These shocking photographs showing the litter and rubbish left behind after crowds left Bournemouth beach yesterday. 

On Wednesday, thousands of people travelled to the Dorset coast to make the most of the hottest day of the year so far.

Images showed the beaches were packed with sunseekers at temperatures exceeded 30C. 

But now a fresh set of photographs shows the impact of that volume of tourists in a short space of time.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Beer cans, bottles, boxes and plastic bags were left behind by daytrippers who flocked to the coast on what was the hottest day of the year so far.

Basingstoke Gazette:

Photographer Matt Pinner captured the disappointing scenes on the beach at 4.30am this morning.

A number of tents could also be seen on the sand despite camping on the beaches not being allowed.

Bournemouth is a popular destination for residents in Basingstoke, North Hampshire and West Berkshire. It is one of the easiest sandy beaches to travel to. 

Basingstoke Gazette:

Bournemouth litter picking group also went out on Wednesday evening to carry out a litter pick and urged visitors to take responsibility for their litter. 

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Visitors flock to Dorset

There have been countless reports of people behaving badly at Bournemouth beach - parking irresponsibly and illegally, littering, urinating, jumping off the pier. Traffic was also gridlocked.

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