120 Paradise Quotes & Beach Captions Celebrating Sunshine

Nothing says “paradise” quite like the beach, and few things are as refreshing as spending the day on the in the sun, enjoying the sounds of the breeze and the lap of the waves.

Strolling at the beach is soul soothing, thanks to the feeling of sand beneath your feet, and the relaxation that washes over as you begin to feel the true purpose of life.

Given all of that, everyone feels good after a day at the beach.

The wind, the waves, blue skies, and the warm sand between your toes work miracles on the mind and the body.

Not to mention that the the feelings of relaxation and serenity is good for your health and well-being in many other different ways.

The salt air boosts the immune system and helps combat depression and mood disorder.

Being at the beach also relieves stress and helps cure certain diseases.

In that respect, below is our collection of inspirational, fun, and humorous beach quotes, beach sayings, and beach captions, collected from a variety of sources over the years.

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Paradise quotes and captions celebrating a day at the beach

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

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2. “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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3. “Only worry in the world is the tide gonna reach my chair.” — Zac Brown Band

Beach Quotes About Tide

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4. “The length of the beach never ends.” – Deborah Ager

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5. “On the beach, you can live in bliss.” – Dennis Wilson

Beach quotes and captions celebrating paradise

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6. “Everything is better at the beach. Even rain.” – Unknown

Beach Quotes About Everything Being Better

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7. “People recognise me when I’m holiday on the beach.” – Joanne Froggatt

Beach Quotes About Holiday

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8. “Take time in a place you love, restore your spirit on the beach.”- Luanne Rice

Beach Quotes About Restoring Spirit

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9. “There’s nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach.” – Thomas Gibson

Beach Quotes About Kids

10. The Sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” — Jacques Cousteau

Beach Quotes About Sea

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11. “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

Beach Quotes About Free Sea Air

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12. “My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach.“ – Unknown

Beach Quotes About Beach

13. “Life gives you special moments, especially those that involve the beach.”- Larry Wilcox

Beach Quotes About Special Moments

14. “The beach represents all the children of the world.” – Gertrude Ederle

Beach Quotes About Beach Representing Children

15. I love the beach, and I love sunshine.” – Megan Fox

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

Beach Quotes About Beach Vacation

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

Beach Quotes About Visiting Beach

18. “Everyone should believe in something. I believe I should go to the beach.” – Unknown

Beach Quotes About Believing

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

Beach Quotes About Story About Earth

20. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beach Quotes About Living Freely

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

Beach Quotes About Embracing Solitude

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

Beach Quotes About Heaven

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

Beach Quotes About Relaxing

24. “One must be empty, open, without choice as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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25. “True freedom is on the beach. – Rosamund Pike

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26. “One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.” – Anne Spencer

Beach Quotes About Collecting Beautiful Shells

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

Beach Quotes About Looking Best

28. “A walk on the Beach is worth a Thousand Words.” – Anonymous

Beach Quotes About Beach Walk

29. “The sea! the sea! the open sea!, The blue, the fresh, the ever free!” — Bryan W. Procter

Beach Quotes About Open Sea

30. For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It’s always our self we find in the sea.” — E. E. Cummings

Beach Quotes About Finding Our Self

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

32. “I typically enjoy a beautiful beach destination, as I find the water and sand to be the most replenishing.” – Elizabeth Berkley

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

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

35. “I like to go to the beach, have a bonfire, and play music.” – Colbie Caillat

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36. “A simple life is what people need, and the beach as a place of rest.”- Yanni

37. “All admit that the sea is one of the most beautiful and magnificent landscapes of nature.” – John Joly

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

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

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

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41. “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

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

43. “The real enjoyment is on the beach and in the encounter with the water and with the way the sand heals the soul.” – Elizabeth Berkley

44. “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

45. “I love to be outdoors, so I like to hike, bike and go to the beach.” – Jillian Rose Reed

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

47. “My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.” – Christina Applegate

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

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

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

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51. “The salt will wash off and the sand will brush off … but the memories last forever…” – Unknown

52. “There can’t possibly be anything more beautiful than Seaside Beach at sunset.” ― Bryn McCarren

53. “Peace of the Beach … Love yourself … you only have one you … one life.” – Unknown

54. “The ocean makes me feel very small and makes me put my whole life in perspective.” ― Beyonce Knowles

55. “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” – Unknown

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

57. “At the beach life is different .. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment… We live by the currents plan by tides and follow the sun…” – Unknown

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58. “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

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

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

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61. “PEACE is seeing a sunset at the beach and knowing who to thank.” – Unknown

