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Top 85 Beach Instagram Captions and Quotes for Summer 2023 | Gulf Coast Family Beach Photographer

Summer is here and that means it's time for family beach sessions! Once you've booked your Gulf Coast beach session with me (😉), the hard part comes in deciding how to caption your gorgeous beach photos. Don't worry though, to make things easy for you I rounded up the top 85 beach Instagram captions and quotes! These beach captions and quotes will pair beautifully with all your summer 2023 family and couple beach photos—so let's jump in!

Top 85 Beach Instagram Captions and Quotes for Summer 2023

Best Beach Instagram Captions

Of course, I have to start this list with the best-of-the-best beach Instagram captions. These classic beach captions can be used for any kind of beach photo, from family and couple to maternity and friend groups.

1. Girls just wanna have sun.

2. The beach is calling and I must go.

3. Memories are made in flip-flops.

4. You can find me where the sand meets the water.

5. Me and the ocean: love at first sight.🥰

6. Let the sea set you free.

7. The beach is my happy place.

8. I followed my heart and it led me to the beach.

9. Life is better at the beach.

10. I've got sunshine on my mind.

Funny Beach Captions for Instagram

Nothing beats a day of fun in the sun with your loved ones, and when you want to keep things laidback and lighthearted, go for a funny beach caption for Instagram—here are 15 ideas to get you started!

11. Life's a beach!

12. Seas the day.

13. I'm in need of a good dose of Vitamin Sea.

14. Happy as a clam.

15. Tropic like it's hot.🌴

16. A bad day at the beach is better than a good day anywhere else.

17. Sun of a beach.

18. Don't worry, beach happy.

19. Feeling stressed? There's a beach for that.

20. Shell yeah!

21. Long time no sea.

22. Time for some beach therapy.

23. A good beach day keeps the doctor away.

24. Beach, please!

25. Don't be crabby.🦀

Best Beach Instagram Quotes

Another fun way to caption your summer beach photos is with a quote, like one of these top beach Instagram quotes.

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

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

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

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

30. "To escape and sit quietly on the beach—that's my idea of paradise." -Emilia Wickstead

31. "A beach and warm weather is all I really need." -Rob Gronkowski

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

33. "Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home." -Sylvia Earle

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

35. "Summer means happy times and good sunshine." -Brian Wilson

Family Beach Instagram Captions

Beach sessions are the perfect time to capture some updated family photos that you can use for holiday cards, gifts for family members, and prints to decorate your home. When you're ready to share those beautiful family beach photos on Insta, pair them with a family beach Instagram caption.

36. Soaking up the summer sun.☀️

37. Nothing beats beach days.

38. Sea la vie.

39. Sandy toes and sunkissed nose.

40. A day at the beach is good for the soul.

41. Life's too short to not enjoy the beach.

42. Time wasted at the beach is time well spent.

43. Salty and sweet.

44. See you at the beach!

45. Happiness is a day at the beach.

46. Shell-abrating good times.🐚

47. I shore do love these summer days.

48. Tis the sea-sun.

49. Gone to the beach, back never.

50. Ocean air and salty hair.

Couple Beach Instagram Captions

A trip to the beach is always better when you have someone to share it with, amiright? These couple beach Instagram captions are cute and romantic, perfect for your beachy couple photos.

51. My love for you is deeper than the ocean.

52. I want to spend the rest of my sunsets with you.🌅

53. You, me, and the sea.

54. You're the best view.

55. I love you to the shoreline and back.

56. This view is better with you by my side.

57. You're the only one I sea.

58. My favorite beach bum.

59. You're the pina to my colada.🍹

60. If there's one thing I'm shore of, it's you!

Short Beach Captions for Instagram

There's no need to overcomplicate things with a long, wordy caption—keep things simple and sweet with a short beach caption for Instagram.

61. Good times and tan lines.

62. I'm on beach time.

63. High tides and good vibes.

64. Paradise found.

65. Beach bum.

66. Fun in the sun.

67. Happiness comes in waves.🌊

68. Beach hair, don't care.

69. Never leaving.

70. Good vibes only.

71. Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.

72. Vacation mode: activated.

73. Sunshine state of mind.

74. Saltwater cures everything.

75. Sunshine looks good on you.

One-Word Beach Instagram Captions

Rounding out this list of the top 85 beach Instagram captions and quotes, we have some fun and summery one-word beach Instagram captions that'll let your photos do all the talking!

76. Beachy.

77. Paradise.

78. Sunkissed.

79. Golden.

80. Currently.

81. Dreamy.

82. Sandy.

83. Salty.

84. Vacay.

85. Gorgeous.

Make sure to save this list of the best beach Instagram captions and quotes for summer 2023 so you never have to think of a beach photo caption again!

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Jessi is a lifestyle documentary photographer based in southern Alabama, serving the Gulf Coast from Mobile, AL to Pensacola, FL, along with the Nashville, Chattanooga, and Atlanta areas. She specializes in couple, wedding, maternity, newborn and family photography, and also enjoys commercial and creative portraiture. Available for travel worldwide. Find out more at


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