Fun in the Sun: Celebs on the Beach

Now that July is here, we're ready to kick beach season into full swing. This means the ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans, less work, and more frolicking in the sun all summer long. Are you ready to feel the sand between your toes? See how Lupita Nyong'o, Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith, Serena Williams, and other celebs bring their sexy to the shore.

ESSENCE.COM Jun, 30, 2014

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The Smith's sure do know how to make even a regular day at the beach look super sexy.

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The Oscar winner hit the beach in Hawaii wearing a white two-piece bikini to show off her bikini body.

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Kelly Rowland (and her baby bump) take in some sun and surf.

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Beyonce takes a selfie on the ocean during a recent vacation.

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"The Beach Is My Friend," boasted a sun-splashed Keisha Knight Pulliam.

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Letoya Luckett is ready for a cool breeze and blue waters during a recent vacation.

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Chanel Iman and friend have some fun in the sun. The supermodel captioned the shot: "Life is a beach."

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Kimora Lee Simmons and daughters Ming Lee and Aoki Lee have some fun in the sun in St Barths.

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Kandi Burruss is celebrating BFF Fantasia's 30th birthday this week.

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Working mom Garcelle Beauvais treats her sons to a day on the beach before she shoots a new show in the evening.

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Denise Vasi and her pooch take in the sun and waves in Malibu Beach, California.

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Christian Milian frolicks in the ocean. "Life is like a beach ball," she wrote. "You never know where it's gonna land."

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Angela Simmons finds her "happy place" at the beach.

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Serena Williams flaunted her bikini body on the beach in Miami Beach last month. She even crashed a wedding in her bikini.