierce 

Why I love this quote: This beach quote is curious. At first when I read it I thought ‘yeah, weird that so much of the earth is water since humans can’t live in the water.’ But then I took a moment to think, and the earth wasn’t made for us humans. The ocean is vital for survival for many species – humans included. I love this quote because it made me think, and although I’m not sure I agree with what it says, I enjoy the fact that it’s a thought-provoking beach quote.

“The sea is emotion incarnate. It loves, hates, and weeps. It defies all attempts to capture it with words and rejects all shackles. No matter what you say about it, there is always that which you can’t.” — Christopher Paolini 

“I was always an unusual girl. My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean.” ― Lana Del Rey

“The beach to me is a sacred zone between the earth and the sea, one of those in-between between places where transitions can be experienced – where endings can be mourned and beginnings birthed. A walk along the beach offers the gift of the unexpected.” – Joan Anderson 

Quote Interpretation: This inspirational beach quote is about how walking on the beach is often the beginning or end of something in one’s life. Physically, a sandy beach is what connects land and the ocean, and in this quote, it is a metaphor for transitional times in life . You can find similar meanings in short butterfly quotes too – butterflies represent change and transitions.

“The beach is where our souls realign with the universe. The horizon answers questions. The surroundings give peace.”

“You fish, swim, eat, laze around, and everyone’s so friendly. It’s such simple stuff, but… If I could stop the world and restart life, put the clock back, I think I’d restart it like this. For everyone.” ― Alex Garland 

woman walking to the beach with the quote "when two roads diverge, take the one that leads to the beach"
person staning near the ocean with the quote "the ocean makes me feel really small, it puts my life into perspective"

“When two roads diverge…take the one that leads to the beach!” – Hannah McKinnon

Why I love this quote: This beach quote is a funny take on Robert Frost’s famous hiking quote, “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

“Sometimes she wants to drift away like ocean waves and sometimes she wants to stay still like a river, wrapped in solitude.” ― Nitya Prakash

Quote Interpretation: This beach quote reminds us that people change from time to time. Sometimes they want to explore the unknown, and sometimes they are happy with what is known.

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.” – Beyoncé Knowles

“Perhaps summer’s ephemeral nature is what inspires us to embrace the beach read. We tell ourselves that these twisted plots and wild characters are literary ice cream sundaes – extravagant treats that aren’t as calorie-laden when we’re wearing flip flops.” – Sarah MacLean 

 “When I need to take time to reenergize, I go somewhere by the ocean to sit back and watch the sunsets.” – Guy Laliberte

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

Did you know: Sir Isaac Newton is a well-known mathematician and physicist from the Scientific Revolution. He is famous for his laws of motion, law of gravitation, and discoveries with the science of light. When I reach the above beach quote, I relate it his innovations and his mindset towards discovering new things.

“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 the infinite salt in her lips.” – Jose Chavez

“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

“True love is the tide that pulls out to sea, but always returns to kiss the shore at sunrise.” ― Shannon L. Alder 

“In times of uncertainty – whether it’s economic, psychological, emotional, or philosophical – people often say that the only thing we can truly control is our attitudes. If that’s true, then I’m going to spend today walking my 14-year-old dog on a free beach and treasuring the fact that she’s still alive.” – Ali Liebegott

"love" written in the sand on the beach with a funny caption
ghandi quote about humanity and a drop in the ocean

“The ideal formula for writing is naked on the beach. That’s it.” – Freddy Mercury 

Did you know: Freddy Mercury was the lead singer for the rock band Queen. He is also a songwriter, and this quote is about him writing songs on the beach.

“Her happiness floated like waves of ocean along the coast of her life. She found lyrics of her life in his arms but she never sung her song.” ― Santosh Kalwar

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ― Mahatma Gandhi 

Quote Interpretation: Gandhi is using the ocean as a metaphor in the above quote. The bad actions of a few people should not influence our opinion towards humanity negatively.

