Thousands of sunseekers have flocked to Bournemouth beach amid scorching Bank Holiday temperatures.

The seafront has been packed since this morning despite the message to observe social distancing.

It follows Boris Johnson's introduction of measures to reduce the severity of lockdown.

A sign is ignored along the seafront Credit: PA

Just before midday, BCP Council tweeted that their seafront car parks were full, and urged sun seekers to think twice before visiting the coast.

While visitors try to self-distance, there's no denying that the beaches are busy Credit: PA

Speaking on Saturday Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Underwood said the numbers of people arriving at Bournemouth and other beaches in the county were an issue:

"And of course there is the obvious dilemma of the lockdown reducing and normal policing picking up starting to realise itself.

Martin Underwood,Dorset's Police and Crime Commissioner