With so much to do and see, it’s no wonder that the beach is often our top destination when it comes time to unwind. Not only have beaches come to be synonymous with vacation and relaxation, but studies have shown that spending time near the ocean is beneficial for our mental health and overall well-being. Anyone who has scrolled through beach pictures during wintertime knows that even photos alone can provide a mood boost, so posting a few Instagram pictures while you’re there is always a good idea.

Before you post, you’ll need the perfect beach caption, and luckily there are dozens of options to choose from. There are cute captions, for those who want to show off their new swimsuit, summer read, or sandcastle art. There are also funny and emoji-filled captions for the laid-back crowd who might spend their time swimming or even sipping piña coladas with friends. And for those who simply enjoy taking in the sights, there are quote and song lyric captions that help capture the natural beauty that beaches offer.

There’s truly a caption for every type of post here, so you can peruse the list below and decide which one suits your aesthetic best. If you’re feeling creative, you could of course also come up with something totally original. Just don’t spend too much time racking your brain, since the beach is best enjoyed both screen and stress-free.

Cute Beach Captions

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  • Seashells are love letters in the sand.
  • You had me at aloha.
  • Oh, baby, I love your wave, everyday.
  • I’ve never been more shore.
  • Long time no sea.
  • Go where the Wi-Fi is weak and the sun is strong.
  • There’s no place like home except for the beach.
  • Beach more, worry less.
  • It’s always happy hour at the beach.
  • The ocean cures all.
  • ‘Tis the sea-sun.
  • Beach therapy.
  • Life is better in flip-flops.
  • Nothing soothes the soul like a walk on the beach.
  • It’s a good day for a beach day.
  • ​​A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the beach!
  • Sea-esta!

Funny Beach Captions

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  • Give me coffee to change the things I can, and the beach to accept the things I can’t.
  • I washed up like this.
  • Sun of a beach!
  • I’m a better person when I’m tan.
  • You could say I’ve been a little…nautical.
  • Whale, whale, whale, look what we have here.
  • Talk to the sand.
  • Beach hair, don’t care.
  • Giving in to pier pressure.
  • If you need me, call me on my shell phone!
  • I’m outdoorsy in that I like reading on the beach.
  • Quitting everything to become a mermaid!
  • Beach you to it.
  • I’m a true oceanholic!
  • Tropic like it's hot.
  • No buoys allowed.

Beach Captions Inspired by Quotes

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  • “To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead
  • “If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffett
  • “Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro
  • “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
  • “Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” – Michelle Held
  • “To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” – Jeanne Moreau
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  • “The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.” – Robert Wyland
  • “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
  • “The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau
  • “When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can’t say in real life.” – Jenny Han
  • “May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.” – Unknown

Song Lyrics About the Beach

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  • “Here by the sea and sand, nothing ever goes as planned.” – The Who
  • "Everybody's gone surfin', surfin' U.S.A." — The Beach Boys
  • “I got my toes in the water, a*s in the sand. Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand.” — Zac Brown Band
  • “Life is a beach, I’m just playin’ in the sand.” — Lil Wayne
  • “On an island in the sun we’ll be playin’ an’ havin’ fun. And it makes me feel so fine I can’t control my brain.” — Weezer
  • “You could travel the world, but nothing comes close to the golden coast.” — Katy Perry
  • “On the beach you’ll find them there, in the sun and salty air. The girls on the beach.” — The Beach Boys
  • “Under the boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah, on a blanket with my baby is where I’ll be.” — The Drifters
  • “Knee deep in the water somewhere, got the blue sky breeze blowin’ wind through my hair. Only worry in the world: is the tide gonna reach my chair?” — Zac Brown Band
  • "Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing and warm breezes blowing. I picture myself right there.” — Blake Shelton
  • "Sunshine, blue eyes, tan lines, slow tide rollin'." — Jake Owen
  • "It's like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime." — Bon Jovi
  • "You brought me here and I'm happy that you did 'cause now I'm as free as birds catching the wind." — Miley Cyrus

Beach Captions with Emojis

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  • Girls just wanna have ☀️
  • Happiness comes in 🌊
  • Life’s a 🏖
  • 🐳 hello!
  • Happier than a seagull with a 🍟
  • #RestingBeachFace 😎
  • Keep 🌴 and Carry On
  • 🐚 yeah!
  • I’ve got 99 👙 and I chose this one.
  • Beach 🍑
  • Happy as a 🦪
  • A 🍍 a day keeps the worries away.
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Samantha Lawyer

Sam Lawyer is a lifestyle writer and television producer based in New York City. She’s been contributing to Woman’s Day for nearly five years, and covers a variety of topics from gifting, to health, and entertainment. Her work has additionally been featured in Cosmopolitan, Country Living, and Good Housekeeping. When she’s not writing or producing, you can find her binging her favorite Bravo shows or getting walked by her French Bulldog.