Safety advice has been offered to people who have been out enjoying the Dorset coast.

People have flocked to the coast over the Easter bank holiday weekend with the weather remaining largely dry in Dorset for holidaymakers.

Kimmeridge coastguards issued advice to people in the Purbeck area whilst on a high visibility patrol.

Access points and access routes to remote locations were checked as coastguards visited Worbarrow Bay, Kimmeridge Bay and Wareham.

A spokesman said: "It's great to see people out enjoying the Easter weekend.

"The purpose of these patrols are to offer safety advice, visit known hotspots, check emergency access routes are being kept clear and allow us to be in a good position to respond to an incident swiftly if requested."

Tips were given for people visiting the coast such including: Be mindful of tide times; Check weather forecasts; Wear appropriate clothing and footwear; Ensure mobile phones are charged up; Carry plenty of water if walking; Keep dogs on leads near cliffs.

The Kimmeridge spokesman added: "As always the Purbeck Coastguard Teams will have the pagers firmly by their side and ready to respond to any emergency day or night if tasked.

"If you find yourself or others in trouble requiring an emergency response along the coast then: Dial 999 'Ask for Coastguard!'