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150 Cute and Short End of Summer Captions for that Nostalgic Aesthetic


Summer’s a blast but it also tends to fly by way too fast, so for those days when the weather starts to slide toward fall we have gathered all the best end of summer captions for your next post. And if you’re looking for short end of summer quotes for Instagram, we also have you covered.

Now go ahead and browse through to find your favorite.

End of Summer Captions

Goodbye summer. It’s been fun!

Making every sunset count as summer fades away.

Summer may be over, but our friendship is forever.

This summer was mermaid to last.

90% happy, 10% burnt.

Last call for summer vibes.

A love letter to summer.

Campfire with summer ends captions

Saying goodbye to summer, one cute moment at a time.

See you later, alligator.

Summer ain’t over yet!

Endings can be beautiful too. Goodbye, summer!

Summer ending is just nature’s way of saying, ‘Time to layer up!’

Keep calm and pretend you are at the beach

Soaking up the last rays of sunshine before summer ends.

Chasing sunsets as summer comes to an end.

Salty about this ending.

A summer well spent.

You really put the ‘good’ in ‘goodbye.’

Adding to the summer archives.

August is like the Sunday of summer.

Felt cute. Might just keep pretending it’s summer until it’s actually summer again.

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

Made every adventure count.

Ocean with summer ending captions

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

Sunsets and chill: the official way to bid summer adieu.

Safe to say we soaked up the summer.

I guess not all goodbyes are sad. Ex: Goodbye, Monday.

Holding onto the warmth of summer as it slowly fades away.

Goodbye, summer bod. Hello, sweater weather!

This is not a goodbye, but a sea you real soon.

Summer ending, memories beginning.

The tans will fade but the memories will last forever.

Embracing the last rays of summer with a smile.

Cuteness overload: embracing the end of summer in style.

Counting down the days until it’s socially acceptable to wear chunky sweaters.

Sunsets are proof that beauty is fleeting.

Sunsets are proof that no matter what, endings can be breathtakingly beautiful.

It was all a dream.

Let us shell-abrate all the good times and tan lines.

Until next time, summer

August is like the Sunday of summer.

Cheers to memories we’ll never forget!

Goodbye summer, hello cozy nights.

Goodbye to summer and hello to fall.

Ocean with cute end of summer captions

Dear summer, I miss you already.

The best summers melt away as quickly as an ice cream cone in the sun.

Endless summer memories in just a few words.

Throwing shade at summer as it fades away.

Sorry, no summer under the water

Summer is over. Time to officially remember what day of the week it is.

Summer is over. Time to officially remember what day of the week it is.

Spotted: the last few days of summer. Catch ’em while you can!

Goodbye summer, hello fall

Saying goodbye to summer with a heart full of gratitude and memories.

When summer ends, the cuddles and cozy sweaters begin.

I’m already planning next summer.

Summer’s a wave, catch it

A summer I’ll always remember with people I’ll never forget

Summers must fall for fall to rise.

Hold the sunshine in your heart.

Blue skies with summer Instagram captions

Summer should get a speeding ticket – goes by way too fast!

You know it was a good summer when you’re extra sad it’s ending.

Summer might be ending, but my ability to be lazy knows no seasons.

Summer is ending, but my questionable fashion choices will live on.

Until next time, summer.

Summer, you are my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye

See you next summer.

A fallen leaf is nothing more than a summer’s wave goodbye.

Farewell, summer! You will be missed.

I’m not ready for summer to end, but my bank account definitely is.

Summer is a state of mind.

Getting my Pumpkin Spice Lattes iced until further notice.

This is not a goodbye, but a sea you real soon

Someone walking into ocean with goodbye summer captions

Sunsets and goodbyes, that’s how the summer ends.

Never stop chasing your summer

Celebrating the end of summer with my favorite people and memories.

Salty about summer ending

Party’s over.

Fall, read the room. We’re not ready for you yet.

Finding paradise wherever the end of summer takes us.

Can you do me a favor and just stay forever?

It was all a dream

The tan lines may fade but the memories will last forever.

Summer ending is like a breakup, with iced coffee and flip-flops involved.

There is always that one summer that changes you.

I dream of summers that last forever

Keep calm and pretend you are at the beach.

Oh no! Summer is over

Sunset, sand, and summer memories that will never fade.

Summer: the bookend between hello and goodbye.

Goodbye, summer. Hello, pumpkin spice and everything nice.

It shore was a good summer.

Crashing waves at sunset with end of summer sayings

Every summer has a story.

Wake me up when it’s next summer.

All I’m going to say is it sure is rude of you, summer, to leave me like this.

Last rays of sunshine.

Love doesn’t fade with the end of summer. It blooms all year round.

Spending the end of summer on the beach

Embracing the changing seasons and bidding farewell to summer.

Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again.

Another perfect summer in the books.

Tans fade but memories last.

