38 Beach Quotes You’ll Love For Instagram

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Quotes about the Beach

Beach quotes can be corny, inspirational, humorous, reflective, and anything in between. It’s only natural when summertime rolls around or we’re getting ready for our next beach vacation that our minds begin to wander to the salty shores. 

With that comes searching for as many beach quotes as we can to go with our Instagram photos of far-off turquoise dream destinations.

We decided to round up our favorite quotes about the beach, beach musings, and beach sayings. It’s tough to ever beat a beautiful sunrise, swim, sunset, or day at the beach.

Quotes about the Beach

Our Favorite Beach Quotes

“There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love by it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor: it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace it’s audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands.”

 Cecelia Ahern

“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

“She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.”

Janet Fitch

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.”

Holly Black

“Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.”

Ambrose Bierce

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

– Emilia Wickstead

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

– Unknown

“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

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”

– Mahatma Gandhi

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

– Jeanne Moreau

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

– Linda Gerber

“I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within – in front of the sea.”

– Rafael Nadal

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

– Unknown

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“There’s no place like home. Except for the beach.”

– Unknown 

“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.”

– Unknown 

“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.”


“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?”

— Walt Whitman

“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

“On the beach, you can live in bliss.”

– Dennis Wilson

“Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean.

– Jimi Hendrix

“In this big ball of people, I’m just one grain of sand on this beach.” 


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

– Unknown 

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

 Jacques Cousteau

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.”

– Beyoncé Knowles

“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.”


Hakuna Majiwe Beach Lodge

“What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?”

– David Mitchell

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

Isak Dinesen

” The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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


“We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

– Aristotle Onassis

“I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.”

– Don Johnson

“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

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.

–Jacques Cousteau

Cam on Beach at Anvil Bay in Mozambique

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

 Pam Shaw

“Mind on a permanent vacation, the ocean is my only medication, wishing my condition isn’t ever going to go away.”

 Jimmy Buffett

“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

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

— Rachel Carson 


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