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.

16 Beach Poems - Poems about the Beauty of Beaches

  1. 1. Whispering Waves

    I find inspiration in nature. I live close to the sea and have always been fascinated by its calmness yet knowing the strength and power it can bring that causes harm and destruction.

    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.

    High above, a seagull soars high.
    Wings of purity it spreads to fly.
    Battling high against darkened cloud,
    In a wind that blows fiercely, flying graceful and proud.

    Beneath, the sand is soft and warm.
    Sculpted by nature, it's weathered the storm.
    A passionate battle between calmness and rage,
    A new chapter's beginning; don't turn the last page.

    I listen again to the whispering waves,
    Music of nature calming and brave.
    Its power unknown, its stillness untamed,
    Mysterious and magical, a treasure earth claims.

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  3. 2. A Day At The Beach

    This is a story of my observations and my own experience of spending a day at the beach. I tried to include all stages of life within families and how each group enjoys their day while trying to make the reader feel as if they are there too. It was my attempt of bottling the whole experience.

    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.

    The parents bring their children
    And watch them play in the sand.
    They help them jump the waves
    By holding little hands.

    The teens exude vitality and youth.
    They know they're coming of age.
    They strut and prance and dance around
    As if they were on stage.

    Lovers strolling hand in hand
    Enjoy their day of sun and sand.
    They seem to think they're all alone -
    The crowded beach on which they roam.

    The old move slow and steady
    Thinking it's no notion.
    This could be the last time
    They get to see the ocean.

    The seagulls glide in circles.
    It seems without a care,
    But really they are searching
    A crumb to catch mid-air.

    Scattered on the beach
    Are castles made of sand.
    Some are small and messy - 
    Others big and grand.

    If one is lucky,
    While looking out to sea
    They may spot some dolphins
    Swimming gracefully.

    A day at the beach is not complete
    Without catching the perfect wave
    Or gathering shells along the shore -
    Souvenirs of a perfect day...

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  5. 3. Paint

    The power of your imagination is greater than any attempt to represent it.

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

    So I will paint a picture
    in your head
    with the words
    that I write instead.

    I'll start with the sky...
    use your imagination
    blue, blue like
    the first day of summer vacation.

    Next is the grass,
    tall and green.
    The breeze makes it wave
    and the sun makes it sheen.

    Just beyond the grass
    are the sand dunes
    and just above that
    a seagull looms.

    The air is sweet
    with the scent of the ocean
    and the coconut
    in my suntan lotion.

    The sun is warm
    and bright.
    I have to squint to see
    that little boy's kite.

    I crest the dune,
    and there is the sea.
    The waves crash and foam
    and softly roar at me.

    I wade in; it is quite cold.
    Now let's sign this in the sand
    where the waves hit the shore
    and sea meets the air and the land.

    Now step back and look.
    What a wonderful view!
    And the canvas can go wherever
    because it is in you.

    Poem Painting A Picture Of The Beach, Paint

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  6. 4. Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl

    • By Hayden Myer
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 2009

    As I wrote this poem, I was looking at a painting of a scene at the beach. The words just flowed through my keyboard, and found themselves on my paper. I'm actually happy with it.

    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
    The crashing waves sound like a head-on collision...
    Boom, Boom, Boom
    The sand crunches under my feet like cereal in my mouth...
    Crunch, Crunch, Crunch
    The salty water is carried with the wind...
    Howl, Howl, Howl
    The gulls soar higher than the clouds...
    Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh
    The child crashes to the ground like a rock slide...
    Boom, Boom, Boom
    The man walks on shells that feel like needles...
    Crunch, Crunch, Crunch
    The dog is angered by the birds...
    Howl, Howl, Howl
    The kite flutters like a plane...
    Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh
    The afternoon thunder blasts like a cannon...
    Boom, Boom, Boom
    The child snacks on some chips that sound like glass...
    Crunch, Crunch, Crunch
    The night has fallen and the coyotes holler like babies...
    Howl, Howl, Howl
    The sun rises again higher and higher, like a blossoming flower as the children play...
    Beach, Beach, Beach

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  7. 5. Paradise

    Ocho Rios, Jamaica - beautiful scenery and a soft, balmy sea breeze. Heavenly!

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

    Waves that ripple through my mind
    Touch sun-kissed sugar sands of time
    As whispered winds so softly sigh
    A dreamlike lazy lullaby

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  8. 6. While Walking On The Beach

    I am a Christian and mostly write spiritual poems. I love the beach and go a few times a year. It reconnects me with the Lord and grounds me.

    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.

    As you walk toward the water,
    Sand coats the bottom of your feet.
    The smell of the sea salt drawing you closer,.
    The view is so beautiful, oh so sweet.

