In Pictures: Britons head to coast on sun-kissed Saturday

The Met Office said the mercury could reach as high as 24C in some southern areas.

People enjoy the sun from Bournemouth pier
People enjoy the sun from Bournemouth pier

People across Britain are out enjoying the fine weather, with temperatures forecast to rise into the mid-20Cs.

Bournemouth beach
In Bournemouth, Dorset, beach-goers were out early to make the most of the sunshine (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Even the goats grazing on the cliffs above the beach took time to rest in the heat (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Before butting heads in the precarious position (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Bournemouth pier
Day-trippers walk along Bournemouth pier to enjoy the views (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Bournemouth pier
People watch on as some dare to try the zip wire from Bournemouth pier to the beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Paddle boarder
A man paddle boards in the sea off Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Further along the coast at Boscombe beach, a paraglider takes to the skies above the cliffs (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People on beach
The sun was shining the length and breadth of Britain, and people enjoyed the weather on Whitley Bay beach on the north-east coast (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Bluebells in bloom
Bluebells were in full bloom at St Mary’s Lighthouse near Whitley Bay (Owen Humphreys/PA)
Royal Windsor Horse Show
The weather was also glorious at the Royal Windsor Horse Show (Steve Parsons/PA)

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