60 Hilarious Summer Puns That Were Mer-Maid to Share With Kids

Summer is all about lightening up the vibe and having good old-fashioned fun with the kids. What better way to get into a relaxed and carefree mood than by sharing a few funny summer puns and hilarious jokes with your kids, friends, co-workers, campers — just about anyone, of any age?

Yes, the clever quips on our list are silly, with plenty of eye-roll-worthy corny jokes about the beach, water, and sunshine, witty dad jokes, and short one-liners thrown into the mix. And no, these probably won’t win you any awards for the best original comedy routine. But the silliness and innocence of these summer puns and wordplays are all part of the fun.

Find a few of your favorite puns and jokes on our list and share them out loud in a group or party, as summer social media captions, on little notes in kids’ camp lunch boxes, wherever you like — and spread joy and smiles all summer long.

Feeling inspired? Keep the laughs going with more from our archive of jokes for all ages and seasons, including jokes for kids, autumn jokes, math jokes and puns, and birthday jokes.

Funny Summer Puns

funny summer pun about the sea
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When is it safe to dive into a pool? It deep ends.

Why did the seagrass blush? It saw the sea's bottom.

What’s brown and hairy and covered in sunscreen? A coconut on summer vacation.

What do you call a snowman in the summer time? A puddle.

Why did the battery go on summer vacation? He needed to recharge.

What did the beach say to the tide when it came in? Long time, no sea.

What kind of scientists sit under beach umbrellas? Paleontologists.

Why don’t fish take vacations? Because they’re in schools.

Why can’t basketball players take summer vacation? Traveling is not allowed.

What’s the difference between a piano and a fish? You can tune a piano but you can’t tuna fish.

How did the boy tide pool impress the girl tide pool? He showed off his mussels.

What’s the one vegetable not welcome on a cruise? A leek.

What’s stressed out and sits on the ocean floor? A nervous wreck.

What did the ice cream do when it got mad? It melted down.

Where do pet goldfish go on vacation? All around the globe.

Where do freshwater fish keep their money? In a river bank.

Why did the elephants get kicked out of the pool party? They dropped their trunks.

What did the news reporter say to the ice cream cone? Give me the scoop.

What happens when you throw a library full of books into the sea? You get a title wave.

Cute Summer Puns

funny summer pun about bananas
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What’s the coolest letter in the alphabet? Iced T.

Why don’t seashells shower? Because they wash up on the beach.

Where did the boat go when it got sick? Straight to the dock.

Why did the banana apply sunscreen? Because it peels.

What do you get when you combine an elephant and a whale? Swimming trunks.

Why do seagulls fly over the ocean? Because if they flew over the bay, they’d be bagels.

What does a frog drink in the summer? Diet croak.

How does the ocean stay up to date on the news? It follows current events.

What does bread do on summer vacation? It just loafs around.

Why did the bee do when it got too hot? Took of its yellow jacket.

What travels around the world while staying in the corner? A postage stamp.

Why don’t mummies go on summer vacation? They don’t want to relax and unwind.

Short Summer Puns

funny summer pun about sunglasses
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Where do sharks go on vacation? Finland.

Why do fish eat worms? They’re hooked.

Why did the clock take vacation? It needed to unwind.

What does the sun drink from? Sunglasses.

How does the sun cut its hair? Eclipse it.

What kind of race is never run? A pool race.

What do you call a poodle by the pool? A hot dog.

How do you know if the ocean is friendly? It waves.

What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.

What’s the best day to go to the beach? Sunday.

What kind of tree fits in your hand? A palm tree.

Why did the ice cream truck get stuck? Rocky road.

Summer Puns for Kids

funny summer pun about a seagull
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Why didn’t the crab share its lunch? It’s shellfish.

What do sheep eat in the summer? Baa-baa-cue.

Why does the ice cream cone get invited to all the parties? Because it’s cool.

Why did the detective show up at the beach party? He thought something fishy was going on.

How did the cucumber turn into a pickle? It went through a jarring experience.

What’s math teachers’ favorite season? Summer.

What do fish carry in their wallets? Sand dollars.

What do you call a witch who lives at the beach? A sandwich.

Why was the skeleton sad in the summer time? It had no body to go swimming with.

What did the baby corn say to the mommy corn? Where’s pop corn?

Why do fish swim in salt water? Because peppery water would make them sneeze.

How does the sun like its eggs? Sunny side up.

Why wasn’t the killer whale in a band? Because it was in the orca-stra.

Why was the fish swimming by himself? It dropped out of school.

Where do math teachers go on vacation? Times Square.

How did the seagull call his mom? On the shellphone.

Why did the teacher dive into the pool? To test the water.

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