Believe it or not, summer will be here before you know it, and now is the time when people are lining up their vacation plans. Whether you live in Massachusetts and are visiting another area or Massachusetts is your destination for a summer vacation this year, there's a good chance that spending time on the beach will be on your list of vacation attractions.

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Spending time on the beaches of Cape Cod is a popular choice with many Massachusetts tourists. Perhaps you want to check out the most popular beach in the state, Crane Beach in Ipswich. Just maybe you would like to visit a historic beach in Massachusetts which happens to be the first public beach in America.

The First Public Beach in America is Located in Massachusetts

That's right the first public beach in America is located in Massachusetts and has been designated as a National Historic Landmark. That beach is Revere Beach located in the City of Revere.

Here's a description of the beach per the City of Revere's website.

Located five miles North of Boston, the Revere Beach Reservation was the first public beach in the United States. The reservation, under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation, includes three miles of coastline lined with a variety of commercial and residential space for residents and visitors to enjoy.

Not only is Revere Beach the oldest public beach in America it's still open to visitors today. For hours, amenities, things to do on Revere Beach, and more, check out as the site has everything you need to know when visiting Revere Beach.

LOOK: Here are the 50 best beach towns in America

Every beach town has its share of pluses and minuses, which got us thinking about what makes a beach town the best one to live in. To find out, Stacker consulted data from WalletHub, released June 17, 2020, that compares U.S. beach towns. Ratings are based on six categories: affordability, weather, safety, economy, education and health, and quality of life. The cities ranged in population from 10,000 to 150,000, but they had to have at least one local beach listed on TripAdvisor. Read the full methodology here. From those rankings, we selected the top 50. Readers who live in California and Florida will be unsurprised to learn that many of towns featured here are in one of those two states.

Keep reading to see if your favorite beach town made the cut.

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READ ON: See the States Where People Live the Longest

Stacker used data from the 2020 County Health Rankings to rank every state's average life expectancy from lowest to highest. The 2020 County Health Rankings values were calculated using mortality counts from the 2016-2018 National Center for Health Statistics. The U.S. Census 2019 American Community Survey and America's Health Rankings Senior Report 2019 data were also used to provide demographics on the senior population of each state and the state's rank on senior health care, respectively.

Read on to learn the average life expectancy in each state.

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LOOK: The most extreme temperatures in the history of every state

Stacker consulted 2021 data from the NOAA's State Climate Extremes Committee (SCEC) to illustrate the hottest and coldest temperatures ever recorded in each state. Each slide also reveals the all-time highest 24-hour precipitation record and all-time highest 24-hour snowfall.

Keep reading to find out individual state records in alphabetical order.

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