16 pictures as locals and visitors enjoy a taste of summer in Blackpool
Fantastic weather drew the crowds to Blackpool today as the resort sizzled - with temperatures hitting 18C.
The almost pre-pandemic views saw people enjoying the town's fantastic attractions, playing in the sand and sunbathing.
Yesterday people flocked to the local beer gardens as the weekend promised yet more fantastic weather.
Our photographer, Dan Martino, slapped on the sun cream and headed out to capture the packed promenade earlier today.