Top 644 Beach Quotes of 2020

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“I am just your everyday, average girl. I live by the beach. I wear flip flops. I don’t wear make-up. I go to the gym.”

― A. J. Cook

“I went to Rosemary Beach, Florida, for the first time in the spring of 2012.”

― Abbi Glines

“In L.A., I love the L’Ermitage in Beverly Hills. Also, the Beverly Wilshire, where they make great huevos rancheros. I also love Shutters on the Beach, where I walk around everywhere in a bathrobe.”

― Adam Richman

“After a long day at the beach, a hamburger and fries usually does the trick.”

― Adam Scott

“Chasing kids on the beach and sleeping is the closest I come to exercising while in Hawaii.”

― Adam Scott

“I grew up in Brentwood, but I live now in Los Feliz. I grew up on the beach, now I live under the Hollywood sign.”

― Adam Shankman

“All my stories take place on the West Coast – not the beach, but smaller inland towns. I feel homesick, and I find inspiration in capturing that.”

― Adrian Tomine

“In Chennai, we have the beach for entertainment, but in places like Trichy, Salem, and Coimbatore, movies are the only entertainment.”

― Aishwarya Rajesh

“I love discomfort. I mean, my whole life is discomfort. One reason I can never retire is that the idea of just sitting on the beach totally comfortable is not a desideratum in my life. I like ambiguity, I like conflict, I like uncertainly.”

― Alan Dershowitz

“I was a typical American boy. I did a lot of outdoor activities, played a lot outside with my friends, loved to go the beach, liked to hike, boating and fishing, and I flew a lot of model airplanes as well.”

― Alan G. Poindexter

“As much as I love beach holidays, I do really like to get out and about and explore. It’s why I like Los Angeles: because I can easily drive to Malibu or Santa Monica to see what they have to offer. I get itchy feet if I stay still too long in one place when I’m abroad.”

― Alesha Dixon

“I always take an iPod and iPod speakers so that when you’re in the hotel room you can have it on, or when you’re at the beach you can put it on quietly. Music can really set the tone for your holiday.”

― Alesha Dixon

“If I was being very honest about it, probably more honest than I should be, ’28 Days Later’ was a reaction to ‘The Beach’ in some ways because I felt it lacked a kind of aggression in it.”

― Alex Garland

“’The Beach’ novel, in my mind, was, in some respects, subversive.”

― Alex Garland

“There are not many places in the world where you can get to the beach in an hour, the desert in two hours and snowboarding or skiing in three hours. You can do all that in California.”

― Alex Pettyfer

“My first thought for the off season is to go somewhere hot and on the beach.”

― Alex Scott

“I like The Four Freshmen, anything with good harmonies, some Beach Boys. I like the girl groups as well, like The Dixie Cups and all that.”

― Alex Turner

“I taught high school for one year in Deerfield Beach, Fla., and in the end, it was such an enjoyable experience breaking up fights daily, that I decided to return to the combat zone of Afghanistan.”

― Allen West

“Sometimes I want to be a normal kid and go to the beach, but it’s so motivating to think about going to the Olympics again. I’ll only be 22 years old after Rio, and I can do whatever I want.”

― Aly Raisman

“If you’re a woman lying on the beach in the Maldives, you might want to know that a kilometer away, another woman is being flogged. And you might want to find your own way to protest that.”

― Amal Clooney

“I’ve turned vegetarian and am on an ayurvedic diet. I go to the beach every day, and I feel the creative energy of Auroville.”

― Amala Paul

“I was on holiday recently and I came home to find that one of the papers here had ‘bikini’d’ me on the beach. I was wearing a grossly unflattering costume and they had published photographs of me taken from behind. I looked dreadful. I went into our local newsagent and bought up every copy.”

― Amanda Burton

“Some people see acting as a kind of stroll on the beach, and some people see it as a kind of skydive. And I’ve had lots of strolls on the beach in my life, so I’d like to do a skydive.”

― Amanda Hale

“I’ve been kind of submerged in my own little geographic location for a really long time in Venice Beach.”

― Amber Tamblyn

“I’ve immersed myself in reading more and more of American literature, but no editor has asked me to comment on Jonathan Franzen or Jennifer Egan. It is assumed I’m an expert on writers who need a little less suntan lotion at the beach.”

― Amitava Kumar

“When I go on holiday, I wear wedges. They accentuate your leg, honey, and you have to look good on the beach.”

― Amy Childs

“I spent loads of time in Scotland as a kid. My dad would take us back up to Aberdeen loads, and I have very fond memories of getting chips from his favourite chippy and heading down to the beach to eat Baskin Robbins ice cream.”

― Andrew Buchan

“In ‘Hope Never Dies’, Biden attempts to disguise himself with a beach look, hoping that the incongruity of it will allow him to snoop around Wilmington without being recognized. Obama, on the other hand, knows the best way to keep a low profile is to just be himself.”

― Andrew Shaffer

“As a teenager, I spent my days at the beach and nights cooking in Long Island restaurants.”

― Andrew Zimmern

“I love being outdoors, playing beach tennis, going for runs in the sand, or doing a three-hour hike with my best girlfriend, Mieko.”

― AnnaLynne McCord

“I like the desert for short periods of time, from inside a car, with the windows rolled up, and the doors locked. I prefer beach resorts with room service.”

― Anne Lamott

“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few.”

― Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach.”

― Anne Spencer

“My father is Polish, and at 68, he still wears a Speedo to the beach, and he wears regular briefs – so did his father. That was my upbringing.”

― Antoni Porowski

“I was a beach boy, and I believe I learned my songs from the birds of the Brazilian forest.”

― Antonio Carlos Jobim

“I just got exposed to electronica, and I really liked it. I am also good with alternative rock. I like Lana Del Rey, Adele, Dido, Jack Johnson, and I love the Beatles and the Beach Boys.”

― Anushka Sharma

“I was the kind of kid that always loved babies. I was, you know, four years old, and I would have my baby doll that I would bring with me everywhere and fake breastfeed on the beach and diaper.”

― Ari Graynor

“In California, I do like to just chill out and go to the beach, but I love the energy here. I feel very productive when I’m in New York.”

― Ashley Greene

“I’m actually most comfortable when I’m in a bikini, running around on the beach, like, no makeup. It’s really free-feeling, whereas I’m always having to get dressed up and putting makeup on.”

― Ashley Tisdale

“In this big ball of people, I’m just one grain of sand on this beach.”

― Aurora

“I’m a fan of all these genres of music, everything from Mumford & Sons to Beach Boys to doo-wop music to reggae.”

― B.o.B

“I live on the Santa Monica Beach and bike up and down almost every day. I like exercise, and I like literature a lot and plays and things like that.”

― Barry Barish

“Whenever I tell people I’m from Miami, they always ask me about the beach. But I can count on one hand the times I went there as a kid.”

― Barry Jenkins

“I like to go to my simple cottage by the ocean or, really, any beach!”

― Barry Sternlicht

“I am definitely a beach person. In fact, I am so much a beach person that my wife is allergic to beaches now.”

― Barun Sobti

“The beach is definitely where I feel most at home. It’s my oxygen. I forget how much I need it sometimes when I’m away working.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“I think I’ve learned a lot just from being in the industry in general, and I never really thought about what to put in my hair to get a perfect beach wave until I started modeling. People will use certain products on me, and I learn that way.”

― Behati Prinsloo

“The albums ‘Heaven On Earth’ and ‘Runaway Horses’ and ‘Live Your Life Be Free’ were harking back to when I was a young girl and listening to Californian radio – lush productions, complicated melodies, harmonies like the Beach Boys and the Mamas and Papas. That’s what those albums remind me of.”

― Belinda Carlisle

“It’s funny, but when I arrived in California to start college I was much more interested in becoming a surfer and cruise along in life from one beach to the next. I didn’t plan out any huge career for myself.”

― Benicio Del Toro

“Los Angeles produced the Beach Boys. Dusseldorf produced Kraftwerk. New York produced Chic. Manchester produced Joy Division.”

― Bernard Sumner

“When you’re an actress – or just a woman – a lot of the exercise classes that are offered are so sort of male gaze-skewed. It’s all working out for the beach and not for function at all.”

― Betty Gilpin

“My idea of a beach holiday is going to New York for two weeks, just going and hanging out.”

― Bill Condon

“In New York, FEMA granted the Mamaroneck Beach & Yacht Club’s request to be remapped from the high-risk flood zone in August 2012 – just two months before the club was damaged and its outbuildings destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, which stacked up yachts at its docks like pick-up sticks.”

― Bill Dedman

“That was the toughest thing I ever had to do: tell my son that his mum was gone. I was a bachelor living on the beach, but I had to pull it together very quick for my boy.”

― Bill Medley

“I loved going surfing down on Venice Beach. I’d go out with a board under my arm and think, ‘I can’t do that in Cranhill.’”

― Billy Boyd

“In my mind, I imagined L.A. to be skyscrapers on the beach. Of course, that’s not what it actually looks like. And growing up watching ‘Beverly Hills 90210’ and ‘Melrose Place,’ I always had an obsession with L.A. and California in general.”

― Bonnie McKee

“I always had the fantasy of Hollywood and Los Angeles and the beach, not realizing that Hollywood was so very far from the beach.”

― Bonnie McKee

“The sun shines everywhere, not just at the beach.”

― Brande Roderick

“I’m near the beach, and I’m definitely a beach bum. For me, going to training and then going to the beach is kind of an escape for me to get away from everything and relax. It’s really done wonders for me.”

― Brendan Schaub

“When I’m not acting, I’m at the beach. I like to spend a lot of time in the water, surfing.”

― Brenton Thwaites

“I’m writing all the time. I want to do this forever. I want to have a box set someday. I can’t stop. The day I stop being inspired to write songs, I’ll go sit on the beach – until I become inspired again.”

― Brett Eldredge

“I’m still obsessed with the beach whenever I’m home; when I’m on the beach, it feels like home to me.”

― Brett Young

“There is a lot of California in my… sound, and a ton of it is the laid-back nature of Southern Californians and the beach.”

― Brett Young

“The Harbor Area is everything – Carson, Wilmington, San Pedro, Long Beach, that whole little bubble that I grew up in. I always throw it up after I finish fighting, I always throw up the Harbor Area. Out of pride. It made me who I am. It brought me my goods; it brought me my bads. It molded me into who I am.”

― Brian Ortega

“I wasn’t really a beach boy. I was a city boy, afraid of the ocean.”

― Brian Ortega

“Kneeling on the sea bottom in a place known as Tiger Beach, I watched a 12-foot- long female tiger shark cruise over the turtle grass with three silver bar jacks swimming in front of her nose.”

― Brian Skerry

“I think that going to the beach as a child, being in the water and smelling that salt air and hearing the seagulls, it had a real calming effect. But also, it was a mysterious thing – I remember wondering what was under those dark New England seas.”

― Brian Skerry

“Summer means happy times and good sunshine. It means going to the beach, going to Disneyland, having fun.”

― Brian Wilson

“It’s like when a guy gets a divorce from his wife. You part ways. That’s what I did with The Beach Boys.”

― Brian Wilson

“My father had his own business, a clothing store, which he inherited from his father. He travelled abroad frequently and was quite extravagant, so we had skiing holidays and summer holidays on the beach.”

― Britt Ekland

“I’ve covered tornadoes and other natural disasters. I wasn’t on the ground for Katrina. But as our helicopter descended toward Mexico Beach, I just saw an entire town gone. Leveled, with the exception of a condo still standing here and there.”

― Brooke Baldwin

“I’m from Clearwater, Florida, and I love Nashville so much I don’t even really miss the beach.”

― Brooke Hogan

“Beach volleyball has taken me all around the world.”

― Brooke Sweat

“All of the beach volleyball coaches and all the top players, everything is based out of Southern California.”

― Brooke Sweat

“Started playing indoor volleyball in 5th grade. Started playing club volleyball when I was 15. Played in high school and at Florida Gulf Coast University. Started playing beach volleyball after graduating from FGCU.”

― Brooke Sweat

“In beach volleyball, there are only two of you on the court, so it’s so easy for things to go south and take everything personal.”

― Brooke Sweat

“Hydration is really important, particularly as a beach volleyball player.”

― Brooke Sweat

“Being from Florida and playing so many tournaments on that beach in Fort Lauderdale, I just want to be on that beach playing.”

― Brooke Sweat

“Of course The Beach Boys will be camp.”

― Bruce Johnston

“Before I joined The Beach Boys, I was working at Columbia Records as a producer, and saw The Byrds come in and do their first overdub before Terry even met them.”

― Bruce Johnston

“You know, The Beach Boys’ image is kinda like a group Doris Day, you know what I mean?”

― Bruce Johnston

“I love the Sex Pistols. I’m a big Beach Boys fan and a huge Zeppelin and Queen fan.”

― Bruno Mars

“When you left on Saturday, I felt a horrible void, I saw you everywhere, on the beach, in your room, in the garden: impossible for me to get used to the idea that you had left.”

