Nantasket beach packed with eager beach goers
HULL, Mass. (WHDH) -- Temperatures soared well into the 90s Wednesday causing many people to flock to the beach to cool off.
The main drag into Nantasket Beach was jammed with cars and parking lots were just about full before 12 p.m. Wednesday as people tried to beat the heat on the first day of summer.
“It’s a long beach to walk -- great long beach, I like it,” said one woman.
“It’s pretty hot out here. I’m trying to get in the water. The water looks nice,” said Louis Brown.
High temperatures soared into the mid to upper 90s and a heat index was up near 100 degrees people got to the beach early.
“We’ve been here since eight in the morning,” said Melanie Oliveria, a Hanover high student. “[We] got up really early to get a parking spot.”
"Finally out of school this week," said Helena Debuccia.
DCR announced there would be lifeguards at Nantasket Beach on Wednesday, but they were nowhere to be found. DCR told 7News they were unable to fully staff the beach, but two thirds of the lifeguards did show up.
There was a festival atmosphere at the beach with a carnival overlooking the inviting ocean and surfers doing their best they can with waves that won’t remind anyone of Hawaii.
All in all, beach goers had a great day.