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92 days to relax and unwind.
A season when we go on a well-deserved break.
Time of the year when our camera roll gets full of holiday photos.

If you are anything like me, you end up having 17.945 summer photos. Even if you don’t plan to post all of them, thinking of a caption requires a lot of brain work. Especially, if you could use that time in a better way. Like sipping a coconut on a tropical beach.

So, if you are looking for words to encapsulate that beautiful summertime photo, spice up that beach selfie with a sweet caption or a funny holiday pun, you have come to the right place. Whether you will spend the summer months on a tropical beach, hiking, camping next to an alpine lake, laying by the pool, have an epic road trip, going on a safari or explore a foreign city. Whatever you decide to do, there will be a lot of Instagram-worthy photos looking for captions too.

To make your summer even better here is a collection of the best Summer Captions, Quotes, Lyrics, Puns, and Jokes. One for each summer day. Use this proven ‘stress-free’ method and simply Copy and Paste captions straight under your Instagram photo.

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1. Short summer captions

  1. Sea la vie.
  2. Yeah, buoy!
  3. Aboat time.
  4. Stay salty!
  5. Life’s a beach.
  6. Paradise found.
  7. Finally summer!
  8. Sunsets > Netflix.
  9. My happy season!
  10. Sun’s out buns out.
  11. Vacation mode: ON
  12. Beach hair, don’t care.
  13. In touch but out of reach.

Who needs a man when you’ve got a tan.

2. Sweet summer Instagram captions

  1. Living on island time.
  2. Life is better in a bikini.
  3. Good times and tan lines.
  4. Queen of the (sand) castle.
  5. I was made for sunny days.
  6. Happiness comes in waves.
  7. Summer sun – So much fun!
  8. Just blue skies and sunshine.
  9. Who needs a man when you’ve got a tan.
  10. Nothing but sandy skin and summer smiles.
  11. Tan lines, salt in my hair, sand in my toes: Paradise.
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3. Cute summer captions

  1. Forever chasing sunsets.
  2. Girls just wanna have sun!
  3. Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.
  4. Hey, summer – you made it!
  5. Look for me under the palms.
  6. Summer nights and city lights.
  7. Sunshine is the best medicine.
  8. Life’s a beach… and then you tan.
  9. The ocean breeze puts me at ease.
  10. If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed.
  11. To a summer of sun, sand, and endless fun!
  12. The summer sun makes everyone look good.
  13. Tan lines may fade, but memories are forever.

Summer vacation vibes solve all problems as well as increase your happiness by 300%.

4. Longer Instagram captions for summer

  1. We could go to the beach or we could stay in bed… Decisions decisions…
  2. You can’t buy happiness, but a summer vacation on the beach is pretty close!
  3. If someone asks me what my favorite season is… I’m always gonna say SUMMER.
  4. Summer days are made for fun in the sun! For beach days and late summer nights!
  5. Summer vacation vibes solve all problems as well as increase your happiness by 300%.

Smart people Pin!

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5. Cheeky summer puns for Instagram captions

  1. Water you doing?
  2. Whale, hello there.
  3. I can sea clearly now.
  4. Fishing you a happy day. 
  5. Don’t worry, beach happy.
  6. You’re one in a watermelon.
  7. Hey summer, long time no sea!
  8. Life is way better in slow m-ocean!
  9. I could really use some vitamin sea!
  10. Shell-abrate good times and tan lines.
  11. This vacation has been sand-sational!
  12. Why don’t we stick to the sea-nic route?
  13. Summer is my favorite sea-sun of the year.

What does the sun drink out of?

6. Funny summer jokes for Instagram captions

  1. What will you give a sick lemon? Lemon-aid.
  2. What does the sun drink out of? Sunglasses!
  3. Which letter is the coolest of them all? Iced T
  4. What is the best day to go to the beach? Sunday!
  5. Why do bananas use sunscreen? Because they peel!
  6. Where do ghosts usually go for a swim? The Dead Sea.
  7. What crashes onto the shore on tiny beaches? Micro-waves.
  8. What did the ocean say to the shore? Nothing — it just waved.
  9. When should you go at red and stop at green? When eating a watermelon!
  10. What type of music do killer whales love to hear? They listen to the orca-stra!
  11. What do you think is brown, hairy and wears sunglasses? A coconut on vacation. 
  12. Why did the sun decide not to go to college? Because he already had a million degrees.
  13. You wanna know why mountains are the funniest place to go on a vacation? Because they are hill-airious!

