PICTURE SPECIAL: Bank holiday fun at the seaside

It was fun in the sun for visitors to South Shields seafront as the Bank Holiday weather saved its best for last.

After indifferent weather on Saturday and Sunday, it was a magic Monday as temperatures rose and families travelled from far and wide to enjoy the coast.

Popular seafront attractions, including Marine Park, Ocean Beach Pleasure Park and the beaches, were all packed with people out enjoying themselves.

Mum Isobelle Landon, from Lemington, Newcastle, was spending quality time with her sons Dylan Corby, six, and Leon Corby, five, and their cousin Ryan Corby, nine, and his friend Robbie Henderson, 10.

She said: “I love it here, at the beach. It just has everything here for the kids. We always try and come down a couple of times at least.

“The kids love it and it’s something they look forward to.”

Grandad Rob Smith, from Washington, was also enjoying the seaside with his grandchildren Matilda, four, and one-year-old Dexter.

He said: “It’s just fantastic here and it has great facilities – everything you need for the children. And the weather is great.

“We always really enjoy coming to the beach at South Shields – it’s one of the best ones.”

The seafront skatepark was also busy with youngsters practising their tricks.

Dad Mark Severs, from Westoe, who was watching his son Felix, six, and daughter Tabitha, nine, as they enjoyed their afternoon on their scooters, said: “We are down here all the time.

“Felix loves it here, he’s always on his scooter. It’s fantastic here and gives them something to do. No doubt we will be back here again during the school holidays.”

Emma Arkley, spokesperson for Ocean Beach Pleasure Park said: “It’s great to see so many people enjoying themselves, and the weather is great too.”

Twitter: @shieldsgazlisa