The United States is home to more than 12,000 miles of coastline (12,383, to be exact). With all that land, there are more than a few hidden beaches that ocean-lovers have yet to find.
From coast to coast and tucked along the southern border sit some of the world’s best beaches, and they're just waiting for you to explore. And what better time to head to the beach than on Independence Day weekend?
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To help you make the most of the shoreline this Fourth of July, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most incredible beaches across the country — along with one cool event at each place that makes it worth your travels.