200+ Best Beach Captions for Instagram

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What’s up, beaches? Long time no sea. Sea what I did there 😉 Following my compilation of my favourite beach quotes, I received a couple requests to add some short beach captions to the list that can easily be used for Instagram and other social networks.

How about I do one better than just adding a handful of captions with an entire list of over 200 beach captions for you to use in just about any beach situation.

Short beach captions, ocean captions, beach love captions, funny beach captions, sea captions… whatever you’re looking for, I’ve got you covered with this comprehensive list.

You’re sure to find a fit below for your next post of this wonderful intersection of sea, sand, and sky to keep your feed feeling sunny, salty, and fresh all summer long.


With the approach of summer, and the season of endless possibility, there’s bound to be at least one trip to the beach and a smile on your face.

To ensure these memories live on, pair your photos with an excellent caption for a beach picture.

These fun captions for the beach are guaranteed to raise your Instagram game and ensure you make waves on social media.

Let’s connect: Don’t forget to tag + follow me on Insta @araioflight so that I can check out all your beautiful photos and cool beach photo captions.

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You simply cannot use the perfect beach shot + caption and not complement this with appropriate beach hashtags.

Easy enough to copy some or all of these hashtags and add them to your Instagram beach caption.

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The Best Beach Captions for Insta

The beach is not always a place, sometimes it’s a feeling

The beach is calling, and I must go

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Let the currents guide your heart.

The beach is always a good idea

A day at the beach restores the soul.

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

Gone to the beach. Be back never.

Happiness is… a good book and a beach

Let the waves carry you where the light can not.

Eat, beach, sleep, repeat.

I find peace near the water.

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

Keep calm and let’s go to the beach.

If life is a journey the beach is my destination.

Life is better at the Beach!

Let the countdown to the beach begin!

Dreams are made of sun and sand.

All my troubles wash away in the water.

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.

Happiness is a day at the beach.

There is no place like the beach… where the land meets the sea and the sea meats the sky

Home is where the anchor drops.

Because every day should feel like a day at the beach.

A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the… Beach!

This is my happy place.

Saltwater heals everything

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

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

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Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.

Every season is bikini season

The tans will fade but memories will last forever.

B.E.A.C.H – Best Escape Any One Can Have.

After a visit to the beach, it’s hard to believe that we live in a material world.

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

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

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

The other side of shore is always the success

A long walk in a long beach shortens every kind of sorrow!

When two roads diverge… take the one that leads to the beach

Life is always better at the beach.

Catch a wave and you’ll be sittin’ on top of the world 

Currently pretending I’m at the beach.

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

Walking on the beach is my favourite exercise.

The best kind of therapy is beach therapy

Time spent at the BEACH is never wasted

Wild beach is my primordial address.

I’m sorry for what I said when I wasn’t at the beach yet.

In the summertime when the weather is high you can stretch right up and touch the sky.

To some it’s just water. To me, it’s where I regain my sanity.

You can never have too much beach.

I’m a better person when I’m tan.

If you’re not barefoot, then you aren’t in the right place.

You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream at the beach, and that’s kind of the same thing.

Get away from it all… find your peace on the beach.

There’s no place like home. Well, except for the beach.

Beach life is sheared perfect.

Sunshine is the best medicine.

The best days are beach days.

The beach is my happy place.

Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach

Beach is a sense of peace and calm.

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

Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirits fly

Sky above, sand below, peace within.

Palm trees. Ocean Breeze. Salty Air. Sun-kissed Hair. Endless Summer. Take me there.

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Ocean captions for Instagram

You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.

Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.

The ocean soothes the soul.

As endless as the ocean. As timeless as the tides.

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

The ocean roar is music to the soul.

As free as the ocean

May your joys be as deep as the ocean

Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean

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

An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.

The ocean is full of untamed magic.

Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean

I am happy anywhere I can see the OCEAN

Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean.

The smell of the ocean never gets old

Home is where the ocean is

I’m a true OCEANHOLIC!

Life is an ocean and waves are our paths.

Child of the ocean.

Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.

Stay wild, ocean child.

Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.

You can find me where the music meets the ocean.

You are the ocean; everything else is just waves and wind.

It will blow you away when you observe the sun going down for the night near the ocean.

The ocean is calling and I must go

The ocean and the sunset. The most relaxing way to end your evening.

It’s absolutely mesmerizing to watch the ocean waves blended with pretty shades of pink, purple, and blue.

In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.

Fiery colors and the ocean are breath-taking together.

I was happy anywhere I could see the ocean.

Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!

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Beach Love Captions

I like people who get excited about the change of seasons, the sound of the ocean, the sun, drowning in the horizon, the smell of rain, and starry nights.

I followed my heart and it led me to the beach

You had me at Aloha.

