Beach Poems

Beach Poems

Poems about Beaches and Experiencing Nature

Spending time at the beach is part of summer vacations for many people. There’s nothing else like building in the sand, jumping in the waves, and soaking up the sun. Looking out at the vast ocean has beauty all its own. Capturing the sun rising and setting off the horizon is a favorite beach activity to start and end each day. For many, going to the beach is a chance to get away from stress and hectic schedules. It’s a chance enjoy the sun, sand, water, and time with family and friends.

14 Beach Poems - Poems about the Beauty of Beaches

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  1. 1. The Sandpiper

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    • By Celia Thaxter

    Across the lonely beach we flit,
    One little sandpiper and I,
    And fast I gather, bit by bit,
    The scattered driftwood, bleached and dry.

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  3. 2. Whispering Waves

    Waves come crashing to grey sullen shores.
    Powerful and strong, it breathes and roars.
    Cascading and caressing each grain of sand,
    A warm embrace between sea and land.

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    When I took v.r.s. from my job at the age of 52, I became nervous, jobless, then useless and so on. Sometimes I went to the seashore and had the same feeling as narrated in this poem....

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  5. 3. A Day At The Beach

    • By Marie Matheny
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2018 with permission of the Author.

    The sun and sand go hand in hand.
    The sound of constant waves -
    There's a smell of salt in the air.
    The ocean is seen through a haze.

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    You've painted a picture that would make most who read it edger to find a beach somewhere and experience it for themselves. Your depiction is dead on.

  6. 4. Paint

    I picked up a brush
    and 80 bucks worth of paint.
    After a few tries, I know
    that kind of artist I ain't.

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    This poem was so good! I loved how he starts off in the introduction saying he's not a "painting artist." He did completely paint a picture in my head that's up there with some of the greats....

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  7. 5. Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl

    • By Hayden Myer
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009 with permission of the Author.

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The sun rises higher and higher, like a blossoming flower, as the children play...
    Beach, Beach, Beach
    The zephyr catches my skin like a wide receiver playing football...
    Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh

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    Being involved with the aspects of nature is the best thing ever. It's so beautiful, peaceful, and calming. It gives the creative person his tranquility, and it can be his muse. It's full of...

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  8. 6. Paradise

    Emerald hills and turquoise seas
    Endless canvas brushed with trees
    That sway so gently in the hue
    Of watercolor azure blue

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  9. 7. Come To The Beach

    • By Lucy Berges
    • Published by Family Friend Poems March 2021 with permission of the Author.

    Come to the beach
    Where the ocean is blue
    And the little smooth waves
    come running at you

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  10. 8. Ocean Port

    • By Kenya James
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Feel the warmth from the heat
    Feel the sand on your feet
    Feel the cool of the breeze
    Feel the calm

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  11. 9. While Walking On The Beach

    You look out into the water;
    The waves make the most beautiful sound.
    A place you find peace and comfort,
    Walking hand in hand and looking around.

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    Your rhyming was so on point! Very well written, and I felt like I was right at the beach. Awesome job!

  12. 10. A Smooth Beach

    • By Chase
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Waves continuously wash away footprints,
    Like time washes away, leaving you with a clean slate.
    A smooth beach.
    Waves wash away the good and bad.

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  13. 11. The Summer

    • By Sydney Harris
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019 with permission of the Author.

    The saffron-yellow sun grins on top of the beige sand,
    and the aquamarine waves wash up onto the seashore.
    The towering palm trees sway from side to side
    as the gentle wind whistles through the beach.

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  14. 12. A Day At Sea

    • By Melissa Roberson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007 with permission of the Author.

    As the ocean waves at me,
    And the sand greets the sea,
    The fish swim free,
    And shells wash up by me.

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    Felt like I am standing along the sea shores. Thanks for such a piece of art. I am inspired to develop my writing skills now.
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  15. 13. Silent Conversations

    • By Lexi Baylor
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018 with permission of the Author.

    Sitting in a hammock,
    the wind rocks me to sleep.
    The warm sun
    wraps me up

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  16. 14. Walking Along The Seashore (Haiku)

    • By Paul Holmes
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2019 with permission of the Author.

    Picking up pebbles
    Or seashells strewn on soft sand
    Pure relaxation.

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    Featured Shared Story

    So beautiful! So Enchanting! LOVE the Imagery!

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