Visit Sandbridge Beach for the 4th of July

The laid-back coastal vibes of Sandbridge Beach offer an ideal place to celebrate the 4th of July holiday. With beautiful beaches, a relaxed atmosphere and patriotic holiday events, it’s the perfect destination for an unforgettable Independence Day getaway. 

What to Expect

Sandbridge Beach in early July offers warm, sunny weather with average temperatures in the mid-80s (F), making it a wonderful time of year to visit. The water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean are comfortable, typically hovering around 75°F, so it's an ideal time for swimming, surfing and other water activities. 

Sandbridge Beach is a popular destination for the 4th of July, so you may encounter more traffic and larger crowds at popular attractions. While the beaches can get moderately crowded during this time of year, Sandbridge Beach has a more tranquil ambiance compared to the bustling Virginia Beach oceanfront area, so you can look forward to a relaxed experience in this beach town.


Summer in Sandbridge Beach is the perfect time to enjoy outdoor activities like fishing, watersports, or cooling off at the Ocean Breeze water park. Nature lovers will love hiking the scenic trails or kayaking the peaceful waterways at nearby False Cape State Park or First Landing State Park. Sandbridge Beach is also an excellent stargazing spot, so once the sky is dark, head outside to enjoy the summer ocean breeze while you look up to find constellations

4th of July Events and Activities

The week of 4th of July is filled with a ton excitement in Sandbridge Beach. This is a great time to enjoy a beach day, whether you are playing beach games, combing the sand for hidden treasures, or heading out for some fun on the water. Many of our guests also like to BBQ at their vacation rental and host friends and family for a day of fun. Several of our Sandbridge rentals feature expansive outdoor areas with private pools, bars, and lawn games. Play a game of sand volleyball, have a ping pong tournament, throw some horseshoes, or play a round of cornhole - the options for entertainment are endless at our Sandbridge Beach homes!

Throughout the week leading up to Independence Day, local restaurants and businesses often have special promotions, live music, pop-up markets and themed events to commemorate the holiday. On July 4th, there are a few events in the area that offer up family-friendly fun and patriotic festivities.

4th of July Parade and Fireworks

One of the highlights is the annual 4th of July Sandbridge Beach Boat Parade. This beloved tradition features a colorful procession of patriotically decorated boats cruising through Osprey Bay. The parade typically starts around 7pm, and it ends with in a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm over Back Bay. 

In nearby Virginia Beach, two events pull out all the stops to celebrate the nation’s independence. The Stars and Stripes Celebration along the beach has multiple stages with live music and an offshore fireworks display visible from anywhere along the beach. Further inland, the July 4th Celebration at Mount Trashmore includes food trucks and live music, as well as a fireworks display.

If you are ready to experience an easygoing and festive 4th of July holiday on the ocean, Sandbridge Beach is waiting for you! Book your vacation rental today and start dreaming of your summer holiday escape.

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