People herded to Southend beach to enjoy the sunny climate while they could before many are forced back to work for Monday and Tuesday’s intense heatwave. Though the most sizzling temperatures are still yet to come, as it smashed a sweltering 31C in Southend on Sea, attracting hundreds if not thousands of visitors to the Thames Estuary.
As one of the busiest beaches in Essex. Southend is packed on most sunny weekends and this one has been no different, with photographs illustrating the sand obscured from sight as groups sat shoulder to shoulder (July 17), and the seaside city has a long sandy beach and calm waters, ideal for a dip on a hot day.
With attractions such as Adventure Island and the pier, Southend has an abundance of places for tourists to enjoy and the hot weather draws people in from around the county and adjacent regions.
Pictures of the beach show umbrellas and towels on the sand, with plenty of people taking to the water for a swim to cool down, and although the sand was extremely packed, there was plenty of room for paddlers.