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120+ Carefree Beach Quotes to Use this Summer


Christine Barbara


Article Cover Photo: © Floral Deco via

This post is all about beach quotes, cute beach captions for Instagram and general inspiration to hit the beach!

With summer right around the corner, beach days and sunny weather are almost within our reach.

What could be more tantalizing than the promise of lazy days spent lounging on the warm sand in your favorite resort wear and inhaling the sweet smell of the ocean air, all whilst pouring over a good beach read and sipping on your favorite cocktail?

To us here at Dukes Avenue, basking in the sun is truly one of life’s simple pleasures. And since we are such lovers of the sea, sun and sand, we could not resist putting together a list of our favorite beach quotes that are bound to have you itching for a relaxing beach day.

Whether planning your next beach vacation or looking for cute beach quotes to match that cute beach Instagram snap, this list of beach quotes has you covered.

From funny beach captions to inspirational beach life quotes, you’re sure to find the perfect beach quote to get you into the perfect sunshine state of mind.

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Inspiring Beach Quotes and Beach Sayings

One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.

– Ryunosuke Satoro

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

You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.

– Unknown

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

– Beyoncé

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

– E.E.Cummings

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.

– Unknown

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To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

– Jeanne Moreau

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

Isn’t it strange, the way time moves? I could stand here and watch the sea crash beneath me for hours and it would feel like only minutes had passed.

– Sjana Elise Earp

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

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

Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.

– Hermann Broch

No words can express, the depth of her contentment, as she walks along the beach. As the waves lap against the shores, they create the rhythm of her life. Balmy breeze kiss, her sun-bronzed skin, and she wonders… could there ever be a greater destiny, than to be born with a love, for the treasures of the sea? Here, she is home.

– Suzy Toronto

My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.

– Henry David Thoreau

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

A walk along the beach offers the gift of the unexpected.

– Joan Anderson

For her, the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.

– Jose Chavez

When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can’t say in real life.

– Jenny Han

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

I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.

– Helen Keller

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

Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.

– Brian Wilson

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.

– Rachel Carson

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

More Beautiful Beach Quotes

Take me to the ocean. Let me sail the open sea. To breathe the warm and salty air and dream of things to be.

– Erica Billups

If you want to hear the distant voice of the ocean put your ear to the distant lips of a seashell.

– Curtis Tyrone Jones

Take time in a place you love, restore your spirit on the beach.

– Luanne Rice

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

– Michelle Held

Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.

– Robert Henri

Let the waves carry you where the light cannot.

– Mohit Kaushik

Ocean Quotes

The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.

– Robert Wyland

Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.

– Unknown

Whenever I look at the ocean, I always want to talk to people, but when I’m talking to people, I always want to look at the ocean.

– Haruki Murakami

the ocean
can calm itself,
so can you.
we are both
salt water
mixed with

– Nayyirah Waheed

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


There’s nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you’ve been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.

– Dave Barry

Ocean separates lands, not souls..

– Munia Khan

You will love the ocean. It makes you feel small, but not in a bad way. Small because you realize you’re part of something bigger.

– Lauren Myracle

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

– Kahlil Gibran

A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.

– Linda Gerber

In the beginning, there was only ocean.

– Disney’s Moana

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I wanted freedom, open air and adventure. I found it on the sea.

– Alain Gerbeault

Even castles made of sand, fall into the sea, eventually.

– Jimmy Hendrix

At night, when the sky is full of stars and the sea is still you get the wonderful sensation that you are floating in space.

– Natalie Wood

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

– Jill Davis

The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths it has its pearls too.

– Vincent van Gogh, The Letters of Vincent van Gogh

When life gets hard, try taking a good dose of Vitamin Sea – it usually does the trick!

– Unknown

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

– Isak Dinesen

I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within — in front of the sea.

– Rafael Nadal

Storms draw something out of us that calm seas don’t.

– Bill Hybels

Beach Love Quotes | Love on the Beach Quotes

A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.

– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.

– William Goldman, The Princess Bride

You all want to know what my dream is? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover.