― Camille Claudel

“I burn very easily, so if I forget sunscreen, I will be a tomato by the end of the day. I’m very big on sunscreen and hats. I grew up in Florida, and I love the beach, and I think it’s healthy to get a little bit of color.”

― Candice Accola

“If I’m on holiday, I’m active on the beach, I play tennis, I run, I swim a lot. It’s just about making the workouts fun, I think, and then it doesn’t really feel that bad.”

― Candice Swanepoel

“I don’t wear a bikini on the beach. I walk around my house in pyjamas. I haven’t seen myself naked in the mirror for probably a decade. I’m very prudish.”

― Carey Mulligan

“I had been playing for about a year and a half when the Beach Boys formed. When our folks went to Mexico on business, we would take the food money they had left us and we would rent instruments.”

― Carl Wilson

“Of course I would buy a house in Marbella. In Marbella, you can buy a house by the beach, relax there, and later you can go there on holiday and everything.”

― Carlos Tevez

“There is a natural progression to ‘Lost,’ and as the story goes forward, it’s going to change. It’s not a static story. The franchise of ‘Lost’ is not characters sitting on a beach.”

― Carlton Cuse

“People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.”

― Carrie Fisher

“I don’t like lying around on the beach. I like to be busy.”

― Carrie Preston

“But my husband came from a small town and hardworking parents like I did, and I don’t think we’ve lost that mind-set. We don’t have a bowling alley in our basement. We don’t have houses on the beach and one in New York and one in L.A.”

― Carrie Underwood

“On the weekends, I would go down and play these clubs in Key West or West Palm Beach or surrounding areas of Florida and then I’d go back to school for the week.”

― Carrot Top

“My mom was married to a Mexican guy – a surfer – and so we’d kind of camp out on the beach the swell season.”

― Cary Fukunaga

“Growing up in Florida was really amazing. I spent most my time at the beach.”

― Cassadee Pope

“I think every person that brings a beach ball into a WWE arena should get ejected for life.”

― Cesaro

“I’m kind of a beach bum from Florida, and I have a very different style. I like tight-fitting, Euro-fitting clothes, colored pants.”

― Chandler Parsons

“I like to run on the beach. It’s a different exercise as well when you’re in sand, a different kind of training.”

― Charlie Bewley

“I got really into surfing, and that was my life from when I was 10 years old to 18. I surfed almost every day, and it was all I cared about – I was a sand-in-the-bed, total beach bum.”

― Charlie McDowell

“Don’t be afraid to go up to the hot girl on the beach.”

― Charlotte McKinney

“Whitley Bay was my first experience of the seaside. I’d buy my bucket and spade, and beach ball, and all the shops were teeming with toys. I used to spend hours on the shuggy boats.”

― Cherie Lunghi

“Even before I had ever seen ‘Beach Blanket Babylon,’ I had a similar aesthetic: colorful and sparkly.”

― Chris March

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: ‘Beach Blanket’ was one of the most important experiences of my whole life. It’s part of me.”

― Chris March

“Anyone who criticises me for talking about fair trade is a few pebbles short of a beach. Because everyone should care about it, just like everyone should care about the environment, because we all live here.”

― Chris Martin

“When I was in my mid-twenties, I was a copy editor at Doubleday, and for a brief period, it was my job to help shepherd Pat Conroy’s ‘Beach Music’ into the world.”

― Chris Pavone

“I was bused to a school in Gerritsen Beach in Brooklyn in 1972. I was one of the first black kids in the history of the school.”

― Chris Rock

“Along with rock climbing, I hike and I like to go to the beach, anything outdoors and anything that takes me out of the everyday.”

― Christa B. Allen

“I did ‘Echo Beach,’ a surfing drama that meant I was often topless. Next came ‘Demons,’ and the opening sequence had me in my boxer shorts; and then there was a scene in ‘Trinity’ with me walking around in boxer shorts. It was only one scene in each series.”

― Christian Cooke

“It’s definitely different than living in Los Angeles or Miami Beach, but Milwaukee is still a great city in its own right. As far as the baseball goes, it’s been everything and more than I thought it was going to be.”

― Christian Yelich

“In private, I may wear a bikini, but at the public beach with my kids, I would change bathing suits because they do not want to be hanging out with some old broad in a bikini.”

― Christie Brinkley

“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

“I would love to go to a restaurant on the beach. And that could be in Miami or that could be in Malibu or Bahamas, Mexico.”

― Christina Milian

“We run on the beach some days, and others, we run hills behind the gym. We also do several hours of grappling each week as mixed with some intense cardio in the ring.”

― Chuck Liddell

“After Fergie and Prince Andrew honeymooned at Le Touessrok in Mauritius, Bobby, my late husband, and I were first to stay in their suite. We enjoyed the benefits – all the spoils and the special luxuries. We practically had our own private beach, and it was most romantic.”

― Cilla Black

“On the beach, I take my clothes off under a towel.”

― Clare Balding

“I pass my time in the open air on the beach when it is really heavy weather or when the boats go out fishing.”

― Claude Monet

“Etretat is becoming more and more amazing. Now is the real moment: the beach with all its fine boats; it is superb, and I am enraged not to be more skillful in rendering all this. I would need two hands and hundreds of canvases.”

― Claude Monet

“Among the seascapes, I am doing the regattas of Le Havre with many figures on the beach and the outer harbor covered with small sails.”

― Claude Monet

“I remember so well my father’s complete concentration when he went to the studio. Everything he did, every movement he made, he did with complete concentration. Then, after he had finished work, he would go to the beach or whatever, and then he would enjoy play and forget about his work.”

― Claude Picasso

“Quite honestly, I live in California in the off season. Going off to Green Bay is just like two different walks of life – I hunt, fish, practice with firearms. Back in California, it’s spend time at the beach, go to the movies.”

― Clay Matthews III

“I think Pebble Beach is kind of a unique place on the planet.”

― Clint Eastwood

“The only black battalion on Iwo Jima was a small munitions supply unit that came to the beach.”

― Clint Eastwood

“I’m pale-skinned so I don’t feel at my best on a beach.”

― Clive Anderson

“I grew up in Los Angeles. I still remember when I was a junior in high school studying for the SATs. I had my job – I was actually a production assistant on a film – but on weekends, I would finish my prep tests on the beach.”

― Cody Horn

“I like to go to the beach, have a bonfire, and play music.”

― Colbie Caillat

“The pictures we saw before we got down here didn’t even touch the reality of what it is like being here. We can be right on the beach with all the devastation and still not be able to imagine what it was like when the wall of water actually came up.”

― Connie Sellecca

“Along the beach I never collected shells from my father’s shore.”

― Corey Hart

“Sarasota in 1974 was a city of 46,459 people, the 73rd-largest market in the country and sixth-largest in Florida, according to Arbitron Ratings. To supplement my meager salary, I was a bartender at Big Daddy’s on St. Armand’s Circle and a sailing instructor at nearby Lido Beach.”

― Craig Sager

“Words today are like the shells and rope of seaweed which a child brings home glistening from the beach and which in an hour have lost their luster.”

― Cyril Connolly

“I’m the girl that’s on the beach with a hat on, under an umbrella. Like, very shaded. But my weird thing is, I only tan my legs. My whole body’s covered in the shade, and I tan my legs.”

― Dakota Fanning

“The first win was racing my Late Model at Myrtle Beach. It was twin 50s. We’d usually run a 100-lap feature, but it rained the week before, so they split the next weekend in half and made twin 50s. And I won the first one.”

― Dale Earnhardt Jr.

“Personally, I’m not into reality shows – I can’t even name a reality show that I was a really big fan of, altogether as a whole, not just from MTV. Like, if ABC has another reality show, I’m like, ‘Oh God, another reality show.’ But people love them. ‘The Hills’, ‘Laguna Beach’… those do extremely well. It’s just a personal preference.”

― Damien Fahey

“I first went to India because of my interest in yoga, hoping to go to the Iyengar Centre in Pune for a while. That didn’t work out, but I ended up on a beach in Goa, writing.”

― Damon Galgut

“I wrote large chunks of ‘The Impostor’ and ‘The Good Doctor’ on a beach in Goa.”

― Damon Galgut

“I gather most people don’t remember that when the U.S. Open first went to Pebble Beach in 1972, a big deal was made of the Open going to a public course for the first time.”

― Dan Jenkins

“I remember being obsessed with ‘The Score’ by The Fugees. I used to listen to a lot of really melodic music with a lot of harmonies. The Beach Boys used to make me happy, and Simon and Garfunkel, and I used to listen to a lot of film soundtracks as well.”

― Dan Smith

“I couldn’t do any of my other characters, you know? But I could have done the lady. Church Lady’s Malibu Beach party is an idea I have for a movie, too. Yes.”

― Dana Carvey

“In my district, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles handle approximately 44 percent of all of the goods delivered to American shores, yet they are in constant need of revenue for facilities, improvements and upgrades to roads and bridges and rails.”

― Dana Rohrabacher

“My desk is covered with talismans: pieces of rose quartz, wishing stones from a favorite beach.”

― Dani Shapiro

“I always try to start my weekend by running on the beach, which is great fun here in Barcelona.”

― Daniel Bruhl

“My idea of relaxation is not lying down by a beach. I have to move around, do stuff. Though I’m a massive quiz show person.”

― Daniel Radcliffe

“If I’m on location on some island, we usually get up at four in the morning to set up. By seven thirty, we’re on the beach working until noon, then we rest. It’s not exactly a vacation.”

― Daniela Pestova

“I move between San Francisco and Paris… I have a wonderful beach house in California.”

― Danielle Steel

“I learned with ‘The Beach’ that I’m a bit better lower down the radar.”

― Danny Boyle

“I made this film ‘The Beach,’ which didn’t take place in a city, and it didn’t really suit me.”

― Danny Boyle

“Coming to Hollywood at 19 and living in a single apartment with one other guy on Venice Beach was a massive contrast to my upbringing.”

― David A. R. White

“Most people associate reading with laying on the beach. They don’t see that it’s crucial for a democracy!”

― David Baldacci

“Tragedies such as Nevil Shute’s ‘On the Beach’ and Stanley Kubrick’s ‘Dr Strangelove’ are so powerful because there’s an underlying assumption that this did not have to happen. It is empowering.”

― David Brin

“When I first started my graphic design career, and ‘Beach Culture’ magazine, I pretty much ran from the surfer label. It was hard to get people to take you seriously.”

― David Carson

“The Palm Beach Police Foundation is a client of Trump’s. They pay to rent out Mar-a-Lago every year.”

― David Fahrenthold

“I played at the Sainte Maxime Beach Soccer Tournament, which was brilliant fun as usual.”

― David Ginola

“My natural state is a state of an explorer – a performer, but someone who wants to explore their experience and reflect on their experience more than just lie on the beach. Even when I go on vacations, I get stressed out if I’m at the beach for, like, two days. I’m like, ‘Can’t we do something? I can’t just sit there.’”

― David Harbour

“Wherever I can go, I hit the water, whether it’s the ocean, or in L.A. it’s Zuma Beach in Malibu; I just hit the water.”

― David Hasselhoff

“There are any number of reasons for visiting Filey. The beach is clean, long, and rarely crowded. The countryside is bold and handsome, with one maritime feature that deserves to be better known: the long, thin rock finger of the Brigg, pointing into the chilly grey waters of the North Sea.”

― David Hewson

“I really like Los Angeles. I like the weather, the openness of it, the beach, the mountains, the desert. I find it inspiring. I get quite a lot of writing done out there.”

― David Thewlis

“I went to Long Beach State, started out as an actor.”

― David Twohy

“I try not to dwell too much on it, but I think everyone gets worried about showing off all their flaws on the beach.”

― Debra Stephenson

“I went to school in Long Beach, and all the seniors I used to kick it with called me Pac.”

― Demetrius Shipp, Jr.

“I’m no day at the beach. And if it is a beach, it’s Hampton Beach. Ever been there? It’s not nice.”

― Denis Leary

“I love Santa Monica and Venice because I like the beach. I have a lot of friends in that area.”

― Denis Leary

“The Beach Boys are not a superstar group. The music is the superstar of the group.”

― Dennis Wilson

“I can tell you the day The Beach Boys will no longer exist – never. We’ll be on stage in wheelchairs.”

― Dennis Wilson

“There will always be a Beach Boys. Being a Beach Boy is like being in love.”

― Dennis Wilson

“A fisherman, say, working on a beach doing his job, may be photographed by a tourist because it’s photogenic to see him working, and the Caribbean is extremely photogenic, so poverty is photogenic, and a lot of people are photographed in their poverty, and sometimes it’s kind of exploited.”

― Derek Walcott

“My body’s urge is to be in a pair of shorts, working and going down to the beach.”

― Derek Walcott

“If I want to get a taste of beach culture, I’ll fire up my season 2 DVD of ‘Beverly Hills, 90210.’”

― Diablo Cody

“I swam. We made it, our team, from the rocks of Cuba to the beach of Florida, in squeaky-clean, ethical fashion.”

