There was chaos on the county's roads today as visitors flocked to enjoy a sunny day in Dorset.

Car parks at the area's beauty spots filled up quickly and there was heavy traffic as people made their way to the coast.

Those who'd planned to visit west Lulworth were urged to go elsewhere after the car park filled up this morning. 

Dorset Council advised anyone thinking of heading there to change their plans.

Durdle Door car parks were full shortly after. 

A spokesman for Dorset Council said: "Car parks in West Lulworth are reaching capacity. If you haven't already parked then change your plans and head somewhere quieter."

Police in Purbeck Police also warned of long delays. 

A spokesman said: "Thinking of coming into Purbeck today? Please be aware it is busy. Not normal busy but busy busy!

"Long delays in most directions due to the sheer volume of traffic."

Ferry Road near Studland Nature Reserve was blocked, with queueing traffic due to parked cars along the road.

There were reports the parked cars were making the road impassible and buses were unable to get through. 

To the west of the county, close to the Devon border, the A35 was blocked due to a crash. You can read more on that here. 

There was queuing traffic across the A35 throughout the day. 

Dorset Police has issued a reminder to plan ahead this weekend.

A spokesman for the force said: "You may find that some of our wonderful Dorset attractions are busy this weekend. Remember to plan and book ahead whenever you can. If somewhere is busy, try a new location with more space."

Dorset Coucil has said measures have been put in place across the county to cope with an influx of visitors to Dorset. It's issued advice which you can read here.