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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.
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 Garrett Smith
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.
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.
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!