Is there any season that’s more fun than summer? While every season has something that makes it fantastic, summer is a time for vacations, warm weather, relaxing at the beach, and enjoying sunsets.
If you love summer, you might appreciate having a nice summer wallpaper or desktop background on your computer. You probably see your wallpaper a lot, so why not decorate it with something that creates happy thoughts?
This page features 50 amazing photos that are sure to make you appreciate summer even more.
Summer Wallpapers and Backgrounds
Pick one that you like the best (I know that will be a difficult decision) and click through to be able to download a high res version that you can set as your wallpaper or desktop background.
Beautiful Beach at Sunset
This picturesque beach sunset will make you feel like you’re there, rather than at your computer.
Beach from Above
Aerial photo that showcases a nice beach in beautiful blue water, plus some palm trees.
Beach from Above
Another beautiful aerial shot of the beach, this one without any trees.
This aerial photo looks down on a crowd of people on the beach and swimming in the ocean.
Palm Trees and Sunflare
Beautiful palm trees with a blue sky and sunflare.
A Drink and a View
This wallpaper may not help you to feel like getting any work done while you’re at the computer, but it will help you to appreciate summer.
A colorful sky with clouds to reflect the light and colors.
Ripples in the Water
You’ll be ready to jump in and cool off.
This closeup photo of a palm leaf makes an ideal summer wallpaper or background.
Scenic coastal landscape featuring a tall cliff along the beach, taken at sunset.
Relaxing on the Beach
Woman in a blue hat lying on a white sand beach with a beautiful view.
Palm Tree Silhouettes
Palm trees in front of a colorful sunset form nice silhouettes.
Sunset and Palm Trees
Another silhouette shot, this one looking at toward the ocean and towards the setting sun.
This stunning sunset photo features a colorful sky, clouds, and the silhouette of some palm leaves.
A colorful sky and silhouette of the tree line.
This photo features a quiet beach with nice sand and beautiful blue water.
Beautiful beach with no one in sight.
Sailboat on the water with the coast visible in the distance.
Sunset at the beach with some plants in the foreground.
A picturesque path leading to the beach.
Rows of Umbrellas
This aerial show features several rows of beach umbrellas that form a pattern.
Some of the best wallpapers and backgrounds are simple, like this photo of a colorful beach umbrella.
Closeup shot of a blue and white beach umbrella with a soft, cloudy sky in the background.
Another simple wallpaper, this one features a starfish on the beach.
Tropical beach with palm trees, sand, and blue water. A small island is visible in the distance.
Another tropical beach scene that features beautiful palm trees.
Boat on the Beach
A tropical beach with palm trees, blue water, and a small boat.
View from the window along the beach.
Closeup of blooming sunflower with a cloudy sky blue sky in the background.
Woman in Sunflower Field
Woman in a brown hat walking through a field of blooming sunflowers.
This minimalist photo of a swimming pool features vibrant colors.
Another minimalist photo that features four pineapples and plenty of whitespace.
Pineapple on the Beach
What’s better than a pineapple? Pineapple on the beach.
Open coconut lying on the beach in two halves under the shadow of a palm tree.
A cropped shot of a ferris wheel with a clear blue sky in the background.
Closeup shot of footprints in the sand and the ocean in the background.
Nothing says “summer” like relaxing on a raft in the pool.
Innertube and Pool
Bright green innertube floating on a pool with a blue floor.
Resting on a Palm Tree
Speaking of relaxing, this palm tree looks like a pretty good spot.
Scrabble blocks spelling “summer” on the beach with a blurred background.
View of a palm tree from below, with a blue sky and the sun above.
Palm Trees Along the Coast
Shallow beach with palm trees right along the water.
Sunglasses by the Pool
This simple photo works well as a desktop background with some open space for your icons.
Sunglasses on the Beach
Glistening sand with the ocean in the distance.
Sunglasses on the Beach
Another option with sunglasses on the beach and the ocean in the distance.
This photo of a beach ball floating in a pool features a simple background that makes it an excellent choice for desktop wallpaper.
Palm Trees and Sky
Beautiful composition that includes the top of many palm trees and gorgeous blue sky.
This photo shows the long palm tree trunks with a clear sky in the background.
Lone Palm Tree
A single palm tree on the beach with the ocean in the background.
Best Summer Ever
This simple message will remain right in front of you.
Frequently Asked Questions
1) Download the photo you want to use, 2) Right-click on the desktop and choose “Personalize,” 3) Make sure “Picture” is selected from the Background dropdown list, and 4) Browse your computer and select the photo you want to use as your wallpaper.
1) Download the photo you want to use, 2) choose the Apple menu > System Preferences.
Click “Desktop & Screen Saver,” 3) Select a folder of images on the left, then click an image on the right to change your desktop picture.
All of the photos showcased here are available in high-resolution. Click on the image on this page and it will lead you to the source where you can download the photo. When you download it, you’ll get the full-size high-res image to use as your wallpaper.
With this selection of photos, you’re sure to find a summer wallpaper or desktop background that you love. Although you might wish it would be summer all year, that’s not the case. Be sure to see our other blog posts to find other seasonal wallpaper: