There’s really nothing better than a relaxing summer afternoon spent lounging on the beach. But one thing that can elevate your seaside vacation is a stellar, beachy Instagram photo — paired with an excellent caption.
You don’t have to be a wordsmith to craft a good vacation caption, especially because we’ve done most of the work for you. Whether you’re heading to the coast for a day of sun and sand, or island-bound in the middle of winter for some much-needed vitamin D, it’s always fun to share your experience with your social media community (and maybe even boost your reach in the process). These beach Instagram captions are the perfect thing to get your followers engaged (if they're not too jealous of your seaside vacation, that is!).
Below, we’ve compiled beach captions that will bring in waves of Instagram likes. From caption puns to inspirational, beach-inspired quotes for Instagram, you’re sure to find a fit for your next post of the sand, surf, or sun-kissed selfie.
Related: Ideas for a Great Summer Vacation
Here are our top picks for beach Instagram captions.
Funny Beach Caption Puns
All I need is some Vitamin Sea *insert wave emoji*
(For selfies at the beach): Water you doing right now?
(For palm tree beach photos): Keep Palm and Carry On *insert palm tree emoji*
Cute Beach Captions
Sea more of the world, one beach at a time *insert globe emoji*
Beach hair, don’t care!
All I need is the salt in my hair and the sand between my toes *insert beach emoji*
Clever Beach Captions
Sun of a beach *insert sun and beach emojis*
Whale hello! *insert whale emoji*
Happy as a clam *insert shell emoji*
I’m an aqua-holic *insert water emoji*
Beach Selfie Captions
Resting Beach Face
Good times and tan lines.
(For sunglasses selfies): Throwin’ shade *insert sun emoji*
Beach Captions for Friends
Girls just wanna have SUN *insert sun and beach emojis*
Hangin’ with my gull-friends *insert girl emojis*
Just a couple of beach bums.
Beach Captions for Couples
High tide or low tide, I’ll stay by your side *insert wave and heart emojis*
You, me, and the sea *insert wave emoji*
With you, life’s a beach.
Beach Captions for Winter
They say summer bodies are made in the winter *insert muscle emoji*
Snow more winter please, bring on the beach!
(For throwback beach photos): Desperately seeking beach therapy #tbt
"Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." — Michelle Held
"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea." — E. E. Cummings
“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” — Isak Dinesen
“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“In the waves of change, we find our direction.” — Anonymous