170+ Epic Sunshine Instagram Captions for the Perfect Post

If you’re looking to grab attention and increase engagement, then this article of over 170 catchy sunshine captions for Instagram is perfect for you. There’s a large variety of ideas, ranging from catchy and witty, to funny and heartwarming, to reflect the joy that sunshine brings to our day.

Keep reading for some great sunny day quotes and captions, and make sure to tell me your favourite in the comments below.

Three docked cruise ships in the Caribbean, floating in the sunshine

⭐️ Top sunshine captions for Instagram

Here are some of my favourite Instagram captions for sunny days – short, snappy and sweet – to grab your followers’ attention!

  1. Life looks better from behind sunnies
  2. Just here for good vibes and sunshine
  3. Life isn’t perfect, but this summer’s pretty darn close
  4. Forward my mail, I’m a beach baby now
  5. Welcome to sunny selfie season
  6. Powered by sunshine
  7. Now that summer is here, I’m in the process of moving all my bad habits outdoors
  8. Blue skies, sun shines, everything’s fine
  9. Tan lines: incoming
  10. I’ve been waiting for summer all winter.

🎵 Song lyric sun captions for Instagram

Looking for a musical caption to celebrate the sunshine? These lyrics come from some very popular songs, and definitely speak some truth!

  1. “I’m walking on sunshine” – Katrina and The Waves
  2. “Let the Sun Shine” – Labrinth 
  3. “Here Comes The Sun” – The Beatles
  4. “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine” – Ray Charles
  5. “Send Out Your Ray of Sunshine” – Jason Mraz
  6. “I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine.” —Natasha Bedingfield
  7. “I can see clearly now the rain has gone” – Jimmy Cliff
  8. “Chasing The Sun” – The Wanted
  9. “Brighter Than The Sun” – Colbie Caillat
  10. “Summer loving, had me a blast.” —John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John
  11. “Daisy Dukes, bikinis on top, sun-kissed skin, so hot we’ll melt your popsicle.” —Katy Perry
  12. “I’m gonna soak up the sun.” – Sheryl Crow
  13. “You are the sunshine of my life.” – Stevie Wonder
  14. “I got that sunshine in my pocket, got that good soul in my feet.” – Justin Timberlake
Girl in white swimsuit stands in jacuzzi of a Royal Caribbean cruise boat, looking out at the sea as the sun shines over the view

🤡 Punny captions for a sunny day

Sometimes the sunshine puts us in such a good mood, we can’t resist leaning into a pun for a funny sunny day caption.

  1. Girls just wanna have sun
  2. Sun and games
  3. Sun-daze are for sunshine
  4. What does the sun drink out of? Sunglasses!
  5. Sun and dusted
  6. ‘Tis the sea-sun
  7. Don’t worry, beach happy
  8. Been there, sun that
  9. Tropic like it’s hot
  10. No shade
  11. You used to call me on my shell-phone
  12. Too pool for school
  13. Swim the sea and find your porpoise
  14. Fishing you a happy day
  15. Feeling tan-tastic!
  16. Shell-abrate good times
  17. Sun’s out, pun’s out
  18. I like big [pool] floats, and I cannot lie
  19. Always be ready to seas the day

📷 Selfie sunlight captions

Short & witty sunny day captions that are perfect for your gorgeous selfies.

  1. Investing the sunlight in my selfie
  2. Letting my confidence shine
  3. Happiness is feeling sunshine on my face
  4. Sunshine is my favourite accessory
  5. Welcome to sunny selfie season
  6. With the right sunnies, anything is possible
  7. Don’t mind my resting beach face

📝 Rhyming sunshine captions

Some sunshine captions for Instagram that have witty, sweet or funny rhymes.

  1. Everything’s fine when there’s sunshine
  2. Sun, sand, a drink in my hand
  3. Sun, sand, and a pineapple in hand
  4. Sun’s out, buns out
  5. Salty air, sunkissed hair
  6. Summer time and I’m feeling fine
  7. Good times and tan lines!
  8. Sandy toes and a sunkissed nose

☀️ Sunshine quotes for Instagram

If you’re looking for Instagram captions for sunny days that have a more poetic, deep or meaningful vibe, here are some inspiring short sunshine quotes.

  1. “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.” – Steve Martin
  2. “A meal without wine is like a day without sunshine, except that on a day without sunshine you can still get drunk.” – Lee Entrekin
  3. “After the rain, the sun will reappear. There is life. After the pain, the joy will still be here.” – Walt Disney
  4. “If you want to see the sunshine, you have to weather the storm.” – Frank Lane
  5. “Some of the best memories are made in flip flops.” — Kellie Elmore
  6. “When all else fails, take a vacation.” —Betty William
  7. “A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in.” —Robert Orben
  8. “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” —Charles Bowden
  9. “Summer means happy times and good sunshine.” – Brian Wilson
Looking for more caption ideas? Check out my post on the best Instagram captions for nature.

💕 Friendship caption about a sunny day

Want a caption for a sunny day that reflects your friendship? These sunshine and friendship quotes make the perfect funny and sweet, or soft and touching captions for sunny pictures.

