The sun is shining, the heat wave is in full swing and people in South Shields have been taking advantage of the warm weather by enjoying a day at the beach.
As temperatures continue to sore, Sandhaven beach has become the perfect spot to enjoy the sunshine for many in South Shields, with couples enjoying a day out, dogs cooling down in the sea and surfers taking advantage of the calm conditions.
Here are 14 photos of people enjoying the South Shields sunshine at Sandhaven beach on Monday, July 11.
1. Surfs up
Ashley Cave enjoys a surf in the sun at Sandhaven beach Photo: Stu Norton
2. Hot and sunny
Hot sunny day at Sandhaven Beach as a heatwave sweeps the country. Photo: Stu Norton
3. Cooling down
Resident walks in the sea at Sandhaven beach to cool down during the warm weather Photo: Stu Norton
4. Enjoying the sun
Beach goers enjoy the sun at Sandhaven beach Photo: Stu Norton