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Beach Words, Glossary and Terms

Summer is the ideal season to go to the beach and soak up some rays.

But, uh, what do all those terms imply?

What does it imply to “hit” the beach?

Does it imply that you’re hitting the sand with your hands on the beach?

As you can see, knowing beach words is quite helpful; it’s especially important when it’s summertime.

Here’s a selection of beach terms and words.

Beach Vocabulary Word List

A

B

Barnacle

bathing suit

Banana Rides
bay

beach
beachball
bikini

Blue Flag

boardwalk
boat
boogie board

C

cape
catamaran

Canoeing
clam
clam bake

coast
conch
cooler
coral

cove
crab

crabbing
currents

D-E

dive
dock

dune
dune buggy

ebb tide

esplanade

F

family
fins

fish
fishing

frisbee

G-H

gull

Groyne
hang five

hat
hermit crab

I-K

ice cream
intertidal zone

island
jellyfish

Kayaking

Kite buggy

Kitesurfing
kelp

L

lagoon
lake
lakeshore

Landboarding

life jacket
life preserver
lifeguard

limpet
longboard
low tide

M-P

mangrove
mussels

microclimate

Mudflats

Naturist beach
neap tide

ocean
paddleboat
palm tree

pebbles

pebbly

pelican
Pier
popsicle

Promenade

Q

Quicksand

R-S

reef
relax
rest
rip current

rockpool
sail
sailboat

Salt marsh
salt water
salt water taffy
sand
sand dollar
sandals
sandbar
sandcastle

scuba
sea
sea star
seagull
seashell
seashore

seaweed
shark
shell
ship
shore
shorebirds
snacks
snorkel

soft serve ice cream
spray
starfish
sun
sun hat
sunbathe
sunburn
sunglasses
sunscreen
suntan
surf
surfboard
swim
swim fins
swimming cap

T

taffy
tan
tide

tide pool
towel
trip

trunks
tsunami

U-V

umbrella
undertow

underwater
vacation

volleyball

W

water
water bottle
waves

weekend
wet

wharf
whitecaps

Windsurfing

Y-Z

Yacht

Terms

Rip Tide

Slangs and Sayings

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