These summer Instagram captions are perfect for your beachside selfies.
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95 Summer Instagram Captions For Your Beachside Selfies

Grab your shades and celebrate the return of sunshine, flip-flops, and carefree days.

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A leisurely summer day spent beachside with a cold drink in my hand, watching my kids play in the waves, sounds like literal heaven on Earth. Anyone else out there need a vacation? When it’s your turn to take a summer break from the hectic day-to-day busyness of the world, these summer Instagram captions are the perfect way to capture every single moment. From the excitement of the amazingly carefree days with your kids that have felt out of reach all winter long, to a romantic beach getaway with your partner, there’s a summer Instagram caption on this list to describe every summer adventure.

Summer is all about enjoying the little moments that make life worth living. Maybe that means spending the day picnicking at a sun-soaked park with friends, or lounging poolside while your kids splash relentlessly. Perhaps it’s taking a trip to a tropical island or road-tripping with the whole family. No matter what summer means to you, while you’re busy celebrating the return of warmer temps, popsicle grins, and summer nights around the campfire, don’t forget to snap a pic or two to post on the ‘gram. That way, you can relive these glorious days over and over again once the sunshine retreats and the season ends.

Summer Instagram captions for vacations

  • “Where can I get more vacation days?”
  • “Watch sunsets, not Netflix.”
  • “I’m in a flip-flop state of mind.”
  • “On island time.”
  • “Vacay Mode: Activated.”
  • “The tan lines will fade, but the memories are forever.”
  • “Let’s wander where the Wi-Fi is weak.”
  • “I need a six-month vacay twice a year.”
  • “Paradise found.”
  • “I’ll take a campfire over a fireplace any day.”
  • “If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed.”
  • “Look for me under the palms.”
  • “Adventure is calling.”

Summer Instagram captions about the water

  • “Pool hair, don’t care.”
  • “My favorite days are lake days.”
  • “Good things come to those who swim.”
  • “Keep calm and splash on.”
  • “Mermaid kisses and starfish wishes.”
  • “Life is better in a bikini.”
  • “Just you, me, and the sea.”
  • “Eat. Sleep. Swim. Repeat.”
  • “Just like a fish out of water.”
  • “Salt water heals all wounds.”
  • “If you need me, I’ll be at the lake.”
  • “Life is best lived by the water.”
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Funny summer Instagram captions

  • “Tropic like it’s hot!”
  • “A pineapple a day keeps the worries away.”
  • “Summer should get a speeding ticket.”
  • “Stay salty, my friends.”
  • “We mermaid for each other.”
  • “Don’t worry, beach happy.”
  • “Shell yeah!”
  • “Time to seas the day.”
  • “Shake your palm palms.”
  • “A balanced diet is a popsicle in each hand.”
  • “Shell-abrate good times!”
  • “Giving in to pier pressure.”
  • “Water you doing this summer?”
  • “You’re one in a melon.”

Summer Instagram captions about the heat & sun

  • “Happiness is air-conditioning on a hot summer night.”
  • “#HotMomSummer”
  • “Sunshine is the best medicine.”
  • “I just want to smile at the sun.”
  • “Nothing but good vibes and sunny skies.”
  • “Girls just wanna have sun.”
  • “In a sunshine state of mind.”
  • “Sun’s out, buns out... on the grill.”
  • “Live by the sun, love by the moon.”
  • “Even the sun is jealous of the way we shine.”
  • “I was made for sunny days.”
  • “Tomorrow, it may rain. Today, I’ll follow the sun.”
  • “Forever chasing the sun.”

Summer Instagram caption quotes & song lyrics

  • “Here comes the sun.” — The Beatles
  • “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
  • “Summer breeze makes me feel fine.” — Seals & Crofts
  • “If summer had one defining scent, it'd definitely be the smell of barbecue.” — Katie Lee
  • “I love how summer just wraps its arms around you like a warm blanket.” — Kellie Elmore
  • “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” — Henry David Thoreau
  • “Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han
  • “See the line where the sky meets the sea, it calls me.” — Moana
  • “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen
  • “The summer night is like a perfection of thought.” — Wallace Stevens
  • “‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer
  • “I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this.” — Susan Branch

Romantic summer Instagram captions

  • “Couldn’t love you s’more.”
  • “Oh, these summer nights.”
  • “Summer love is the sweetest kind.”
  • “I love you to the beach and back.”
  • “Tonight, it’s just you, me, and the sea.”
  • “Kiss me while the sun sets.”
  • “Paradise isn’t a place, it’s whenever I’m with you.”
  • “Take me to the beach and hold me close.”
  • “Blue skies, sunshine, and everything’s fine when I’m with you.”
  • “Sunset and sea > Netflix and chill.”
  • “#SummerCoupleGoals”
  • “Every summer day with you is like a vacation.”
  • “Loving you is the ultimate adventure.”

Summer Instagram captions for beach days

  • “The beach: Where doing absolutely nothing is doing something.”
  • “Sun, sand, and pineapple in hand.”
  • “Dreams are made of sand and sun.”
  • “If life is a journey, the beach is my destination.”
  • “Beach, please!”
  • “An ocean breeze puts the mind at ease.”
  • “Getting plenty of Vitamin Sea today.”
  • “Namast’ay at the beach.”
  • “I now have resting beach face.”
  • “Catching some rays, some waves and some favs.”
  • “You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy ice cream on the beach!”
  • “Feelin’ beachy.”
  • “Life’s a beach.”
  • “Sea you at the beach!”
  • “High tides and good vibes.”
  • “Life’s a wave, catch it.”

From sunrise to sunset, use these summer Instagram captions to hit the sweetest summertime notes and capture every bit of fun in the sun.

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