25 Best ‘Beach Life’ Quotes And Sayings

I think it’s fair to assume that most people love the beach. Sure, there are some people who get a little bit funny about sand, but for most of us, the beach is a symbol. And that symbol can be interpreted in a number of ways.

Maybe you associate the beach with sand castles and family trips.

Perhaps you see the beach as an inspirational destination – it may spark dreams of freedom, or at least of being able to live with an incredible view like the coast on your doorstep – after all, life is better at the beach, right?

Deck Chairs and Umbrella on the Beach

And since you’re here, maybe you associate the beach with cruise holidays and the chance to explore the vast ocean beyond, especially if your itinerary includes visits to some of the most beautiful beaches that the world has to offer.

Because so many people are moved by the beach, it’s no surprise that a lot of people talk about it in glowing terms. Writers, poets, notable celebrities, and lyricists – all talk of how the beach serves as their motivation or describe it in such romantic ways that we just long to spend more of our time with the soft white sands beneath our toes.

They can paint pictures in our minds, vivid images of the lapping sea, the smells of the breeze, and the sensations of sinking slowly into a heavenly location. Plus, I bet that 9 out of 10 of you are picturing the beach at sunset – is there a more inspiring view you can conjure?

With all that in mind, I’ve spent some time collating some of the best quotes about beach and life that people have once uttered or written. These beach life quotes may help you to kickstart plans to put together that vacation fund. Maybe they’ll inspire something even grander in you – the decision to start afresh on new goals.

Of course, you might just be looking for good life at the beach quotes to share on your socials. This is why I’ve made sure to include the quotes as images that are perfect for Instagram. Feel free to borrow them…

Beach Life Quotes

“A walk on the beach is worth a thousand words.”

Quote about how a beach walk is worth a lot

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

Pam Shaw
Quote about how the beach is more inspirational than material life

“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
Quote about how time moves differently at the beach

“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.”

Quote about the rules of the beach

“Bury your worries in the sand, let the tides wash them away, and feel the sun on your nose.”

The Diary of a Nomad
Quote about the beach washing away worries

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

Michelle Held
Quote about remembering how much you love the beach

“Every day should be a beach day.”

Quote about how every day should be a beach day

“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
Quote about standing before a beautiful beach

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

Quote about beaches as stress relief

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

Quote about beaches helping us accept things we can't change

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

Quote about being led to the beach by your heart

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

Rosamund Pike
Quote about feeling free on the beach on holiday

“I’m running on beach time. All my worries washed away with the waves.”

Inspire with Quotes
Quote about running on beach time with no worries

“If you catch me smiling today, it’s because I’m thinking of the beach.”

Quote about the beach and happy memories

“If you’re hurting, then go to the beach. Let the saltwater cure your wounds and the waves wash the pain away.”

Inspire with Quotes
Quote about the healing properties of the beach

“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
Quote about time passing differently at the beach

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

Quote about the favourite paths leading to the beach

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

Quote about playing in beach sands

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson
Quote about enjoying the wild air of the sea

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

Henry David Thoreau
Quote about life being a stroll on the beach

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

Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys
Quote about living in bliss on the beach

“Paradise is just one beach away.”

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Quote about paradise and the beach

“Take all your worries to the beach and wave them goodbye.”

The Diary of a Nomad
Quote about waving goodbye to worries at the beach

“The beach is a place of solitude where I can set my spirit free and relax.”

M.L. Borges
Quote about the solitude of the beach

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

Jenny Han
Quote about walking on the beach at night

Life is like a beach in many ways, if you want to get a little bit philosophical. There are a lot of constants, but it’s always changing in many ways, too. And there are some really inspiring things that surround us if we take the time to appreciate them.

That almost qualifies for these beach life sayings itself. Maybe you have your own views on the beach and the emotions that it stirs for you. You might want to come up with your own quotes about beach life, if you’re feeling particularly inspired by some of the sayings I’ve included above.

It really is a place that we often take for granted, and I love how the beach is almost like a gateway to the ocean. Cruise holidays take you even closer, and I still find that standing on a cruise ship deck or your own balcony is unrivalled.

But there’s a magic that the beach has that can’t really be replicated anywhere. It’s like the border between the wonders of the ocean and the day-to-day of life on land.

Have you got any favourite beach sayings about the sands or even beach quotes about life and how the beach is a metaphor for everything that we experience? Maybe you’ve found a new favourite today, or you already had one.

They’re great as a motivational tool, so you might want to save one as your phone wallpaper or as your desktop background, especially on your work PC if you can – it’s always nice when life and beach quotes can help you through those tricky days when work becomes a grind.

And if you’re having a tough day but you found these quotes about the beach to be uplifting, make sure you bookmark the page. You can come back to it whenever you’re feeling a little low and find a saying that speaks to you. It’ll help give you that little bit of an encouraging boost when you need it. I’m sure your next day at the beach won’t be too far off either.

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Jenni Fielding is the founder of Cruise Mummy. She has worked in the cruise industry since 2015 and has taken over 30 cruises. Now, she helps over 1 million people per month to plan their perfect cruise holidays.

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