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

I crave a love so deep the ocean would be jealous

Ocean separates lands, not souls.

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

My love for you is deeper than the ocean

People come and go, but the beach is forever.

You can shake the sand from your shoes but not from your heart.

It’s always summer in my heart.

Summer lovin’

I long for endless horizons

To escape and sit quietly on the beach at dusk – that’s my idea of paradise.

Love you to the beach and back.

There’s nothing quite like watching the sun paint the sky shades of pink and purple near the ocean.

Life, Love and the pursuit of the next beach trip.

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Funny Beach Puns and Captions

A couple of these clever beach captions are funny, others are a little amusing and others are, well just downright corny. So use wisely or you expect to receive a whole lot of rolled-eye emojis. Pair them with your favorite image using an Instagram post maker and you’ve got yourself a winner.

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.

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

Reality called, so I hung up.

I wish that beach therapy was covered by my Health Insurance

Whoever thought a naked beach was a good idea never sat in one.

Pretty sure my birthstone is a seashell.

Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my beach chair.

You are the pina to my colada

The lower the latitude the better the attitude.

Tropic like it’s hot

Throwing sand like it’s shade!

Girls just wanna have sun

That crazy little sun of a beach

Feeling fintastic

Don’t get tide down

No one likes a shady beach.

You haddock me at hello.

Let’s be beach bums today.

’Tis the sea-sun.

Sea more of the world, one beach at a time.

Keep palm and carry on.

Seek to sea more.

Beach please.

Hot dogs or legs.

Love the beach. Can I be any more pacific?

Shell yeah.

What’s up, beaches?

Long time no sea.

I can sea clearly now

Time to get nautical

Sea la vie!

Beach you to it

Always be yourself. Unless you can be a mermaid. Then always be a mermaid

My milkshake brings all the buoys to the yard

Sea you soon

Seas the day

Don’t worry, beach happy

I need six month vacations, twice a year.

Life is a beach. Don’t make spelling errors.

A balanced diet is an ice cream in each hand.

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Short Beach Captions

These beach instagram captions are ideal for those looking for short beach photo captions. 

Tropical state of mind.

Go with the flow

Less Mondays, more summer.

Mentally on the beach.

Happiness comes in waves

Beaches are God’s poetry.

Life’s a wave – catch it!

Life is better in flip-flops.

Pool hair, don’t care

Happy as a clam.

Let the summer begin.

Every seashell has a story

Good Times and Tan Lines

Beach more, worry less.

Forever BEACHY

Salty but sweet

Hot sun, Cool dip

Paradise found.

Namast’ay at the beach

Waves for days.

High tides, good vibes

Tangled hair, don’t care.

Gone coastal

Beach hair, don’t care!

Sandy toes. Sun-kissed nose.

Where there’s a will, there’s a wave.

If in doubt paddle out.

Sunshine on my mind

Find me under the palms

Sun-kissed hair and salty kisses

Catch you on the next wave.

Beach vibes only!

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Cute beach captions

Good vibes happen on the tides.

Make a wish upon starfish.

Salt in the air. Sand in my hair.

A pineapple a day keeps the worries away.

BEACH: Heaven On Earth

Life is a beach, I’m just playing in the sand.

If you need me, I’ll be at the beach.

May you always have shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes

Memories are made in flip-flops.

BRB, quitting everything to be a mermaid

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

Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.

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

Set your clock to beach time.

I’m all about the palm trees and 80 degrees

Ocean air. Salty hair. Don’t care.

Beach + Sun = happy me.

Blue skies, denim short & a salty tan

Happier than a seagull with a french fry

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

Keep calm and think of the beach.

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Sea captions for Instagram

Let the sea set you free.

We dream in colours borrowed from the sea.

There are a million fish in the sea, but I’m a mermaid.

If lost please return to the sea.

The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.

I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like the sea.

All you need is a dose of vitamin Sea.

The waves of the sea help me get back to me.

I’m happiest when floating in the sea

Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.

Smell the sea, Feel the breeze. Hear the ocean be at ease.

Saltwater cures all wounds.

Lost somewhere into the sea

Good selfies happen near the sea.

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.

I lost my heart to the sea

The sea, to be happy, like hearts, must be stirred.

You, me, and the sea.

Meet me there, where the sea meets the sky.

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Wheeeew, all this talk about the beach is making me want to book a spontaneous island getaway. I’m maintaining control so far, but I don’t know how much longer I can last.


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I hope you’ve found this list of funny beach captions useful, inspiring, or just plain amusing. Use any or all at will on Instagram and other platforms. Don’t forget to tag me @araioflight when you do.

OVER TO YOU GUYS. What’s your favourite beach caption?

Sea la vie!


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4 Responses

  1. Claudia says:

    Cute and funny beach captions for Instagram are a great way to add some fun and personality to your photos.

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