― Diana Nyad

“I have a cottage near Aldeburgh, and from there it’s a sturdy two-mile walk across farmland to an empty beach, where I collect hag stones and run around with the dog. I’m a keen walker, and I love Suffolk’s big skies.”

― Diana Quick

“Before he went to sleep, I told him a little story about a rabbit we saw run around the beach house we rented.”

― Dick Bruna

“It was like in Samoa when they’d put up a movie screen on the beach and show movies and the locals would run behind the sheet to see where the people went. It was pretty grim.”

― Dick Wolf

“I grew up in Florida in different cities. I was born in Mississippi. My parents moved a lot, so I moved to Tennessee, Alabama, South Carolina, Virginia, all through the South. But my family’s roots were from central Florida, like Daytona Beach area, so we ended up moving there.”

― Diplo

“No matter where you go in this world, you will always find a Jew sitting in the beach chair next to you.”

― Don Rickles

“I’ve been around the surf culture since I was a kid. I grew up in a beach town in Rhode Island. Then eventually I lived in Dana Point, Calif., a real surf hotbed.”

― Don Winslow

“When I think back to my childhood, I just think of the word ‘freedom.’ In the summers, we spent all day on the beach.”

― Donna Langley

“I think its really matured a lot. I like the fact that there is now more to do there than gamble, since I don’t do a lot of that. The people are great. I seldom have time for vacations and when I do I prefer the beach instead of the desert.”

― Doug Davidson

“I love the snow! I actually cannot stand the beach.”

― Dove Cameron

“I hope fans will go back and listen to the Beatles and the Beach Boys or Led Zeppelin, or put on ‘Tommy’ and let them experience like I did that moment when ‘Pinball Wizard’ comes on.”

― Drake Bell

“My first two records were influenced by the Beatles and the Beach Boys.”

― Drake Bell

“I grew up on oldies like the Beatles and the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and The Who.”

― Drake Bell

“At Pebble Beach, even on your good shots, you’ve got to hit it to the correct side of the holes to save pars.”

― Dustin Johnson

“My husband proposed to me on the beach using candy.”

― Dylan Lauren

“I love L.A. for the beach and stuff, that’s the reason I live here.”

― Eddie Money

“If you’re a beach person or a golfer, Key West is not for you. Most of the sand has been imported, and the water is shallow until you’ve waded far out, and all the way the sea floor is covered with yucky algae and sea grass.”

― Edmund White

“I have always put my own money into Tails of Joy. For years, every time a dog walked by, my husband would say, ‘There goes our beach house.’”

― Elayne Boosler

“I live a life very similar to my characters in that I live a full-blown summer fantasy from June to September. I go to the beach and work there every day.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I’m not going to give quotes about inventing the ‘beach book,’ but I was certainly at the forefront of it.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“The nice thing about e-books is that if you’re sitting on the beach and you finish one Elin Hilderbrand novel and don’t want to get out of your chair, you can sit there, buy the rest, and load them on your device.”

― Elin Hilderbrand

“I like getting a tan, so if I’m lying on the beach, I want to get as much skin out as possible.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“I love Radiohead, which most people don’t expect, and I listen to everything from Stevie Wonder to Steely Dan, Carole King, The Beach Boys, The Kinks, Beyonce Knowles, Vampire Weekend, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Burt Bacharach, and Paul Simon.”

― Eliza Doolittle

“I spent my first 4 years living in the tiny town of Snug, by the sea near Hobart. Curious about animals, I would pick up ants in our backyard and jellyfish on the beach.”

― Elizabeth Blackburn

“Writing on the beach is not what it’s cracked up to be. The sand blows, and you perspire, and the page gets all blotty and messed up, so I don’t do that anymore.”

― Elmore Leonard

“I used to come to the gay pride parades in New York. I’ve been to a few down in Miami Beach, if memory serves.”

― Elvis Duran

“To escape and sit quietly on the beach – that’s my idea of paradise.”

― Emilia Wickstead

“I grew up eating street tacos and burritos on the beach, so I like people who can eat and aren’t afraid to show it.”

― Emily Ratajkowski

“Arizona is the worst place to spend the summer – it’s like 125 degrees – so my mom, my brother and I would go to the beach for two months to escape the heat.”

― Emma Stone

“I’m such an L.A. boy, I love hanging out by the beach and throwing some steaks on the grill.”

― Eric Balfour

“I manage a team, for beach soccer. I’m the coach. Player, coach.”

― Eric Cantona

“I started beach football in Monte Carlo when I retired from football in 1997. I liked the game very much.”

― Eric Cantona

“We won the European Championship last September and now the world title. That is some year for French beach soccer! Now comes the hard part. We have to keep improving and that’s difficult because it’s tough to do better than winning a world title.”

― Eric Cantona

“I go eat a sandwich for lunch and have a milk shake and miss going to the gym for 10 days, and somebody snaps a picture of me on the beach, and all of a sudden, I’ve lost it. Why do I need to be perfect all the time?”

― Eric Dane

“I didn’t have a pool growing up, and we went to the beach to lay out and get sun.”

― Erika Eleniak

“I went to New York and Miami and hung out by the beach, and I love the American boys, so I wrote a song about it.”

― Estelle

“I don’t go to the beach. There is no value in going to the beach. If I did go I would probably read economics books.”

― Esther Duflo

“It feels like Gangstarr is the purest group in hip-hop. They was shooting videos on the beach in the winter when the water was ice. Razor-blade music.”

― Fat Joe

“To see for themselves what the United States has been willing to undertake in the name of freedom. We should all visit Normandy. We should pay homage to those brave Americans who stormed ashore at Omaha Beach and gave their lives for the freedom of others.”

― Fatos Nano

“As a kid in the projects, I always looked forward to spring break. We’d either have cousins visiting us for the week from up north, and we’d all play sports together, or sometimes I’d go to Vero Beach and hang with my cousins there.”

― Flo Rida

“I’ve grown up by the beach all my life, and I almost get anxiety if I haven’t been swimming for a couple weeks or a month. It kind of builds up, so I try and get out as much as possible.”

― Flume

“I know what it’s like listening to Aphex Twin driving down the beach.”

― Flying Lotus

“I like to cook, walk on the beach, go to concerts and look at fine art.”

― Fran Drescher

“The most adventurous thing I’ve done is learn how to fly a helicopter in the Philippines. One night we landed on a beach and slept on it.”

― Francis Ford Coppola

“People don’t really go to museums in Rio. I shouldn’t say it’s not sophisticated, but, you know, they go to the beach.”

― Francisco Costa

“When the Beatles came in, I really concentrated on making a lot of movies. Those beach films that we did were a lot fun. They hit with an audience that related to what we were trying to do on the screen. That kept me going all through that Beatle period.”

― Frankie Avalon

“Back in the old days, we were often compared to Led Zeppelin. If we did something with harmony, it was the Beach Hoys. Something heavy was Led Zeppelin.”

― Freddie Mercury

“We listen to oldies when we go on tour. Beach Boys radio was really clutch; that was definitely our favorite Pandora station.”

― G-Eazy

“I’m not the type to lay out on the beach, but I do love to work out outside, and that can really take a toll on your skin!”

― Gabrielle Union

“This is what I love doing. I am very easy with it. It comes instantly and quickly to me. And I don’t need to spend hours designing… I could design on a beach or while travelling.”

― Gauri Khan

“It was scary. It’s a public beach that we’re filming on, so there was tons of paparazzi, especially when Pamela would be working. It was absolutely mayhem.”

― Gena Lee Nolin

“I became a beach bum.”

― George Best

“In front of us lay a smooth sandy beach, beyond which rose gradually a high wooded country, and behind us was the sea, studded with numerous islands of every variety of form.”

― George Grey

“Being Australian, I’m probably more used to sunshine and the beach. I’ve never been skiing, and I think I was already in my 20s when I saw snow for the first time.”

― Georgina Haig

“Rich people who own mansions on the beach shouldn’t get federal subsidies. If you want to stay there, take the risk.”

― Geraldo Rivera

“In California, I’m more of a beach chick, and I kind of take on a model city girl when I’m in New York.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I grew up on the beach, so I’m really comfortable in a bathing suit, playing volleyball, running around.”

― Gigi Hadid

“I’m definitely much more of a beach bunny. I prefer the sun over the snow.”

― Gillian Zinser

“I absolutely love any kind of outdoor activities like snowboarding, hiking, surfing, and laying out on the beach if I ever get the time… which is not often!”

― Gina Holden

“I don’t really go to the beach.”

― Glenn Danzig

“When I grew up as a kid, a part of my life – I grew up in Boston near Revere Beach, at my grandma’s, and she would take me to the beach.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Everyone thinks L.A. is the beach. And actually, Hollywood is really far from the beach.”

― Glenn Danzig

“Rock bottom is a crisis… and everyone wants to avoid crisis. But what ‘crisis’ means literally is ‘to sift’ – like a child who goes to the beach, lifts up the sand, and watches all the sand fall away, hoping that there’s treasure left over. That’s what crisis does.”

― Glennon Doyle Melton

“I get it that the media is going to show the worst part, because that’s the part that people want to see. But they have not represented Israel or Palestine, however people want to call it, they haven’t represented it well at all. Go to the beach! You won’t know this place from California.”

― GloZell

“I must be the only player in the world who ever injured himself for a tournament by stepping on a shell on the beach. I don’t know what I’m going to do.”

― Goran Ivanisevic

“We spent a lot of time on the beach when I was young so I’d also take pictures of seaweed and crabs.”

― Graeme Le Saux

“At home, we live on the beach, and it’s like every day is a date.”

― Grant Show

“I love the ocean; growing up around Laguna Beach, I spent my summers surfing, diving, and snorkeling.”

― Greg MacGillivray

“I run on the beach, surf, and bike.”

― Gretchen Bleiler

“’Up the Junction’ really made me understand the power of cinema to create a vivid sense of a community. When I went on to make ‘Bhaji on the Beach,’ it was this sense I tried to recreate.”

― Gurinder Chadha

“I’m gonna open a small restaurant on the beach in Mexico. We’re only gonna have a few tables, and we’re only gonna cook what’s fresh that day. We’re gonna get back to the basics.”

― Guy Fieri

“I’m gonna open a small restaurant on the beach in Mexico. We’re only gonna have a few tables, and we’re only gonna cook what’s fresh that day. We’re gonna get back to the basics… Real food for real people.”

― Guy Fieri

“I never thought I would go to Gaza. It’s incredibly difficult to get into, and when you get there, it’s a war zone. Then they have this beach, and there’s this incredible, vibrant beach culture there, which is something that I grew up with in Southern California.”

― Hailey Gates

“It’s really intimidating to go on the beach in a bikini.”

― Helena Christensen

“There is not much sun, but I didn’t move to Manchester to go to the beach.”

― Henrikh Mkhitaryan

“A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.”

― Henry Grunwald

“My relaxation has always been my animals – going to the dog park with them, going to the beach.”

― Hilary Swank

“My favorite vacation spot is a beautiful beach. I’ve been to many, many beaches on many continents: Mombasa, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Bermuda, Barbados, Mexico and the U.S. What’s beautiful about beach communities is for whatever reason, they feel like vacation to me.”

― Hill Harper

“If the Beastie Boys and the Beach Boys and Pet Shop Boys can stay boys, so can we.”

― Howie Dorough

“I love the beach.”

― Hunx

“It’s good to get your hands dirty a bit and to test how you see things at a given point. And it’s very pleasing after writing something like ‘Atonement’ or ‘On Chesil Beach,’ which are historical, to get involved in some plausible re-enactment of the here and now.”

― Ian Mcewan

“The thing is with hip-hop, it has its waves and the waves crash against the beach and the new waves come in. So to stay relevant you have to roll with that.”

― Ice Cube

“There’s a lot of talent in South Central L.A., in Compton and Long Beach and Watts, and the city north of Pico pretty much sits back and waits for that talent to emerge and then steps in.”

― Ice Cube

“Twenty or 30 years from now, I’m going to be on a beach in Jamaica.”

― Idris Elba

“I’m a beach bum, so I’m more comfortable in western wear.”

― Ileana D’Cruz

“I love walks, hiking, exploring and being on the beach.”

― Ireland Baldwin

“We can’t forbid women from going to the beach because of a costume, even if it is rightly seen as neo-fundamentalist, backward, and shocking.”

― Isabelle Adjani

“Lou Tyrrell has created a theatre that is a safe haven for playwrights, a birthing center for new American writing. Arts Garage has created a vital, enthusiastic audience for theatre, music, painting and sculpture in Delray Beach.”

― Israel Horovitz

“I’ve fallen in love with Waikiki; the beach, the climate, the people, and the hotel – it really is a paradise.”

― Ivanka Trump

“I always had the most fun going to the beach on the weekends with my friends. In a way, we treated our beach style the way New Yorkers treat their street style, so I was always conscious of how I looked.”

― Izabel Goulart

“You know what would be a fun game? If Pac-Man was on a beach, and he was chomping coconuts. You could see how tan you could get your Pac-Man.”

