IN PICTURES: Beachgoers bask in the sun on the hottest day of the year yet

Thousands of people flocked to the beach on what was the hottest day of the year so far.

Bathers took advantage of the sunny weather with queues for ice cream and others braving the sea for a dip on Bank Holiday Monday.

Local forecaster Bournemouth & Poole Weather said temperatures reached 22.5C, making it the hottest day of the year so far.

Bournemouth Echo:

Other parts of the country have seen temperatures soar to very hot 24 ° C.

Beachfront parking lots were full by mid-morning, with many beaches in the council’s Beach Check app appearing busy.

Popular beaches included Sandbanks, Alum Chine, Durley Chine, and Mudeford.

Bournemouth Echo:

Bournemouth Echo:

Cllr Mohan Iyengar, Head of Tourism, Leisure and Culture Portfolio, said: “The weather has turned beautiful and the bank holiday weekend has been great. Hotels have been full and restaurants are busy, many more attractions registering a large number of visitors, but above all, it was a weekend without the need to intensify our response to the incident.

Bournemouth Echo:

“It is an honor to the officers of the council, the police, the fire department and other authorities who have worked throughout their work to ensure that everyone has a good and safe time.

Bournemouth Echo:

“This bodes well for the summer and we have a lot of reasons to be positive. The Coast Live Festival kicks off in June with over 200 events in our three cities, and the summer highlight with the Festival of the Air in September. We truly consolidate our position as the UK’s best seaside resort with beaches to be proud of and hospitality second to none.

Bournemouth Echo:

“But we will not be complacent. We have increased resources to act quickly and deal firmly with people who are disrespectful or who behave in disagreeable ways. Our message is to respect, protect and enjoy our beautiful seaside resort. People who do are welcome and we wish you a wonderful stay.




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