    Almost as if it is calling you.
    Sometimes it's only in your mind.
    A place to clear your thoughts
    And leave everything very far behind.

    You find shells, rocks, and other things.
    The warmth is like a kiss from up above.
    Looking out into the Gulf Coast
    Can only remind you of true love.

    As the waves come crashing in,
    Time seems to be standing still.
    The sun is shining down on you
    As you walk the beach at your will.

    Paradise you thought you could never reach.
    Out in the distance you can see the ships sailing by.
    Tears of joy for the scene God has put before you,
    As the moment makes you cry. 

    Two shadows are together as one,
    A sign of great unity.
    A great day full of fun
    While walking at the beach.

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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!

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  9. 7. Come To The Beach

    • By Lucy Berges
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems March 23, 2021

    It's about the beach and how the beach is really calm and amazing.

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

    The sand starts tingling
    Under your toes.
    You stand very still
    And there the wave goes

    We'll build a castle
    Nearby the sea
    Relax and sunbathe
    Trust me you'll see

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  10. 8. Ocean Port

    • By Kenya James
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018

    I love sitting and becoming one with nature, allowing her to fill me with words that transform into poetry.

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

    Hear the peace
    Hear the waves hit the shore
    Hear the sounds
    Of boat motors roar

    See the people in the sand
    See that kite in his hands
    See the way the seagulls fly

    Taste the air as it passes by
    Taste the salt
    Touch the wood of the ocean port

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  11. 9. A Day At Sea

    • By Melissa Roberson
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2007

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

    The sand squishes suddenly,
    Between my shoeless toes.
    Then the tide flows over them,
    And back down it goes.

    The salt is on my tongue,
    The sea's song is sung,
    The sun is going down,
    And so my day at sea is done.

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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. Suraj Suresh

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  12. 10. A Smooth Beach

    • By Chase
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2018

    The poem is a comparison between waves and time.

    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.
    Waves and time don't discriminate.
    All encompassing,
    Everything returns to the ocean.
    It's just a matter of time
    Before you're washed away.

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  13. 11. Relaxation

    • By Polette
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems May 2015

    The scene is at the beach alone, and it's quiet.

    The wind blows
    I breathe deeply
    I close my eyes so tight
    I can barely see light
    It feels as if I float on thin air
    It's relaxing, it's refreshing
    It's peace, it's nature
    It's as if I can fly
    And never die...

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  14. 12. The Summer

    • By Sydney Harris
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2019

    Hello, I am Sydney Harris, and I am in fifth grade. I love to write and dance. I am very inspired by other poets' poetry. I am originally from California and now I live in London. Enjoy my poem!

    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.

    The field of vivid flowers dance and smile underneath the lime colored grass,
    and the flap of a monarch butterfly's wings soar through the broad meadow.
    The coconut and lemon ice cream dripping down my hand
    as the sun melts it like ice.

    The swimmers sitting on the silver seats and speaking to each other
    and watching the surfers surf on their surfboards.
    The sun drifting down as it suddenly gets darker and darker...

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  15. 13. Silent Conversations

    • By Lexi Baylor
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems June 2018

    This poem is about my many trips to the Bahamas and the wonderful experiences I've had there.

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

    The salt in the air
    fills my nose,
    and I can’t help
    but love the feeling
    of sand between my toes.

    The waves roll up on the sandy shore,
    singing me to sleep.
    I lie lifeless.
    Not a care in the world,
    not a single peep.

    The art of doing nothing
    really is something.

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  16. 14. Fragile

    • By Callie Pedersen
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems August 2020

    When I was younger, I lived in California. I would go to the beach all the time with my family and refuse to leave. We ended up moving to Arkansas without my acceptance. As I got older, I lost interest in things that I usually loved, and I started losing my way. I go back to the beach every summer and find comfort there with the sound of the waves. I wrote this poem while I was at the beach one of the summers because I knew when I went back to Arkansas, I would again lose interest.

    Falling asleep with the sound of beach waves,
    The soothing noise as they crash on the shore,
    Fading emptiness when they would engrave.
    I still hear it when I open the door.

    The freshness and saltiness of the breeze,
    It is powerful and very peaceful,
    The type of peace that brings me to my knees.
    These waves understand me more than people.

    Without waves, I float into dark abyss.
    Nothing feels right anymore, I'm lonely.
    Without all these ocean waves, I would miss.
    Even when It's cold here, I am cozy.

    I'm at peace, I finally found meaning.
    Waves carry me; they keep me from leaving.

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  17. 15. Walking Along The Seashore (Haiku)

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

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  18. 16. The Beach

    • By Katelyn
    •  Published by Family Friend Poems July 2019

    This is a poem for English 1, and it is a haiku about being at the beach.

    The beach is calming
    I love the beach and the sand
    And being sun-kissed

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