“I have been feeling very clearheaded lately and what I want to write about today is the sea. It contains so many colors. Silver at dawn, green at noon, dark blue in the evening. Sometimes it looks almost red. Or it will turn the color of old coins. Right now the shadows of clouds are dragging across it, and patches of sunlight are touching down everywhere. White strings of gulls drag over it like beads. It is my favorite thing, I think, that I have ever seen. Sometimes I catch myself staring at it and forget my duties. It seems big enough to contain everything anyone could ever feel.” ― Anthony Doerr

“I thought I could avoid continually crashing, but as it turns out, it’s unavoidable. Even on the calmest day, the ocean still rolls into the beach and pulls pebbles out to sea.” ― Rebekah Crane

“When we walk along the beach and feel the sand beneath our toes and then the surf sends small waves to gently caress our feet; then we smell the saltiness upon the wind; that is when we know that we have come home from whence we came.” ― Anthony Hincks 

“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 breezes 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

“It’s not worth it to build castles on the sand if they get destroyed by the waves of reality.” ― Mladen Đorđević

Quote Interpretation: To me, this is one of the most interesting beach quotes. I’m sure it can have many different meanings, but what I take from it is about dreaming and goal-setting. That there is no point in dreaming if you’ll let reality destroy those dreams.

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

Inspiring and Motivational Beach Quotes

Looking for some inspiration or a little motivation? These next quotes are about the beach but also carry an inspiring message. Inspirational beach quotes are some of my favorites as they are generally super happy.

A house on the beach with the quote "life is short, buy the beach house"
sunset at the ocean with a beach quote about "chasing sunsets at the beach"

“Worry is something you can make as big as the tallest mountain, or as small as a pebble on the beach. It is up to you to decide which you would rather have.” – Byron Pulsifer 

Related read: I also have some great blogs about mountain quotes or mountain captions for Instagram – check them out!

“Life is short. Buy the beach house.”

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

“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 

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, & sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn’t.” – April Mae Monterrosa

Quote Interpretation: Things that bring you peace are worth pursuing, things that do not bring peace are not worth your time. This inspiring beach quote tells us that a day at the beach is one of the peaceful things worth doing.

“You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.”

“The other side of shore is always the success” ― Dido Stargaze 

“The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen. I forget how much I need it sometimes when I’m away working.” – Behati Prinsloo 

“Beach girls now, beach girls tomorrow, beach girls till the end of time.” — Luanne Rice

Did You Know: Luanne Rice is a New York Times best-selling author. She has 36 novels published including one titled “Beach Girls”, where this girly beach quote is from.

“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 

“I still love things that you don’t even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.” – Maria Sharapova 

woman laughing at the beach with the quote "life gives you special moments, especially those that involve the beach"
woman sitting at the beach qith the quote about her eyes sparking when she comes out of the ocean

“A day at the beach is never lost time. When the warm grains of sand touch our hearts, we know we’re in the right place. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and let the beach invade your body.”

Quote Interpretation: To me, this beach day quote is a reminder that spending time at the beach is good for your soul, so it is never a waste of time. But at the same time, this quote about taking a deep breath and being in the present moment. Both are really great pieces of advice!

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

“I pray to be like the ocean, with soft currents, maybe waves at times. More and more, I want the consistency rather than the highs and the lows.” – Drew Barrymore 

“There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbor’s free, and the beach is free.” – Russell Crowe 

Quote Interpretation: This quote offers a similar meaning as the popular phrase “the best things in life are free.”

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch 

“One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

“When I come out of the ocean my eyes are sparkling. I feel like I’m reborn.” – Janne Robinson 

Why I love this quote: If you’ve ever watched somebody walk out of the ocean you’ll understand this quote. People almost always emerge from the ocean with a huge smile and eyes sparkling – there is no better way to feel if you ask me.

“The day I stop being inspired to write songs, I’ll go sit on the beach – until I become inspired again.” – Brett Eldredge

“When I think back to my childhood, I just think of the word ‘freedom.’ In the summers, we spent all day on the beach.” – Donna Langley

“I have always wanted to write a novel, and I tried many times but could never find the right story. One day, I was walking on the beach, and the idea for ‘Groundswell’ hit me. I went into the house and started writing and never stopped.” – Katie Lee

Did you know: “Groundswell” was the first novel written by Katie Lee, novelist and ex-wife to Billy Joel. It is a fiction feel-good novel that takes place at the beach.

lady o the beach with a quote abut finding light in the beautiful sea and choosing to be happy
lady walking barefoot on a beach with a quote about being happy with the simple things in life like walking barefoot on the beach

“Look at that sea, girls–all silver and shadow and vision of things not seen. We couldn’t enjoy its loveliness any more if we had millions of dollars and ropes of diamonds.” ― Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

“Find light in the beautiful sea, I choose to be happy” – Rihanna

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

Why I love this quote: Similar to quotes about spending time in the mountains, this day at the beach quote reminds us that nature is the best therapy. Can you think of a better therapy session than a day at the beach with your best friends!?

