In Pictures: Sunseekers head to the beach as bank holiday brings blue skies

The bank holiday has arrived - and it has brought the sun with it.

Many people have been out and about enjoying the spring heatwave in a bid to forget the cold and wet weather of recent months.

Spring weather May 5th 2018
People take part in a game of beach volleyball on Boscombe beach in Dorset, as sun worshippers enjoyed the spring heatwave (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People watch a game of beach volleyball on Boscombe beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
For some, it was more relaxing to watch the beach volleyball rather than take part amid the soaring temperatures (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
The opportunity to cool down was too hard to resist for this child in the fountains at Granary Square in London (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
A stroll along Boscombe pier in Dorset was enjoyed by others ahead of what was forecast to be the hottest Bank Holiday Monday since records began (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
The average daytime high for the month of May is around 17C but it was in the 20s on Saturday (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
The warm weather attracted many to the beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
A paddle boarder takes to the water off Boscombe beach in Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Spring weather May 5th 2018
The mercury could hit 28C as people round off their three-day weekend (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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