Families of all ages yesterday replaced the crowds of youths that had gathered at a Co Down beach and who "left a trail of chaos" just a day earlier.
One witness said up to "1,000" youths had congregated on Crawfordsburn Beach on Monday as people enjoyed the scorching day.
This came just days after the PSNI warned against gathering in large crowds at beauty spots due to Covid-19.
Yesterday afternoon was very much the calm after the storm as children, parents, grandparents and couples took advantage of the sunshine.
Some youths had come together to enjoy a barbecue but there was no alcohol present as police patrolled the area.
Breda Lavery from west Belfast said it was the first time she and her family had been out of the house together since the lockdown began.
"It's been busy enough at the beach today," she said. "We did see a big crowd of young people walking down to the beach but it's quiet enough.
"There should be more police about, but not so much this afternoon because it's all families out. I saw the pictures of the crowds last night."
Meanwhile, Pat Quinn from north Belfast was pleased to get some fresh air but it was actually the images of the crowds at the beach that made him want to visit.
"I go out for a walk most days for no more than half an hour but this is the first I've been out properly," stated Mr Quinn, who was sitting with his family. "I saw the crowds on TV yesterday and that's what made me come down today.
"The weather was supposed to be good so I thought I would take advantage. It's just great today.
"The crowds seemed very big yesterday and thankfully it's just not as big today.
"I've seen a lot of police knocking about and they've been walking around and talking to people. It's all families today, which is good."