The 29 Best Beach Puns and Quotes for Instagram Captions

Truly, there's nothing better than a day spent at the beach with your family. And of course you want to remember the sandcastles and swimming adventures with a photo. You've finally captured the perfect family photo (after 9,315 tries), so naturally you want to share it with your online world. That perfect sandy family moment deserves the the perfect Instagram caption. We've made your job easy with this list of beach Instagram captions that range from punny to sweet. So whether you're on a coastal New England getaway, cruising the high seas or lounging in a tropical paradise, the only care on your mind will be having fun in the sun. Here are the best beach Instagram captions for every sandy moment.


  • Tropic like it’s hot.
  • Seas the day.
  • If there’s a will, there’s a wave.
  • Whale, hello there.
  • Keep palm and carry on.
  • Happy as a clam.
  • Let’s give ‘em something to taco ‘bout.
  • Shell-ebrating life.
  • Beach you to it.
  • Go with the float.
  • O-fish-ally on island time.
  • Cray-sea views.
  • Whatever floats your boat.
  • Seek to sea more.
  • Livin’ in a fanta-sea world.
  • The world is your oyster.
  • Happiness comes in waves.
  • What a fin-tastic day.


  • The tans will fade, but the memories will last forever.
  • Life is better in flip flops.
  • If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed.
  • Sandy toes, sun-kissed nose.
  • High tide or low tide, they're always by my side.
  • Ocean air, salty hair.
  • As endless as the ocean, as timeless as the tides.


  • "Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach." — Michelle Held
  • “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever." — Jacques Cousteau
  • "The sea is only the embodiment of a supernatural and wonderful existence." —Jules Verne

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