Scenes of pure joy from Scarborough as lockdown-weary families revel in bank holiday sunshine

Young and old alike embraced the Yorkshire coast over the bank holiday weekend as families flew kites, built sandcastles, and paddled in the sea.

Children fly kites on the beach against Scarborough's iconic backdrop.

After more than a year of lockdowns, and a wet and chilly start to the year, families flocked to the coast when the sun smiled down on Yorkshire over the bank holiday weekend.

This little duo brought their bucket and spade to the beach

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Trying out one of the most iconic beach toys
Hanging out by the harbour
A boy splashes in the sea, bucket in hand
Two women relax on deck chairs as the sun finally shines down on Yorkshire
The Scarborough seafront was packed with visitors
People clamoured for a good spot on the beach
The famous Scarborough seafront, brought back to life by visitors
Glorious weather for a trip to the beach