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No matter where you are, there are some songs that make you instantly feel like you’re on island time. No need to wait until you’re sandy to throw on your flip flops, dab some sunscreen on your nose, and turn up your bluetooth speaker.

I’ve compiled a list of some feel-good tunes for when you’re missing the beach from miles away. Here are over 60+ of our favorite songs about the beach to capture everything good about a day by the water and making you wish you had your toes in the sand.

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Songs about Port Aransas

A day on the sand just isn’t complete without a jammin’ playlist that gives off good vibes from the early morning to late afternoon. The only thing missing is a some good beach music. Take a moment to break out the earphones and get ready to hit the beach (literally or virtually).

Port Aransas by Dylan Kenny

Port Aransas by Clint Allen Janisch, from the album Port A

Port Aransas by Garrett Smith

Why Don’t You Meet Me Down In Corpus by Gary P. Nunn, from the album What I Like About Texas – Greatest Hits

My Kind of Day on Padre by Gary P. Nunn

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Feel beachy with good music

You’ve dabbed on your reef-safe sunscreen, put on your wide-brimmed hat, and gathered your bag of beach-day essentials. Or maybe you’re daydreaming of being at the beach and are clamoring to recreate that blissful beach vibe.

Scroll down through these beach-worthy summer tunes below to get your summer vibe going, regardless of where you are. Or view more top-rated music and some of the latest new releases online. You can stream some of these songs for free if you have Amazon Prime.

I recently asked our Facebook fans what songs made them think of the beach and they responded with some classic summer songs (some I hadn’t heard in a while!), like Elton John’s Island Girl. So beachy!

All Right Now by Free

Anything but Mine by Kenny Chesney

Back to the Island by Leon Russell

Beach Please by Kevin Fowler

Beachin by Jake Owen

Blue Tacoma by Russell Dickerson

Boat Drinks by Jimmy Buffett

Boys of Summer by Don Henley

Brandy You’re a Fine Girl by Looking Glass

California Girls by The Beach Boys

Castaway by Zac Brown Band

Changes in Latitude by Jimmy Buffett

Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffett

The Coast by Court Yard Hounds

Dreamsicle by Jimmy Buffett

Escape “the Pina Colada song” by Rupert Holmes

Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys

Green Eyed Lady by Sugarloaf

Gulf Coast Girl by Caroline Jones

Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Everyday by Luke Bryan

Island Girl by Elton John

Island in the Sun by Weezer

Island Song by Zac Brown Band

It’s 5:00 Somewhere by Alan Jackson & Jimmy Buffett

Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka-Dot Bikini by Brian Hyland

Key’s in the Conch Shell by Kenny Chesney

Kokomo by The Beach Boys

Lights by Journey

Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett

Mas Tequila by Sammy Hagar

Me Time by Brooke Graham

Meet Virginia by Train

More Than a Feeling by Boston

My Kind of Day on Padre by Gary P. Nunn

Old Blue Chair by Kenny Chesney

The One by Elton John

A Pirate Looks at Forty by Jimmy Buffett

Port Aransas by Lange Debault

Saltwater Gospel by Eli Young Band

Sandy Beaches by Delbert McClinton

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding

Soak Up the Sun by Sheryl Crow

Some Beach by Blake Shelton

Son of a Sailor by Jimmy Buffett

Surf City by Jan and Dean

Surfer Girl by The Beach Boys

Surfin’ USA by The Beach Boys

Til I Die by The Beach Boys

Toes by Zack Brown Band

Under the Boardwalk by the Drifters

Up Down by Morgan Wallen

When the Sun Goes Down by Kenny Chesney

Where the Boat Leaves From by Zac Brown Band

Wicked Game by Chris Isaak

Wipeout by The Beach Boys

Pick your favorite songs and add them to your playlist—or listen to ours here (just press play below).


Don’t see your go-to beach song on the playlist? Share it with us in the comments below, and we’ll add it in.

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How to listen ad-free

While I’m an avid online shopper and music-listener, I didn’t fully realize until recently that my Amazon Prime membership includes Prime Music. Who knew? So I decided to take it for a test run.

I scrolled, searched and listened to so many songs that I finally had my beach day playlist set. I discovered that I can stream over 2 million songs while I’m sitting on the beach with my feet in the sand… let me say that again… 2 million songs… all while I’m listening literally anywhere (like in the car, walking the dog, or sitting on the beach).

PERFECT for the beach.

PERFECT for the road trip to the beach.

PERFECT for the long, sad trip home from the beach.

So get busy and make your own summertime playlist with some of the songs listed above. Or start streaming your favorite songs here.

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Take your beach music to the next level

This summertime round-up of the best songs about the beach will have you singing in the sand, or feeling like you’re there in your mind if you’re daydreaming of your next coastal getaway.

But for the true music lover, go for Amazon Music Unlimited to sit back and enjoy unlimited access to an unbelievable 50 million songs, with no-ads (hallelujah!). Have an Echo with Alexa? You’ll get totally hands-free beach music at your command. Enjoy!


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About Author

Jill Clark is the founder of Port Aransas Explorer, which is one of the best local blogs about Port Aransas, Texas. She believes that adventure can be found both near and far, and hopes to inspire others to explore Port Aransas like a local. While living in San Antonio, Jill explores more of island living every year and enjoys sharing her family's experiences with local events and hotspots.

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