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101 summer Instagram captions that celebrate fun in the sun

Caption your sunshine-filled snaps with one of these short sayings.

Summertime and the livin’ is easy.

Whether your summer plans including spending time at the beach or taking a well-deserved vacation, be sure to take all kinds of pictures to preserve the memories and when you do, don’t forget to share them on Instagram.

If you’re unsure of what to post along with your ab-fab photos, not to worry because we’ve got a collection of summer Instagram captions to seize the moment. Or shall we say, “seas” the moment.

From short sayings on sunshine to cute summer puns, the list below includes a little something for just about every summer activity you’ve got on booked the calendar this year.

Since time flies in the all-too-short months between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there’s no time like the present to make the most of those lazy crazy days of summer before the season ends for another year.

In the compilation of summer captions below, you’ll find funny sayings from “Long time no sea” or “Shell-abrate good times, c’mon” to witty one-liners like “Where there’s a will, there’s a wave.”

There’s also captions for couples, families and just about everything else you’re on the hunt for to celebrate all of that well-documented fun in the sun.

So, hit “play” on your summer songs playlist and get ready to shore up all kinds of likes, because with these summer sayings in your back pocket, you and your followers are bound to be walking on sunshine.

Best summer captions

Summer Captions
  • On cloud nine.
  • Welcome to the summer house.
  • Sweet summertime.
  • Hello, summer!
  • Just another day in paradise.
Summer Captions
  • Summer vibes only.
  • Beer, lime and sunshine.
  • It's 5 o'clock somewhere ...
  • Life is good. But it's better at the beach.

Short (and sweet) summer captions

Summer Captions
  • Shell-a-brate good times, c'mon!
  • Nothing is im-popsicle.
  • Long time, no sea.
  • It's a water-ful life.
Summer Captions
  • Just shooting the breeze.
  • Resting beach face.
  • Schooner rather than later.
  • Walkin' on sunshine.
Summer Captions
  • You're the wind in my sails.
  • Make play while the sun shines.
  • Orange you glad it's summer?
  • Girls just wanna have sun.
  • Don't worry, beach happy.
  • Good things come to those who beach.
Summer Captions
  • Sea ya tomorrow!
  • It's a shore bet.
  • I love summer a whole yacht.
  • Home is whatever the sea is.
  • Seas the day.
  • From here on out, it's smooth sailing.
Summer Captions
  • When life gives you lemons, open a lemonade stand.
  • Tropic like it's hot.
  • Just gettin' my daily dose of Vitamin Sea.
  • Totally jawsome!
  • Sail la vie.
  • Licensed to chill.
  • Sun of a beach.

Funny summer captions

Summer Captions
  • What's up, dock?
  • How do I know the ocean is friendly? It waves.
  • Just flexing my mussels.
  • I'm the Codfather.
  • What's up, beaches?
Summer Captions
  • Fin and tonic, anyone?
  • Sun's out, rum's out.
  • I'm at the beach. Water you up to?
  • Whatever floats your boat. Literally.
  • Where there’s a will there’s a wave.
Summer Captions
  • Do I love summer? Shell, yeah!
  • Totally ship-faced.
  • Keep palm and carry on.
  • Water you lookin' at?
  • Don't rock the boat.
  • This is getting out of sand.
Summer Captions
  • New kid on the dock.
  • Yacht's all folks!
  • Gardening is always a good thyme.
  • It's dock o'clock.
  • Sometimes I wet my plants.
  • Knot today.

Cute summer captions

  • Friday, Saturday ... Sun-Day!
  • I found my place in the sun.
  • Better beach than never.
  • Taking the sea-nic route.
  • Having the most sand-sational summer.
Summer Captions
  • We’re mer-maid for each other.
  • You had me at mellow.
  • I found my sol-mate.
  • Greetings from below deck.
  • Officially on island time.
  • Holy ship!
Summer Captions
  • Fishing for compliments.
  • Seas the moment.
  • To all the grills I've loved before.
  • Whale, hello there!

One-word summer captions

  • Vacation
  • Solstice
  • Summertide
  • Bliss
  • Paradise
Summer Captions
  • Sunkissed
  • Beachy
  • Golden
  • Glowing
  • Happiness
  • Sunny

Summer quotes to use as captions

Summer Captions
  • “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair.” — Susan Polis Schutz
  • "It’s a smile. It’s a kiss. It's a sip of wine ... it’s summertime!” — Kenny Chesney
  • “In the summertime, when the weather is high, you can stretch right up and touch the sky.” — Mungo Jerry “In the Summertime”
  • “Summer afternoon — summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James
Summer Captions
  • “Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” — George R. R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones”
  • “The well of nature is full today. Time to go outside and take a drink.” — Diane Ackerman
  • “Sweet burn of sun and summer wind. And you, my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” — k.d. lang, “Summer Fling”
  • “Where flowers bloom so does hope.” — Lady Bird Johnson
  • “Sometimes I wonder what I’m gonna do, ‘cause there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.” — Eddie Cochran, “Summertime Blues”
Summer Captions
  • “The mountains are calling and I must go.” ― John Muir
  • “All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.” ― Toni Morrison
  • “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” ― Kellie Elmore
  • “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” ― Anthony J. D’Angelo
Summer Captions
  • “Swim through the serene summer sky.” — Virgil
  • “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
  • “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.”― William Shakespeare, “Shakespeare’s Sonnets”
  • “All summer long, we sang a song, and then we strolled that golden sand.” ―Frank Sinatra, “Summer Wind”
Summer Captions