― Jack McBrayer

“I think that Pebble Beach is my favorite golf course to go to. I think Augusta is my favorite place to go play golf.”

― Jack Nicklaus

“If you make a wrong move with explosives, it could be deadly. If you’re there when they blow up the beach, you get blown up, too. So you need to get your job done correctly… then pull the fuse with enough lag time for you to clear the area completely and get picked up by the small boats.”

― Jack Ramsay

“I love being in Malibu. It’s so cool there, and the water is just, it’s nice and, and I love the beach. And I found a sand dollar there.”

― Jackie Evancho

“I have to at least get a couple weekends in where I can just be on Santa Monica beach or Malibu and just ride the waves.”

― Jake T. Austin

“I always have the most fun on the Fourth of July. You don’t have to exchange any gifts. You just go to the beach and watch fireworks. It’s always fun.”

― James Lafferty

“I only properly played golf when I was 15 or 16. The best course I’ve done? Pebble Beach in California.”

― James Milner

“I do live a weirdly divided life, because I’m not a Hollywood superstar, I don’t live on Malibu Beach, I don’t do massive ‘OK!’ spreads, I don’t go to premieres and parties that much.”

― James Purefoy

“They were heading out to the middle of the bay – the Gulf – that’s another thing that became kind of standard practice, we didn’t hurry the destroyers around the beach any more, when it got dark, we’d take ’em out thirty or forty miles out in the middle of the Tonkin Gulf.”

― James Stockdale

“The dominant and most deep-dyed trait of the journalist is his timorousness. Where the novelist fearlessly plunges into the water of self-exposure, the journalist stands trembling on the shore in his beach robe.”

― Janet Malcolm

“I was born and raised in Huntington Beach, California. I was very athletic, playing volleyball and softball. I did gymnastics for about ten years, too.”

― Jasmine Tookes

“Growing up in Huntington Beach, you were either a traditional sports athlete, a skateboarder, or a surfer. I got my first skateboard when I was five and skated off and on over the years, did a little BMX racing as a kid, and then in my freshman or sophomore year I started getting a little bit more into skateboarding.”

― Jason Lee

“I was born in Orange, California and I grew up in Huntington Beach. I started skateboarding when I was five and continued to do so off and on over the years.”

― Jason Lee

“I’ve played Madison Square Garden and Jones Beach several times, but I personally don’t enjoy those larger venues. I much prefer theater or a performance space.”

― Jason Mraz

“I’ve never been one to run around in Speedos on the beach.”

― Jason Statham

“I’m one of three boys raised by a single mom in a military beach town in the South.”

― Jason Winston George

“I don’t know anything about bullying in Huntington Beach specifically, but I would assume it’s very similar to other places.”

― Jay Asher

“Use visual cues to prompt yourself to put away more. A photograph of the beach house where you and your husband can envision spending your retirement will remind you to bump up the contribution to your 401(k); a snapshot of your child in a college sweatshirt can encourage you to put more into a 529 college savings plan.”

― Jean Chatzky

“The Hamptons remind me of my childhood vacations. I love the beach, restaurants, and produce found on the East End.”

― Jean-Georges Vongerichten

“As a kid I collected stamps, pebbles on the beach, anything. I liked to have at least 10 of something.”

― Jean Pigozzi

“To go out with the setting sun on an empty beach is to truly embrace your solitude.”

― Jeanne Moreau

“I once took a ride to the beach in L.A., and all along the shore there were all these so-called jazz places. And I saw these college guys and session players playing this fusion Muzak stuff. It was just a lot of notes, and the more notes they played, the more it kept them from expressing anything. So I came back home and got out my Zeppelin albums.”

― Jeff Buckley

“I live in Palm Beach, where no one wants to hear bad news.”

― Jeff Greene

“I’m the type of person who far prefers a vacation filled with trips to museums and art galleries, shopping and exploring vintage flea markets, people-watching at cafes, and discovering delicious restaurants as opposed to lounging on a beach for days on end.”

― Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman

“I worked at The Old Globe Theater under the great baton of Craig Noel. One of the great theater heroes that we have. He was so great and so inspirational. I think I did ‘Antony and Cleopatra’ and ‘The Taming of the Shrew’. I lived in Ocean Beach, and my rent was $140 a month.”

― Jeffrey Tambor

“Couples without kids have each other, their friends, families, and Siri to talk to. It’s not like they’re quarantining themselves in an underground bunker, never to take a romantic stroll on the beach or attend a Morrissey concert ever again. They’re just using birth control.”

― Jen Kirkman

“I didn’t understand the Kindle’s true value until I finished an e-book on the beach. In sixty seconds – and without benefit of pants – I had brand-new reading material at my fingertips.”

― Jen Lancaster

“The most important thing to Ben and me was starting a family, so as soon as we got engaged, we booked Gurney’s in Montauk – which is just a few miles down the beach from our summer home – as our wedding venue a full year and a half out, and then we immediately started trying to get pregnant.”

― Jennifer Hyman

“I won $100,000 in Vegas, which buys furniture for my beach house. That takes nerves. You can’t think if I’m wrong I’ll blow $30,000.”

― Jennifer Tilly

“I think it’s a very old and deep-seated double standard that holds that when a man writes about family and feelings, it’s literature with a capital L, but when a woman considers the same topics, it’s romance, or a beach book – in short, it’s something unworthy of a serious critic’s attention.”

― Jennifer Weiner

“If I do go to the beach there have to be certain rules: it can’t be a pebbly beach, there has to be some shade and there has to be a beach bar. I don’t want to go off the beaten track.”

― Jenny Eclair

“As a child, I spent a lot of summers going to the beach with family friends.”

― Jenny Han

“I’d paint long strips of canvas and abandon them on the beach, or put bread out in geometric patterns for the pigeons downtown. I wanted people to find something nice and intriguing to puzzle over. Then I’d go back to see if the things were still there, or if anyone would notice.”

― Jenny Holzer

“I still have the Triumph Palm Beach I was given for Christmas when I was 11. By today’s standards, it is heavy and slow, but was my pride and joy at the time.”

― Jeremy Corbyn

“I used to skip out of high school and go flying. It was just one of those things, I thought it was kind of a cool thing to do. I never thought about doing that as a profession, but I started checking things out and I found out there was a flight school down in Daytona Beach, called Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.”

― Jerry Doyle

“There’s nothing like taking Proust to the beach and daydreaming along to it.”

― Jerry Hall

“I play volleyball on the beach. It’s a great way to work out and have fun.”

― Jessica Sanchez

“Ten days after my ‘one-step’ reconstruction, I was on the beach with my daughter.”

― Jessica St. Clair

“I started ‘The Daily Show’ when I was 22. I was going to class at Long Beach.”

― Jessica Williams

“If I’m in a hurry, I will have the South Beach Ricotta Muffins. Some mornings, I’ll just have turkey bacon and scrambled eggs.”

― Jessie James Decker

“I love to be outdoors, so I like to hike, bike and go to the beach.”

― Jillian Rose Reed

“I do as many fun activities as possible. A lot of hiking, beach bike riding and walking. And cardio barre, which is a dance-based workout at a ballet barre. It’s a full-body workout for one hour on Monday, Wednesday and Friday in a studio.”

― Jillian Rose Reed

“Geo-stationary orbit is actually real estate – you can only put so many satellites up there. It’s like waterfront property at the beach. Everyone builds the biggest thing they can put up there.”

― Jim Cantrell

“The moon is essentially gray, no color; looks like plaster of Paris or sort of a grayish beach sand.”

― Jim Lovell

“Old beach houses sometimes don’t have TVs, or you don’t get cellphone reception.”

― Jim Rash

“You’ll never find your gold on a sandy beach.”

― Jim Steinman

“I like a real beach. A crowded one, you know? People, towels, umbrellas. I hate those little private strips of sand you see up in Malibu.”

― Jimmy Kimmel

“People recognise me when I’m holiday on the beach.”

― Joanne Froggatt

“I grew up in Belle Harbor, which is in New York City, but it has the most powerful sense of nature and seasons. It wasn’t even the beach and the water. I just dreamt about everything that had to do with nature. I read about Thoreau.”

― Joel Sternfeld

“I remember being turned on to The Beach Boys, hearing ‘Surfin’ U.S.A.,’ I guess, in 1960. But The Beatles really did it to me.”

― Joey Ramone

“The son of a Fife mining town sledder of coal-bings, bottle-forager, and picture-house troglodyte, I was decidedly urban and knew little about native fauna, other than the handful of birds I saw on trips to the beach or Sunday walks.”

― John Burnside

“We’re competing with everything: the beach, the mall, bookstores. Libraries are in a transition right now, caught between two forces, the old ways and technology. Libraries are under a lot of pressure to provide both.”

― John Callahan

“I’ve never been to a beach party before. We have gravel-pit parties in Alaska.”

― John Gourley

“Total physical and mental inertia are highly agreeable, much more so than we allow ourselves to imagine. A beach not only permits such inertia but enforces it, thus neatly eliminating all problems of guilt. It is now the only place in our overly active world that does.”

― John Kenneth Galbraith

“I grew up in the Midwest, quite far from any ocean or any beach, a million miles. I think for kids who grew up where I did, the idea of California, surfing and beach life was so exotic and glamorous.”

― John Malkovich

“We could walk 3 minutes and be on the beach. I think the music kind of suffered because of it. It kind of smelled like Jimmy Buffett, which is a bad thing.”

― John Mellencamp

“I don’t do sports, and my idea of hell is being dragged around ruins/museums/famous buildings, so I guess I’m a beach bum.”

― John Niven

“I grew up doing sitcoms and theater and even playing with the Beach Boys, where you’re programmed to perform, your body gets into a rhythm and you know it has to perform.”

― John Stamos

“My actinic keratosis is a result of the triumphalism of the beach. The sun exacerbates it.”

― John Updike

“I grew up in West Palm Beach, Florida. My dad took me hunting, trapping and fishing when I was a kid.”

― John W. Thompson

“When I was working at Sony, I used to live near the beach. I’d get up in the morning, walk my dog, go for a swim with dolphins, and in 25 minutes I would be at Sony.”

― Jon Feltheimer

“My company was based in Palm Beach, Florida, but when ‘Bar Rescue’ took off, I knew I had to move west. It was a choice between L.A. and Vegas. I have a lot of friends in Vegas, and it became my choice. I’m so glad because I love it here. There’s a real sense of community. It’s a big town that feels like a small town. Everybody knows everybody.”

― Jon Taffer

“I toured around the country and met all these Broadway producers who put me in all these Neil Simon plays like ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ and ‘Biloxi Blues.’”

― Jon Tenney

“Toronto is actually way more fast-paced than L.A. – I find the fast-paced nature of Toronto a bit obtrusive. In L.A., I love getting up and going hiking and going to the beach – that’s L.A. culture and it’s awesome and I miss it. Toronto culture is wonderful, but I miss L.A.”

― Jordan Gavaris

“I love to get to Dubai. It’s an impressive place, and you can do lots of different things there – beach, shopping, and other fun things.”

― Jordan Henderson

“Abstention means you stayed at home or went to the beach. By casting a blank vote, you’re saying you have a political conscience but you don’t agree with any of the existing parties.”

― Jose Saramago

“I’m a master of heels. I’m used to them. I’m tiny, so I wear them all the time. Apart from to the beach. That would be slightly psycho. I’m over the top, but not that much yet.”

― Josephine de La Baume

“I love the weather in L.A., and I can drive 20 minutes to the beach, hike minutes from my house or go snowboarding a couple hours away.”

― Jud Tylor

“I’m really glad I had the chance to live in Jensen Beach and Stuart before everything exploded. I’m always going to be fond of that area. For me, it was a sleepy little fishing town, and it kind of represents what Florida was before the development explosion.”

― Judge Reinhold

“That’s a lot of words about the weather, but in Canberra you can’t help but be aware of the seasons, and there is something wonderful about that. Okay, so there’s a distinct lack of beach, but aside from that, the place grows on you.”

― Judy Horacek

“Of course I like to be tan, but now I try to avoid it. I don’t mind having a little glow, but now when I go to the beach, I put SPF 50 everywhere – either Avene or La Roche-Posay Anthelios. I have freckles, so as long as my little freckles come out, I’m happy.”

― Julia Restoin Roitfeld

“I would be doing anything to avoid a 9-5 job and high heels. Lifeguard, beach volleyball player, whatever.”

― Julie Foudy

“I only wear SPF if I’m going to the beach.”

― Juliette Lewis

“While growing up, I used to go to the beach, as I used to find peace there.”

― K. L. Rahul

“Concealing an illness is like keeping a beach ball under water.”

― Karen Duffy

“Listen: I like my bikinis very small, and I also like, uh, nude-colored bikinis because people double-take – they think I’m naked on the beach.”

― Kate Upton

“Ah, my dad’s whistle. On holidays when I was a kid, we would all be off in the rock pools along the beach. When it came time to go, we’d hear the whistle and we’d all come running. Like dogs!”

