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In Pictures: Making a splash on sunny Saturday

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While temperatures have been cooler than Friday’s record for the year, the beach is still the place to be.

Day trippers have flocked to beaches across the country as the UK enjoys another day of sunshine after Friday’s record temperatures.

While the mercury is a fair bit lower than the 37.8C reached at Heathrow Airport, which made the last day of July the hottest of the year, the chance to cool off in the sea and in swimming pools has proven popular.

But in parts of the country – including Main Sands beach in Margate – concerns over the number of visitors mean some beaches have been closed in an effort to enforce social distancing.

Summer weather Aug 1st 2020
Day trippers have flocked to beaches across the country (Ben Birchall/PA)
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Swimmers cooling down in the sea (Ben Birchall/PA)
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A Pride flag seen flying on what should have been parade weekend in Brighton (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Police have been out in force to monitor numbers on promenades and beaches (Steve Parsons/PA)
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Reuben Hurst, 13, makes a splash as he cools down (Victoria Jones/PA)
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A canoeist on the River Thames (John Walton/PA)

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