240 Beach Quotes on Relaxation & Going on Vacations

If you enjoy the beach and need to get away from it all, read these 240 beach quotes that will get you in the mood for searching the best beaches in your town.

For a beach lover, hearing the waves and playing in the sand while breathing in the fresh air is what life is all about. We seem to forget about our problems and enjoy the calming ambiance it provides. 

The beach also teaches us valuable life lessons that we can apply to help us overcome life’s obstacles.

Beach Quotes on Relaxation

Buckle up and prepare to learn! The entire collection is listed below.

Let’s get started.

And don’t forget to check out these nature quotes and sea quotes.

Best Beach Quotes

1. “An ocean breeze puts a mind at ease.” – Anonymous

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

3. “We dream in colors borrowed from the sea.” – Anonymous

4. “When you walk on the beach at night, you can say things you can’t say in real life.” – Jenny Han

5. “Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” – Hermann Broch

6. “A kiss on the beach when there is a full moon is the closest thing to heaven.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

7. “Beach Rules: Soak up the sun. Ride the waves. Breathe the salty air. Feel the breeze. Build sandcastles. Rest, relax, reflect. Collect seashells. Bare-feet required.” – Anonymous

8. “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

9. “Good times and tan lines.” – Anonymous

10. “I need some beach therapy.” – Anonymous

11. “To escape and sit quietly on the beach—that’s my idea of paradise.” – Emilia Wickstead

12. “To me, the sea is a continual miracle; the fishes that swim, the rocks, the motion of the waves, the ships, with men in them, what stranger miracles are there?” – Walt Whitman

13. “Beach hair, don’t care.” – Anonymous

14. “Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that.” – Anonymous

15. “The beach is not always a place, sometimes it’s a feeling.” – Anonymous

Famous Beach Quotes

16. “Isn’t it strange, the way time moves? I could stand here and watch the sea crash beneath me for hours and it would feel like only minutes had passed.” – Sjana Elise Earp

17. “You all want to know what my dream is? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover.” – Michelle Bachelet

18. “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

19. “Sunshine is the best medicine.” – Anonymous

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

21. “Leave footprints of love and kindness wherever you go.” – Anonymous

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

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

24. “The beach is not a place to work; to read, write, or to think.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

25. “Smell the sea, and feel the sky, let your soul and spirits fly.” – Van Morrison

26. “The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace.” – Kate Chopin

27. “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

28. “Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me—if you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.” – Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

29. “Whenever I look at the ocean, I always want to talk to people, but when I’m talking to people, I always want to look at the ocean.” – Haruki Murakami

30. “Even castles made from sand fall to the ocean.“ – Jimi Hendrix

Inspirational Beach Quotes

31. “Wherever you go, bring your own sunshine.” – Anonymous

32. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Jon Kabat-Zinn

33. “Like a sandcastle, all is temporary. Build it, tend it, enjoy it. And when the time comes, let it go.” – Jack Kornfield

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

35. “Life is simple, just add water.” – Anonymous

36. “You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.” – Anonymous

37. “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.” – Anonymous

38. “You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Christopher Columbus

39. “May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes.” – Anonymous

40. “Sky above our heads. Sand beneath our feet. Life is good.” – Anonymous

41. “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 drowning in its monstrosity.” – Alysha Speer

42. “Dream higher than the sky and deeper than the ocean.” – Anonymous

43. “Sometimes, in the waves of change, we find our true direction.” – Anonymous

44. “I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like the sea.” – Anonymous

45. “Follow the river and you’ll reach the sea.” – French Proverb

Calming Beach Quotes That Will Soothe Your Soul 

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

47. “It’s a wonderful metaphor—catching a wave—for how you can look at other challenges in your life.” – Jeff Bridges

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

49. “A day at the beach is never lost time. When the warm grains of sand touch our hearts, we know we’re in the right place.” – Anonymous

50. “Being out there in the ocean—God’s creation—it’s like a gift he has given us to enjoy.” – Bethany Hamilton

51. ”The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach—waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

52. “Writers begin with a grain of sand, and then create a beach.” – Robert Black

53. “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

54. “Happiness is a day at the beach.” – Anonymous

55. “A day at the beach restores the soul.” – Anonymous

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

57. “To sit in silence at the shore, watch the waves and hear the surf, is to appreciate the very breath and heartbeat of the earth.” – Doe Zantamata

58. “Let the sea set you free.” – Anonymous

59. “On the beach, you can live in bliss.” – Anonymous

60. “Like seashells, we are beautiful and unique—each with a story to tell.” – Anonymous

Beautiful Beach Quotes That You Will Enjoy

61. “For her, the ocean was more than a dream. It was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” – Jose Chavez

62. “Sky above, sand below, peace within. If there’s heaven for me, I’m sure it has a beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffett

