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In Pictures: Basking on the beach in bank holiday sunshine

Sun-seekers seized the opportunity to top up their tans.

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Crowds enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Crowds enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Crowds enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Britons made the most of eased lockdown restrictions on Bank Holiday Monday, flocking to beaches to soak up the sunshine.

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People enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

People enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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People enjoy the hot weather on Bournemouth beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Taking to the water in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Taking to the water in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Taking to the water in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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The beach by Boscombe Pier soon filled up, with a warning displayed overhead (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The beach by Boscombe Pier soon filled up, with a warning displayed overhead (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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The beach by Boscombe Pier soon filled up, with a warning displayed overhead (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Bournemouth beach was packed by lunchtime (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Bournemouth beach was packed by lunchtime (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Bournemouth beach was packed by lunchtime (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Strolling along Boscombe pier (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Strolling along Boscombe pier (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Strolling along Boscombe pier (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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A busy Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

A busy Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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A busy Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Keeping fit in the sunshine (Andrew Matthews/PA)

Keeping fit in the sunshine (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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Keeping fit in the sunshine (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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There were quieter scenes on Worthing beach in West Sussex (Michael Drummond/PA)

There were quieter scenes on Worthing beach in West Sussex (Michael Drummond/PA)

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There were quieter scenes on Worthing beach in West Sussex (Michael Drummond/PA)

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There were also fewer people out and about in Barry Island, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

There were also fewer people out and about in Barry Island, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

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There were also fewer people out and about in Barry Island, Wales (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Enjoying the sunshine in Barry Island (Ben Birchall/PA)

Enjoying the sunshine in Barry Island (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Enjoying the sunshine in Barry Island (Ben Birchall/PA)

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Meanwhile, people enjoyed the hot weather on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

Meanwhile, people enjoyed the hot weather on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Meanwhile, people enjoyed the hot weather on the Long Walk at Windsor Castle, Berkshire (Steve Parsons/PA)

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Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales saw traffic grind to a halt (Danny Lawson/PA)

Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales saw traffic grind to a halt (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Burnsall in the Yorkshire Dales saw traffic grind to a halt (Danny Lawson/PA)

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(Left to right) Kate Wormald, Lizzie Walker, Fiona Oddy and Millie Arnison enjoy the sunshine at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

(Left to right) Kate Wormald, Lizzie Walker, Fiona Oddy and Millie Arnison enjoy the sunshine at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

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(Left to right) Kate Wormald, Lizzie Walker, Fiona Oddy and Millie Arnison enjoy the sunshine at Bolton Abbey in North Yorkshire (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Crossing the stepping stones on the River Wharfe in front of Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

Crossing the stepping stones on the River Wharfe in front of Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Crossing the stepping stones on the River Wharfe in front of Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Time for a paddle at Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

Time for a paddle at Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

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Time for a paddle at Bolton Abbey (Danny Lawson/PA)

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