Most of Britain has been enjoying sunny and dry conditions over the Easter weekend, with temperatures tipped to reach 27C in some parts of the country by Monday.

Many people took advantage of the warm weather by heading to the beach on what the Met Office described as a “glorious day”.

Joggers run along sea front
A group of runners take a morning jog along the sea front in Bournemouth (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Scarborough beach
Space was at a premium on Scarborough beach (Danny Lawson/PA)
A paddle boarder off Boscombe beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
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Cyclists make their way past beach huts (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People on Bournemouth beach
People enjoy the hot weather at Bournemouth beach (Andrew Matthews/PA)
People playing beach volleyball (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Body surfing
Ivy Beckitt cooled off in the water at Scarborough (Danny Lawson/PA)
Scarborough beach
Some people, such as these sunbathers in Scarborough, took the chance for some relaxation (Danny Lawson/PA)
Boats on river
Some people took to the water to cruise the River Bure in Wroxham, on the Norfolk Broads (Joe Giddens/PA)
People enjoy the sunshine at Boscombe beach, Dorset (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Man on zip wire
A man takes a ride on a zip wire amid the balmy weather (Andrew Matthews/PA)
Dog in sea
It was hot weather for dogs in Scarborough, but this lab cooled off in the water (Danny Lawson/PA)
Boat daytrippers
A packed paddle steamer heads out along the River Bure on the Norfolk Broads (Joe Giddens/PA)

And, away from the beach…

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A field of rapeseed near Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, with a clear blue sky (Danny Lawson/PA)