(NECN: Jennifer Eagan, Revere, Mass.) - For many New Englanders, the only way to find relief from Thursday's scorching heat was to hit the beach.
Between the water and the breeze coming off the ocean, there were plenty of New Englanders flocking to the beach, and they were still there at 5 p.m.
Summer is just beginning, and already hundreds are flocking to New England's shores, especially to classic beaches, such as Revere Beach.
Jennifer Eagan has more on the story.