With all due respect to pumpkin spice and sweater weather, summer is the queen among seasons — hands down. Summer means parties and barbecues, pools and beaches, friends and family — and vacay all day. The mood is light, the sun is shining, and the hits are playing. Plus, school’s out and out-of-office messages go on… what’s not to love? Of course, you’ll want to capture all those joyful, carefree, and fun moments under the summer sun and share them on social media. (After all… pics or it didn’t happen, right?) Strike just the right note in your feed with our list of 102 great summer Instagram caption ideas.
Summer Instagram Captions for the Beach
The waves that take you away are the same ones that can carry you home.
Catch a wave.
Life’s a beach!
Getting my vitamin sea.
Life is like the beach: If you ride the waves, you won't get pulled under.
Sea's the day.
The coast with the most.
Sandy, salty, and happy.
I sea you!
This is my resting beach face.
Sandy toes, anything goes.
Long time no sea.
If you can’t beach ‘em… join ‘em.
Ocean waves and happy days
Hit me on my shell phone.
Just the sand, the sea, and me… happy as can be.
Let’s sail away.
Sail away with me!
Into the blue...
Summer Instagram Captions for the Pool
YOLO… so dive right in!
Life is short: Get your hair wet!
Staying cool in the pool
No pants, no problem.
The pool is always a good idea.
Life is cool by the pool.
Just keep swimming.
Splashing into summer like…
Pool hair, don't care.
Good times and tan lines.
Instagram Caption Ideas for Summer Vacations
I’m on island time.
My office for the day…
Out of office.
My summer vacation is going swimmingly!
Vacay all day
On vacation… be back never.
I live here now.
Would you be a dear and fetch a straw for my coconut?
That cabana life.
Chaise all day.
Chaise the blues away.
Tropic like it’s hot.
Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.
It’s not a vacation… it’s a lifestyle.
Instagram Caption Ideas for Summer Parties and Barbecues
Work hard, play hard
Party time… excellent.
School’s out for summer!
Vacation mode: on.
Summer is my happy place.
Summers end, but friendship never does.
Tans fade, but friendship is forever.
Guac bowls and squad goals
Chill out with your grill out.
Get your grill on.
Grill baby grill!
Hot sun, cold beer, wish you were here.
You’re one in a melon!
Cold brews with the best crew… you know how we do!
Rosé all day while the palm trees sway.
Instagram Captions for Sunny Days
I'm walking on sunshine!
Here comes the sun.
I got sunshine!
Girls just wanna have sun.
Sun’s out, fun’s out!
You are my sunshine!
‘Tis the sea-sun!
I got sunshine in my pocket.
Nothing new under the sun.
Sunshine on my mind.
Be the sunshine.
Don’t let anyone steal your sunshine.
Song Lyrics for Summer Instagram Captions
"A little bit of summer is what the whole year is about." —John Mayer
“Sun-kissed skin, so hot we'll melt your popsicle.” —Katy Perry
“Summer lovin’ had me a blast!” —John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
“Summer, summer, summertime… time to sit back and unwind.” —DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
“Summertime and the livin’ is easy.” —Billie Holiday
“I got a feeling that tonight’s gonna be a good night.” —Black Eyed Peas
“Celebrate good times, come on!” —Kool & the Gang
“Turn down for what!” —DJ Snake and Lil Jon
“Shots shots shots shots shots… everybody!” —LMFAO
“I gotta say it was a good day.” —Ice Cube
“Shine bright like a diamond.” —Rihanna
“Living young and wild and free.” —Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa
Quotes for Summer Instagram Captions
"The summer night is like a perfection of thought." —Wallace Stevens
“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
"It's been an adventure. We took some casualties over the years. Things got broken. Things got lost. But I wouldn't have missed it for the world.” —Anthony Bourdain
"Summer bachelors, like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” —Nora Ephron
"I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list." —Susan Sontag
"Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." —Henry James
“I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.” — Robert Bridges
"Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling." —K.D. Lang
"And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." —F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.” ―Helen Keller
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