63. “She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black

64. “I lost my heart to the sea.” – Anonymous

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

66. “My life is like a stroll upon the beach, as near to the ocean’s edge as I can go.” – Henry David Thoreau

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

68. “Only at the beach can we go a splishin’ and a splashin.’” – Kate Summers

69. “I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me.” – Anna Quindlen

70. “The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace.” – M. L. Borges

71. “The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

72. “One learns first of all in beach living the art of shredding; how little one can get along with, not how much.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

74. “Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” – Michelle Held

75. “The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning—we are all in the same boat.“ – Jacques Cousteau

Short Beach Quotes to Help You Create Photo Caption

76. “Memories are made in flip flops.” – Anonymous

77. “All you need is a good dose of vitamin sea.” – Anonymous

78. “Sandy toes, sunkissed nose.” – Anonymous

79. “I’ve got sunshine on my mind.” – Anonymous

80. “The beach is calling and I must go.” – Anonymous

81. “Life’s a beach, find your wave.” – Anonymous

82. “If in doubt, paddle out.” – Anonymous

83. “Less worries, more sunshine.” – Anonymous

84. “Just a fish out of water.” – Anonymous

85. “Happy as a clam.” – Anonymous

86. “Salt water heals all wounds.” – Anonymous

87. “Good vibes happen on the tides.” – Anonymous

88. “I need vitamin sea.” – Anonymous

89. “Beach you to it.” – Anonymous

90. “Salt in the air, sand in my hair.” – Anonymous

Witty Beach Quotes to Make You Smile

91. “Resting beach face.” – Anonymous

92. “I don’t wanna be tide down.” – Anonymous

93. “Don’t worry, beach happy.” – Anonymous

94. “Shell yeah!” – Anonymous

95. “Sun of a beach!” – Anonymous

96. “Seas the day.” – Anonymous

97. “Girls just wanna have sun.” – Anonymous

98. “Long time, no sea.” – Anonymous

99. “I love you to the shore line and back.” – Anonymous

100. “I’m an aquaholic.” – Anonymous

101. “Shell-abrate good times.” – Anonymous

102. “Just hanging with my gull-friends.” – Anonymous

103. “Keep palm and carry on.” – Anonymous

104. “We mermaid for each other.” – Anonymous

105. “If there’s a will there’s a wave.” – Anonymous

Funny Beach Quotes to Give You Good Vibes

106. “If you need to reach me, call me on my shell.” – Anonymous

107. “The beach gives me porpoise.” – Anonymous

108. “Talk to the sand.” – Anonymous

109. “I’m pretty sure my birthstone is a sea shell.” – Anonymous

110. “Gone to the beach, never be back.” – Anonymous

111. “Having a whale of a time.” – Anonymous

112. “No one likes shady beaches.” – Anonymous

113. “Giving in to pier pressure.” – Anonymous

114. “How to have a beach body? Have a body and go to the beach.” – Anonymous

115. “A midsummer ice cream.” – Anonymous

116. “Happier than a seagull with a french fry.” – Anonymous

117. “I need to be seahabilitated.” – Anonymous

118. “Stay salty, my friends.” – Anonymous

119. “Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.” – Anonymous

120. “Live life in a bikini.” – Anonymous

Great Beach Quotes That’ll Remind You of Good Times

121. “I wonder if the beach misses me.” – Anonymous

122. “I’ll have a side of beach with my morning coffee.” – Anonymous

123. “I wish that beach therapy was covered by my health insurance.” – Anonymous

124. “We’re all about the Palm Trees and 80 degrees.” – Anonymous

125. “I’m going to change the world, but today, I’ll just be a mermaid.” – Anonymous

126. “Friends don’t let friends go to the beach alone.” – Anonymous

127. “A cloudy day at the beach is still a day at the beach!” – Anonymous

128. “Stop asking me if I want to build a snowman. I want to wear flip flops on a beach with a drink in my hand. Ask me if I want to do that.” – Anonymous

129. “Beachitude—when you start to feel grumpy and snarky because you miss the beach.” – Anonymous

130. “Make a wish upon a starfish.” – Anonymous

131. “The only BS I need in my life is: Beach and Sunshine.” – Anonymous

132. “I’m a true oceanholic.” – Anonymous

133. “I Googled my symptoms, and it turned out I just needed to go to the beach.” – Anonymous

134. “Feeling finstastic.” – Anonymous

135. “Keep calm and think of the beach.” – Anonymous

Romantic Beach Quotes to Tickle Your Heart

136. “You’re the only fish in the sea for me.” – Anonymous

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

138. “Let’s go somewhere the sun kisses the ocean.” – Anonymous

139. “It was love at first sight the day I met the beach.” – Anonymous

140. “The tans will fade, but the memories of you will last forever.” – Anonymous

