20 Quotes for People Who Would Rather Be at the Beach

Wishing You Happy "Tide"ings With These Beach Sayings

Path down to the beach marked with fence posts.


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 suntan lotion and your Frisbee and go frolicking to the beach. For those times when you are not at the beach, get into the right state of mind with beachy quotes.

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."

"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."

Henry David Thoreau

"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 okay."