Summer, you are my favorite hello and my hardest goodbye.

Person on floatie with short summer sayings and phrases

This is not a goodbye, but a sea you real soon.

My summer wrap up.

Summer ending, but our love for ice cream is eternal.

I dream of a never-ending summer. Quick, someone make my dreams come true.

If you like these, you might also want to check out our other lists of End of Summer Quotes, September Captions, Fall Captions, Fall Sayings and Fall Puns.

Short End of Summer Quotes

“How much of the year is spring and fall! how little can be called summer! The grass is no sooner grown than it begins to wither.” – Henry David Thoreau

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” — Sebastian Faulks

“Goodbye to you. Goodbye to everything that I knew. You were the one I loved. The one thing that I tried to hold onto.” — Michelle Branch, “Goodbye To You”

“Gone are the birds that were our summer guests.” — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Sweet, sweet burn of sun and summer wind, and you my friend, my new fun thing, my summer fling.” – K.D. Lang

Sunrise through the clouds with quotes about the end of summer by Whitman

“Cause I’ve got that sunshine in my pocket and that goodbye summer in my feet.” – Justin Timberlake

“At the end of the day, you can focus on what’s tearing you apart or what’s keeping you together.” – Calvin Harris

“The summer ends and we wonder where we are.” – Robert Peter Williams

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes.” – Hal Borland

“August, the summer’s last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.” – Henry Rollins

“With all these lovely tokens of September days are here, with summers best of weather and the autumns best of cheer.” – Helen Hunt Jackson

“Summer will end soon enough, and childhood as well.” – George R.R. Martin

“Every perfect summer’s gotta say good night.” – Lorde, “Big Star”

Person on bench looking at ocean with last summer days quotes by Oscar Wilde

“September tries its best to have us forget summer.” – Bernard Williams

“Summers come and go, but our love will never fade away.” – John Mayer

“Let’s dance in style, let’s dance for a while, heaven can wait, we’re only watching the summer fade.” – David Bowie

“The crickets felt it was their duty to warn everybody that summertime cannot last forever.”  ―E.B. White

– Sarah Helen Whitman

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – Sam Keen

“Autumn is the antidote to stifling summer.”

“We found love right where we are, but summer has come to an end.” – Ed Sheeran

“This morning, the sun endures past dawn. I realize that it is August: the summer’s last stand.”  – Sara Baume

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare

Clear sea water and cliffs with end of summer quotes by Taylor Swift

“Kiss me hard before you go, summertime sadness.” – Lana Del Rey, “Summertime Sadness”

“Closing time, every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Semisonic

“When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of beauty glides away.”

“Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August.” – Jenny Han, The Summer I Turned Pretty

“August slipped away like a bottle of wine.” — Taylor Swift, “august”

“Summer lovin’ had me a blast, but it’s time to say goodbye and have a blast this fall.” – Grease

“…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” – Oscar Wilde

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” —William Shakespeare

“I got a pocket, got a pocketful of sunshine and a heart full of summer memories.” – Natasha Bedingfield

“September was a thirty-days long goodbye to summer, to the season that left everybody both happy and weary of the warm, humid weather and the exhausting but thrilling adventures.” – Lea Malot

“Summer has always been good to me, even the bittersweet end, with the slanted yellow light.” ― Paul Monette

Person watching sunrise with quotes about August and summer by Sara Baume

“Why do spring and summer have to go?” – Joe Wheeler

“It is easy to forget now, how effervescent and free we all felt that summer.” – Anna Godbersen

“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.”

“August is that last flicker of fun and heat before everything fades and dies.” – Rasmenia Massoud

“The end-of-summer winds make people restless.” – Sebastian Faulks

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.” – John Steinbeck

“If June was the beginning of a hopeful summer, and July the juice middle, August was suddenly feeling like the bitter end.” – Sarah Dessen

“Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night.” – Hal Borland

“Our one wish is that the summer never ends!” – Paul Dini

Ocean and beach with funny end of summer quotes by Paul Dini

“The morning had dawned clear and cold, with a crispness that hinted at the end of summer.” – George R.R. Martin

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. — Peter Pan

So that is it for our list of End of Summer Captions. We hope you found the perfect one!

Woman holding up a clear chunk of ice on the beach

About the Author

Laynni Locke

I am Laynni Locke, a Canadian writer, reader and traveller with a passion for sharing life’s moments on social media. Keeping friends and family in the loop of our lives though photos and videos has become an essential activity for most.

And it doesn’t matter if you are travelling, celebrating a special occasion or just appreciating day-to-day life, when you take that perfect photo you are going to need the perfect caption or quote before you share it. Which is why we started Routinely Shares, providing comprehensive lists of quotes and captions to cover every occasion, adventure or loved one.

With extensive experience as a travel writer, social media specialist and grant writer, I have made it my mission to curate the best and easiest to use lists for your next post.

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