The day out was complete with a seal appearance.

Nine pictures of Seaham in the sunshine as people – and one very happy seal – enjoy the warm weather

The hottest weekend of the year is in full swing – and what better place to enjoy the sunshine than the coast?

Saturday brought us another hot summer day, as temperatures soared above 20°C.

People headed to Seaham beach to make the most of the sunshine and stroll along the coast, reunite with friends or treat themselves to an ice cream.

Visitors were also treated to the surprise appearance of a seal which delighted the crowds with a show.

See photos of this brilliant day out in our gallery below.

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