41 best pictures as families flocked to Portsmouth beaches on hottest day of year

IT was the hottest July day on record in the UK yesterday and Portsmouth residents certainly made the most of the good weather.

Friday, 26th July 2019, 5:25 pm
Portsmouth beaches were very busy yesterday - (190725-3281)

People of all ages flocked to the beach to enjoy the warm temperatures while they lasted. The News sent our photographers out and about across the area and here are the best pictures they took. 

Great fun for Edward Atwill (4) from Old Portsmouth, sea water and a few pots..... he needs no more !
Laura Atwill from Old Portsmouth with her son Edward Atwill (4) - (190725-5008)

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(left to right) Sally Hardwick from Southsea with her friend Josie Ogram from Petersfield - (190725-5053)
A sunny day out for this Gosport family who were catching far too much sun ! - (left to right) Liam Saunders (33) with baby Roxie Saunders (10 months), Isobel Price and Kelly Saunders (37) - (190725-5078)
(left to right) Paul Danes (63) with Bob Hunter also 63 years old - (190725-5103)
The Grant family did not reach the beach until late afternoon at Southsea but it was still very, very hot indeed ! - (190725-5095)
Sue Ludwig with her dogs and granddaughter Marina Cooke take a breather on The Esplanade at Southsea - (190725-5085)
(left to right) Dharma Stanhope (21), Cally Stanhope (21), Sophie Woodacre (24) and Tina Harris (52) - (190725-5040)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-5030)
A pot of sea water, and another, and another, and another ....for Finley Turner (4) - (190725-5000)
There is very little sand at Old Portsmouth for Holly Turner (30 months) but she was still having great fun filling her pot ! - (190725-4989)
(left to right) Noah Carter (28), Jodie Meakin (34) with baby Solaris Alderson-Meakin (5 months), Luke Alderson (35) and Sophie Carter (33) - (190725-4986)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-4977)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-4973)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-4970)
(left to right) Saffron Moore, Layla Stanton, Mae Deans and Milly Streten enjoy the sun in Old Portsmouth beneath The Hot Walls - (190725-4961)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-4951)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-4948)
(left to right) Vanessa Mason, Barry Mason, Frank Mason, and Tina Mason on a day out from Guildford - (190725-4946)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-3329)
Children play on the beach - (190725-3327)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches yesterday - (190725-3325)
Relaxing at the beach - (190725-3324)
Families down at the beach yesterday - (190725-3318)
Residents and tourists flocked to the beach to make the most of the warm weather - (190725-3313)
Yesterday was the hottest July day on record in the UK - (190725-3310)
People young and old all headed down to our local beaches yesterday - (190725-3307)
Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth beaches were all particularly popular with sun worshippers - (190725-3305)
Soaking up the sun at the beach - (190725-3302)
Relaxing at the beach - (190725-3298)
It was a good day to work on a tan - (190725-3295)
Families flocked to the beaches yesterday - (190725-3292)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-3290)
The extremely hot weather attracted big crowds to our local beaches, with all of Southsea, Eastney and Old Portsmouth being particularly attractive to sun worshippers - (190725-3286)
Families go for a dip to cool down - (190725-3283)
Going for a swim to cool down - (190725-3282)
Portsmouth beaches were very busy yesterday - (190725-3281)
Charlie Parrott 16 in a canoe at Stokes Bay
Swimming with friends, James Hitchcock, Dean Fentum, Brad Sealey and Brad Lotts - at Stokes Bay
Kelly Xuereb and Libby Guile with Jasmine 3, Sophia 4 and Teddy 1 at Stokes Bay
St Vincent college girls having fun in the sun at Stokes Bay