Five Best Beaches to Celebrate the Fourth of July

Five Best Beaches to Celebrate the Fourth of July

In the spirit of coastal entertaining, we’ve decided to bring one of our passions to life and provide you with a list of the best locations to celebrate fourth of July. These awesome destinations are perfect for family, friends, and couples alike, so there is a destination for everyone. Regardless of the beach you choose, make sure to bring along your favorite Nautical Board for supper time. Read along for our favorite destinations!

Fourth of July Travel with Nautical Boards

Edgartown, Massachusetts

A New England gem, Edgartown, Massachusetts is nestled on the beautiful coastal island of Martha’s Vineyard. This spot is beautiful in the summer and a great place to beat the heat if you’re coming from the south. Each year the whole town celebrates all day on the fourth with a wide variety of activities and ends with a bang at the Memorial Wharf fireworks show!

Key West, Florida

Located at the southernmost tip of Florida, this sweet little island feels like a world of its own. Although it may be a little harder to get there, heading to Key West for Independence Day is definitely worth it. Spend the day exploring town, snorkeling in crystal clear waters, or relaxing on one of their quaint beaches. End the day watching fireworks on land or pay a small fee for a boat cruise to fully enjoy the show.

Monterey Bay, California

Located just a few hours from San Francisco, Monterey Bay can be described as a quaint but breathtaking beach town bursting with activities for all types of people. Spend the day exploring the town and watching their Independence Day parade, driving to see the redwoods, going to the aquarium, or on the famous beaches of Big Sur. Once your daily activities have finished, eat a delicious meal in town and enjoy fireworks. Wherever you’re traveling from, this spot is worth it.

Fourth of July Fireworks Martha's VineyardMontauk, New York

If you’ve been dreaming of visiting the Hamptons, then this is the spot for you. Montauk is a gorgeous beach town with thousands of acres of parks and beaches plus great dining and shopping options. It’s location on the easternmost tip of Long Island keeps this spot quiet compared to other areas of the Hamptons. Although it may be a bit busier on the 4th of July, this slow moving town is just as relaxing. Make sure to set a reminder for the firework show that kicks off at 9pm because it’s something you won’t want to miss.

Catalina Island, California

Located off the coast of California near Los Angeles, Catalina Island boasts beautiful beaches and parks, plus views from every angle. They have a big celebration each year including hosting the USC Marching Band for their annual parade and a gorgeous fireworks show over Avalon Bay. Stay overnight in a hotel or campground, or take the ferry over for the day to enjoy the coastal celebration.

Hopefully this guide brought you bit of 4th of July inspiration and a bit of a travel bug. If you have room, don’t forget to bring your favorite nautical board along for patriotic snack time after a long day. As always, feel free to reach out to us here if you have any questions - we’re happy to help!

(Photo courtesy of Palm Beach Lately)