― Kate Winslet

“I rent houses in LA when I’m filming. I find the isolation there terrifying. There’s nowhere to go, there’s nowhere to be with people. I’m not a beach bunny.”

― Kathleen Turner

“We have our little restaurants, and there’s a beautiful beach that we go to in the summer and fall. We tend to have a lot of get-togethers, and if it’s at my house, we order pizza because I can’t cook.”

― Katie Holmes

“My grandpa and I, whenever we would go to Myrtle Beach, we couldn’t wait to get there and have fried seafood.”

― Katie Lee

“I have always wanted to write a novel, and I tried many times but could never find the right story. One day, I was walking on the beach, and the idea for ‘Groundswell’ hit me. I went into the house and started writing and never stopped.”

― Katie Lee

“My dad was a soul fan and a singer himself, and he loved vocal harmony, stuff like the Beach Boys and Motown like the Four Tops, which was a big influence on me.”

― Katy B

“I hang out with the right people, my friends that I’ve had since the beginning. We go to the beach, take walks, paint, see our family – just normal things that people who become famous lose sight of.”

― Kehlani

“In fact, I was one of the few trusted people that Lucy allowed to play with their kids. I spent time at their summer home, rode horses at their ranch, and swam at their beach house. I even spent a Christmas with them at Palm Springs one year.”

― Keith Thibodeaux

“I don’t really like the gym. I like to fool my body. I run around the beach and then there’s scaffolding so I can just do different pulls-ups there.”

― Kellan Lutz

“To wake up in England and have the newspaper on your front door with a headline that says, ‘Ozzie’s Beach Whale of a Daughter,’ doesn’t really do much for your self-esteem at all.”

― Kelly Osbourne

“Fads get hot in California. A good idea can come from Des Moines, but it’s not going to be anything there. Then it’ll hit Venice Beach or Westwood and go all around the country, back to Des Moines.”

― Ken Hakuta

“If they made films in Palm Beach, actors and actresses would be much better dressed.”

― Kenneth Jay Lane

“The original way to play beach volleyball was in a bikini and board shorts, and I don’t know what else they want us to wear.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“There’s only one way to prepare for playing beach volleyball, and that’s by getting in the sand.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“There’s worse things in life than to put sunscreen on. It means I’m going to work, which is on the beach, which is pretty wonderful.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“When it comes to beach volleyball, we’re playing in 100-degree-plus weather.”

― Kerri Walsh Jennings

“I’ve always loved listening to music on my own, but there’s another side of me that is just fascinated by… like Goa trance, for example – just a rave on a beach in India, you know? Where there’s someone that’s spinning the music, and it’s just this free-flowing, continuous energy.”

― Kevin Parker

“I make music that surfers dig, but, like Brian Wilson in the Beach Boys, I’m the dude who never gets on the board.”

― Kevin Parker

“I went to high school in Redondo Beach, so a lot of people that went to my school are from Inglewood or Gardena. My best friend lives in Gardena.”

― Kiersey Clemons

“What would be really difficult is to be sitting on a beach. There’s vacations, and there’s vegetations. I don’t do well vegetating.”

― Kim Cattrall

“’Laguna Beach’ was definitely not as manufactured as ‘The Hills’ was for me. ‘Laguna Beach’ was more putting us in situations where we normally wouldn’t be in or hanging out with people we wouldn’t necessarily hang out with.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“It happened on ‘Laguna Beach’ where you don’t know what’s real and fake, and I saw cast members who couldn’t distinguish what was real and what was fake anymore. It was kind of scary to see, so I kept them very separate so that I didn’t go crazy.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“The only time producers fed me lines on ‘Laguna Beach’ were more fake phone calls or pickup scenes. We’d film for nine months out of the year, and then they would start cutting episodes together, and they would realize that they needed a specific scene.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“I was kind of a tough girl. And I guess that came through, like, moving around, my parents getting a divorce, different step-families, and stuff like that. I’d been through a little bit more than most people who are just from Laguna Beach.”

― Kristin Cavallari

“On most holidays, you’ll find me in Mexico. Actually, on most holidays you won’t find me. I’m at a beach, and it’s wonderful.”

― Kyrsten Sinema

“I like the beach in the summer and the mountains in the winter.”

― Lance Stroll

“I’m in two modes when I’m on Lanai: In engineering mode, I’m trying to find the right place for the reservoir and the desalination plant, and looking at designs for new hotel rooms. The rest of the time, I’m in decompression mode. I’m on Hulopoe Beach, going for a swim, or on my paddleboard surrounded by 100 spinner dolphins.”

― Larry Ellison

“When I was in my late 30s, I lit a figure on fire on Baker Beach in San Francisco. It was me, a friend, and maybe eight people, tops. There wasn’t any premeditation to it at all. It was really just a product of San Franciscan bohemian milieu.”

― Larry Harvey

“We didn’t worry about getting a venue or asking permission. We started out guerrilla. We were illegal, going down to the beach to burn this thing.”

― Larry Harvey

“If we were motivated by money, we would have sold the company a long time ago and ended up on a beach.”

― Larry Page

“When I was a teenager, we used to go to North Carolina with my family, and we’d all pile into, like, a beach house. We’d rent, like, two or three next to each other, because I have a humungous family.”

― Lauren Cohan

“I try to never look back at how I dressed in the first few seasons of ‘Laguna Beach’ because it was pretty bad… head-to-toe bad.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I grew up at the beach and I was always involved in beach clean-ups and caring for my environment.”

― Lauren Conrad

“I get up at 7:30. I grab a canvas bag and go out. I say hello to the people in the supermarket and liquor store. I buy the ‘New York Times.’ I go to the beach and think about characters and plot.”

― Lawrence Sanders

“They had me doing Beach Boys remakes and all that. I was basically a marionette.”

― Leif Garrett

“Miami Beach is where neon goes to die.”

― Lenny Bruce

“If I’m allowed it, I’m really looking forward to a little time on the couch and a little time on a beach in Brazil.”

― Leslie Odom, Jr.

“I would like to play Pebble Beach at some point. I keep waiting for them to call and ask me to that little pro-am thing, but I’m not big enough.”

― Lewis Black

“I grew up close to Melbourne, about two hours outside, on Phillip Island. It’s really small; it’s kind of a little summer beach town.”

― Liam Hemsworth

“I like to escape to the beach and kind of ground myself whenever I can.”

― Lili Reinhart

“I just love spending the day at the beach and then staying inside all night.”

― Lili Reinhart

“I really only ever go on sun holidays so in my experience I prepare myself for the beach.”

― Lisa Snowdon

“My favourite city is Miami. It’s very fresh and the beach is sunny.”

― Liu Wen

“I think the Port of Palm Beach has an opportunity to thrive, if they can figure out how to do it with community support.”

― Lois Frankel

“I ran for Congress in 1992, but I lost the election, and I really dropped the idea of ever serving in Congress. Eventually, I went home and became the mayor of my city, West Palm Beach. I was mayor for eight years.”

― Lois Frankel

“I’m surrounded by the beach, so I love to fish and to dive and to swim. I walk a lot, and I bike around. I hang out at the beach, really, and muck around.”

― Lorde

“I’m a Kiwi. I’m from a beach suburb called Takapuna, which is on the north shore of Auckland in New Zealand.”

― Lorde

“I got my first tattoo when I was 19. The one on my shoulder is an eagle. I’d go to the beach, and I’d take off my shirt, and I’d almost feel self-conscious because nobody out there had tattoos except my buddies, the guys who rode motorcycles. American-made bikes, mainly.”

― Lorenzo Lamas

“We were at a beach one summer, and I had a bathing suit on. My wife looked at me and said: ‘Boy, you are skinny, aren’t you?’ I said: ‘Honey, I’d like to remind you that it was minor defects like this that kept me from getting a better wife.’”

― Lou Holtz

“I was on a beach in Hawaii for a video shoot once, and it was incredibly beautiful. It had very fine black sand with a silver sparkle running through it.”

― Louise Nurding

“As much as we love being sociable on holiday, part of me craves the idea of being away, staying in a hut on the beach, and maybe not seeing anyone for days apart from Jamie and the boys.”

― Louise Nurding

“They eat the dainty food of famous chefs with the same pleasure with which they devour gross peasant dishes, mostly composed of garlic and tomatoes, or fisherman’s octopus and shrimps, fried in heavily scented olive oil on a little deserted beach.”

― Luigi Barzini

“I don’t think most people decide to become an actor because they want to be followed around all the time… I see it when I’m with my brothers, and I don’t get it. I don’t understand why someone wants to take a photo of us getting out of a car or on the beach. I think that’s really weird.”

― Luke Hemsworth

“Indian-styled garments are very popular in the U.S., especially in areas near the beach, like Hawaii and Los Angeles.”

― Maggie Grace

“I like things going on in my life. I don’t want to be on a beach somewhere just relaxing.”

― Magic Johnson

“SOLOSHOT is such a brilliant idea and an athlete’s dream. It has given me the ability to film myself training without anyone’s help – it’s perfect because I can go to the beach, set up my SOLOSHOT, and not have to rely on anyone to stand there and film me from the beach for hours.”

― Maika Monroe

“I believe it’s a woman’s right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, then why can’t she also wear everything?”

― Malala Yousafzai

“As a little girl, I thought I’d like to get married on the beach. But I’m not the quintessential girl who had these sort of fantasies about that stuff.”

― Mandy Moore

“Actually, what will be shown from here to eternity will be Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr cavorting on the beach. ‘From Here to Eternity’ must have seemed like a chore to its director, Fred Zinnemann.”

― Manny Farber

“Every season, we spend what really should be our hiatus, and what really should be me relaxing on a beach, planning out the whole season.”

― Marc Guggenheim

“I like swimming. I like the beach. I like fast cars. I like speedboats.”

― Marcel Wanders

“Fresh seafood reminds me of Hawaii and eating raw ahi fish on the beach with a little soy sauce – instant sashimi.”

― Marie Helvin

“Long Beach is the best. I tell everyone that.”

― Mario Andretti

“There’s something special about racing in real streets. The ‘artificial’ circuits have a certain sameness to them. But every race conducted on real streets has a character of its own – Barcelona, Monaco, and now Long Beach.”

― Mario Andretti

“I like to think that the Grand Prix helped Long Beach to pretty much change its image.”

― Mario Andretti

“I have two houses in California, and they’re both within a couple of minutes from the beach. So, I definitely feel at home in California and by the ocean.”

― Marisa Miller

“I was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California, and the whole lifestyle revolves around the beach. My parents met surfing, and the beach was a major part of our daily lives.”

― Marisa Miller

“The first thing I do every morning is go online to check the surf. If the waves are good, I’ll go surf. The beach is 10 minutes away.”

― Marisa Miller

“I have my hair done by Valery Joseph, who does a version of the Palm Beach crash helmet so that it doesn’t move.”

― Marjorie Gubelmann

“I look at bands like the Beach Boys, Hall & Oates and Blur, and those are the bands I want to be in company with because their songwriting is intelligent, and yet you don’t need to be a musical genius to pick it up.”

― Mark Foster

“We’ve grown up on the Beach Boys and the Beatles and Blur and Bowie and the Clash. Also E.L.O. and Hall and Oates. Those are all artists who write songs that are accessible but still left of center. It’s intelligent pop. There’s still something different and complex about it.”

― Mark Foster

“I could have pigeonholed us and wrote a whole record like ‘Pumped Up Kicks,’ and we would have been this breezy, nostalgic West Coast Beach Boys recreation band. That’s not the type of writer I am. Once I try one style, I move on.”

― Mark Foster

“Mom’s dad was in the army, stormed the beach at Normandy, fought through the French hedgerows, the Battle of the Ardennes, the Battle of the Bulge, and liberated concentration camps at the end of the war.”

― Mark Hoppus

“We were hitting these marks like getting the Grammy nominations and playing with the Beach Boys, but those were things we never thought in a million years we’d ever accomplish.”

― Mark Pontius

“The band would play on the night off for the local hotel bands and we’d back all the different acts. So I’d been advised by good friends of mine to come back to Hawaii. Oh, I loved Honolulu, playing at a place right on the beach at Waikiki!”

― Martin Denny

“The fact that television and tourism have made the whole world accessible has created the illusion that we enjoy intimate knowledge of other places, when we barely scratch their surface. For the vast majority, the knowledge of Thailand or Sri Lanka acquired through tourism consists of little more than the whereabouts of the beach.”

― Martin Jacques

“In New York, you have the street; in the U.K., we have the beach. I end up being like a migrating bird, being attracted to it.”

― Martin Parr

“My ideal beach house has bookshelves full of paperbacks that can tolerate a little sand, a DVD library that includes some Disney classics for the little ones, board games, and jigsaw puzzles. At least one big flatscreen television is a must.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“Between planning family vacations and running away for novel-writing retreats, I’ve spent much of my adult life questing for the perfect beach escape, renting cottages all along the Florida Gulf and up and down the Atlantic Coast – as far north as Nags Head, as far south as Key West.”