141. “I love you more than there are grains of sand on the beach, fish in the sea, and waves in the ocean.” – Anonymous

142. “As the ocean is never full of water, so is the heart, never full of love.” – Anonymous

143. “I love you like the sea loves the shore.” – Anonymous

144. “To me, the sea is like a person, like a child that I’ve known for a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle

145. “Every wave kisses the shore, while the sand hugs your toes, and the wind brushes your cheeks.” – Anonymous

146. “Let the currents guide your heart.” – Anonymous

147. “That the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent sights in nature, all admit.” – John Joly

148. “I can see us holding hands, walking on the beach, our toes in the sand.” – Justin Timberlake

149. “If you want to know how much I love you, count all the waves in the sea.” – Anonymous

150. “Do I love you? My God, if your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches.” – William Goldman

Life at the Beach Quotes 

151. “The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of the outer ocean on a beach.” – Henry Beston

152. “A walk on the beach soothes the soul.” – Anonymous

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

154. “When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come. I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

155. “Life is like the ocean. It can be calm and still and rough or rigid. But in the end, it is always beautiful.” – Anonymous

156. “Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and end of all things on earth.” – Heinrich Zimmer

157. “Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of nonknowledge.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer

158. “For whatever we lose—like you or me—it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.” – E.E. Cummings

159. “The sea lives in every one of us.” – Wyland

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

161. “I hope someday I’ll wake up to see that I live on the beach.” – Anonymous

162. “I like it when you’re under the ocean, and all you can feel is calm.” – Farrah Fawcett

163. “Get away from it all, find your peace on the beach.” – Anonymous

164. “The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective, it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” – Beyoncé Knowles

165. “The ocean’s roar is music to the soul.” – Anonymous

Quotes That Will Tell You More About Living Life at the Beach

166. “Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.” – Zac Brown Band

167. “Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” – The Beach Boys

168. “We devote full time to floating.” – Sebastian

169. “A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.” – Henry Grunwald

170. “Life’s better at the beach.” – Anonymous

171. “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

172. “To rise at daybreak and feel the sunshine as it warms my skin, the soothing sounds of waves as they kiss the shore and sand between my toes, a gentle reminder that life is good.” – Anonymous

173. “If you’re lucky enough to live by the sea, you’re lucky enough.” – Anonymous

174. “Home is where the anchor drops.” – Anonymous

175. “Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” – Sylvia Earle

176. “No words can express the depth of her contentment, as she walks along the beach. As the waves lap against the shores, they create the rhythm of her life. Balmy breeze kiss, her sun-bronzed skin, and she wonders, could there ever be a greater destiny, than to be born with a love for the treasures of the sea? Here, she is home.” – Suzy Toronto

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

178. “Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Black

179. “I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.” – Rosamund Pike

180. “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.” – Anonymous

Beautiful Beach Quotes on Sunsets and Warmth

181. “The sky broke like an egg into full sunset and the water caught fire.” – Pamela Hansford Johnson

182. “Meet me where the sun touches the sea.” – Anonymous

183. “The sea appears all golden beneath the sun-lit sky.” – Heinrich Heine

184. “One day, all your worries will set like the sun does and deserved happiness will come gushing like waves at the beach do. All you need to make sure is that your trips to the beach never end.” – Jasleen Kaur Gumber

185. “Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them lead to magical sunsets at the beach.” – Anonymous

186. “Something beautiful is on the horizon.” – Anonymous

187. “Sunset, palm trees, and ocean breeze.” – Anonymous

188. “Sunset is so marvelous that even the sun itself watches it every day in the reflections of the infinite oceans!” – Mehmet Murat İldan

189. “The water was glassy and calm, still candy-colored in the afterglow of sunset.” – Stephen King

Instagrammable Beach Quotes

190. “A beach and warm weather is all I really need.” – Rob Gronkowski

191. “A good beach day keeps the doctor away.” – Anonymous

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

193. “Friends, sun, sand, and sea—that sounds like summer to me.” – Anonymous

194. “Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty—all at once.” – Anonymous

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

196. “You can find me where the sand meets the water.” – Anonymous

197. “Vacation mode: activated.” – Anonymous

198. “The ocean is everything I want to be. Beautiful, mysterious, wild, and free.” – Anonymous

199. “Don’t make ripples. Make waves.” – Anonymous

200. “Palm trees, ocean breeze, salty air, sun-kissed hair, the endless summer take me there.” – Anonymous

201. “If it requires bare feet in the sand, my answer is yes!” – Anonymous

202. “Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.” – Anonymous

203. “A tropical state of mind.” – Anonymous

204. “It doesn’t matter where you go in life, as long as you go to the beach.” – Anonymous

