From whales to coral to beautiful mermaids, ocean-themed coloring books allow so much room for creativity. Whether you just want to remember that trip to the ocean (ahh vacation here I come) or want to escape into a sea of bubbles and color, these books below are a great way destress! Check them out!

Ocean-Themed Adult Coloring Books (Updated for 2022)

Updated by Nicole in March, 2022. All of the original coloring books (the first 7) are still in print, but I figured it was time for a bit of an update. I’m actually in the process of updating all of my original adult coloring books posts. So even if you’ve already checked them all out, keep an eye out for more ideas.

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1. Lost Ocean

lost ocean coloring book for adults

From the same illustrator who created Enchanted Forest and Secret Garden, Lost Ocean is a fantastic coloring book that tops the best seller lists! This book is yet another gorgeous journey, this time underwater to beautiful designs full of whales, dolphins, coral and all kids of ocean life. If you’re looking for a gorgeous book that will keep you coloring for days on end, these intricate pages are the ones you want!

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Lost Ocean: An Inky Adventure and Coloring Book for Adults
  • Disappear into another world of imagination and creativity with intricate, detailed pen and ink illustrations.
  • The enchanted underwater scenes offer hours of creative enrichment promising a stunning finished work.
  • Discover the shipwrecks, coral reefs, pirate treasure.
  • Basford, Johanna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 80 Pages - 10/27/2015 (Publication Date) - Penguin Life (Publisher)

2. Ocean Wonders Color Art For Everyone

ocean adult coloring book

If you like to color lots of patterns, then the Ocean Wonders Color Art For Everyone book is one you should try! This book features twenty four designs that are all on one side of the perforated pages. The images which include sea life animals and other oceanscapes (such as boats!) This book takes images and repeats them over and over to make full page patterned pictures, so kind of a cross between coloring a picture and coloring a mandala.  This is a great book for beginners!

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Ocean Wonders | Color Art for Everyone - Leisure Arts (6703)
  • Leisure Arts (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 08/15/2015 (Publication Date) - Leisure Arts (Publisher)

3. Color Me Mindful: Underwater

11 Adult Coloring Books For Everyone Who Loves The Ocean

Are you ready to slip into a state of mindfulness? These fun designs on Color Me Mindful: Underwater filled with fish, turtles, coral and more! This book includes fifty designs, but images are double sided and not perforated to remove. This is a good book to use colored pencils with!

Color Me Mindful: Underwater (1)
  • Gallery Books
  • Catris, Anastasia (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 08/25/2015 (Publication Date) - Gallery Books (Publisher)

4. Creative Haven Seascape

creative haven seascape coloring book

Creative Haven never disappoints when it comes to great adult coloring books, and the Creative Haven Seascape book doesn’t disappoint! Explore nature’s underwater gorgeousness and find unique sealife including blue sharks, moon jellies and even diving penguins. This is more of an all ages book, but adults will love delving into the flowing illustrations. This book includes thirty-one images, and you can color with colored pencils, pens, markers or almost any coloring implement as pages are thick and single sided.

Creative Haven SeaScapes Coloring Book (Creative Haven Coloring Books)
  • Dover Publications
  • Wynne, Patricia J. (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 06/19/2013 (Publication Date) - Dover Publications (Publisher)

5. Coral Reef Coloring Book

Coral Reef Coloring Book adult

Looking for a book full of more accurate pictures of reeds, fish and corals? The Coral Reef Coloring Book from Dover Publications will give you such a pretty glimpse into the world underwater. Expect these forty-seven pages to have lots of detail work, and this book is best colored with pencils but produces lovely images.

Coral Reef Coloring Book (Dover Sea Life Coloring Books)
  • Dover Publications
  • Ruth Soffer (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 48 Pages - 07/06/1995 (Publication Date) - Dover Publications (Publisher)

6. Inky Ocean

inky ocean coloring book

Inky Ocean is a fun but very detailed fantasy style book Stocked full of fifty one designs; between the pages you’ll find seashells, bubbles, mermaids and whale. Expect a mix of real and mythical in this book. Pages are double sided, but very relaxing patterns!

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Inky Ocean: Creative colouring with quests (Inky Colouring books)
  • Elliston, Helen (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 106 Pages - 09/30/2015 (Publication Date) - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (Publisher)

7. National Geographic Magnificent Ocean

National Geographic Magnificent Ocean coloring book

Take the beautiful nature images from National Geographic and add them in as coloring book images and what do you get? National Geographic Magnificent Ocean is ready for your colored pencils. These images seem like they truly are edited from National Geographic Images so expect lots of details, but it truly makes a great gift!

National Geographic Magnificent Ocean: A Coloring Book
  • National Geographic Society
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 96 Pages - 10/14/2016 (Publication Date) - National Geographic (Publisher)

8. Color & Frame – Ocean Treasure

Ocean-themed adult coloring book

With thicker-than-average pages and one-sided designs, everything about this ocean-themed coloring book screams “frame me,” and not in the criminal sense of the word. The Color & Frame Ocean Treasure book comes with 31 different soothing beachy designs that will help wash away all of your stress.

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Color & Frame - Ocean Treasures (Adult Coloring Book)
  • New Seasons (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 64 Pages - 05/16/2020 (Publication Date) - New Seasons (Publisher)

9. Ocean Wildlife Coloring Book

Ocean Wildlife Coloring Book

From Arctic ocean penguins to Pacific coast sea lions to majestic Atlantic whales, the Ocean Wildlife Coloring Book features 25 gorgeous hand drawn sea creatures on single-sided pages. Thanks to the “no bleed” design, you can even use markers to bring these critters to life.

Ocean Wildlife Coloring Book: An Adult Coloring Book Featuring Beautiful Sea Animals, Tropical Fish, Coral Reefs and Ocean Wildlife for Stress Relief and Relaxation
  • Cafe, Coloring Book (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 58 Pages - 03/02/2021 (Publication Date) - Independently published (Publisher)

10. Mythographic Color and Discover: Aquatic: An Artist’s Coloring Book of Underwater Illusions and Hidden Objects

Mythographic Color and Discover ocean

Part coloring book, part hidden objects game, and all fun…this is probably one of the most unique ocean-themed adult coloring books. The Mythographic Aquatic book includes 50 incredible illustrations created by graphic designer Joseph Catimbang on single-sided perforated pages.

Mythographic Color and Discover: Aquatic: An Artist's Coloring Book of Underwater Illusions and Hidden Objects
  • Catimbang, Joseph (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 112 Pages - 10/08/2019 (Publication Date) - Castle Point Books (Publisher)

11. Mermaids – Calm Ocean Coloring Collection 

Mermaids - Calm Ocean Coloring Collection

If you’re new to adult coloring and love all things fantasy-related, this is a great started book. Not so much because of the pictures themselves, which are very beautifully detailed, but because you get two copies of every design. That way, you can experiment with colors and mediums with one, then color a frame-worthy version of the other.

Mermaids - Calm Ocean Coloring Collection (Fantasy Coloring by Selina)
  • Fenech, Selina (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 107 Pages - 05/31/2015 (Publication Date) - Fairies and Fantasy Pty Ltd (Publisher)

So what do you think about the ocean themed adult coloring books? Tell me which one you are loving in the comments!

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