― Mary Kay Andrews

“I’m going to die one day. I know it’s coming for me, too. I’ll be a mountain, I’ll be a stone on the beach. I’ll be nourishment.”

― Mary Oliver

“I prefer to go to the beach in the summer!”

― Massimiliano Allegri

“Writing the first draft is like hitting the beach on D Day. You don’t stop to mourn the dead or comfort the wounded. You get off the beach because, if you don’t, you’ll die there.”

― Matt Hughes

“I liked ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs,’ which I did with Neil Simon. I kind of was playing him, as Eugene Morris Jerome, and I played that a few times at the very beginning of my career.”

― Matthew Broderick

“I say to the paparazzi, ‘Fellas, take your shot and go.’ It’s just they usually find me on a beach.”

― Matthew McConaughey

“My collections are full of adaptable pieces: within the energetic lifestyle of L.A., they are able to take you from the beach in Malibu to the red carpet in Hollywood.”

― Matthew Williamson

“It’s just fantastic to have someone like the Duchess of Cambridge wear the brand. I think there are often misconceptions about who the brand is for, but it’s not just a 20-year-old blonde girl on the beach, and Kate is testament to that.”

― Matthew Williamson

“I know plenty of people who do, who get their holidays paid for and in return have their photographs taken on the beach, but not me.”

― Max Beesley

“Barry White, Smokey Robinson and Curtis Mayfield are big influences for me. But I’m also a metal head. I was in a bunch of punk rock bands. The Bee Gees, hip-hop and the Beach Boys are just as much of an influence on me as Smokey.”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“I couldn’t live in L.A. and not be close to the beach, you know, that’s like the whole thing. I don’t understand people who don’t live by the beach. Why would you not?”

― Mayer Hawthorne

“That whole thing: the paparazzi, a gazillion magazines. You can’t lie on a beach. God forbid your bikini rides up too far or you’ve eaten too many doughnuts and they catch you wiping your mouth. That must be exhausting, that lack of privacy.”

― Megan Follows

“I love the beach, and I love sunshine.”

― Megan Fox

“I find inspiration for my line of jewelry from traveling and from my lifestyle. I have three collections: New York, Palm Beach, and Paris.”

― Melania Trump

“I’m a tropical weather cruiser. I like surfing, you know. I like being on the beach.”

― Michael B. Jordan

“Celebrities, the beach, and Coachella, that’s what everyone thinks about when they think of Los Angeles. Then you see these people living in Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, and they’re so chic and have so much style.”

― Michael Bastian

“I wrote my first real murder story as a journalist for the Daytona Beach News Journal in 1980. It was about a body found in the woods. Later, the murder was linked to a serial killer who was later caught and executed for his crimes.”

― Michael Connelly

“This next to never happens, but if I had time to sit on a beach and read, I wouldn’t read a cozy. But I’ve read cozies. That’s how I got interested in crime fiction: because my mother was a soft-boiled reader.”

― Michael Connelly

“We all know from growing up with TV that John Wells shows are usually very large ensembles with amazingly written characters. He tends to redefine the way stories are told in a specific genre, whether it’s ‘China Beach,’ ‘The West Wing,’ or ‘E.R.’”

― Michael Cudlitz

“I swim a lot, almost every day. I just go out to the beach by my place in Malibu and jump into the ocean.”

― Michael Madsen

“Cape Town is beautiful. It’s an extraordinary beach town with mountain ranges on either side.”

― Michael O’Keefe

“You all want to know what is my dream? Very simple. To walk along the beach, holding the hand of my lover.”

― Michelle Bachelet

“The ‘beach read’ has become such a ubiquitous concept in contemporary literature that we assume it has always been around. In fact, the term only emerged in the 1990s, usually in book trade publications such as ‘Booklist’ and ‘Publisher’s Weekly.’”

― Michelle Dean

“Many people, I’ve noticed by informally polling friends, are prone to distinguishing a beach read by genre. Some people thought all thrillers are beach reads; others thought all romances are. Some people thought only mass market paperbacks are eligible for beach read standards.”

― Michelle Dean

“My only failure was the restaurant in Myrtle Beach. I kept it open for four years. It was in a tourist town, it was only busy four and half, five months of the year. But the bills kept coming all year.”

― Mickey Gilley

“Ever since our Surfin’ Safari’ began in the early 1960’s, the relations’hip with The Beach Boys and water has been synonymous. ‘Surfin’, ‘Catch a Wave’, and ‘Surfin’ USA’ are songs which capture the feelings of being out in the water without a care in the world, living a dream so many long to live no matter where they are from.”

― Mike Love

“The Beach Boys was a family hobby that we turned into a profession. We’re very blessed.”

― Mike Love

“There’s the historical part of The Beach Boys’ music; it’s pretty incredible, pretty vast and pretty varied too.”

― Mike Love

“If Frank and The Beach Boys got together and did a Super Session album, it would be a gas.”

― Mike Love

“If you ask any couple who have been married 50 years or longer, they will tell you they’ve experienced it all. The same is true of the Beach Boys.”

― Mike Love

“I’m the lead singer of the Beach Boys and an ambassador of this amazing music that touched a generation.”

― Mike Love

“Everybody has their own appreciation of the Beach Boys, depending on where they’re coming from with their musical tastes, so we tried to be representative of all eras and of everybody in the band and their contributions.”

― Mike Love

“What we look for when we need to find someone who can fit in with our music, the vocals and the harmonies and the way they blend are very important to us because if you listen to Beach Boys music, the harmonies, not only are the notes being sung, but there’s a blend to it. The voices have to blend.”

― Mike Love

“I think between The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and innumerable acts after that… rock music became a huge economic force.”

― Mike Love

“Maybe out of the fifty top Beach Boys songs, I was probably the co-writer and singing lead on forty of them.”

― Mike Love

“The original Beach Boys are Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, Mike Love, and Alan Jardine.”

― Mike Love

“Sometimes I listen to ’60s or oldies stations to see if they’re going to play a Beach Boys song.”

― Mike Love

“The Beach Boys already had about four or five albums under our belt when these newcomers, The Beatles, took the U.S. by storm in early 1964.”

― Mike Love

“By 1968, both The Beatles and The Beach Boys had plenty of fame – we were looking for something deeper. The Maharishi taught us how to go beyond thinking and action in order to grow from within.”

― Mike Love

“A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course.”

― Mike Weir

“A lot of my buddies also played golf, but when it came to going to the beach or on the boat and chasing girls, they usually went that way and I went to the golf course to practice. Sometimes they’d come from the beach at dark to pick me up at the course.”

― Mike Weir

“I love the beach and rock climbing and boxing and nature, so I like to stay away from my phone as much as possible.”

― Millie Bobby Brown

“I’m so fair that I didn’t go in the sun as a child. When all my friends were on the beach, I was going to ballet. The teachers there didn’t like you going in the sun, so I never did.”

― Miranda Otto

“I’m really into beaches, but I also enjoy a bit of culture. An ideal holiday would have a nice balance of the two, but I’m definitely not into adrenalin sports, nor would I enjoy spending a month solid on a beach.”

― Miranda Raison

“It sounds ideal, a sort of beach childhood. But it wasn’t really. I didn’t use the beach very much at all.”

― Miranda Richardson

“I’m not someone who can lie on a beach and do nothing. I am not sure what you are supposed to do, so I get bored. I prefer to have a purpose, such as going to Alaska to see orca whales.”

― Miranda Richardson

“Throughout my career, people have totally confused ‘Laguna Beach’ and ‘The O.C.’ I think, in people’s minds, it all kind of got blurred over time.”

― Mischa Barton

“Three to four times a week, I get up at 7:30 A.M. while the courts are empty at Venice Beach and play full court one-on-one.”

― Missy Peregrym

“I’m a real nature lover, so whenever possible, I like to get to the beach or get to a forest or get somewhere there’s fresh air. Apart from that, I’m a film addict and a DVD freak.”

― Murray Bartlett

“There is no link between the terror attacks of Daesh and the dress of a woman on the beach.”

― Najat Vallaud-Belkacem

“I love the ocean, but I’m just not one to lie on the beach.”

― Naomi Judd

“Pebble Beach. It is tough and the lay out is amazing.”

― Natalie Gulbis

“I was this kid who had been raised in New York, and now all of a sudden, my mother decided that she was a Jewish divorcee and therefore she should be living in Miami Beach.”

― Natasha Lyonne

“Long Beach is fast. Every day, you hear something bad; somebody gets hurt.”

― Nate Dogg

“There was a summer in college where I worked for a stretch picking up garbage at the beach. On the early shift, it was very meditative walking the shoreline and crisscrossing the sand, picking up the junk people had dropped or tossed or that the ocean had returned. And there was this strange fantasy element to it.”

― Nathan Englander

“I live on the beach, and I always will.”

― Nathan Phillips

“When I come in from the beach at night, I’m too hungry to wait for anything that takes very long.”

― Nell Newman

“I’ve always been fascinated by the Gold Coast. The homes themselves are spectacular, unlike anything you’ll see other than in Newport, Bar Harbor or Palm Beach. It’s a very special area that, because of local demographics, is not going to survive much longer.”

― Nelson DeMille

“Those scenes on the beach on ‘Lost’ were so much fun. When it was a whole group scene, you’d just pop in with a line here and a line there, and there was a little activity, and you essentially spend the day with your friends on the beach. What an amazing working environment.”

― Nestor Carbonell

“A mere forty years ago, beach volleyball was just beginning. No bureaucrat would have invented it, and that’s what freedom is all about.”

― Newt Gingrich

“Right now I’m living my boyhood dream, which was to play for a European club. The fact that it’s a huge club like Barcelona makes it a tremendous honour. I like everything about the city: the climate, the people. It’s quite similar to Brazil, which helps a lot. There’s even a beach!”

― Neymar

“It goes back to the starfish. That’s when the light bulb really popped over my head. We’d found one on the beach, and I was struck by what astonishing creatures they are, talking with Dad about how they regenerate.”

― Nick Sagan

“Now I’m the father of three young boys, I find myself using GoPro to film them more than anything – trips to the amusement park, the beach, the pool – just chasing them around as they grow.”

― Nick Woodman

“I love going to the beach. I like just walking around South Beach, but sometimes, when you’re famous, it can be a little difficult.”

― Nicky Jam

“I’ll get pretty much everything the way I want it. I’ve always dreamed of a beach wedding.”

― Nicole Appleton

“I run on the beach in the mornings. I’ve also immensely enjoyed CrossFit with Dheepesh Bhatt.”

― Nimrat Kaur

“Who doesn’t want that salty beach hair?”

― Nina Agdal

“I wish I loved to run, because I’d love to run through Central Park or on vacation on the beach, but I absolutely hate it.”

― Nina Agdal

“I still carry the residue of the pressure I felt as a child to read and appreciate the right books. Growing up, I never allowed myself to read beach reading. I was always plowing through Ford Madox Ford’s ‘Good Solider’ or something I wasn’t equipped to understand.”

― Noah Baumbach

“You put me on a treadmill, and I will run away, but you take me out on a beach, and I can run for an hour.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“One of my favorite vacation places is Miami, because of the people, the water and the beach – of course – and the architecture on Miami Beach is so wonderful.”

― Oksana Baiul

“I’ll never forget the modelling shoot I did in the Bahamas on a pink sand beach at Harbour Island. It felt like I’d just landed in paradise; it was so beautiful.”

― Olga Kurylenko

“I’m always out in the sun. I’m a big hiker and beach gal, so its really important for me to always have SPF on, which is something that you’ve got to find for your skin type.”

― Olivia Holt

“There is better than a good chance that while relaxing on a beach somewhere or sipping a martini in your favorite lounge, you have heard music that makes raise your eyebrow and ask, ‘What kind of music is that?’”

― Om Malik

“Before I left to go to college, I was living in Orange County, Anaheim Hills. And prior to that, I was in Long Beach.”

― Omar Benson Miller

“Growing up, I was surrounded by music by the Stones, Carole King, and the Beach Boys. I didn’t know who Michael Jackson was till I was about 13.”

― Ophelia Lovibond

“To speak of oneself means to lay bare one’s own soul, expose it like a body to the sun. To lay bare one’s own soul is not at all like taking off one’s brassiere on a crowded beach!”

― Oriana Fallaci

“I’m no good at sitting on a beach and doing nothing.”

― Owen Farrell

“If I have a Sunday free, I’ll go up the coast and spend some time on the beach. I scuba dive and swim and sail. A lot of the things I like are around the water.”

― Parker Stevenson

“When my novel ‘Beach Music’ came out in 1995, I had included a couple of recipes in the book and had tried to impart some of my love of Roman cuisine and the restaurants of Rome.”

― Pat Conroy

“The Democratic Party went far to the left, I think, and left some of us stranded on the beach, so we went to the Republican Party.”

― Pat Robertson

“The impact of our warming planet will likely lead to even stricter zoning and building codes to account for the rising sea levels visible in places like South Beach – even on days without a cloud in sky.”

