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30 Best Beach Quotes You Need to Read

May 13, 2020
Beach Quotes

The Best Beach Quotes and Beach Instagram Captions

Give a little shoutout if you appreciate the value of a true beach vacation more as you get older.

You know…the kind where you lay your body down on a lounge chair for a week straight and deep dive into that summer beach read that may or may not have been from the Young Adult section of your local library. If it has a 3.8 rating on Goodreads then YA is totally justified, right? This is the kind of vacation where you only get up from that lounge chair to pig out on dinner before entering a food coma and putting yourself to bed at 9:00 PM. 

Having resisted against this type of relaxation in favor of sightseeing trips for so many years, I think it took learning how to actually relax before I recognized that “trip balance” is so important. I now make it a priority to discern what my body and mind need and then I plan accordingly. Am I yearning for peace or adventure?

And, just because your beach vacation is supposed to be relaxing, doesn’t always mean it’s a seamless transition. It might take a couple of days to get into vacation mode. 

Between travels, I love reading beach quotes because they absolutely bring a sense of nostalgia for your last beach trip and inspire you to plan an upcoming beach outing. That is why I decided to curate a list of my absolute favorite beach sayings, including some funny beach quotes, inspirational beach quotes, and beach photo captions as well. Hopefully these quotes will allow you to dream up your next beach vacation, and then actually get you to actively plan one ASAP!

And, when you do…check out my post on vacation quotes:  22 Awesome Vacation Quotes You Need to Read.

Beach Quotes

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. “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

Beach Quotes

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

4. “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

5. “If you need me, call me on my shell.” – Unknown

Beach Quotes

6. “Life takes you down many paths but my favorite ones lead to the beach.” – Unknown

7. “B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have.“ – Unknown

8. “I’m pretty sure my birthstone is a sea shell.” – Unknown

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

10. “We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.” – Unknown

Beach Quotes

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

12. “An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.” – Unknown

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

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

Beach Quotes

15. “Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.” – Unknown

16. “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.” – Unknown

17. “My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.“ – Unknown

18. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

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

20. “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.” – Unknown

Beach Quotes

21. Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that. – Unknown

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

23. “Sky above, sand below, peace within.” – Unknown

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

25. “99 problems but a beach ain’t one.” – based on Jay-Z 🙂

Beach Quotes

26. “What I want in a good beach read is sunshine, drama, easy-reading and transportation to another world and other people’s problems.” – Jane Green

27. “The beach is not always a place, sometimes it’s a feeling.” – Unknown

28. “Your only worry should be if the tide is going to reach the chair.” – based on Zac Brown Band lyric

29. “I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach.” – Unknown

30. “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

31. “Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.” – Unknown

32.“In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.” – Rachel Carson

33. 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

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


Did you find the beach quote you were looking for? I really hope so! If you want to keep searching, check out my post on the top 35 Awesome Sea Quotes and Captions You Need to Read. You’ll double your chance of finding the perfect beach saying! 


What were your favorite beach quotes on this list?  If you have favorite beach captions, ocean quotes, beach sayings, or beach musings (whatever you want to call it), please share them in the comments below!

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