You’ve snapped the perfect photos on the beach—now all you need are a few perfect beach captions before you post them on Instagram.

I’ve collected over 150 short beach captions for all kinds of Insta pics. You’ll find inspirational beach captions, funny ones, beachy puns, captions that rhyme, and romantic beach captions.

I’ve also included plenty of Instagram captions for selfies and pictures with friends by the seashore. These beach captions aren’t just for social media—they’re also perfect for scrapbooking or making signs for beach-themed or coastal decor.

Enjoy these beach captions, and be sure to tag me @should_be_cruising. See you on the beach!

Inspirational beach captions

  • All good things come in waves
  • Take time to coast
  • Saltwater heals everything
  • Time for some beach therapy
  • Life is better in flip flops
  • Sky above, sand below, peace within
  • Time wasted at the beach is time well spent
  • An empty beach is heaven on Earth
  • Life is simple. Just add water.
  • Let your dreams set sail
  • Every day should feel like a day at the beach
  • The ocean’s roar is music to the soul
  • Eat, sleep, beach, repeat.
  • If life is a journey, the beach is my destination
  • Beach rules: relax, unwind, enjoy
  • The beach — the only place where salt lowers your blood pressure.
  • There’s no place like home — except for the beach
  • Beach more. Worry less.
  • Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean
  • The beach is always a good idea
  • Flow with it
  • There’s nothing that a walk on the beach can’t cure
  • Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.
  • You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean
  • The salt and the sea are all I need
  • Sea air is aromatherapy
  • Life, Love and the pursuit of the next beach trip
  • Happiness is a good book and a beach
  • We dream in colors borrowed from the sea
  • B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have
  • Keep Calm and Beach On
  • I find peace near the water
  • As free as the ocean
  • Happiness comes in waves
  • Nothing soothes the soul like a day by the ocean
  • Happiness is the sunset and the seashore
  • If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed

Romantic beach 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
  • Summer Lovin’
  • We mermaid for each other
  • Gonna love you ’til the sea runs dry
  • Let the currents guide your heart
  • You had me at aloha
  • Meet me where the sky touches the sea
  • I don’t wanna be tide down, except by you
  • You’re the piña to my colada
  • In high tide or in low tide, I’ll always be by your side.
  • You’re the only fish in the sea for me
  • I love you to the shore line and back
  • Love deeper than the ocean
  • There’s no one I’d rather sea the world with
  • Ooh baby, I love your wave, everyday.
  • Want to know how much I love you? Count the waves.

Rhyming beach captions

  • Ocean air, salty hair
  • Let the sea set you free
  • Palm trees and ocean breeze
  • Beach days always
  • Let the sand be your seat and the waves hit your feet
  • Sandy toes, sunkissed nose
  • Wild and free just like the sea
  • Palm trees and 80 degrees
  • High tides & good vibes
  • Beach hair, don’t care
  • Stay wild ocean child
  • Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair
  • The ocean breeze puts my mind at ease

Beach captions for friends

  • Shell-abrate good times
  • Just hanging with my gull-friends
  • Girls just wanna have sun!
  • On the sand with my beaches
  • Sometimes, you just need to walk on the beach with a friend.
  • Friends, sun, sand and sea, that sounds like a summer to me
  • Good times and tan lines
  • Stay salty, my friends
  • Where my beaches at?
  • Some girls are just born with the beach in their souls
  • Let’s make a splash!
  • The tans fade, but the memories last a lifetime
  • We’re BFFs — Beach Friends Forever
  • Sea, sun and smiles
  • Friends don’t let friends beach alone

Funny beach captions + puns

  • The beach gives me porpoise
  • All I need is some Vitamin Sea
  • Seas the day!
  • Sun of a beach
  • Be shore of yourself
  • I sea you!
  • Water we waiting for?
  • Not salty about this view
  • Avoid pier pressure
  • Sea you soon
  • Life is swell
  • Sea la vie!
  • If you need to reach me, call me on my shell
  • I don’t wanna be tide down
  • Lost at sea? I’m not shore.
  • Retirement plan: sell seashells by the seashore
  • Talk to the sand
  • Where there’s a will, there’s a wave
  • I can sea clearly now
  • Long time, no sea
  • Sea-esta
  • Giving in to pier pressure
  • Tropic like its hot!
  • 99 problems but a beach ain’t one!
  • I can sea clearly now
  • Don’t worry, beach happy
  • ‘Tis the sea-sun
  • The only BS I need in my life is Beach and Sunshine!
  • It’s a shore thing!
  • Wild and free, just like the sea
  • Shore do love these summer days

Beach captions for selfies

  • Ocean child
  • Resting beach face
  • I’ve never been more shore
  • Setting my watch to beach time
  • I washed up like this
  • Happier than a seagull with a french fry
  • If lost, please return to the beach
  • Sun, sand, the sea, and me
  • Ocean is my favorite color
  • The beach is calling and I must go
  • Salty but sweet
  • Wild, barefoot & free
  • Sunshine is my favorite accessory
  • How to have a beach body: 1. Have a body. 2. Go to the beach.
  • I’m an aquaholic
  • My daily dose of Vitamin Sea
  • The ocean is my happy place
  • Find me under the palms
  • I followed my heart, and it led me to the beach
  • Happy as a clam
  • Reality called, so I hung up
  • Beach you to it
  • Catch you on the next wave
  • If it requires a bikini, my answer is yes
  • You can find me where the sand meets the water
  • 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
  • Gone to the beach. Be back never.

Super short beach captions

  • Beach bum
  • Make waves
  • Forever beachy
  • Life’s a beach
  • Paradise found!
  • Ocean vibes
  • Just beachy
  • Catch a wave
  • Shell yeah!
  • Beach vibes
  • Sun & Sea
  • Ocean lover
  • For shore!

More captions, quotes, and inspiration for beach and ocean lovers

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

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Carrie Ann is the founder of Should Be Cruising and a lifelong travel fanatic. A former flight attendant, she now prefers cruise ships over airplanes and spends several months each year cruising and exploring cruise ports. Facebook | Instagram

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