Quotes for People Who'd Rather Be at the Beach

Here's Wishing You Happy "Tide"ings With These Beach Sayings

Blue Lagoon, Semporna, Sabah, Malaysia
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It's time to head to the beach. The wind blows through your hair. The warm sun bathes your skin. Soft golden sand caresses your feet. The waves sing to a perfect rhythm and the coconut trees gently sway against the breeze. If you love the sun and the sea, the beach is the right destination for you. So grab your sun tan lotion and your Frisbee and go frolicking to the beach. And for those times when you are not at the beach, here are some lovely beach sayings.

Annie Dillard
The sea pronounces something, over and over, in a hoarse whisper; I cannot quite make it out.

Isak Dinesen
The cure for anything is salt water -- sweat, tears, or the sea.

H. M. Tomlinson
Most of us, I suppose, are a little nervous of the sea. No matter what its smiles may be, we doubt its friendship.

Ambrose Bierce
Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man who has no gills.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh
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
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.

Henry Beston
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.

Isaac Newton
To myself I am only a child playing on the beach, while vast oceans of truth lie undiscovered before me.

William Manchester
The coconut trees, lithe and graceful, crowd the beach like a minuet of slender elderly virgins adopting flippant poses.

G. K. Chesterton
Where does a wise man kick a pebble? On the beach. Where does a wise man hide a leaf? In the forest.

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

Farmer's Almanac
A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun-drenched beach and does not send a card.

T. S. Eliot
I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

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

William Stafford
Even the upper end of the river believes in the ocean.

Corey Hart
Along the beach I never collected shells from my father's shore.

Barbara Wilson
That's where we used to put our chairs. Way out there where that wave is rolling. Our beach is under that water.

Anne Spencer
One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.

Cathy Haynes
The more we have growth along our beaches and barrier islands, shelter is always going to be an issue.

Charles Williams
I don't care how much lip service they give you about it, there is this culture in Atlantic Beach that believes this nonsense is OK.