There’s no time to feel blue once summer rolls around. Just thinking of the warmer weather, sand under our toes, and the super long days is enough to cheer you up, filling your imagination with trips to the beach, fun patio nights with friends, and warm sunshine. It’s kind of impossible to be bummed out for too long during this super-upbeat season. Of course, not all of us are fortunate enough to live in a climate that feels like summer all year long. We have to make it through winter (and perhaps even buckets of snow) before summer brings her sunny reprieve.
We could all use a relaxing summer. So, if you’re looking for a sign to head to the beach, this is it. All the inspiration you need is shining through each of these jokes below. Summer is the definition of fun and unfortunately feels like the shortest season ever. Many poets and laureates have described it as a dream which makes sense. Between the longer days and warm breezes, we get it. So, cowabunga, Mama! Hang 10, mellow out and bask in the rays of these bright quotes and jokes.
Suffice it to say, summer is the favorite season of many. To help put you in the raddest of moods, we rounded up some of the best jokes and quotes about summer. While you’re at it, soak up our pages on beach quotes and how to enjoy life.
- “And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
- “Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” — William Shakespeare
- “If summer had one defining scent, it’d definitely be the smell of barbecue.” — Katie Lee
- “Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.” — C. Day-Lewis
- “I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain.” — John Keats
- “Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me, those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.” — Henry James
- “If it could only be like this always—always summer, always alone, the fruit always ripe.” — Evelyn Waugh
- “What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” — John Steinbeck
- “One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter.” — Henry David Thorea
- “Let us dance in the sun, wearing wildflowers in our hair…” — Susan Polis Schutz
- “Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” ― Ray Bradbury
- “Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.” — Al Bernstein
- “A man says a lot of things in summer he doesn’t mean in winter.” — Patricia Briggs
- “I love summertime more than anything else in the world. That is the only thing that gets me through the winter, knowing that summer is going to be there.” — Jack McBryer
- “It’s a smile, it’s a kiss, it’s a sip of wine… it’s summertime!” — Kenny Chesney
- “It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.” — Maud Hart Lovelac
- “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.” — Roman Payne
- “Summer was here again. Summer, summer, summer. I loved and hated summers. Summers had a logic all their own, and they always brought something out in me. Summer was supposed to be about freedom and youth and no school and possibilities and adventure and exploration. Summer was a book of hope. That’s why I loved and hated summers. Because they made me want to believe.” — Benjamin Alire Sáenz
- “One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to read by.” — Jeannette Walls
- “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn
- “Come with me,’ Mom says. To the library. Books and summertime go together.” — Lisa Schroeder
- “Summertime is always the best of what might be.” — Charles Bowden
- “Summer bachelors like summer breezes, are never as cool as they pretend to be.” — Nora Ephron
- “I am more myself in a garden than anywhere else on earth.” — Dough Greene
- “Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” — K.D. Lang
- “It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” — Anna Godbersen
- “I could taste the salt on her lips, each kiss like a summer wave breaking on an empty beach.” — Michael Faudet
- “I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanket.” — Kellie Elmore
- “Summer-induced stupidity. That was the diagnosis…” — Aimee Friedman
- “‘Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer
- “Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” — Bryan Procter
- “Some of the best memories are made in flip-flops.” — Kellie Elmore
- “The summer demands and takes away too much. But night, the reserved, the reticent, gives more than it takes.” — John Ashbery
- “We might think we are nurturing our garden, but of course it’s our garden that is really nurturing us.” — Jenny Uglow
- “One can follow the sun, of course, but I have always thought that it is best to know some winter, too, so that the summer, when it arrives, is the more gratefully received.” — Beatriz Williams
- “The quarrels of lovers are like summer storms. Everything is more beautiful when they have passed.” —
- “Friends, sun, sand, and sea, that sounds like a summer to me.” — Unknown
- What’s the best day to go to the beach?
- What do you get when you combine an elephant with a fish?
- Do fish go on vacation?
No, because they’re always in school.
- Why don’t oysters share their pearls?
Because they’re shellfish.
- What kind of candy do you get at the airport?
- What did the pig say at the beach on a hot summer’s day?
- What do you call six weeks of rain in Scotland?
- How do you prevent a summer cold?
Catch it in the winter.
- Why do fish like to eat worms?
Because they get hooked on them.
- What is a shark’s favorite sandwich?
Peanut butter and jellyfish.
- What do you say to a sweaty puppy?
You are one hot dog.
- Why did the dolphin cross the beach?
To get to the other tide.
- What do sheep do on sunny days?
Have a baa-baa-cue.
- What is a frog’s favorite summertime treat?
- What do you call a fish that doesn’t have any eyes (i’s)?
- Why should you never blame a dolphin for doing anything wrong?
Because they never do it on porpoise.
- Why can’t basketball players go on vacation?
They would get called for traveling.
- Why are fish never good tennis players?
Because they never get close to the net.
- Which letter is the coolest?
- Why do fish like to eat worms?
Because they get hooked on them.
- What’s gray, has four legs and a trunk?
A mouse on vacation.
- What do you call a snowman in July?
- What’s black and white and red all over?
A zebra with a sunburn.
- What kind of music do killer whales like?
They listen to the orca-stra.
- What does the sun drink out of?
- Why did the chicken cross the playground?
To get to the other slide.
- How can you tell that the ocean is friendly?
- Why did the robot go on summer vacation?
To recharge his batteries.
- Why do fish swim in saltwater?
Because pepper water would make them sneeze.
- What do frogs like to drink on a hot summer day?
- What did the beach say as the tide came in?
Long time no sea.
- What race is never run?
A swimming race.
- Where does a ship go when it’s sick?
To the DOCK!