― Patrick Murphy

“I knew when I was a kid that I had a Broadway voice. I wanted to be a rocker, because I grew up in that era of transistor radios at the beach.”

― Patti LuPone

“My family was well off but not rich. I spent the four years I was an undergraduate working on the beach. And it wasn’t because I was lazy; it was because my freshman class would go to a hundred different employers and wouldn’t get a nibble. That was a disequilibrium system. I realized that the ordinary old-fashioned Euclidean geometry didn’t apply.”

― Paul Samuelson

“I could take you for a walk on the beach and I could point out just about any creature and give you their Latin names.”

― Paul Walker

“I think pineapple is very sexy. It reminds me of bikinis and the beach.”

― Penn Badgley

“I had the great opportunity to work with some of the greatest artists – the Beach Boys, the Temptations, the Four Tops. Otis Redding. Wilson Pickett. Stevie Wonder. So many great singers. And don’t forget Clarence Carter!”

― Percy Sledge

“Huntington Beach is like ground zero for surfers.”

― Peter Heller

“Architects have big egos. We like to think we’re creating the pyramids and they’re going to be around for thousands of years. And it’s a joke because they’re not even going to last our lifetime. I built a home for umpteen gazillion dollars on a gorgeous piece of property in Palm Beach, and 11 years later somebody else bought it and knocked it down.”

― Peter Marino

“I used to paint landscapes without any people in them but now I paint people who happen to be in a particular place. They might be outside a pub, or on a beach or in a studio. They might have clothes on or they might not.”

― Peter Wright

“I spent 10 days on the beach and slept pretty much all day, every day. It was the perfect place to have a rest.”

― Petra Kvitova

“I hate vacations. If you can build buildings, why sit on the beach?”

― Philip Johnson

“I grew up on the beach. It’s just a way of life. You don’t seek out that lifestyle; it’s just day-to-day.”

― Phoebe Tonkin

“Sometimes ideas are coming so fast that I have to stop doing one song to get another. But I don’t forget the first one. If it works, it will always be there. It’s like the truth: it will find you and lift you up. And if it ain’t right, it will dissolve like sand on the beach.”

― Prince

“Virginia Beach is just such a melting pot for so many different things, and they just have so many influences. I would always say that the area definitely influences Play Cloths. The area itself just has so many influences, whether it be fashion, music, everything.”

― Pusha T

“I was kind of an unhappy kid. I always felt like a cynical New Yorker trapped in a little kid’s body. I started to get some pretty bad anxiety disorders around puberty, which totally did not work with growing up a mile away from the beach. I started cutting my own hair.”

― Rachel Bloom

“Every minute I’m on the set, it’s play time for me. I feel like I’m on the beach!”

― Rachel G. Fox

“I’ve had inquiries for things like TV show ‘Splash,’ where people go out in front of the whole nation in a bikini. But I think bikinis are just for the beach.”

― Rachel Riley

“We filmed one scene on the beach and there was definitely weird energy around, and we were followed around by a white owl to several different locations, and little things like that, or certain mishaps would happen and you’d have to wonder what that was about.”

― Rachel True

“When he proposed to me, Yash said one of the nicest things ever. He spoke of a vision in which he saw himself, his wife, and a stroller, with a baby, on a scenic beach. And the lady in his vision was me. That sealed the deal for me.”

― Radhika Pandit

“It’s tempting to just write a comic called ‘Everyone Mail Randall Munroe Twenty Bucks’ – maybe it would work, and I could just close down the ‘xkcd’ store and sit on a beach and draw pictures and make snarky Reddit posts for the rest of my life.”

― Randall Munroe

“I’m attempting to put myself in a bottle that will one day wash up on the beach for my children.”

― Randy Pausch

“Sydney’s most famous beach is Bondi. At its southern end is Bondi Baths, an eight-lane, 50-meter saltwater pool built into the cliffs.”

― Raymond Bonner

“I was an anorexic, beer drinking, class cutting, doodling, shoplifting, skater chick that was into nature, art class, and the beach.”

― Rebecca Miller

“Miami Beach is a completely interesting hybrid because it is, on the one hand, a resort and, on the other hand, a real city. This condition of city and water on two sides I think is really amazing. And in the heart of that city, it has put an enormous convention center, an enormous physical presence.”

― Rem Koolhaas

“I can tell you one of the most surprising ingredients I’ve ever found. Perhaps five years ago on a beach I saw this herb that looked exactly like chives. I put it in my mouth and started chewing and, surprise, it tasted exactly like coriander.”

― Rene Redzepi

“I think I need to film something tropical on a beach in a bar.”

― Richard Madden

“Coogee is a delightful, slightly old-fashioned suburb; it has parks and gardens and reserves, a good well-kept beach, and an excellent promenade above the beach. It is a suburb for people who appreciate those aspects of life.”

― Richie Benaud

“From the time I was 9 years old, I loved magic. I was an only child, and I think that had a big impact on me. I always had grown-up friends even though I was a little kid. I would take the train from Lido Beach into Manhattan, and I’d hang out in magic shops.”

― Rick Rubin

“I started taking ballet lessons when I was 4, and I was performing in ballet companies when I was 10, and I did summer stock in Miami Beach when I was 12, and finally I said, ‘I gotta go to Broadway.’”

― Rita Rudner

“My father never left my side; on the street, on the beach, he was always with me. He helped me on the road to becoming a professional, and now I play just for him.”

― Rivaldo

“Certainly, the Beach Boys and the early Beatles records were a huge influence on me lyrically.”

― Rivers Cuomo

“I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“I like anywhere with a beach. A beach and warm weather is all I really need. I like going to Florida – to Miami and to visit my mom in Fort Meyers.”

― Rob Gronkowski

“Nothing could happen to me in the water that would make me want to go on the beach and fight someone. That’s just not how I do things.”

― Rob Machado

“So many articles said, ”China Beach’ is uncancellable,’ but when they dragged it on, I started to have doubts.”

― Robert Picardo

“’Twin Peaks’ is like a movie; ‘China Beach’ is like a movie. These are two of the most cinematic shows on television, and they belong together.”

― Robert Picardo

“Even though my face has gotten more familiar with doing ‘China Beach’ and ‘The Wonder Years,’ I’m the kind of actor that people thought, ‘Gee, that guy looks familiar. He must have put my storm windows in. He works at my bank or something.’”

― Robert Picardo

“My earliest memories are sitting on the beach at Blackpool, and I know that if I went back, it would be horrible. I know what Blackpool’s like – it’s nothing like I imagined it was as a child.”

― Robert Smith

“I proposed to my wife on Brighton Beach, and she said yes. That’s pretty romantic. Even though I forgot to go down on one knee because I was too busy trying to compose the question.”

― Robert Webb

“Car-essential is a real turn-off to me, so yeah, I just want a friendly holiday resort with a villa and a pool, but which is really private, but there again, there’s a supermarket and a doctor’s and a beach a five-minute walk away. That’s all I want, and it’s quite difficult to find.”

― Robert Webb

“The French, not the Americans, commissioned ‘Einstein on the Beach.’”

― Robert Wilson

“I have a home in Salt Lake, and I have a home in Malibu, at the beach.”

― Roma Downey

“Sure, cricket on a beach on the isle of Jura is different from a Test match in a stadium in Galle, 6000 miles away, despite the sea air.”

― Romesh Gunesekera

“I was a Beach Boys guy, but I was won over. In ’64, as the radio stations were creating this duel between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, I slowly but surely got won over by the Mop Tops.”

― Ron Howard

“I look my best when I’m totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.”

― Rosamund Pike

“I was in Florida with Burt Stern, the photographer who shot Marilyn Monroe on the beach with a sweater, and we smoked a joint. The bathing suit kept coming off in the water, and I just ripped it off. I was very comfortable being naked.”

― Rosanna Arquette

“The British are so funny. It’s like they can’t believe I lived in Hackney. ‘You could live in Bondi Beach. Why would you want to live in ‘Ackney?’ But Hackney’s fantastic. I’m serious. There are so many artists there. I loved the markets, the parks, the pubs, the diversity. It was a cultural melting-pot.”

― Rose Byrne

“I’m in love with the city. You can impress an Australian with a city, but you can’t impress them with a beach.”

― Rose Byrne

“My first novel, ‘You Lost Me There,’ has been described as a beach read. Tough bracket, beach reads. There’s not much room for mistakes when you’re competing against the sun for a person’s attention.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“I can’t picture going to a beach, or anywhere on vacation, without a couple of books as companions.”

― Rosecrans Baldwin

“’Teen Beach Movie’ was a lot of fun because we were in Puerto Rico on an island – you can’t even call it work!”

― Ross Lynch

“In Haiti, beach bodies are simply bodies, and beach reads are simply books, because the beach is all around you.”

― Roxane Gay

“When I was a child, my parents took my brothers and me to Port-au-Prince during the summer so we could get to know the country of our ancestors. Because Haiti is an island, the beach is everywhere. Haitians are particular, even snobby, about beaches.”

― Roxane Gay

“In an ideal world, the season would end, and the players would have two to three weeks by the beach. You’d have four to five weeks of preparation, and then you’d play the tournament.”

― Roy Hodgson

“Well, obviously I wanted it to sound as original as possible. I suppose the influences that we had were probably from the actual power point of view we wanted to be like the Who. Vocally we wanted to be like the Beach Boys, whatever was good at the time.”

― Roy Wood

“There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.”

― Russell Crowe

“I’ve been interested in China ever since I was a kid. When I was a kid, I grew up in San Francisco about a mile from China Beach.”

― Russell Freedman

“I love going to the cinema, listening to music, yoga and long walks along Holkham beach in Norfolk.”

― Saffron Aldridge

“This is going to make me sound ancient, but I remember Juhu Beach when there weren’t any buildings on it. You’d go through countryside and arrive at this amazing beach. I remember driving from Delhi to the Qutab Minar through countryside. Mehrauli was a little village – that’s all gone.”

― Salman Rushdie

“People are always telling me that they’ve seen people reading my books on the subway, or the beach, or whenever.”

― Salman Rushdie

“There is a lot of stuff I like. I love backpacking. I love going to an island where I can just sit on the beach and read or scuba dive and sail. I do a lot of that. I still go backpacking around Europe in the summers and staying in hostels. I love that.”

― Sam Altman

“I’m a California kid, so I love the beach.”

― Sam Mikulak

“Whilst filming ‘Jurassic Park,’ I watched a hurricane approaching the beach in Hawaii. My co-worker Laura Dern and I thought we might die, but we managed to laugh about it later.”

― Sam Neill

“I’ve no interest in going on a road trip. If I want to go on holiday, I want to sit on a beach, swim, drink cocktails and read a book.”

― Sam Riley

“I really love the beach.”

― Samin Nosrat

“The beach has always been a constant in my life.”

― Samin Nosrat

“I cannot lie on the beach or by a swimming pool. I think I’m too Nordic to like a lot of relentless sun.”

― Sandi Toksvig

“I know I’m not creating transcendent works that will someday be taught in college. All I do is entertain. I try to entertain others by sending them into another world for a few hours. When I see my books read on the beach, the pages dabbed with suntan lotion, then I feel as if I’ve done my job.”

― Sandra Brown

“The best drink I’ve ever had was a mojito in St. Barts at Nikki Beach. That drink changed my life.”

― Sarah Carter

“I’m all about shrimpburgers, reading, and going to the beach.”

― Sarah Dessen

“Perhaps summer’s ephemeral nature is what inspires us to embrace the beach read. We tell ourselves that these twisted plots and wild characters are literary ice cream sundaes – extravagant treats that aren’t as calorie-laden when we’re wearing flip flops.”

― Sarah MacLean

“Eventually, when I started studying Egyptology, I realized that seeing with my naked eyes alone wasn’t enough. Because all of the sudden, in Egypt, my beach had grown from a tiny beach in Maine to one eight hundred miles long, next to the Nile.”

― Sarah Parcak

“I’ll be honest – my buddies are always going round saying, ‘Put a shirt on. Jeez,’ but I grew up on the beach. I grew up surfing. I grew up outdoors. I’ve sort of always liked being shirtless.”

― Scott Eastwood

“I’m at the beach all the time. I surf. I fish. I dive. These things on Instagram are really my life with my buddies doing my normal day-to-day stuff. I happen to be shirtless a lot.”

― Scott Eastwood

“My favorite hobby is writing and recording songs at my studio. I like to surf, but I don’t get a chance to do that as much as I’d like. I don’t live close to the beach. I also like to ski, but I don’t get to do that much, either.”

― Scott Weiland

“New York is like a vacation – no beach required.”

― Seann William Scott

“I’ve often fantasized about visiting the Bahamian beach where Columbus first stumbled ashore in 1492. Sadly, no one knows where that beach is. In fact, no one’s even sure which island Columbus first encountered (there are three candidates). It’s a pity, a disappointment, and a lost revenue source for the Bahamians.”

― Seth Shostak

“Colombia is not how people think it is. We used to eat fish every Sunday at the beach. In the town where I grew up, people did not tell lies.”

