Cover We take inspiration from our Tatler friends to bring you the best Instagram captions for summer 2021 (Photo: @elly/Instagram)

From captions inspired by our Tatler friends to fun quotes and hashtags, we've rounded up the best sayings for beach getaways, pool days, and all of those summer activities that make the season so exciting and beautiful

Summertime fun may look a bit different this year as we’ve had our travel wings clipped, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the season in style and capture all those Instagrammable moments spent enjoying the glorious sunshine. Whether you’re lounging by the pool, sailing the seas or sunbathing on the beach for a beautiful sun-kissed tan, these trending captions are just what you need to level up your Insta game this summer. 

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Summer captions

Girls just wanna have sun. 
Ocean air & Salty hair *insert wave emoji* (inspired by @elly
Getting my daily dose of Vitamin Sea. 

Endless #blues *insert mermaid, blue heart and anchor emojis* (inspired by @elly)

Dreaming of Vitamin Sea *insert wave emoji* (inspired by @llimshady)
Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.

I was made for sunny days.

Tan lines, salt in my hair, sand in my toes: Paradise.
Good morning, sunshine! 
Saltwater heals all wounds. 
Breeze *insert wave emoji* (inspired by @sarah.zhuang

Catch me by the sea.

You, me, and the sea.

Ocean air, salty hair.
Life’s a wave, you either catch it or you don’t *insert wave emoji* (inspired by @kpee
Shhhh… *insert beach with umbrella emoj* I’m busy doing #Sunday. *insert a number of summer emojis, such as sun and cocktail* (inspired by @elly
The only blues to be found are in the sky and ocean *insert wave and boat emojis* (inspired by @llimshady
Embracing my inner flamingo. 

The tans will fade out but the memories will last forever. (inspired by @alisonelazar)
Pool breeze is my favourite perfume. 

Catching some rays, some waves and some favs.
High tides and good vibes. 
I followed my heart and it led me to the beach. 
There is a million fish in the sea, but I am a mermaid. 

Nothing but good vibes and blue skies.

Floating into summer like...

Life is better when you’re under the sun.

I am happiest when floating in sea.

If you need me, I’ll be by the pool, quaran-tini in hand.

Vacation mode: On.

Nothing but good vibes and blue skies.


Thinking of brighter days *insert sun emoji* (inspired by @xoxofei)

Sunkissed bliss *insert sun emoji* (inspired by @xoxofei)

Live by the sun, love by the moon.

I dream of a never-ending summer.

Summer—Hair gets lighter. Skin gets darker. Water gets warmer. Drinks get colder. Music gets louder. Nights get longer. Life gets better.

Seas the day! *insert sun and wave emojis* (inspired by @dacruza)

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Summer quotes

"Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink in the wild air."—Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."—Wallace Stevens

"I have only to break into the tightness of a strawberry, and I see summer—its dust and lowering skies." —Toni Morrison

“Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” —C. Day Lewis

"Rise above the storm and you will find the sunshine." —Mario Fernández

“Smell the sea, and feel the sky. Let your soul and spirit fly.” —Van Morrison

"Do what we can, summer will have its flies." —Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August."—Jenny Han

"Summer is singing with joy, and the beaches are inviting you with dancing waves."—Debasish Mridha

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”—Helen Keller

"Here comes the sun, and I say, it's all right."—The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun"

"Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair."—Susan Polis Schutz

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This article was originally published on 25 June, 2020 and was updated on 12 May, 2021.