Beachgoers flocked to beaches in Burnham, Berrow and Brean on Saturday (August 8th) as hot summer weather arrived.
The beach in Burnham was busy with families and paddlers enjoying the sunshine on Saturday, as pictured in the video below.
Temperatures are predicted to be hot again today – and into Monday – reaching the high 20s ahead of thunderstorms from Tuesday onwards.
It comes as the RNLI has called on beachgoers to follow water safety advice and check local tide times and warning signs to keep safe.
Busy beaches that could risk people forgetting that coronavirus remains a threat, says Public Health England.
“Current guidance for England continues to limit social gatherings. You can meet in social gatherings of up to two households (including your support bubble) indoors and outdoors, while up to six people from different households can meet outdoors only,” says a spokesperson.
Steve Instance, water safety lead in the South West for the RNLI, said: “Of course we have got beautiful weather this weekend and people will want to be down at the beach. But it is hot and sunny weekends like this when we do unfortunately see tragedy.”
“So, we are urging people if you’re going to a beach, please choose a lifeguarded beach and look out for the red and yellow flags.”