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” – Yanni 

“I hope someday I’ll wake up to see that I live on the beach.”

“To me, the sea is like a person–like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

Did you know: Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel.

“A wave can kill you. Or you can ride it. It’s sometimes more dangerous to shy away. You can’t live your life in fear. You have to be prepared to get on your board and stand on your feet. If you are in the barrel of a wave you have to ignore the fear. You have to be in that moment. You have to carve on through. You get scared, and the next thing you know you are off your board and smashing your head on a rock. I’m never going to live in fear.” ― Matt Haig. 

Quote Interpretation: Much like quotes about climbing mountains, this quote reminds us how dangerous fear is in life. Using surfing as a metaphor, it tells us how must ride the wave with confidence to survive, the same way you must act in life – fearlessly.

Hilarious Beach Quotes (and Puns!)

No blog about beach quotes would be complete without a section on funny beach quotes including great beach puns (hint, there are a lot of them!) From “Vitamin Sea” quotes to “it’s a shore thing”, you’ll read lots of witty and funny quotes next – enjoy!

two people on the beach with a quote about enjoing margaritas on the beach
woman on the beach in the sun with the quote "girls just wanna have sun!"

“Give a girl a margarita, put her on the beach. Smiles and paradise are now within reach.” — Spencer Antle

“Girls just wanna have sun.”

“I don’t give a clam.”

“How to get a beach body: Step 1: Have a body. Step 2: Go to the beach.” 

“I need to be seahabilitated.”

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

“Girls just wanna have sun.”

Why I love this quote: We can thank Cyndi Lauper for this funny beach pun. It takes her famous song “Girls just wanna have fun” and makes it into the perfect caption about how much girls love just being in the sunshine!

“I’m going to change the world, but today I’ll just be a mermaid.”

“I need Vitamin SEA.” 

“It’s a shore thing.” 

“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 

“Sea la vie.” 

“After a long day at the beach, a hamburger and fries usually does the trick.” – Adam Scott

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a mermaid on the sand with the funny beach quote "we were mermaid for each other"

“Shell-abrate good times.” 

“Tis the sea-sun!” 

Why I love this quote: To me, this short beach quote is such a cute play on words. Based on the popular phrase “tis the season” which refers to Christmas, this quote has a beachy spin to it. I can see it as a cute beach caption for Instagram with a photo of someone wearing a Santa hat on the beach. Christmas at the beach, anyone?

“Resting beach face.” 

“Talk to the sand.” 

“I’m done adulting. Let’s be mermaids!” 

“We were mermaid for each other.”

“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.” 

“Long time, no sea.” 

“Beach daze always.”

“99 problems but a beach ain’t one.” – based on Jay-Z 

“Sea-esta!” 

“Beach please.”

“No one likes a shady beach.” 

Why I love this quote: There’s no way around it – it’s a great pun! Plus, even if you read it not as a pun, it’s totally true too.

“Drown out pier pressure.” 

“Good selfies happen near the sea.” 

“Nobody likes a crazy beach.”

“Seas the day.”

“Just beachy.” 

“Resting beach face.”

Why I love this quote: It is a great pun for the popular phrase “resting b*itch phrase” but also could just be referring to a person’s face when relaxing on the beach.

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A beachitul beach with palm trees with the quote "life is better with Vitamin Sea"

“Feeling fintastic.” 

“Beach you to it!” 

“Shell yeah!” 

“Sea the beauty in life.” 

“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 

“Sorry, I’m octopied.” 

“Taking an extra dose of Vitamin Sea.” 

Why I love this quote: The term “Vitamin Sea” is so witty. In fact, there are lots of great Vitamin Sea quotes that are worth checking out. This quote reminds us that a day at the beach will make you feel better, almost like a vitamin.

“We run this beach.” 

“SEA more of the world one beach at a time.” 

“I wish that Beach Therapy was covered by my Health Insurance.” 

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

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