20 Unique Ocean Nails Design Ideas Perfect for Summer 2023

Written by Kristiyana Burdeva

Summer is a great time to try out something new, whether it’s a hairstyle that is currently trending or a fresh and fabulous manicure design. That being said, nothing really says summer more than getting your nails done in a gorgeous ocean nails design. Today at Deavita.net, we have gathered only the top 20 best ideas out there that can look good on practically anyone, no matter their nail shape or size. Are you ready to make your pick from some gorgeous ocean-inspired nail art?

Unique Ocean Nails Design for Summer 2023

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Up first, we have an amazing ocean nails design that basically has everything a girl can want from a summer manicure. You have different beautiful shades of blue, a mermaid-inspired nail, an aqua nail and of course, super cute ocean-inspired decorations! If you want to look like a serene mermaid, this is the nail look for you.

Blue & Gold Ocean Wave Nail Designs

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For anyone who is looking for something with a bit more sparkle and flare, you will be sure to fall in love with this stunning blue and gold ocean wave nail design. It’s a great look that will also catch the eye of anyone who glances at your nails. The design can be suitable for a shorter nail as well, but the bigger the size, the more of you get to see from this striking nail art.

Artistic Ocean Nails Design 2023

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Do you prefer nail art that is more detailed? I completely get you. While intricate manicure designs may take up more time to complete, they are surely worth it as you get an outstanding and unique work of art just for you. Having this ocean nail art design done for your nails in summer 2023 will certainly put you in the spotlight. And it looks great on short nails!

Palm Tree Ocean Summer Nails

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Another element that also calls to the best season of the year are palm trees. I mean, how can you have the perfect summer nails design without one? This summer 2023, opt for cute ombre-like ocean nails and have one nail done with a palm tree nail art as the accent in your gorgeous mani. Super cure, right?

Stunning Oceanic Glass Manicure

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I just can’t get enough of the coffin/ ballerina nail shape! My saved files on Pinterest are filled with images of these gorgeous nails. A coffin or ballerina shape certainly gives you a statement look, and with the right tutorial you can file them easily. An oceanic glass manicure will look absolutely stunning with this trendy nail shape, don’t you think?

Cute Beach Nails Design 2023

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Looking for a more beachy nail design? To enjoy your summer vacation at the beach house to the fullest, opt for these adorable water-spotted beach nails with gold embellishments and pearls. This beautiful design would look great on an oval or almond nail shape.

Ocean-inspired Abstract French Tips

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Can’t get enough of the abstract French nails trend? Then try this mesmerizing ocean-inspired abstract French tips manicure! The gorgeous nail art offers you with a super original mani perfect for the summer. And if you are sporting the coffin/ballerina nail shape, all the better.

Mesmerizing Sparkly Ocean Waves Design

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If you are in need of another summer nails design with some sparkle, I bet you will like this mesmerizing sparkly ocean waves manicure. Can you just picture how these nails will shine under the hot summer sun? I sure can. And the stunning manicure can also be pulled off by girls with shorter nails.

Sandy Polish with Beachy Water Spots

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Let’s include a beautiful nude colour in your next summer mani, shall we? A lot of ocean nails designs don’t feature sand, but this one does. A sandy nail polish will add a unique touch to your beach or ocean-inspired manicure. You can have one nail done to represent the ocean sand, and complete it with an eye-catching golden sea star embellishment.

Wavy French Tips Summer Manicure

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For a dashing twist on the classic French tips look, opt for ocean wave-inspired French nail tips. It’s a simple enough design, yet offers you with a chic and cute summery look. You can even try doing this ocean nails design at home by yourself with a little practice. Don’t forget the sparkle!

More Ocean Nails Designs for Summer 2023

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Charming ocean nails with shark nail art 

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Stormy ocean nails design for summer 2023

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Gorgeous ocean waves on tips nail art 

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Beautiful summer shell ocean nails

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Abstract ocean nails design with square shape

blue and purple abstract nail art

Stunning ocean nails design for long nails

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Ocean French nails tips for women over 50

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Kristiyana Burdeva is a content writer interested in the latest trends when it comes to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design and tattoos. She loves to travel, and often embarks on road trips with her friends. Kristiyana likes to spend time in nature, going on hikes and camping trips. Ever since she can remember, she has loved to share her personal thoughts and opinions through writing and enjoys reading classical literature works.   Experience 
  • Author at Deavita.net since 2022, Kristiyana has written over 300 articles on various topics related to hairstyles, fashion, makeup, interior design, tattoo art, healthy lifestyle and kitchen recipes.
  • Prior to working at Deavita.net, Kristiyana worked as a freelance writer for various projects.
  • Her interest in hairstyles started back in late 2016 when she first started experimenting with hair dyes, and has been dyeing her own hair and that of close acquaintances ever since
  • Kristiyana has experience in working for a beauty company that sells luxurious cosmetics, which sparked her interest in learning about and establishing a quality skincare routine.
  • When it comes to cooking, she loves trying out new recipes, especially ones with various kinds of spices and herbs, and enjoys cooking for her family and friends.
  • In her yearly years, Kristiyana was very fond of drawing and painting and went on to study Arts for a brief period, and follows many artists on social media till date, tattoo artists included.
Education  Kristiyana went on to study in a specialized high school for English and German, and her love for the languages continues to date. She obtained a bachelor's degree in English and American studies. During her studies, she wrote numerous essays, poetry works, short stories and translated different texts. She was also involved in many volunteering programs, where she helped to educate children that came from unstable communities, or projects connected with the European Solidarity Corps.

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