Fireworks, BBQ’s, great music and good vibes make the Fourth of July an epic celebration of America’s Independence Day. If you plan on hitting the beach this holiday, don’t forget these must-haves when packing for the party. Rock the red, white and blue in style.
The Surf Channel presents the “Top 10 Patriotic Beach Essentials For 4th of July Celebration.”
10. Festive Slippers
Whether you prefer to be barefoot at the beach or not, these Old Navy sandals are perfect for getting you to and from all your various activities. The cute design helps you show off your spirit while also protecting your feet from the hot sand. The best part is, if you buy 2 or more of these awesome printed flip flops, they’re only $5 each.
9. Waterproof Speakers
What is a celebration without music? These Ecoterra speakers from Ecoxgear are 100% waterproof, which makes them perfect to bring along to your Fourth of July activities at the beach. They’re also dirt resistant and shock proof so you can be sure that your iPhone, iPod, Blackberry and MP3 players are completely safe. Whether you’re swimming, at a BBQ, or enjoying the fireworks, these speakers are a must-have for a good time.
8. American Flag Sunglasses
- These American flag sunglasses are perfect for shielding your eyes from the sun in a patriotic way this holiday. Photo: Urban Outfitters
A good pair of sunglasses is key to protecting your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays while you’re enjoying America’s freedom this Thursday. Any pair of red, white or blue sunglasses will do the trick, or you could opt for a more festive version like this pair from Urban Outfitters. They’re also under $20 so you can get in the spirit without breaking the bank and worrying about sand damage or losing them.
6. Patriotic Nail Polish
- These patriotic colors from Essie can amp up any outfit this Fourth of July. Photo: Surf Channel/Maddy Washburn
Nail polish is perfect for showing off your festive spirit without having to spend lots of money. Essie’s bright colors won’t chip off at the beach or in the water and come in a wide variety of different shades. The colors above, “Bouncer It’s Me” and “Jelly Apple,” are only $8 and can easily be stowed in your bag for quick touch ups when needed. Beautify your nails this holiday in the most festive colors.
5. Sunscreen Lip Balm
Everyone loves an awesome flavored lip balm. These chapsticks from Sun Bum come in Key Lime, Coconut, Banana, Mango, Pink Guava and Pomegranate flavors. They also all contain SPF 30 so your lips won’t get burnt from being in the sun all day this Fourth of July. With their added Aloe and Vitamin E, all day moisturized lips are guaranteed. Good luck choosing your favorite flavor!
4. Water Resistant Tide Watch
If your Fourth of July plans include surfing or diving this year, then this watch is perfect for you. Freestyle Watches come in a variety of colors and styles for both men and women. They include a night vision backlight, dual times and are water resistant up to 100 meters. Along with increased band flexibility and a lifetime warranty, these watches are perfect for all your beach needs.
3. Colorful Fanny Pack
The fanny pack is making a comeback! Who wants to carry a giant bag at the beach? Fanny packs are perfect for carrying the essentials without having to lug around a bag or tote. Many come in a variety of sizes. This one from Victoria’s Secret is $25 and has enough space for your phone, money, ids, cards, sunscreen and other Fourth of July essentials. So pack up in style for America’s birthday with your very own fanny pack.
2.Sony Action Cam
Everyone loves to capture their memories, and what better way to do that this holiday than with a waterproof camera? The Sony Action Cam is wearable and can withstand extreme conditions like being submerged underwater up to 197 feet deep. The slow-motion ability is a great feature that allows full HD 1080. So whether you’re at the beach or in the pool this Fourth of July, you won’t have to worry about dropping your camera in the water.
2. The Perfect Fourth of July Bikini
- The perfect bikini is key for your Fourth of July festivities. Photo: Body Glove
Arguably, the most important part of your Fourth of July beach party is the suit. Whether you go full American flag or opt to mix and match with solid red, white and blue, bikinis are the perfect way to show off your spirit. This Body Glove bikini comes in several different patterns and allows you to mix and match to your liking.
Stars, stripes or solids, you’re sure to look great in whatever combination you choose. Photo: Body Glove
1. Surf Channel Hat
Everyone needs portable shade for the hot summer sun. These Surf Channel hats are perfect for any day out in the sun and the different shades of blue are a perfect match for the 4th of July! If you don’t already own one yourself, post your best barrel face on Instagram and hashtag #BarrelFace and @TheSurfChannel to enter to win a free hat!
Happy 4th of July from The Surf Channel team!