How to Pose on the Beach Like a Model

If you’re willing to risk the safety of your phone this summer to snap a beach Instagram in the sand and surf, it better be worth it. Here, models like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, and Joan Smalls demonstrate how to take your best shot, from posing with pool floaties to do doing cartwheels on the beach. Or, if you’re Emily Ratajkowski, flaunting everything you’ve got like a pro. Together, they prove there’s no shame in sharing your beach body—whatever that may look like.

Joan Smalls
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Model Joan Smalls poses with flippers.

Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid
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Models Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner pose together on the back of a jet ski.

Kendall Jenner
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Model Kendall Jenner poses in a pink bathing suit on a matching pink swan pool floatie.

Elsa Hosk
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Victoria’s Secret model Elsa Hosk poses in the water while sitting on a chair, Flashdance style.

Diana Veras
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Model Diana Veras poses in a pink gingham bathing suit while sitting underneath a waterfall.

Izabel Goulart
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Model Izabel Goulart does cartwheels on the beach.

Irina Shayk
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Model Irina Shayk poses on a pool floatie shaped like lips.

Nina Agdal
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Model Nina Agdal lets her hair down while on the beach.

Paloma Elsesser
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Model Paloma Elsesser lounges in a leopard print bathing suit on a Prada beach towel.

Gisele Bundchen
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Model Gisele Bundchen does a ballerina-like leap while posing on the beach.

Jasmine Sanders and friends
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Model Jasmine Sanders poses with her friends while sitting in the shade of a cabana.

Hailey Baldwin
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Model Hailey Baldwin poses against a white wall, which matches her bathing suit.

Emily Ratajkowski
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Model Emily Ratajkowski shows off the view.