15 Beach Wedding Cakes Perfect For Celebrations on the Shore

ocean-inspired wedding cake

So, you’re heading to the ocean to exchange vows. How magical indeed! First and foremost, you’ll find the perfect dress for an oceanfront wedding. But after that, it’s probably time to think about…cake! You can have your cake and eat it, too, on your wedding day. And with majestic ocean waves around, what’s more fitting than a decadent beach wedding cake?

When choosing a cake for your beach bash, think about the overall vibe. Maybe you lean into shades of blue and traditional nautical details. If you want to achieve something a bit more elegant in your aesthetic, try mimicking wave movements in frosting and decorations.

{above cake by Jasmine Rae Cakes}

Besides the artful details that emulate rolling ocean tides, these cakes just have a cerulean wow factor! When it comes to beach wedding cakes, your options are as endless as the sea itself. Whether you go all-in with a literal Davey Jones’s treat or prefer subtle seaside details, we have 15 confections perfect for your paradisal celebration.

Sea Foam and Coral

ocean-inspired wedding cake
cake: Autumn Nomad | photog: Lindsay Hackney | silk florals: afloral

As seen on GWS in our round-up of 12 gorgeous wedding cakes with movement

Coral Reef Beach Wedding Cake

coral reef cake
cake: Bon Vivant Cakes

Sea Glass Details

seaglass beach wedding cake
cake: Sweet Heather Anne

Nautical Layers

nautical beach wedding cake
cake: Ekat’s Couture Cakes

Crushing Beach Wedding Cake

beach wedding cake ideas
cake: Vanilla Bake Shop | photog: SDK Photo & Design

Waves on Waves

beach wedding cake ideas
cake: Tart and Tin | photog: AGS Photo Art

As seen on GWS from This Convertible Wedding Jumpsuit that Pairs Well With Every Shade of Blue

Sandy Minimalism

sandy beach wedding cake
cake: Hannah Matilda

Roll with the Tide

seaside wedding cake
cake: Autumn Nomad | photog: Kate Preftakes

Sculptural Sea

ocean-inspired cake
cake: Ekat’s Couture Cakes

Subtle Seaside

beachy cake ideas
cake: Sweet Heather Anne

Classic Summer Sky

cake for a beach wedding
cake: Cake Envy | floral: Ivy Marie Weddings | cart: Miss Milly’s

Foamy Seas

seafoam wedding cake
cake: LiMa Cakes


mermaid cake
cake: Bon Vivant Cakes

Beach Wedding Cake Goddess

mermaid cake
cake: April Rose Cake Art | photog: Kathrin Krok

From this Luxe Meets Boho for this Modern White Wedding in the Ruins of a German Abbey as seen on GWS