The Best Quotes and Captions About the Beach That Are Like an Instant Vacation

“Every day should be a beach day.”

Colorful Row of Red Chairs on the Beach
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If there's one thing we know to be true, it's that Southerners love the beach. From the dunes of the Carolinas to the emerald waters of the Florida Panhandle to Alabama's sparkling white sand, the South's best beaches are ideal for vacationing year-round. The happiness that comes with putting your feet in the sand or watching a breathtaking sunset over the ocean are moments that never get old for beach-lovers of any age. And no matter now many trips you may take, leaving your little slice of paradise behind doesn't get any easier.

Whether you're at the beach, will be soon, or are just dreaming of the next time you can put your toes in the sand, these beach quotes and captions are guaranteed to put you in a good mood. If you're sharing pictures of your beach vacation, they'll also make great captions for your Instagram posts. No matter where you may be as you read these quotes about the beach, you'll instantly be able to imagine yourself enjoying a tropical getaway in your favorite place.

Quotes About the Beach

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Jacques Yves Cousteau

Jacques Yves Cousteau Beach Quote
Southern Living

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

-Jacques Yves Cousteau

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Christy Ann Martine

Christy Ann Martine Beach Quote
Southern Living

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

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Pam Shaw

Pam Shaw Beach Quote
Southern Living

"After a visit to the beach, it's hard to believe that we live in a material world." -Pam Shaw

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Wyland Beach Quote
Southern Living

"The sea lives in every one of us." -Wyland

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T. S. Eliot

T.S. Eliot Beach Quote
Southern Living

"At the beach - time you enjoyed wasting, is not wasted." -T. S. Eliot

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Blake Shelton, Some Beach

Blake Shelton Some Beach
Southern Living

"Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere." -Blake Shelton, Some Beach

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Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau Beach Quote
Southern Living

"My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near the ocean's edge as I can go." -Henry David Thoreau

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Robert Henri

Robert Henri Beach Quote
Southern Living

"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

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Zac Brown Band, Jump Right In

Zac Brown Band Beach Quote
Southern Living

"You can find me where the music meets the ocean." -Zac Brown Band, Jump Right In

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Crystal Woods

Crystal Woods Beach Quote
Southern Living

"If everyone could just live near the ocean, I think we'd all be happier. It's hard to be down about anything knee deep in the sand." – Crystal Woods

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Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindergh Beach Quote
Southern Living

"The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think." -Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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E.E. Cummings

E.E. Cummings Beach Quote
Southern Living

"For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea." -E.E. Cummings

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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski Beach Quote
Southern Living

"I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need." – Rob Gronkowski

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Michelle Held

Michelle Held Beach Quote
Southern Living

"Don't grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." – Michelle Held

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Beach Day Quote Unknown
Southern Living

"Every day should be a beach day." – Unknown

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Sarah Kay

Sarah Kay Beach Quote
Southern Living

"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

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Jeanne Moreau

Jeanne Moreau Beach Quote
Southern Living

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

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Robert Wyland

Robert Wyland Beach Quote
Southern Living

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

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John F. Kennedy

John F Kennedy Beach Quote
Southern Living

"We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came." –John F. Kennedy

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Robert Henri

Robert Henri Beach Quote
Southern Living

"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

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Dennis Wilson

Dennis Wilson Beach Quote
Southern Living

"On the beach, you can live in happiness." -Dennis Wilson

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Sense of Direction Beach Quote
Southern Living

"My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach." -Unknown

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson Beach Quote
Southern Living

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Helen Keller

Helen Keller Beach Quote
Southern Living

"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

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Sandy Gingras

Sandy Gingras Beach Quotes
Southern Living

"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

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Footprints Beach Quote
Southern Living

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

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Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffet Beach Quote
Southern Living

"If there's heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it." - Jimmy Buffett

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Jill Davis

Jill Davis Beach Quote
Southern Living

"The waves of the sea help me get back to me." - Jill Davis

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Beach Home Beach Quote
Southern Living

"There's no place like home. Except for the beach." -Unknown

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Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly Beach Quote
Southern Living

"Meet me where the sky touches the sea." -Jennifer Donnelly

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Beach Quotes Dream in Colors of the Sea
Southern Living

"We dream in colors borrowed from the sea." -Unknown

Beach Instagram Captions

Portrait of woman walking at the beach

"Beach Please"
"Seas the Day"
"Vitamin Sea"
"Don't worry, beach happy."
"Eat. Beach. Sleep. Repeat."
"Long time, no sea."
"Happiness comes in waves."
"You, Me, and the Sea"
"Paradise Found"
"Life is Better at the Beach"
"Ocean Air, Salty Hair"
"Sea You Soon"
"High tides and good vibes."
"Girls just want to have sun."
"I've got sunshine on my mind."
"My sense of direction leads me to the beach."
"The beach is always a good idea."
"Beach Hair, Don't Care"
"Shake Your Palm Palms"
"Good times and tan lines."

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