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PICTURES: What some of you did on the hottest weekend of the year in Swansea Bay

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: May 19, 2014

  • Sunshine brings flocks of people to Aberavon seafront. Charlie Cavanagh, Luke Cavanah, Harry Llewellyn and Tilly Llewellyn pictured making sandcastles.

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SUNSEEKERS made their way to the beaches this weekend to make the most of the good weather, generating an early boost for businesses across South West Wales.

Temperatures reached a high of 20C yesterday and coastal business across the region reaped the rewards as the good weather translated into busy tills.

A lovely trip to Swansea Beach with my daughter Darci Frew, 2, from Clydach - Rachel Lewis.Jenny Rae Heavens - 30 of us walked Pen Y Fan on Saturday to raise money for a little girl called Lola who has AT Syndrome, Claire Louise Ahearne managed to raise an incredible amount for this special little girl

Many parts of the country were hotter than Marbella and Cannes.

Sunbathers headed to the beaches with Langland Bay busy both on Saturday and again yesterday.

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Crowds also flocked to Mumbles creating traffic queues by late yesterday as people headed home again.

Sunseekers on Langland Beach.

The Langland Brasserie in Langland Bay reported that customers were queuing out the door and down the steps at the weekend.

Camelia Fragiacomo, partner at the Langland Brasserie, said the business enjoyed a fantastic atmosphere throughout Saturday and Sunday.

She said: "We have been extremely busy this weekend.

"It felt like you were on holiday and everyone was so relaxed.

Sunseekers on Langland Beach.

"On Sunday morning we had people queuing outside at 8.45am even though we do not open until 10am.

"The beach was full with families out with their children and the atmosphere was lovely.

"On Saturday evening people did not want to go home because it was such nice weather into the night."

Elsewhere, owner of Castellamare restaurant Christian Diiulio said the atmosphere with them was equally as fantastic.

He said: "It has been a brilliant weekend.

Langland Beach on Saturday.

"It is a nice boost to the start of the summer season and great to see so many smiley faces.

"It has been nice and busy overall and really makes a difference to us.

"Hopefully it will continue."

A Met Office spokesman said: 'On Sunday areas of the south and Wales enjoyed temperatures in the early to mid-20s, reaching a peak of 25C.

Having fun in the water at Langland.

"That is way above the average temperature for this time of year, which is about 17C or 18C (64F)."

However, today and Tuesday will be more unsettled with some sun, showers in parts or longer spells of rain and cloud.

But, it should be brighter again by Wednesday.

Send pictures of how you enjoyed the sunny weather in Swansea Bay to paul.turner@swwmedia.co.ukWeather forecast Swansea

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