― Shakira

“If not doing VICE, I probably would be selling Cokes on the beach in Vietnam. I like the sea.”

― Shane Smith

“I swam in the Great Barrier Reef when I was five months pregnant. I went on the bullet train in Japan, which was so much fun, and getting to see Mount Fuji. I did Mykonos and its black volcanic beach. Most of the fun times I’ve had have something to do with a vacation. I love traveling.”

― Shanola Hampton

“My mum’s from Broome, so I’m a saltwater person – Aboriginal people are either freshwater, saltwater or desert mob. So I always feel much more comfortable in close proximity to the beach, even if I’m not necessarily in the water.”

― Shari Sebbens

“When I grew up, I lived in a neighborhood that had social clubs. It’s never delightful to glamorize one’s youth. My neighborhood was poor. But people felt part of the neighborhood. This was in Rockaway Beach, Long Island.”

― Sherry Turkle

“Florida’s waves are better than Japan. It’s just an hour drive to the beach, but just once a week, I’m able to go to the surfing.”

― Shinsuke Nakamura

“As I’m a complete water baby, being by the beach helps me relax.”

― Shweta Tripathi

“I grew up in Imperial Beach, surfing and going to the beach – my son plays baseball at the park.”

― Sonny Sandoval

“I was a West Hollywood and Laurel Canyon girl for years, and it was so central that I felt like we’d moved to Portland when we came to Malibu, but now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. We have the best of all worlds, hilltop living, 15 minutes from town, with the beach at the bottom of the road.”

― Sonya Walger

“I grew up in Texas and we used to go to Padre Island, eight hours in the car down to the beach.”

― St. Vincent

“My body is for my tennis – it’s for my sport. I’m not a model at all. I don’t work out to go to the beach: I work out to play well and to do well on the court.”

― Stan Wawrinka

“I have a knack for always ending up in L.A. whenever I have some days off, because I really like going there… and I really like hanging out on the beach and all the hiking and opportunities and things you can do outside.”

― Stella Maxwell

“I was fooled a bit during ‘Laguna Beach.’ I was 17, 18 years old, and I thought they just wanted to shoot a documentary, and that it probably wouldn’t end up anywhere, anyway. Little did we know about the power of editing. I had no idea that it was going to be the soap drama that it was, but I picked up on that pretty quickly.”

― Stephen Colletti

“Living at the beach, it’s hard to get out of the sun.”

― Stephen Dorff

“From the outside, Rick Rubin’s house above Zuma Beach is a generic millionaire beach home. There’s a rarely used tennis court and a circular drive.”

― Stephen Rodrick

“In their matching candy-stripe shirts, the Beach Boys were America’s biggest band of the early ’60s, transmitting utopian bulletins of summer without end to a cold and overcast nation.”

― Steve Erickson

“Every thought and word that a novelist thinks or writes is part of that castle constructed from sands on the beach of Me, including the turret or rampart or moat he may have thought or written on behalf of someone or something else.”

― Steve Erickson

“The Doors formed on the beaches of Los Angeles, in what you might imagine is the tradition of local rock bands since the Beach Boys.”

― Steve Erickson

“To walk into a studio, for me, is just like walking onto a beach or something.”

― Steven Van Zandt

“I was pretty entrepreneurial as a kid. I had a lemonade stand. When I was 12, I arbitraged the price of 7-Eleven hot dogs; I’d buy the ones that are pre-wrapped with the bun and then sell them on the beach.”

― Stewart Butterfield

“In reality, if there are 200 people commenting on something online, it’s less than a grain of salt in a huge beach of humanity – who cares?”

― Suki Waterhouse

“I love St. Ives and Fowey. I have childhood memories of the Headland Hotel, where ‘The Witches’ was filmed, standing on the Fistral Beach. There’s something about packing a bikini and Wellington boots – and I’m away.”

― Suranne Jones

“It seems that half the point of being in Miami Beach – particularly the northern end of South Beach – is to be observed by people-watchers like me, and the display along Ocean Drive during my visit was, as always, sublime.”

― Susan Orlean

“When I was nine, I was taught to ride a surfboard in Waikiki by the beach boy Rabbit Kekai.”

― Susanna Moore

“I was born in New York. I grew up in San Francisco, Long Beach, and Los Angeles.”

― Tab Hunter

“I have a shallow understanding of what it means to be alive, and I know certain things about parenting and being a wife and doing the school run. I know little bits, but I’m really a paddler on a beach.”

― Tamsin Greig

“Every now and again I want to go to the beach and be in the sun, but that’s a very rare feeling, so I could live in London, definitely.”

― Taylor Momsen

“When you’re putting together a campaign for president, like I’ve been, that entails a lot of time. It’s not like I’ve been at the beach sipping a pina colada.”

― Ted Cruz

“I became interested in ocean issues in the 1980s when I couldn’t take my daughters swimming because of pollution at our local beach. Twenty-five years later, I’m a board member of Oceana, the world’s largest international organization dedicated to ocean conservation.”

― Ted Danson

“I moved into this neighborhood, and I was walking on this beach with my kids, and we came across a sign that said, ‘Water’s polluted, no swimming.’ And I didn’t have any answers.”

― Ted Danson

“I’m a really big surfer, and I have also been playing a ton of volleyball on the beach on the weekends.”

― Teddy Sears

“The leg system of the beach animals works because of a combination of certain lengths of tubes. Because of the proportion of lengths, the animals walk smoothly. You could say that this range of numbers is their genetic code.”

― Theo Jansen

“In Cyprus, our house was right on the beach. I could walk out of our front door, cross a road, and there was the sea.”

― Theo Paphitis

“I’m not a beach person.”

― Theophilus London

“There’s nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach.”

― Thomas Gibson

“There’s nothing better for kids than a bucket and shovel at the beach. I grew up across the marsh from The Citadel. We loved buying chicken necks at the Piggly Wiggly, tying them to a string on a stick and catching blue crabs.”

― Thomas Gibson

“With any free time I have, I’d take a high energy work out class at Soul Cycle, grab an outdoor bite somewhere by the beach and then finish it off by lounging at my pool.”

― Tia Mowry

“Stephanie and I got married publicly on the beach, in front of friends and family, and the local police shut down the highway for us to cross the street back to my cousin’s house. Cars backed up for miles, and everybody in town cheered.”

― Tig Notaro

“If retirement means laying on a beach and rubbing coco butter on your stomach, about 48 hours of that will be enough for most people. You’ll want something new.”

― Tim Ferriss

“I’ll be on a beach somewhere when I’m 40.”

― Tim Howard

“Sometime in the early Seventies, gender-free toys were briefly a popular idea. So at Christmas on the California beach in 1972, we downplayed the dolls with frilly dresses and loaded up Santa’s sack with toy trucks and earth movers for our three daughters.”

― Tom Brokaw

“A man should never wear shorts in the city. Flip-flops and shorts in the city are never appropriate. Shorts should only be worn on the tennis court or on the beach.”

― Tom Ford

“I show up in my writing room at approximately 10 A.M. every morning without fail. Sometimes my muse sees fit to join me there and sometimes she doesn’t, but she always knows where I’ll be. She doesn’t need to go hunting in the taverns or on the beach or drag the boulevard looking for me.”

― Tom Robbins

“I would only read the novels that people classify as ‘beach books’ if I were being held prisoner and the only alternative was the ‘Book of Mormon.’”

― Tom Robbins

“Dee Dee Ramone was the one who would go to Rockaway Beach, and he wrote that great song about it. He was the beach boy; he loved getting a tan and stuff, and he would ride the bus down Woodhaven Boulevard to Rockaway.”

― Tommy Ramone

“’Rockaway Beach’ is a great song, and so is ‘Listen to My Heart.’”

― Tommy Ramone

“Well, I went to school with Jan and Dean, Ryan O’Neal, some of the Beach Boys we all use to party together.”

― Tommy Rettig

“There are a handful of barbecue seafood shacks on the beach at Hat Nai Yang, which is a fabulous place to have dinner. It’s very much run for locals and they serve the catch of the day, which might be lobster, white snapper or squid. It’s ridiculously reasonable, too.”

― Tony Parsons

“The thing to remember about Phuket is it’s very beach-oriented and relaxed. The trendiest beach is Koh Sirey, which is full of groovy places to have a cocktail and watch the sun go down.”

― Tony Parsons

“I love living in California and being able to go to the beach or go to the woods.”

― Tracy Chapman

“And I was in another band called Flash In The Pan, which was soca, Latin music, down in Laguna Beach.”

― Travis Barker

“My best vacation memory is getting barreled at the beach in Hawaii.”

― Troy Polamalu

“I do a lot of mixed martial arts – it’s like unlimited fighting. I do Brazilian jujutsu, beach volleyball. I don’t like my routine to get stale, so I also lift kettle bells and push cars.”

― Victor Webster

“I am a big fan of Bournemouth, having enjoyed many happy hours on its sandy beach and crazy golf course.”

― Victoria Coren Mitchell

“I like the beach and would also love to learn golf because I think it is rather elegant for an older lady.”

― Virginia Hey

“At worst, spring break in Daytona Beach feels feral – like everybody is trying to re-create scenes from the movie ‘The Hangover.’”

― W. Kamau Bell

“Whenever I tell people in Berkeley, Calif., where I live, that I’m headed to the beach in Alabama, they are shocked. Most people outside of the Gulf Coast have no idea that Alabama has beaches – even though if you look at a map of Alabama, there is a part of it that looks as if it should belong to Florida.”

― W. Kamau Bell

“We opened for the Kinks, the Beach Boys, the Guess Who, Chuck Berry, Sha Na Na. We opened for Cheech and Chong – I opened for Cheech, and Don opened for Chong.”

― Walter Becker

“I want a platform that, like a book or a magazine, I can carry into the bath or leave at the beach.”

― Walter Jon Williams

“I had an apartment on Long Beach Blvd and San Vicente in Long Beach, California. That was the apartment I done ‘Regulate’ in. I had all my equipment set up in the bedroom, a vocal booth in the bathroom and in the closet, and that’s where we created it. I had an MPC 60, a Numark mixer, and a Technics 1200, and a ton of records.”

― Warren G

“I’ve never lived in Los Angeles. I’ve always lived 30 miles away in Long Beach.”

― Wendi McLendon-Covey

“Each weekend I play at least one and maybe two sets of tennis a day. My doubles team was in the finals recently at my tennis club in Palm Beach and lost a tiebreaker after a three-hour match. I must confess, by the end of the three hours, I was relieved it was over.”

― Wilbur Ross

“I go on a hunting safari at least once a year to Botswana, which is fantastic because we have a huge area of wilderness entirely to ourselves. My island covers roughly 55 acres, which again I have to myself, with nearly half a kilometre of private beach with my own jetties and boats.”

― Wilbur Smith

“I’m a Cancer; I’m music-passionate. I like long walks on the beach.”

― Will Ferrell

“As I travelled around Australia, strangers in pubs, on airplanes, in beach parking lots would bring up Gina Rinehart, not knowing I was writing about her. Everybody had something to say, some of it thoughtful, some of it poorly informed, some of it vividly obscene.”

― William Finnegan

“I grew up in southwestern Virginia. I was born in South Carolina, but only because my parents had a vacation cabin or something there on the beach. I was like a summer baby. But I did grow up in the South. I grew up in serious, serious Appalachia, in a very small town.”

― William Gibson

“I am from Trinidad and Tobago, so I actually grew up in Tobago on the beach, just running around, playing, watching really creative people, and being exposed to really deep, rich stories from a young age.”

― Winston Duke

“I have a lot of kids in my district who haven’t been to the beach, much less Washington, D.C., and that’s 20 miles away.”

― Xavier Becerra

“I think I’m generally more inspired when I’m away from technology. Whether that is on a beach somewhere or just in your room with your phones and screens shut off, I think that quietness is often very inspiring.”

― Yael Cohen

“I kind of assumed all of Australia was like the Gold Coast – so I was telling people Australians just work out and go to the beach. Like, Australia has it figured out! But then I went to Sydney, and it was nothing like the Gold Coast – but I still loved it.”

― Yahya Abdul-Mateen II

“I never worked less than 16-hour days on South Beach.”

― Yancy Butler

“I remember the first time I heard ‘The Thunder Rolls.’ It was dark, and we were driving to the beach. There was the thunder outside and the thunder in the song. It was eerie.”

― Zac Brown

“Discovering L.A., in particular in the early ’80s, was pretty spectacular; it was fun and carefree, and there was not nearly as much traffic as exists today. It was very much the last gasps of the Beach Boys’ ideal view of L.A.: sun, the beach, cars, blondes, etc.”

― Zach Galligan

“As a child, we visited the San Juan Islands during the summer. Kayaking, big family meals, playing on the beach – great memories!”

― Zoe McLellan

“I gravitate towards happy music. I love the Beach Boys.”

― Zooey Deschanel

“I remember having this friend in school who said she didn’t like the Beach Boys. And in that moment I knew we couldn’t be friends anymore.”

― Zooey Deschanel
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