Splashing in the waves, burying your toes in the sand, and relaxing in the warm sunshine. There aren’t many things out there that can beat how enjoyable a day at the beach spent with family and friends is.

Music can help set the mood for just about any situation. Whether you’re planning a peaceful day of relaxation or gearing up for an action-packed afternoon of beach volleyball and a big cookout with friends, we’ve created a list of fifteen beach songs that are sure to enhance your day of fun in the sun.

Chill Songs

If you’re looking to create a relaxing vibe for your day at the beach, we’ve got some musical suggestions that are sure to compliment the sounds of the crashing ocean waves and the cold beverage you’re sipping on.

1. “Passionfruit” by Drake

The slow, melodious tempo of this song makes it hard to resist doing a little dance. This song has a tropical vibe and is sure to get you and your crew ready for a day of relaxation.

2.“Love on the Weekend” by John Mayer

If you happen to be soaking up the sun with family and friends on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, this song is an absolute must. Kick back and listen to John Mayer’s catchy “Love on the Weekend” lyrics to get into a peaceful state of mind.

3. “Defeated No More” by Disclosure featuring Ed MacFarlane

“Defeated No More” is one of those beach songs that can instantly make you feel like you’re at a carefree Las Vegas pool party as soon as it comes on. The beat is catchy and is a great track to play while you and your friends are enjoying summery drinks.

4. “Santeria” by Sublime

While almost all of Sublime’s songs are a great addition to any day at the beach, “Santeria” does an exceptional job of giving you all of the feelings of summer. No matter where you’re at, someone will likely chime in to sing along with the song. If you’re looking to have a good time that is laid back, make sure to put this tune on your playlist.

5. “Island in the Sun” by Weezer

“Island in the Sun” is the definition of a chill beach song. This hit is a perfect song to put on when everybody is relaxing in the sand and enjoying all of the simplicities of the beach.


Sometimes the best beach songs are the classics that we’ve been listening to for decades. These tried and true favorites are great for any beach occasion and are sure to get your feet moving.

6. “Summer Breeze” by Seals and Crofts

Get lost in the beat of this whimsical classic. The folk-pop harmony in this song is hard to resist. You and your friends are sure to find yourself swaying and enjoying the rhythm of this tune whenever it comes on.

7. “Kokomo” by the Beach Boys

Let’s face it. No day of sand and surf is complete without the Beach Boys. While you can’t go wrong with any of their hits, “Kokomo” provides a unique island vibe. You don’t have to be in Aruba or Jamaica to be able to enjoy the sounds of the Caribbean thanks to this classic.

8. “Buffalo Soldier” by Bob Marley

Similar to the Beach Boys, almost every Bob Marley song is sure to be a hit on anybody’s beach playlist. This song has an easily identifiable beat that creates the perfect ambiance for a relaxed day at the beach. Lay back, relax, and let Bob Marley serenade you with this sweet summery melody.

9. “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

The title of this song alone is reason enough to include it on your beach playlist. The Beatles are musical geniuses that have captivated every generation. Whether you’re hosting an anniversary celebration on the beach for your grandparents or are with a group of teenagers, just about everyone is sure to enjoy this hit when it comes on.

10. “Schools Out” by Alice Cooper

Are you hosting a beach party to celebrate the end of the school year? Be sure to include this song on your music list. While school may not be out forever for everybody, it is still a great anthem that gets everyone excited and ready for a good time on the beach.

11. “Summer Nights” by John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

This song is a blast to put on if you’re in the mood for a sing-along. Day or night, this hit belongs on any classic beach playlist.

Beach Party

Hosting a beach party? These tracks will be sure to get everyone moving.

12. “This is What You Came For” by Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna

Calvin Harris has a knack for making a beat that gets everyone in the mood to dance and have a good time. “This is What You Came For” is no exception. If you’re looking for a song to get you and your friends pumped up for an exciting day of beach festivities, this song is a definite must.

13. “Party in the USA” by Miley Cyrus

Regardless of if you are a Miley Cyrus fan or not, it’s hard to resist singing along to this song when it comes on. This song has been a fun party anthem for a few years now, and with a chorus as catchy as this one, it’s easy to understand why.

14. “Summertime” by Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff

No beach party is complete until this song has played at least once. Half rap, half amazingly catchy pop hit, celebrate all of the sweet feelings of summer by adding this to your beach playlist.

15. “This Is How We Roll” by Florida Georgia Line featuring Luke Bryan

This song is a great summer anthem. The lyrics are fun to sing along to and are incredibly easy to learn. Whether you are a country music fan or not, it’s hard to deny that most people enjoy listening to a song that is as fun as this.

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