  1. Tan lines may fade, but friends are forever
  2. Love you to the beach and back
  3. Besties who beach together, stay together
  4. Just here for good vibes and sun shine
  5. Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like the perfect summer to me!
  6. Grateful for good friends, hot sun, and clear water
  7. You are my sunshine
Photo of a boat in Thailand, shored on the beach and surrounded by crystal-clear turquoise water, in the sunshine

Beach, pool or sea sunshine captions

My favourite place to enjoy the shining sun is always somewhere with water! These sunshine captions are perfect for your beach and pool photos.

  1. Pool hair, don’t care
  2. Eat, Beach, Sleep, Repeat
  3. Nothing but high tides and good vibes
  4. If it involves going to the beach, the answer is yes
  5. Summer = salty & sunkissed
  6. Keep calm and lay in the sun
  7. Love you to the beach and back
  8. Beach baby
  9. If you’re not barefoot, you’re overdressed
  10. Making a splash
  11. Buoy oh buoy!
  12. Forget the glass slippers – this princess wears flippers
  13. #RestingBeachFace
  14. I’m too pool for you
  15. Don’t get tide down
  16. Happiness comes in waves
  17. Out of reach, at the beach
  18. The beach: where doing absolutely nothing is doing something
  19. Getting my daily dose of Vitamin Sea
  20. Sandy skin and summer smiles
  21. Forward my mail, I’m a beach baby now
  22. Things are going swimmingly
  23. Beach you to it
  24. One part sun, one part pool, equal parts summer
  25. I’ll let the ocean worry about being blue
  26. Find me where the pool floats are
  27. Having a fin-tastic time
  28. Life looks better from a lounge chair

👙 Bikinis sunny day Instagram captions

You know it’s a nice day when the bikinis come out – unless you’re lucky enough to live in Australia, then that’s just a normal day. Use these sunny day captions for your bikini Instagram pictures!

  1. Bikinis are like fries – you can’t just have one
  2. Living a bikini kinda life
  3. It’s not summer until the bikini and cocktails come out
  4. A bikini can’t solve everything – but it’s a pretty good start
  5. If it involves a bikini, the answer is yes
  6. Life’s too short to wear boring bikinis
  7. If you’re not in a bikini, you’re overdressed
  8. I got 99 bikinis and I chose this one
  9. A bikini a day keeps the winter away!
  10. Blessing your feed with another bikini photo

▪️ Short and sweet Instagram captions about sun

Sometimes you gotta keep it short, sweet and snappy to get that Instagram engagement. Use these sunny day captions when you want to grab your followers’ attention!

  1. Sunny vibes
  2. Sunkissed
  3. Sun, please!
  4. Vacation mode
  5. Feelin’ sunny
  6. Rays for days
  7. Rise and shine
  8. Chasing sunshine
  9. Winter, who?
  10. Holiday mode
  11. Summer loving
Girl in yellow dress laughing in front of a wall of green plants and orange flower

📱 More sun captions for Instagram

Here are some more catchy sunshine captions for Instagram — cute and clever phrases that capture the joy of a sunny day!

  1. Forever chasing the sun
  2. Soaking up the sun
  3. I was made for sunny days
  4. Sunshine makes me happy
  5. Fun in the sun
  6. Powered by sunshine
  7. Chase the sun
  8. Good morning, sunshine!
  9. Follow the sun
  10. I’m dreaming of a hot summer
  11. Summer is the best excuse for lazy days
  12. Summer is here and I am VIBING
  13. Now that summer is here, I’m in the process of moving all my bad habits outdoors
  14. I’ve been waiting for summer for at least the past 9 months
  15. I did my best for these tan lines
  16. Tan lines incoming
  17. My perfect kind of day
  18. Sun burn incoming
  19. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
  20. Woke up to a sunkissed day
  21. Sunny day = happy day
  22. I was made for sunny days
  23. Feeling sunny day vibes right now
  24. I’m multi-slacking today
  25. Dear Winter, I’m breaking up with you. I think it’s time I start seeing other seasons. Summer is hotter than you.
  26. Let the summer begin
  27. Life isn’t perfect, but this summer’s pretty darn close
  28. Sunny days > Netflix (but only just)
  29. I’m all booked this summer
  30. Always on time when it’s summertime
  31. Ice cream is a food group… right?!
  32. Holiday mode: Activated
  33. Living on island time
  34. Sunshine is the best medicine
  35. I’m so glad cold season is over so allergy season can begin
  36. Sun-day fun-day
  37. That summer feeling
  38. I waited all winter for this
  39. Hi summer, I’ve been waiting for you
  40. I’m all about palm trees and 30 degrees
  41. 90% happy, 10% sun burnt
  42. Blue skies, sun shine, everything’s fine
  43. Soaking up the rays
  44. Sunshine and feelin’ fine
  45. Sending some sunshine your way

👑 Motivational sunny day captions

  1. A cloud is no match for a sunny disposition
  2. If you only walk on sunny days, you’ll never reach your destination
  3. If it was sunny every day then we would start taking it for granted

🌤 Final thoughts on these sunshine captions for Instagram

I hope this list gave you great inspiration for sunny days captions for your next social media post, and that you found these sunshine captions funny, uplifting, and – at times – inspiring!

📸 My Photography Gear

Here’s a list of the photography gear I used to take most of the photos in this article.

Camera: Olympus OM-D e-M10 ii
Main lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 14-42mm (35mm equivalent)
Prime lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 (35mm equivalent)
Tripod: Joby Gorillapod

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