GLORIOUS sunshine helped bring out more than 2,000 people to a Low Tide Day at Seaham during the weekend.
Organisers of the coastal fun event said they were shocked at the unprecedented number of people who came along to take part.
More than 150 enjoyed a rock pool ramble on the beach while hundreds more got stuck into games and activities.
Niall Benson, heritage coast officer, said they could not have wished for a better day.
He added: “It’s been fantastic – our busiest ever.
“Standing in Seaham Hall beach car park and looking down on everything that’s been happening here, it really makes you appreciate where you live.
“To the north we can see Roker and to the south, North Yorkshire.
“So many families have come along and I think we have the weather to thank for that.”
Mark and Jane Harrison, along with children Emily, five, and William, three, were out enjoying the sunshine,
Mark, from Murton, said: “It’s been lovely down here today, plenty to do and see. It makes a big difference when the sun shines.”