Inspirational Beach Quotes; Perfect for family beach vacations

Like we need any more motivation to pack up the beach bag, slip on some sunscreen and cram ourselves in the car for a beach trip!

The golden days of summer are near (or let’s be frank, we love the beach any time of year!) here’s some additional motivation for you – or capture that perfect quote to go with your insta!

This post is part of our Beach Vacation series

Make sure you pop on over for everything from our beach essentials packing list to games to play on the beach and top product reviews for a safe day out for the family

We also have a great collection of inspiring family road trip quotes here

Inspiration Beach Quotes

“Life takes you down many paths, but my favorite ones lead to the beach.” –Unknown

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

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.”Christy Ann Martine

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

“Sometimes in the waves of change we find our true direction.” – Unknown

“Dance with the waves, move with the sea. Let the rhythm of the water set your soul free.” – Christy Ann Martine

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

 “You never really know what’s coming. A small wave, or maybe a big one. All you can really do is hope that when it comes, you can surf over it, instead of drown in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

“To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me” – Isaac Newton

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

“The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.” —Isak Dinesen

“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.” – Unknown

“The sand may brush off, the salt may wash clean, the tans may fade, but the memories will last forever.” Unknown

Ocean Quotes

“Individually we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” – Ryunosuke Satoro

“You’re not a wave, you’re a part of the ocean.” Mitch Albom

“In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans.” – Kahlil Gibran

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.” – Rumi

“The Ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, Mysterious, Wild & Free” – Unknown

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.”Beyonce

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

“I believe in the ocean curing all bad moods. I believe in the waves wiping away worries. I believe in seashells bringing good luck. I believe in toes in the sand grounding my soul.” – Unknown

“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

“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.” – Sandy Gingras

“Advice from the Ocean: Be shore of yourself. Come out of your shell. Take time to coast. Avoid pier pressure. Sea life’s beauty. Don’t get so tide down on work that you miss out on life’s beautiful waves.” – Unknown

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

“You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to leave the shore.” Christopher Columbus

“Dear Ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty …all at once.” Unknown

Funny Beach Quotes

“If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffett

“I’ll have a side of beach with my morning coffee.” Unknown

“Giving in to pier pressure.” Unknown

“Give me coffee to change the things I can, and the beach to accept the things I can’t.” – Unknown

“May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.”Unknown

“I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves.” – Donna McLavy

“If you need me, call me on my shell.” – Unknown

“I’m all about the Palm Trees and 80 degrees.”Unknown

 “Your only worry should be if the tide is going to reach the chair.” – based on Zac Brown Band lyric

“What I want in a good beach read is sunshine, drama, easy-reading and transportation to another world and other people’s problems.” – Jane Green

“A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the… Beach!”Unknown

“I wish that Beach Therapy was covered by my Health Insurance.”Unknown

“I miss being on beach vacation and never knowing what day of the week it is” – Unknown

Short Ocean Quotes & Instagram Captions

These ones are great for cute and fun Instagram captions on your beachside adventures – unfortunately, we cannot find an attribution for these do give us a shout if you think we’ve missed one!

“Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat.”

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

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

 “The ocean made me salty.” 

“Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.”

“Sandy toes, sun-kissed nose.”

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

“An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.”

Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.’

“Sky above, sand below, peace within.”

“We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.”

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

“Good vibes happen on the tides.”

“When in doubt, paddle out.”

“Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like summer to me.”

 “Life’s a beach, and I’m just playing in the sand” 

“I’m done adulting. Let’s be mermaids!”

“The tans fade, but the memories last a lifetime.” 

“Happiness is a day at the beach!” 

“A good beach day keeps the doctor away.”

“Let the sea set you free.”

“Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat.”

“Sand on, stress off.”


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