Visitors enjoying the seaside at Hunstanton. Pictures: Ian Burt

Visitors flocked to the West Norfolk coast over the Bank Holiday weekend, making the most of the easing coronavirus restrictions.

Despite the changeable weather, day trippers made the most of the opportunity to get to the seaside, with Hunstanton beach attracting plenty of visitors.

A few hardy souls braved a dip in the sea, while paddle boarders made the most of Sunday’s weather before conditions took a turn for the worse on Bank Holiday Monday, which saw heavy rain and strong winds.

Police have thanked the public for their continued co-operation as the first bank holiday weekend with eased restrictions passed peacefully.

Superintendent Nathan Clark said: “We’ve seen good levels of compliance this weekend with the public and venues taking their responsibilities seriously, which we thank them for. 

“Bank holidays tend to be busier than normal weekends and businesses that did open were busy, with numbers tapering in the evening.

“While the weather probably played a part in this, it was encouraging to see that the majority of people were continuing to stick to the guidelines and play it safe.”