Painful Beach Quotes to Make You Nostalgic

205. “Water and air—the two essential fluids on which all life depends—have become global garbage cans.” – Jacques Cousteau

206. “Why is it that scuba divers and surfers are some of the strongest advocates of ocean conservation? Because they’ve spent time in and around the ocean, and they’ve personally seen the beauty, the fragility, and even the degradation of our planet’s blue heart.” – Sylvia Earle

207. “In this big ball of people, I’m just one grain of sand on this beach.” – Anonymous

208. “I said that the oceans were sick, but they’re not going to die. There is no death possible in the oceans, there will always be life, but they’re getting sicker every year.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

209. “All the king’s horses and all the king’s men will never gather up all the plastic and put the ocean back together again.” – Charles Moore

210. “Without water, our planet would be one of the billions of lifeless rocks floating endlessly in the vastness of the inky-black void.” – Fabien Cousteau

Beach Quotes That Will Broaden Your Imagination

211. “Water seeks its own level. Look at them—the Tigris, the Euphrates, the Mississippi, the Amazon, the Yangtze. The world’s great rivers, and every one of them finds its way to the ocean.” – Alison Mcghee

212. “Ocean is more ancient than the mountains, and freighted with the memories and the dreams of time.” – H. P. Lovecraft

213. “There was a magic about the sea. People were drawn to it. People wanted to love it, swim in it, play in it, look at it. It was a living thing that was as unpredictable as a great stage actor, it could be calm and welcoming, opening its arms to embrace its audience one moment, but then could explode with its stormy tempers, flinging people around, wanting them out, attacking coastlines, breaking down islands.” – Cecelia Ahern

214. “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

215. “Mind on a permanent vacation, the ocean is my only medication, wishing my condition isn’t ever going to go away.” – Jimmy Buffett

216. “What is any ocean but a multitude of drops?” – David Mitchell

217. “I’m just a simple guy swimming in a sea of sharks.” – Don Johnson

218. “How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is quite clearly Ocean?” – Arthur C. Clarke

219. “The ocean has a life of its own. It’s tides, whirlpools, currents and eddies are a testament to its conflicting emotions.” – Anthony T. Hincks

220. “Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.” – Christopher Reeve

221. “If you live a life of make-believe, your life isn’t worth anything until you do something that does challenge your reality. And to me, sailing the open ocean is a real challenge, because it’s life or death.” – Morgan Freeman

222. “The ocean is a central image. It is the symbolism of a great journey.” – Enya

223. “The sea complains upon a thousand shores.” – Alexander Smith

224. “Water is the softest of all things, yet it is the most powerful. The ocean patiently allows all things to flow into it. It is always flexible. The Tao is not about grasping, but allowing, like water.” – Wayne Dyer

More Beach Quotes You’ll Enjoy

225. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.” – Brian Wilson

226. “In the summertime when the weather is high, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.” – Anonymous

227. “Eternity begins and ends with the ocean’s tides.” – Anonymous

228. “She would be half a planet away, floating in a turquoise sea, dancing by moonlight to flamenco guitar.” – Janet Fitch

229. “I wonder if the ocean smells different on the other side of the world.” – J.A. Redmerski

230. “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhi

231. “I love the beach. I love the sea. All my life I live within, in front of the sea.” – Rafael Nadal

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

233. “There is no new wave, only the sea.” – Claude Chabrol

234. “Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.” – John Tyndall

235. “We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.“ – Aristotle Onassis

236. “A wave isn’t like a skate ramp or mountain; everything’s moving around, and you have to time how to move along with it. That’s easier with a slow wave.” – Kelly Slater

237. “We need the tonic of wildness, at the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed and unfathomed by us because unfathomable. We can never have enough of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

238. “I could be blindfolded and dropped into the deepest ocean and I would know where to find you. I could be buried a hundred miles underground and I would know where you are.” – Neil Gaiman

239. “In high seas or in low seas, I’m gonna be your friend. I’m gonna be your friend, in high tide or in low tide, I’ll be by your side—I’ll be by your side.” – Bob Marley

240. “I miss the beach, the peace it brings you. I love the sound and smell of the sea.” – Genesis Rodriguez

What Do You Love Most About the Beach?

Rest is essential in man’s life. Like many other stress relievers, going to the beach is one way for people to let go of all the toxicity of life. Simply sitting in the sand and taking in the scenery is enough to recharge yourself.

Also, when we get together for special occasions, the beach is a great place to celebrate with your family and friends. While enjoying the breeze and the view, laughter and love fill the air.

The memories made at the beach will be treasured for the rest of one’s life.

It benefits all living things in numerous ways. Our beaches are regarded as national treasures, and we must make every effort to preserve them.

What are your favorite beach quotes? We’re excited to know your response in the comments section below.


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