Countless Epic Beach Captions to Keep Your Feed Salty

With one of these beach quotes or captions, there's no need to worry about a cheugy Insta post.
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Updated Nov 28, 2023

Whether you are at a bachelorette party in the sand or just soaking up a weekend at the beach, you'll eventually have to figure out the best beach captions to pair with your socials post. We rounded up plenty more beach captions that aren't basic. From popular beach sayings and hilarious beach puns to Taylor Swift beach captions for Watch Hill-loving Swifties, we've got all the best beach Instagram captions to use right now.

So, once you are done getting tossed by the waves, peruse this list of potential captions for your beach trip, phrases for a bachelorette party post or bridal shower at the beach. While you're at it, you can brainstorm more bachelorette party ideas as well to make sure everything is just as you want it.

The Best Beach Captions for Instagram in This Story: Quotes | Puns | Funny | Short | Cute | Unique | For Couples | For Bach Parties

Beach Quotes

Quotes about the beach are immensely popular, as the ocean seems to draw creatives to it. These beach quotes are our favorite writers' and artists' thoughts on all things relating to waves, sun and the sea.

  • "Every seashell has a story." ― Jack Bauer
  • "The sun is out and I want some." ― "Rockaway Beach," by The Ramones
  • "On an island in the sun, we'll be playin' an' havin' fun." ― "Island in the Sun," by Weezer
  • "Bodies in the sand, tropical drink melting in your hand, we'll be falling in love to the rhythm of a steel drum band." ― "Kokomo," by The Beach Boys
  • "But nothing comes close to the golden coast." ― "California Gurls," by Katy Perry
  • "Some beach, somewhere." ― "Some Beach," by Blake Shelton
  • "Clear blue water, high tide came and brought you in." — "This Love," by Taylor Swift
  • "Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." ― Michelle Held
  • "If there's heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it." — Jimmy Buffett
  • "Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it's always our self we find in the sea." — "maggie and milly and molly and may" by E.E. Cummings
  • "No shoes, no shirt, no problem." — "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem," by Kenny Chesney
  • "Only worry in the world: is the tide gonna reach my chair?" — "Knee Deep." by Zac Brown Band
  • "Island breeze and lights down low, no one has to know." — "...ready for it?," by Taylor Swift

Beach Puns

Some of the best captions for beach pics use the ample words associated with the ocean as a pun. Whether you're feeling salty or have feelings that come and go with the tide, these punny beach Instagram captions are sure to please.

  • Pier pressure
  • Take time to coast
  • Nothin' like a sea-esta
  • Don't let the haters tide you down.
  • Living in a fanta-sea
  • Water you looking at?
  • Seas the day
  • 🐚Shell-abrate good times, oh yea🐚
  • Talk to the sand.
  • Life's a beach.
  • 🌴Keep palm and carry on.🌴
  • Tropic like it's hot.
  • Life is swell
  • Feelin' nauti ⚓
  • Fish you were here.🐠🐠🐠
  • In my beach sea-sun.
  • Long time, no sea🌊

Funny Beach Captions

Funny beach captions for Instagram can be quirky, bold or a bit of both. These sassy beach captions will hopefully give your readers a smile.

  • If only my health insurance covered beach therapy.
  • I washed up like this
  • A 🍍 a day keeps the haters away.
  • Some like it hot🔥
  • Give me the confidence to change the things that I can, the beach to accept the things I can't and some wine for when I can't tell the two apart.
  • A bad day at the beach always beats a good day at the office

Short Beach Captions for Instagram

Sometimes less is more when it comes to beach captions for Instagram. If you're on the hunt for some one-word beach captions or simple beach captions, this next list is for you.

  • I know my life porpoise🐬
  • No more woes with sand in our toes.
  • Vitamin Sea🌊
  • No one likes a shady beach.
  • Barefoot memories
  • Sandy cheeks
  • Throwin' shade 😎
  • When in doubt, paddle out.
  • 🌊In my beach era🌊
  • Stay salty 🧂
  • Fine and sandy
  • Beach 🍑
  • My UV 10 face
  • "Salt air." — "August," by Taylor Swift
  • Chasing sunsets
  • ☀️ season
  • Beach daze
  • Sunny side up
  • OOTD all week
  • ☀️😘
  • Beach CEO
  • SPF 50 pls

Cute Beach Captions

Cute beach Instagram captions might lean into topics like mermaids, shells or swimsuits. These lighthearted beach day captions ensure you let the pics speak for themselves.

  • Be yourself unless you can be a mermaid. Then be a mermaid.🧜🏽‍♀️
  • Girls just wanna have ☀️
  • No such thing as wasting time at the beach.🏖️
  • High tides bring good vibes
  • Happy as a 🦪
  • Rinsing off the day
  • Sand in my boots
  • 🧜🏾‍♀️Mermaid vibes only🧜🏾‍♀️
  • There's nothing a little saltwater can't fix.
  • Professional seashell collector🐚🦪🐚
  • Always RSVP "yes" to beach trips
  • Yellow polka dot bikini
  • Real-life Ariel

Unique Beach Captions

Unique captions for beach pics will ensure viewers double-tap your snaps. From clever beach captions to ones that haven't crossed your feed yet, these beach trip captions will make your post stick out in all the right ways.

  • Happier than a seagull with a 🍟
  • If there's a will, there's a wave.🌊🌊🌊
  • Sea la vie.
  • I wouldn't mind if I lost my passport.
  • "Freedom felt like summer then on the coast." — "Hits Different," by Taylor Swift
  • Anchors down, bottoms up
  • I can sea clearly now
  • Island time🏝️
  • "Ocean blue eyes, lookin' in mine" — "Gorgeous," by Taylor Swift
  • Wanna play mermaids?
  • I don't know about you, but I don't mind having the blues 💙🌊🍸

Couple Beach Captions

So you and your partner just had the perfect day on the sand, maybe at a joint bachelor/bachelorette party, but now you need to scroll through beach photo captions to cap off the night. These beach Insta captions for couples are just the thing.

  • I 🐋 always love you.
  • "Under the boardwalk / Down by the sea, yeah / On a blanket with my baby is where I'll be." — "Under the Boardwalk," by The Drifters
  • We mermaid for each other.
  • I've never been so shore about anything in my life
  • Love you to the beach and back
  • I'm coconuts for you 🥥🥥🥥
  • "I just wanna be drinking on a beach with you all over me." — "End Game," by Taylor Swift
  • You had me at aloha 🌺
  • ❤️ as deep as the ocean
  • I'll always be happy making waves with you
  • "And the coastal town we wandered 'round had nevеr seen a love as pure as it." – "gold rush," by Taylor Swift

Beach Bachelorette Captions

Picking out beach captions for girls or bachelorette parties is tricky as you find the balance of fun, spunk and sass. Here are a few Instagram beach captions to help inspire the perfect post.

  • "Meet me where the sky touches the sea." — Jennifer Donnelly
  • Party Like a Lobstar 🦞⭐
  • Last sail before the veil
  • We didn't make ripples; we made waves.
  • Life is better in a bikini 👙
  • My beaches
  • Hot sands and cold cans before the wedding bands
  • [adult swim]
  • Toes in the sand, ring on [bachelorette's name]'s hand.
  • The last splash
  • A toast on the coast🥂
  • She said "yes," we said BEACH
  • The beach with my girls just hits different
  • "Here by the sea and sand, nothing ever goes as planned." — "Sea and Sand," by The Who
  • It's always 5 o'clock at the beach. 🍸
  • No buoys allowed
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