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More Than 100 Beach Instagram captions that will garner a ton of likes


Summer is here at long last, and I'm sure you're already fantasizing about a trip to the shore with your friends. Besides being an ideal spot to relax (and catch up on reading!), the beach is the perfect place to take lots of feed-worthy pics. From snaps of your legs in the sand to #OOTDs rocking your favorite swimsuit, beaches were basically made for the 'gram. When you're done smiling for those selfies, you'll need some great beach-themed captions to go with them. From funny puns to song lyrics that perfectly capture the beauty of a sunset, these beach Instagram captions are ... sand-sational. Here are 100+ of the best beach quotes, song lyrics, and captions for your next Instagram post.

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Funny Beach Puns

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  • Life is just better in sandals. That's an opinion I'll never flip-flip on.
  • Salty, but not mad.
  • Reading while you sunbathe makes you well red.
  • Sand-up comedy.
  • Race you to the sand? Beach ya to it.
  • Sea la vie.
  • At the beach, every day is sun day.
  • You have to sand it to me, I'm really good at beach puns.
  • My beach puns are shell-arious.
  • Whale, whale. Look what we have here.
  • Call me on my shell phone.
  • Feeling fintastic.
  • Happy as a clam!
  • I can sea clearly now.
  • I'm not salty. This is just my resting beach face.
  • Long time no sea.
  • Shell-ebrate good times, come on!
  • Having a whale of a time.
  • Talk to the sand.
  • Seas the day.
  • Don't worry, beach happy.
  • In need of vitamin sea.
  • Beach, please...
  • Namastay at the beach.
  • Aloha beaches.
  • For shore.
  • Girls just wanna have sun.
  • Tropic like it's hot.
  • Keep palm and carry on.
  • Shell yeah.

Relaxing Beach Captions

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  • Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.
  • A day at the beach restores the soul.
  • Salt water heals everything.
  • I'm getting some beach therapy.
  • The ocean breeze sets my mind at ease.
  • Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the water.
  • Seashells are love letters in the sand.
  • Gone to the beach. Back never.
  • I live for blue skies and hot days.
  • I go where the sunshine is.
  • I'm already in vacation mode.
  • Dear Beach, I miss you every day.
  • The beach is my happy place.
  • Stay salty.
  • Paradise found.
  • Sandy toes, sun-kissed nose.
  • If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed.
  • If you need me, I'll be at the beach.
  • Ocean air, salty hair.
  • You, me, and the sea.
  • Happy as a clam.
  • I'm sorry for what I said when I wasn't at the beach yet.
  • I love you to the beach and back.
  • Catch you on the next wave.
  • Eat, beach, sleep, repeat.
  • Let your worries drift away.

General Beach Captions

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  • Ah, the beach — where doing absolutely nothing is doing something.
  • Life's a beach, and I'm just playing in the sand.
  • I followed my heart and it led me to the beach.
  • How to get a beach body: Step 1: Have a body. Step 2: Go to the beach.
  • The best memories are made in flip-flops.
  • Sunkissed.
  • Happier than a seagull with a French fry.
  • I'm done adulting. Let's be mermaids!
  • Life takes you down many paths, but the best ones lead to the beach.
  • Sunny days and heatwaves.
  • What happens at the beach stays at the beach.
  • How many days until summer?
  • I want to chase the sun.
  • Every body is a beach body.
  • Pool hair, don't care.
  • I'm a better person when I'm tan.
  • Hot dogs or legs?
  • I need six-month vacations twice a year.
  • Tropical state of mind.
  • Less Mondays, more vacay.
  • The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.
  • Good times and tan lines.
  • I'm going to change the world, but today, I'll just be a mermaid.
  • High tides and good vibes.
  • Happiness comes in waves.
  • A pineapple a day keeps the worries away.
  • Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.
  • Dreams are made of sun and sand.
  • If you're not barefoot, then you aren't in the right place.
  • BRB, quitting everything to be a mermaid.
  • I am happy anywhere I can see the ocean.
  • Sandy toes, sun-kissed nose.
  • Summertime PSA: SPF’s your BFF.

        Song Lyric Beach Captions

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        • "Everybody's gone surfin', surfin' U.S.A." — The Beach Boys, 'Surfin' U.S.A.'
        • "Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, on a blanket with my baby is where I'll be." — The Drifters, 'Under the Boardwalk'
        • "Beachin', sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide." — Jake Owen, 'Beachin''
        • "Dime pa' dónde vamo' después de la playa." — Bad Bunny, 'Después De La Playa"
        • "'Cause I'm just a summer girl. I wear my flip flops, and when I let my hair down, that's when the party starts." — Leighton Meester, 'Summer Girl'
        • "It's a hot girl summer, so you know she got it." — Megan thee Stallion ft. Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, 'Hot Girl Summer'
        • "Sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide rollin.'" — Jake Owen, 'Beachin'
        • "Well, summer slipped us underneath her tongue, our days and nights are perfumed with obsession." — Lorde, 'The Lourve'
        • "It's like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime." — Bon Jovi, 'Summertime'
        • "You and I, we're cool for the summer." — Demi Lovato, 'Cool For The Summer'
        • "Drinking on a beach with you all over me" — Taylor Swift, 'End Game'
        • “That’s when I make the wish, to swim away with the fish / Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?” — Miley Cyrus, 'Malibu'
        • "Salt air, and the rust on your door / I never needed anything more." — Taylor Swift, 'August'
        • "This beach house ain't always been no paradise." — The Carters, 'LOVEHAPPY'
        • "Baby, you summertime fine." — J. Cole, 'In The Morning'
        • "Tastes like strawberries on a summer evening." — Harry Styles, 'Watermelon Sugar'
        • "I'm on an island, even when you're close." — Dua Lipa, 'We're Good'
        • "Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top / Sun-kissed skin, so hot we'll melt your popsicle." — Katy Perry, 'California Gurls'
        • "Paco Rabanne, A million / Eau de parfum, on your sweater / I'll carry on, summer is done and so are we." — Kim Petras, 'Hillside Boys'
        • "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" — Weezer, 'Island In The Sun'
        • “Life is a beach, I’m just playin’ in the sand.”—Lil Wayne, 'Right Above It'
        • “I’m surrounded by water/ And I’m not going back again”— Zac Brown Band, 'Toes'
        • “You could travel the world/ But nothing comes close/ To the golden coast”—Katy Perry ft. Snoop Dog 'California Gurls'

        Beach Quote Captions

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        • "We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch — we are going back from whence we came." — John F. Kennedy
        • "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
        • "The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective." — Beyoncé
        • "To escape and sit quietly on the beach — that’s my idea of paradise."Emilia Wickstead
        • “For whatever we lose (like a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” — E.E. Cummings
        • “If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we’d all be happier. It’s hard to be down about anything knee deep in the sand.” Crystal Woods
        • "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
        • "If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it." Jimmy Buffett
        • "On the beach, you can live in bliss." Dennis Wilson
        • "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in."Robert Orben
        • “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination, and brings eternal joy to the soul.” Robert Wyland

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