11 drone beach shots that will make you jealous

Life’s a beach. That’s for sure. However, the beach most of us are living on aren’t nearly as beautiful as what we’re about to show you. They say if you work hard, keep your head down and your nose clean, you’ll be a success. And quite possibly, you’ll live on a glorious beach some day. Here are some amazing drone beach shots that should really, well, float your boat.

1. One umbrella, one beach…just you

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Instagram / @from_miles_away

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

2. Tortoise lays claim to its beach

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Instagram / @MaxSeigal

“The waves of the sea help me get back to me.” – Jill Davis, Writer

3. Playing with shapes and shadows

Instagram / @KarimIliya

“Every time we walk along a beach some ancient urge disturbs us so that we find ourselves shedding shoes and garments or scavenging among seaweed and whitened timbers like the homesick refugees of a long war.” – Loren Eiseley, Writer

4. Christmas any time of the year

Instagram / @from_miles_away

“At the beach, life is different. Time doesn’t move hour to hour but mood to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides, and follow the sun.” – Sandy Gingras, Writer

5. There’s no traffic on this drive

Instagram / @from_miles_away

“Because there’s nothing more beautiful than the way the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline, no matter how many times it’s sent away.” – Sarah Kay, Writer

6. A little spin off shore in Lanikai, Hawaii

Instagram / @updraftphotography

“A simple life is good with me. I don’t need a whole lot. For me, a T-shirt, a pair of shorts, barefoot on a beach and I’m happy.” – Yanni

7. Gather around, it’s time for surf lessons

Instagram / @GoSurfPerth

“Don’t grow up too quickly, lest you forget how much you love the beach.” – Michelle Held

8. Just me and my plane…chillin’

Instagram / @chrisbennyimaging

“When anxious, uneasy and bad thoughts come, I go to the sea, and the sea drowns them out with its great wide sounds, cleanses me with its noise, and imposes a rhythm upon everything in me that is bewildered and confused.” – Rainer Maria Rilke, Poet

9. A Sunday fun day to let it all just go

Instagram / @graymalin

“I am you; you are me. You are the waves; I am the ocean. Know this and be free, be divine.” – Sri Sathya Sai Baba

10. Rocky shores need love, too

Instagram / @karimiliya

“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, Journalist

11. Shadow army

Instagram / @kevinskopter

“To me, the sea is like a person–like a child that I’ve known a long time. It sounds crazy, I know, but when I swim in the sea I talk to it. I never feel alone when I’m out there.” – Gertrude Ederle, First Woman to Swim the English Channel

Have a favorite beach shot?

We’d love to see it and post it. Drop us your favorite beach shot or mention it in the comments. We may not all be able to make it to the beach today, but we can definitely go there in our minds right now. These beautiful images help! Thanks to all the fantastic, talented pilots for their wonderful beach drone shots. And yes, they are truly making us jealous!