Top Instagram captions for summer

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If you’ve completely run out of Instagram caption ideas for your best summer selfies and are bored of generic captions like ‘sunkissed’, take a look at our compilation of quirky, lyrical and literary summer-themed captions.


Girls just wanna have sun

Tangled hair don’t care

Don’t worry, beach happy

Daily dose of Vitamin Sea

Tropic like it’s hot

Time to seas the day

Pool hair, don’t care


Pretty beachin’

A midsummer ice cream

Sunsets > Netflix

Reading while you sunbathe makes you well red

Summer is here, so I'm moving all of my bad habits outside

Eat. Sleep. Beach. Repeat.


If you’re not feeling punny and are in the mood for something casual and quirky to pair with your summer posts, try these.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever

Summer should get a speeding ticket.

Salt-water sweetheart

Happier than a seagull with a French fry

Good times and tan lines.

If you’re not barefoot, then you’re overdressed

I’m walkin’ on sunshine

Paradise found

Be back never.

Summer is a state of mind

Soaking up the sun

Life is better in a bikini

You’ll find me under the palms


Lyrics are also a good option for captions. They’re relatable and great at generating more comments as people who are familiar with the song will reply to your captions.

“Cause a little bit of summer's what the whole year's all about” - John Mayer

“Summerboy”- Lady Gaga

“Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top / Sun-kissed skin, so hot we'll melt your popsicle” - Katy Perry

“Sun is shining. Weather is sweet. Make you wanna move your dancing feet.” - Bob Marley

"Been waiting on that sunshine” - Rihanna

"It's like a beach blanket and a bottle of wine, it feels something like summertime.” - Bon Jovi


If you’re in the mood for something more eloquent, steal a couple of words from poetry or prose. Quotes by famous authors are a good way of attracting their fans to your post.

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”- Wallace stevens

"Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.”- C day lewis

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” - L. M. Montgomery

"Summertime is always the best of what might be." - Charles Bowden

“I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer." - F.Scott Fitzgerald

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

"Some of the best memories are made in flip flops." - Kellie Elmore

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability." - Sam Keen

A midsummer night’s dream

Feel free to add a few emojis to these captions and then you will be sure to peak at your Instagram game.