50 Ocean Quotes For Everyone Who Loves The Beach

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In some bizarre twist of fate or by design, human beings were created to live on the land of this planet. The bizarreness comes from the fact that the majority of Earth is covered in water and humans were not made to breathe when surrounded by wet liquid. So all we’re left to do is simply admire it.

Alright, maybe that’s not entirely true. We can swim, we can go diving, and heck, we even invented submarines. The human race has plenty of options to enjoy the water. Now if only the pressure wouldn’t kill us if we went too deep (and let's not even think about the creatures that lie beneath...)

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As it turns out, more than 80 percent of the ocean is still unexplored, with some estimates sitting at 5 percent of total exploration. Fun fact: more people have walked on the moon than dove into the Mariana Trench. The lack of a sense of adventure mostly comes from the extreme temperatures swings the farther down you go, the fact that it gets completely pitch-black and the pressure can be deadly.

So, unfortunately, we don’t really know much about the ocean, still. However, we do know what it looks like and how it can make us feel.

The ocean (or really any body of water) can stir up all sorts of feelings, not to mention it’s pretty much always Instagram-able.

Nothing’s more picturesque than a setting sun over the water, or the waves of the ocean. And for every good Instagram beach photo, you need the perfect beach quote or caption about the ocean to go with it.

Whether you head to the coast for a fun trip, if you're planning a romantic beach vacation, or if you're the type of person who can't get enough of living by the water, there’s always something about the ocean that brings out the best of us. There can be something completely mystical and awe-inspiring, while at the same time soothing and relaxing. The feelings the beach gives us is something that can be hard to put into words, so allow these fine folks to do that for you.

Take a look below at some of the best ocean quotes about the beach that perfectly describe our obsession with the water, and use these words to bring you a sense of calm until the next time you can dip your toes in the ocean.

1. Who knows what’s in there?

“What would an ocean be without a monster lurking in the dark? It would be like sleep without dreams.” –Werner Herzog

2. The ocean has its own romance.

“Because there'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

3. It’s so much more complex than the eye can see.

“There's nothing wrong with enjoying looking at the surface of the ocean itself, except that when you finally see what goes on underwater, you realize that you've been missing the whole point of the ocean. Staying on the surface all the time is like going to the circus and staring at the outside of the tent.” –Dave Barry

4. The rules at the beach are simple.

"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."

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5. It can also give you perspective.

“The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective… it humbles you and makes you feel almost like you’ve been baptized. I feel born again when I get out of the ocean.” -Beyoncé Knowles

6. The ocean has power.

“She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” –Holly Black

7. It has the power to ease worries.

“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

8. No gills :(.

“Ocean, n. A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man — who has no gills.” –Ambrose Bierce

9. The two aren’t really comparable.

“A pool just isn’t the same as the ocean. It has no energy. No life.” –Linda Gerber

10. The ocean can drive our mind.

“Why do we love the sea? It is because it has some potent power to make us think things we like to think.” –Robert Henri

11. It’s miraculous.

“To me, the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there?” –Walt Whitman

12. Take time to breathe in the fresh air.

"Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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13. A forever spell.

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” –Jacques Cousteau

14. The ocean can inspire.

“The ocean stirs the heart, inspires the imagination and brings eternal joy to the soul.“ –Wyland

15. We return.

“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.” –John F. Kennedy

16. Tranquility with a sleeping strength.

“I love the ocean. I've always liked the blue, so tranquil and peaceful and gliding. And the fear of it.” –Siouxsie Sioux

17. It’s easy to relax.

“I love how it feels to unwind by the ocean.” –Miranda Rae Mayo

18. Magic’s in the air on the coastline.

“There's a magical energy and power from the ocean. I was born in a room overlooking the sea, in the middle of a storm. Perhaps, then, it's not surprising that shores touch my soul. Science might disagree, but I think there's a difference in the air on a coast - the positive ions, perhaps.” –Jo Beverley

19. Jaws ruined the ocean for a lot of people.

“I don't like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by 'Jaws.'” –David Duchovny

20. The salt water cures all.

"A walk on the beach soothes the soul."

21. The beach is a place you can forget about the rest of the world for a while.

"Let the waves hit your feet, and the sand be your seat."

22. Enjoy the beach on your own for a while.

"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” –Jeanne Moreau

23. The ocean humbles you.

"Dear Ocean, thank you for making us feel tiny, humble, inspired, and salty …all at once."

24. If you're ever feeling lost, go to the beach to find yourself again.

"The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis

25.

It’s home.

“Every time I slip into the ocean, it's like going home.” –Sylvia Earle

26. It's not easy, but it's worth it.

"Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” – The Beach Boys

27. Time is never wasted when you're at the beach.

"Time wasted at the beach is time well spent."

28. Find peace with your toes in the sand.

"Sky above, sand below, peace within."

29. The ocean is all-powerful.

"She loves the serene brutality of the ocean, loves the electric power she felt with each breath of wet, briny air.” – Holly Black

30. The beach is all you need if you're stressed.

"Feeling stressed? There’s a beach for that."

31. Use the sea as inspiration.

"We dream in colors borrowed from the sea."

32. Enjoy the simple things.

"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

33. Time stands still at the beach.

"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

34. Find yourself in the ocean.

"For her the ocean was more than a dream, it was a place she needed to visit to find herself. And when she returned to the city, you could see the sun in her eyes, the wind in her hair, and taste the infinite salt in her lips.” – Jose Chavez

35. It can be a cure-all.

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.” –Isak Dinesen

36. The beach is always beautiful.

"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

37. Make the beach a priority.

"It doesn’t matter where you go in life, as long as you go to the beach."

38. The beach is home.

"My sense of direction leads me one way: to the beach."

39. Find freedom at the beach.

"I want to be wild, beautiful, and free. Just like the sea."

40. The power of the ocean puts things into perspective.

"The ocean makes me feel really small and it makes me put my whole life into perspective.” – Beyoncé

41. Go to the beach as often as possible.

"May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes."

42. Embrace being alone.

"To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.” –Jeanne Moreau

43. There's no beauty like what you find in the ocean.

"Waves tossed themselves against the shore, dragging grit and sand between their nails as they were slowly pulled back out to sea.” – Holly Black

44. Try meditating at the beach.

"The calming movement of the sea along with the restless ocean breeze gently caresses me creating a soothing trance which lulls me to a place of peace.” – M. L. Borges, By The Sea

45. It can become a part of you.

“Those who live by the sea can hardly form a single thought of which the sea would not be part.” –Hermann Broch

46. You'll always remember the long days at the beach.

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

47. The best part of Summer...

"Friends, Sun, Sand and Sea, that sounds like a summer to me."

48. Each person is unique.

"Like seashells we are beautiful and unique each with a story to tell"

49. Find your happy place in the sand.

"Happiness is a day at the beach."

50. The beach changes you...

"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

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Jesse Oakley is a writer who writes about love, relationships, self-care and spirituality/astrology.

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