Beach Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old beach quotes, beach sayings, and beach proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.

Jeanne Moreau

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

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

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

Pam Shaw

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

I still love things that you don't even need to pay for. Going to the beach and being around five of your friends and having a good time means so much more than going out and spending hundreds of dollars.      

Maria Sharapova

Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.      

Loren Eiseley

Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.      

John Kenneth Galbraith

I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves.      

Donna McLavy

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

Come walk with me, take off your shoes, let's walk the beach with only the moon to light the path and waves to hear you tell me you love me. Why does the ocean rock the moon to sleep every night? So the sun will wake and kiss the beach

J. Henson

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

One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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

Michelle Held

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

To myself_I am_only a_child_playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.      

Isaac Newton

My life is like a stroll on the beach... as near to the edge as I can go.      

Thoreau

The beach is not a place to work; to read, write or to think.      

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is easier to do nothing by the sea than anywhere else.. because bathing and basking on the shore cannot be considered an employment but only an apotheosis of loafing._      

E.F.Benson

Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself there, some beach somewhere.      

Anonymous

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

The beach is a great place to relieve the soul-crushing stress you build up in the traffic going to the beach.     

Anonymous

A walk on the Beach is worth a Thousand Words_      

Anonymous

Come to the beach, Where the sea is blue, And little white waves come running at you. A wave comes splashing, Over your toes. You just stand still, and away it goes. We'll build a castle down by the sea, and look for shells if you'll come with me.      

Anonymous

[T]here'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

If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it.      

Jimmy Buffett

Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.      

Anonymous

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

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

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