ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla. -- Thousands of people celebrated the Fourth of July by hitting the beach today.
According to Jeremy Robshaw, spokesperson for St. Johns County Fire Rescue, Independence Day is one of the biggest days for beachgoers all year.
"Fourth of July is kind of right in the middle of the summer," said Robshaw. "It's right when people are getting into their routines. So, we generally see a large beach crowd, especially when we have such great weather."
Unlike the other two biggest beach days, Memorial Day and Labor Day, the Fourth is not only a time for people to enjoy the beach, but also a time to show off their patriotism.