16 Quotes That Will Make You Want to Move to the Beach

Ah, the beach. You miss it when you're gone and always look forward to being back. If the beach is calling to you more often than not, beckoning for you to come spend more time on its shoreline, then maybe it's a sign that you're destined to make it a more permanent part of your life. Let Century 21 Action Realty in Topsail, NC help. We can make your Topsail beach house dream a happy reality. Until then, here are some quotes that will add even more longing for the sun, sand and sea—and draw you to where you really need to be. 

In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. 

-Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson is a local legend on the coast of North Carolina, and if anyone knows about the beach, it's her. Oh the stories she could tell—and has. 

One learns first of all in beach living the art of shedding; how little one can get along with, not how much.

-Anne Morrow Lindbergh   

Sometimes everything you need is found where the sun, sand and ocean meet. Once you have those things, you find how little else you really need. 

To me the sea is a continual miracle; The fishes that swim–the rocks–the motion of the waves–the ships, with men in them, What stranger miracles are there? 

-Walt Whitman

We all need a few more miracles in our life, right? There are so many natural wonders found at the beach that make it easy to believe in miracles again. 

When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me...

-Rainer Maria Rilke

Good bye worry and anxiety; hello peace and tranquility. The beach has a way of healing all things. 

Every time I stand before a beautiful beach, its waves seem to whisper to me: If you choose the simple things and find joy in nature’s simple treasures, life and living need not be so hard.

-Psyche Roxas-Mendoza

You know what they say: the simple things are the best things in life. Simply your life and see what beach living is really all about. Sun, sand, salt and sea are your priority.

Some beach somewhere, there's a big umbrella casting shade over an empty chair. Palm trees are growing, warm breezes blowing. I picture myself right there, some beach somewhere.      


We may not have native palm trees in North Carolina, but we have a beach umbrella with your name on it! We also have warm coastal breezes, fabulous ocean views, and miles of pristine shoreline for you to enjoy.

I honestly think the beach is the only place children actually entertain themselves.      

-Donna McLavy

Yes, the beach is the best playground around. Let your kids' imaginations soar, their creativity explode, and their love of the natural coastal world unfurl. So much fun, so little time.

If there's a heaven for me, I'm sure it has a beach attached to it.   

-Jimmy Buffett

If you look up the word "heaven" in the dictionary, there's sure to be a picture of a beach next to it. Heaven on earth is what we get to enjoy every day on Topsail's beaches. Won't you join us?

At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun. 

-Sandy Gingras

In Topsail, NC you're on island time. It's the only way to live. Try it and you'll wonder why you didn't do it sooner. Slow down and savor every minute.

Why does the ocean rock the moon to sleep every night? So the sun will wake and kiss the beach.

-J. Henson

And then there's the romance of a coastal backdrop that just makes every moment better. Come and see the sun and moon from a coastal perspective and you won't soon forget it.

I could never stay long enough on the shore; the tang of the untainted, fresh, and free sea air was like a cool, quieting thought.   

-Helen Keller

Come quiet your thoughts for a while. Close your eyes and experience the beach with all of your other senses. You'll be surprised how much you hear, feel, smell and sense the natural elements that surround you.

Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.

-Michelle Held

The beach is oftentimes most enjoyed by kids and kids-at-heart. Get in touch with your inner child again and see things with fresh eyes. Be open to new adventures, get excited about each and every new day, and play with reckless abandon. You're never too old to enjoy the beach and its magic.

My life is like a stroll on the beach... as near to the edge as I can go.   


Live on the edge—the ocean's edge. Find your balance between the stability of sand and the uncertainty of the ocean, but always be willing to push the boundaries.

A walk on the beach is worth a thousand words.      


Walking on the beach brings clarity to the mind, joy to the heart, and tranquility to the soul. See what a walk on the sand awakens within you.

Beach Rules: Soak up the sun. Ride the waves. Breathe the salty air. Feel the breeze. Build sandcastles. Rest, relax, reflect. Collect seashells. Bare feet required.  


No shoes, no shirt, no problem! Beach life is the best life. Make up some beach rules of your very own and display them in your beach house.

My dream is to have a house on the beach, even just a little shack somewhere so I can wake up, have coffee, look at dolphins, be quiet and breathe the air.  

-Christina Applegate

That sounds perfect, except you can find something better than a shack here Topsail Island. Find the beach house that's perfect for you and make yourself at home. 

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If you're ready to take the next step toward making beach life part of your everyday life, then take a look at the Topsail homes on the market. Please let us know if we can help!

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