The crowds came after the Met Office forecasted plenty of summer sunshine for the bank holiday weekend.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, thousands of people have travelled to Devon to enjoy a trip to the seaside. Pictures taken yesterday show many families out enjoying the sunshine.
Remember to social distance
Last week Devon’s Director of Public Health said a spike in coronavirus cases across Devon, which has seen the number of positive results more than triple in recent weeks, is down to holidaymakers returning from their travels.
While the number of cases in Devon remain very low compared to the rest of the country and below the national average, the average number of cases being confirmed a day has risen from less than two at the start of August to six.
Last week, there were 102 new coronavirus cases in Devon and Cornwall – with 83 in Devon and 19 in Cornwall.
In an attempt to remind the public, Cornwall Council has asked people to keep following the social distancing rules as best they can in both towns and beaches.
A spokesperson for the council said: ”Social distancing rules still apply whether you’re in town or visiting the beach.
”Keep your distance from people you don’t live with.
”Avoid overcrowded areas.”
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