Bournemouth beach flooded with tourists on hottest day of the year
The beach was covered in litter the next day
Thousands of people descended on Bournemouth beach yesterday on the hottest day of the year.
Photos shared on Twitter show the beach rammed with locals and tourists alike. Videos shared on social media captured the moment hundreds arrived in the station on their way to the beach.
The large crowds of people proved divisive. Liberal Democrat spokeswoman Vikki Slade said on Twitter: “Please DO NOT come to Dorset yet.
“We are NOT ready. Hotels, attractions, museums and restaurants are closed. Your visit will be much more enjoyable if you come after July 4 when we will be fully prepared for your visit.”
Packed in like sardines on Bournemouth Beach today. Very likely huge amount of litter will remain when everyone decides to leave this evening 👎👎👎#lovewhereyoulive @Leaveonlyfootp2 @LitterFreeDrst pic.twitter.com/PWwwoBqd6f
— DORSET DEVILS (@dorsetdevils) June 24, 2020
Bournemouth Beach Today:
Let’s not forget the pandemic is far from over.
Rules may be relaxing but restrictions remain in place for a reason.
If they are ignored and the R value rises then tougher lockdown rules will return. Let’s stay alert to the dangers of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/hZakDIh21D
— Tobias Ellwood MP (@Tobias_Ellwood) June 24, 2020
Bournemouth beach today. (via PA pix)
Not sure this is even '1m plus' social distancing. pic.twitter.com/GQ9toEbswZ
— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) June 24, 2020
— Lightacandle (@lightacandleOTM) June 24, 2020
This was Bournemouth train station today sent by my sister. Other trains also as busy. Unbelievable. This is what lockdown looks like. Please go home! pic.twitter.com/XDS8yE9eDq
— Sophie (@SophietheOT) June 24, 2020
Please remember the updated guidance:
when the sun comes out the 2m rule goes down to 10cm, provided you mitigate the effect by wearing sunglasses and eating ice cream.#bournemouthbeach pic.twitter.com/tHeyNa48uN
— Parody Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson_MP) June 25, 2020
Bournemouth beach today…yet i can’t have a band play in the garden of my pub. Worlds gone mad 🤯 pic.twitter.com/LmVuUFTnd4
— The White Horse (@TheWhiteHorseLC) June 24, 2020
Photos taken early this morning show the beach covered in litter and abandoned tents:
How does this make you feel ?
— 𝐌𝐚𝐭𝐭 𝐏𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐫 (@Matt_Pinner) June 25, 2020
#Bournemouth beach today.
People are c***s 😡😡😡 pic.twitter.com/MwB0p0VH7w
— Mathew (@mathewthurgood) June 24, 2020
It’s difficult to condemn people for going to spend the day at #bournemouthbeach when, a day earlier, the PM was telling them it was their ‘patriotic duty’ to visit a pub.
This shit, however…this shit cannot be excused. pic.twitter.com/LmdZwqsWU3
— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) June 25, 2020
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