– Michelle Bachelet

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 ocean is both my mistress and my lover. How else can I explain her salty kiss that is still on my lips.

– Anthony T. Hincks

The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.

– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Sometimes just being on a beach with my loved ones is all the adventure I need.

– Guy Laliberte

All you need is love and the ocean.

– Unknown

Love you to the beach and back.

– Unknown

Let the currents guide your heart.

– Unknown

Long walks on the beach are the supposed holy grail of a romantic evening. The beach becomes a kind of utopia – the place where all our dreams come true.

– Roxane Gay

Meet me where the sun touches the sea.

– Unknown

Together we can face challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.

– Sonia Gandhi

Funny Beach Quotes

Got the blue sky breeze and it don’t seem fair, only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.

– Zac Brown Band

I wish that Beach Therapy was covered by my health insurance.

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves.

– Donna McLavy

B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have.

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

Stop asking me if I want to build a snowman. I want to wear flip flops on a beach with a drink in my hand. Ask me if I want to do that.

– Unknown

Only at the beach can we go a splishin’ and a splashin’.

– Kate Summers

The only BS I need in my life: Beach and Sunshine.

– Unknown

If you need me, call me on my shell.

– Unknown

The beach – the only place where salt lowers your blood pressure.

– Unknown

Life is simple, just add water.

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

It’s time for some beach therapy.

– Unknown

This is my resting beach face.

– Unknown

If life is a journey, then the beach is my destination.

– Unknown

Beach Day Quotes | Day at the Beach Quotes

A day at the beach is never lost time. When the warm grains of sand touch our hearts, we know we’re in the right place.

– Unknown

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

– Pam Shaw

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

– Emilia Wickstead

As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart never full of love.

– Unknown

Happiness is a day at the beach! 

– Unknown 

A day at the beach restores the soul.

– Unknown 

Every day should be a beach day.

– Unknown

I still love things that you don’t even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.

– Maria Sharapova

I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.

– Rosamund Pike

Time wasted at the beach is time well-spent.

– Unknown 

Today was about chasing sun-rays, beach waves, and sunsets. All things beautiful that give you peace are worth chasing. Everything else isn’t.

– April Mae Monterrosa

A walk on the beach soothes the soul.

– Unknown

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

To sit in silence at the shore, watch the waves and hear the surf, is to appreciate the very breath and heartbeat of the earth.

– Doe Zantamata

The perfect day includes palm trees and ocean breeze.

– Unknown

I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need.

– Rob Gronkowski

Short Beach Quotes

Beach Vibes Only!

– Unknown

Sunshine is the best medicine.

– Unknown

High tides, good vibes.

– Unknown

Memories are made in flip flops.

– Unknown

Set your alarm for beach o’clock.

– Unknown

You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.

– Mitch Albom

Beach more, worry less.

– Unknown

Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.

– Unknown

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

– Jon Kabat-Zan

Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.

– The Beach Boys

On the beach, you can live in bliss.

– Dennis Wilson

An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.

– Unknown

Sky above, sand below, peace within.

– Unknown

Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.

– Unknown

We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.

– Unknown

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Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes!

– Unknown

Keep calm and head to the beach!

– Unknown

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I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach.

– Unknown

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

– Sylvia Earle

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

– Unknown

Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.

– Christy Ann Martine

The tans fade, but the memories last a lifetime.

– Unknown

Salt water heals all wounds.

– Unknown

Salty Air. Sunkissed Hair. Endless Summer. Take Me There.

– Unknown

Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson 

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

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

The beach is not a place to work, to read, write or to think.

– Anne Morrow Lindbergh 

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

– Unknown

I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.

– J.A. Redmerski 

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

– Jimmy Buffett

For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.

– Yanni

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

– Unknown

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The true beauty of a woman can be observed when she has spent the day at the beach.

– Troian Bellisario

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

– Unknown

The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease.

– Unknown

Give me coffee to change the things I can, and the beach to accept the things I can’t.

– Unknown

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

– Unknown

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