70 Best Beach Instagram Captions and Quotes

These beach Instagram captions are "shore" to bring in waves of likes.

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There’s really nothing better than a relaxing summer afternoon spent lounging on the beach. But one thing that can elevate your seaside vacation is a stellar, beachy Instagram photo — paired with an excellent beachy caption, of course.

You don’t have to be a wordsmith to craft a good vacation caption, especially because we’ve done most of the work for you. Whether you’re heading to the coast for a day of sun and sand, or island-bound in the middle of winter for some much-needed vitamin D, it’s always fun to share your experience with your social media community (and maybe even boost your reach in the process).

Below, we’ve compiled beach captions that will bring in waves of Instagram likes. From puns to inspirational, beach-inspired quotes, you’re sure to find a fit for the next time you post the sand, surf, or a sun-kissed selfie.

Here are our top picks for beach Instagram captions.

Funny Beach Captions

All I need is some Vitamin Sea *insert wave emoji*

Water you doing right now?

(For palm tree photos) Keep Palm and Carry On *insert palm tree emoji*

Give into the pier pressure

Stay salty

Shell yeah

I'm sunscreening my calls

Tropic like it’s hot

Talk to the sand

I shore love this view

Cute Beach Captions

Sea more of the world, one beach at a time *insert globe emoji*

Beach hair, don’t care

All I need is the salt in my hair and the sand between my toes

Sunshine state of mind

Nama'stay at the beach

Sandy toes, freckled nose 

Out of reach, at the beach

Don’t worry, beach happy

Fine and sandy

Seas the day

Lost at sea

High tides, good vibes

Making waves 

At ease with the sea breeze

Good vibes on the tides

Paradise found 

Lighthouse on the sandy beach surrounded by greenery growth
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Clever Beach Captions

Sun of a beach *insert sun and beach emojis*

Whale hello! *insert whale emoji*

Happy as a clam *insert shell emoji*

I’m an aqua-holic

All washed up

99 problems but a beach ain’t one

If there's a will, there's a wave

Let the waves kiss your feet and the sand be your seat

Turning my beach day into a beach week

Out of Office

Beach Selfie Captions

Resting Beach Face

Good times and tan lines

(For selfies wearing sunglasses) Throwin’ shade *insert sun emoji*

Just a fish out of water

Personal news: Now selling seashells by the seashore *insert shell emoji*

Ocean air, salty hair

Gone to the beach, be back never

Beach Captions for Friends

Girls just wanna have SUN *insert sun and beach emojis*

Hangin’ with my gull-friends

Just a couple of beach bums

You're the piña to my colada

Carmel by the Sea, California
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Beach Captions for Couples

High tide or low tide, I’ll stay by your side

You, me, and the sea

With you, life’s a beach

We're a shore thing

Beach Captions for Winter

They say summer bodies are made in the winter *insert muscle emoji*

Snow more winter please, bring on the beach

Desperately seeking beach therapy

Tis the sea-sun

Long time no sea

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Beach Quotes

"Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." — Michelle Held

"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea." — E. E. Cummings

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

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

“In the waves of change, we find our direction.” — Anonymous

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

"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

"The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective." — Beyoncé

“Nothing comes close to the golden coast.” — Katy Perry

"On an island in the sun, we’ll be playing and having fun.” — Weezer

"Sittin' in the mornin' sun, I’ll be sittin' when the evenin' comes." — Otis Redding

"Aruba, Jamaica, ooh, I wanna take ya." — The Beach Boys

"I'm gonna soak up the sun." — Sheryl Crow

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