Pin those! Because it is pain in the a** to search for things when you need them!

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7. Summer-inspired song lyrics for your captions

  1. “Everybody’s gone surfin’, surfin’ U.S.A.” — Surfin USA, The Beach Boys
  2. “I keep on hoping we’ll eat cake by the ocean” — Cake By The Ocean, DNCE
  3. “Here comes the sun, and I say, it’s all right.” — Here comes the sun, The Beatles
  4. “Summer heat, boy and girl, but oh, oh those summer nights” — Summer Nights, Grease
  5. “Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top. Sun-kissed skin, so hot we’ll melt your popsicle” — California Gurls, Katy Perry
  6. “Cause I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good song in my feet.” Can’t stop the feeling, Justin Timberlake
  7. “I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand. Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand.” — Toes, Zac Brown Band
  8. “Just something that we wanna try. Cause you and I. We’re cool for the summer.” — Cool For The Summer, Demi Levato
  9. “That’s when I make the wish, to swim away with the fish. Is it supposed to be this hot all summer long?” – Malibu, Miley Cyrus
  10. “I’m walking on sunshine, woooah, I’m walking on sunshine, woooah, and don’t it feel good!” – Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves
  11. “On an island in the sun. We’ll be playing and having fun. And it makes me feel so fine. I can’t control my brain” — Island In The Sun, Weezer
  12. “I can still recall our last summer. I still see it all. Walks along the Seine, laughing in the rain. Our last summer. Memories that remain.” — Our Last Summer, ABBA
  13. “Oh, when I look back now. That summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice. Yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life…” — Summer Of ’69, Bryan Adams

“Oh, when I look back now. That summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice. Yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life…” — Summer Of ’69, Bryan Adams

8. Inspirational summer quotes

  1. “When all else fails, take a vacation.” — Betty Williams
  2. “In summer, the song sings itself.” — Williams Carlos Williams
  3. “Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” — Sam Keen
  4. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
  5. “A little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer
  6. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” — Robert Orben
  7. “Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  8. “And the summer seems as though it would dream on forever.” — Elizabeth von Arnim
  9. “Summer has a flavor like no other. Always fresh and simmered in sunshine.” — Oprah Winfrey
  10. “Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” — Jenny Han
  11. “Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer’s day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.” — John Lubbock

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Final thoughts

You made it all the way till the end of this Summer Instagram Caption collection blog post. What captions did you like the most? Are the short and sweet Captions on the top of your list? Maybe there was a quote that inspired you? What about summer-inspired song lyrics. Whatever it was, I hope you laughed at the funny summer jokes. If not, then well, I hope you got a smile in your face when reading cheeky summer puns.

Thinking how you can use those caption ideas on your Instagram?
I used some of the short and sweet captions on my Instagram stories. Longer captions are even better to put under your photo. Quotes are great to be used as a voice-over on Reels or as a short video. You can search for songs and use to as audio for your Reel. And as far as puns and jokes go … they can be used in Stories combined with an Interactive sticker, or posted as a single post. Options are unlimited.

Let me know which summer caption is your favorite?
Where and how did you use it?

I would love to read your caption ideas in the comments below.

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Skipped to the good part? Here is the gist

Summer captions, quotes, puns, jokes, and lyrics to mix and match with your summer photo. Above you can find the ultimate collection of funny summer Instagram captions, cute summer Instagram captions, short and sweet Instagram Captions for summertime, song lyrics celebrating summer, and quotes about summer that are perfect for Instagram or any other Social Media account.

I hope you found at least a couple of ideas for your summer captions from this collection.

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What is your favorite summer joke?

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About the author: Anja

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Anja is a travel blogger and the founder of Anja on Adventure travel blog. Originally from Slovenia, she was also living in Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Fiji. She loves traveling to tropical destinations, as well as beach destinations with endless summer. But you can also find her eating her way through Italy or Mexico, learning about ancient cultures in Easter Island, visiting bucket list places in Peru, or taking road trips through the USA. She is passionate about world cultures, travel, maps, and puzzles. For the past 15+ years she has been traveling the globe, as a solo traveler, and as a tour guide. Her goal is to visit every tropical destination in the World. Anja On Adventure is here to provide helpful travel guides and personalized itinerary ideas to travelers that she has gathered from first-hand experience.

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