Five tips for July 4 fireworks

Navarre Beach will be open and welcoming visitors with safe social distancing for Independence Day. We will have a fantastic fireworks display and uncrowded shorelines for the July 4 weekend. This year’s display will be shot from the end of the Navarre Beach Fishing Pier, gulf side, at 9 p.m., and will be visible from most of the southern side of the island.

To get the most out of your day, here are a few quick tips.

1. Arrive early, spread out

This is one of the busiest weekends for our beautiful beach, and it’s for good reason. Don’t leave the condo at 8 p.m. and expect to get a parking spot at the pier. Plan ahead to navigate the traffic. Or better yet, just plan to walk down from your condo.

And once on the shoreline, spread out. Look around before setting up at the first open spot at the end of the boardwalk. Just a little way to the left or right is likely to be plenty of space to spread out.

2. Stay hydrated

Florida is famous as the sunshine state, but sunshine means heat. No one wants to have to climb back over the dunes to make a run to the store. Be prepared. Bring lots of water. 

3. Keep the kiddos occupied

While visiting the beach, keep the kids entertained while waiting for the fun. A few sand toys can provide hours of entertainment. 

4. Plan ahead

With current events, situations are constantly changing. Our beaches will be open, but some stores may have modified hours and services. Have a plan for your day to remove any headache. Look to see which beachfront restaurants are open for service (we recommend Windjammers on the Pier), or pack a fun picnic for the family to each in the sunshine.

5. Relax

You’re set up on the shore. You have your supplies and your plan. Now, kick back and relax. It’s a vacation after all! Take it slow, and don’t sweat the small stuff.

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