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80+ Perfect Ocean and Sea Captions for Instagram

80+ Perfect Ocean and Sea Captions for Instagram

You’ve snapped the perfect photos out on the ocean or by the seashore—now all you need are a few perfect sea captions before you post them on Instagram. Wish granted!

I’ve collected over eighty short ocean captions for all kinds of Insta pics. You’ll find inspirational sea captions, funny ones (warning: there are lots of ocean puns) captions that rhyme, and romantic captions.

I’ve also included plenty of Instagram captions for selfies and pictures with friends.

If you’re looking for longer sea quotes to use as captions, I also have lots of those for you in my post 40 Ocean Quotes for Everyone Who Loves The Sea.

Inspirational sea captions

  • All good things come in waves
  • Take time to coast
  • Saltwater heals everything
  • Happiness comes in waves
  • Life is simple. Just add water.
  • Let your dreams set sail
  • The ocean’s roar is music to the soul
  • Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean
Sea caption "Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean"
  • The ocean is always a good idea
  • Flow with it
  • You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean
  • The salt and the sea are all I need
  • We dream in colors borrowed from the sea
  • As free as the ocean
  • Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean
  • Happiness is the sunset and the seashore

Romantic sea captions

  • Our love is as deep as the ocean
  • You, the ocean, and me
  • Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean
  • You and me, as far as the eye can sea
  • As endless as the ocean
  • You’re the only fish in the sea for me
  • I love you to the shore line and back
  • Love deeper than the ocean
  • Ooh baby, I love your wave, everyday.

Rhyming ocean captions

  • Ocean air, salty hair
  • Let the sea set you free
  • Palm trees and ocean breeze
  • Wild and free just like the sea
  • High tides & good vibes
  • Stay wild ocean child
  • Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair
  • The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease
Sea caption "The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease"

Ocean captions for friends

  • Having a whale of a time
  • Just hanging with my gull-friends
  • Girls just wanna have sun!
  • Friends, sun, sand and sea, that sounds like a summer to me
  • Good times and tan lines
  • Let’s make a splash!
  • Sea, sun and smiles

Funny sea captions + puns

  • All I need is some Vitamin Sea
  • Seas the day!
  • Be shore of yourself
  • I sea you!
  • Avoid pier pressure
  • Sea you soon
  • Life is swell
  • Sea la vie!
  • I don’t wanna be tide down
  • Lost at sea? I’m not shore.
  • Retirement plan: sell seashells by the seashore
  • If you need to reach me, call me on my shell
Sea caption "If you need to reach me, call me on my shell"
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a wave
  • I can sea clearly now
  • Whatever floats your boat
  • Long time, no sea
  • We mermaid for each other
  • Sea-esta
  • Giving in to pier pressure
  • I can sea clearly now
  • ‘Tis the sea-sun
  • It’s a shore thing!
  • Wild and free, just like the sea
  • Shore do love these summer days

Sea captions for selfies

  • Ocean child
  • I’ve never been more shore
  • Ocean is my favorite color
  • Salty but sweet
  • I’m an aquaholic
  • My daily dose of Vitamin Sea
Sea caption "Ocean is my favorite color"
  • The ocean is my happy place
  • Happy as a clam
  • My agenda today: sun, sand and sea
  • Just a fish out of water
  • The ocean is where I belong
  • Letting my worries wash out with the tide

Super short ocean captions

  • Make waves
  • Ocean vibes
  • Catch a wave
  • Shell yeah!
  • Sun & Sea
  • Ocean lover

More captions, quotes, and inspiration for ocean lovers

What are your favorite ocean captions and sea captions for Instagram? Let me know in the comments below!

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Carrie Ann Karstunen

Muhammad Yusuf T

Saturday 14th of August 2021

That's really awesome ocean & sea caption, maybe i'll use it for my social media


Friday 13th of August 2021

These are so good...Saving this post and will use these captions...Thanks for sharing

Ntensibe Edgar

Friday 13th of August 2021

Wow....all these are nice Instagrammables! I particularly loved, "Life is simple. Just add water!"

Chikumo Fiseko

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Gosh, reading this makes me miss the beach so much! I will be bookmarking this one so I can have the inspiration to use too. Thank you!

Lyanna Soria

Thursday 12th of August 2021

I can't wait to go to the beach someday and those are all wonderful selections of captions to chose from.