62. “Beach More – Worry Less.” – Unknown

63. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” ― John Kabat-Zan

64. “A Day At The Beach Restores the Soul.” – Unknown

65. “On the beach, you can live in happiness.” ― Dennis Wilson

66. “Dear ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humbled, inspired, and salty … all at once.” – Unknown

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

68. “Friends, sun, sand and sea. That sounds like a summer to me.” –Unknown

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

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

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

72. “Happiness is the beach. Joy is the waves.” – Will Bowen

73. “No computers, no phone calls, no problems at the beach, only sunshine and smiles allowed.” – Catherine Pulsifer

74. “If there is a heaven for me, I’m sure it has the beach attached to it.” – Jimmy Buffet

75. “Sunshine and waves are like bacon and eggs.” – Theodore W. Higginsworth

76. “Happiness is a day at the beach with sand between my toes and sunburn on my nose.” – Unknown

77. “The beach of life can be anything and everything from tranquil, calm, sunny, peaceful, and magically wonderful to gray, overcast, turbulent, roller-coaster-y, or stormy.” – Barbara Legan

78. “Sometimes just being on a beach with my loved ones is all the adventure I need.” – Guy Laliberte

79. “Once your feet have touched the warm sun drenched sand of the seashore you will never ever be the same.” – Patsy Gant

80. “The smell of beach always gives you the good vibes!” – The Grumpy Guru

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81. “Be careful… not all are what they seem. Some people pretend to be the beach, but they’re actually quicksand.” – Steve Maraboli

82. “I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.” – T.S. Eliot

83. “An empty beach is a perfect place to both fill and empty the mind!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

84. “It’s a relief to be on a straightforward beach vacation. No endangered species or ancient city walls to capture.” – Alexis Schaitkin

85. “We could drive down to another beach. Even tanned, your skin seems white. all our friends have gone away from here. So let’s disappear from sight.” – Will Oldham

86. “We need a break… Let’s drive to the beach with sweats and a blanket. A little wine and a lot of conversation… Let’s take in the ocean views and sounds… and let the rest of the world do its thing without us for a little while.” – Steve Maraboli

87. “If you feel lonely walking alone on the beach then you are ignoring the friendship of the waves, the seagulls and the wind!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

88. “The beach reminds us of space. Fine sand grains, all more or less uniform in size, have been produced from the larger rocks through ages of jostling and rubbing, abrasion and erosion, again driven through waves and weather by distinct moon and Sun. The beach also reminds us of time. The world is much older than the human species.” – Carl Sagan

89. “It’s not the size nor the power of the ocean that amazes me. Rather, it’s the way that something so powerful and immense can repeatedly caress a beach with such tenderness and never tire of doing it.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

90. “I love the beach, everything except the fucking sand, the fucking sun, and the fucking water.” – Peter Swanson

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91. “The ocean here is weird. It’s the wrong kind of blue.” ― Nicola Yoon

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92. “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 beach never end.” ― Jasleen Kaur Gumber

93. “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

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

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

96.  “The beach to me is a sacred zone between the earth and the sea, one of those in-between places where transitions can be experienced — where endings can be mourned and beginnings birthed.” – Joan Anderson

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

98. “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 in the infinite salt on her lips.” – José Chaves

99. “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

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

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101. “Meet me where the sky touches the sea.” – Jennifer Donnelly

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

103. “Sunsets are proof that no matter what happens every day can end beautifully.” – Kristen Butler

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

105. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” – Yanni

106. “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

107. “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

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

109. “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

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

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Beach Quotes To Enjoy The Beach

111. “It’s like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime.” — Bon Jovi

112. “Life’s a beach, I’m just playin’ in the sand.” — Lil Wayne

113. “Misty May was looking for a partner, I was looking to stay at home, and the beach just came calling.” — Kerri Walsh

114. “I want the cheesy dates at the movies, the stupid walks at the beach and sharing straws in a cup.” — Tyler, The Creator

115. “I’m the girl that’s on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded.” — Dakota Fanning

116. “Building a little bonfire at night on the beach and lying on a blanket with my wife under the stars is not only sexy, it’s romantic.” — Benjamin Bratt

118. “I think my best memories are when I go home to California and I get to play beach volleyball with my friends from home.” — Gigi Hadid

119. “My idea of a beach holiday is going to New York for two weeks, just going and hanging out.” — Bill Condon

120. “When I run on the beach, it’s always in slow motion. That’s just how I roll.” — Amber Heard

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A day at the beach sounds good.

The beach offers a chance to escape the hyper-connected, over-stimulated state of modern day life in favor of a rare serene presence.

Whether to relax or to catch a wave, the beach has all we need to live a healthy and happy life.

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