Photo of misty Scarborough beach shows ‘hardcore’ Yorkshire spirit

As thousands flocked to the Yorkshire coast on Wednesday, the weather may not have been exactly what they had hoped for.

But with typical Yorkshire grit, visitors stuck it out and made the most of their day on the beach at Scarborough despite being enveloped by a chilly sea fret.

This photo posted on Twitter captured what many believe is a typical British summer scene on Tuesday, Yorkshire Live reports.

Kids can be seen making sand castles while adults lounge in deck chairs, undeterred by the grey mist rolling in and determined to stick it out.

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The wet sea mist had descended on the sands and left everything grey, damp and cold – but the “hardcore Yorkshire folk” were not letting this stop them.

One person shared the photo, taken by York resident Chris Riley, on Twitter and said: “2pm today in Scarborough. Look at the proper hard-core Yorkshire folk who are determined to have a fabulous day…”

Mr Riley said he eventually gave up on any hopes of catching some sunshine and returned to York instead.

But other beachgoers were not to be dissuaded, as one person commented below the photograph to say that there had been similar shows of people making the most of bad weather in nearby Whitby.

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“I’ve seen people walking round Whitby in the pouring rain with an ice cream so fully believe this. Barely go down to the beach living in Scarborough because it’s always rammed”, they said.

And one person said that a misty beach was what they most remembered Scarborough for: “Only had one summer holiday in Scarborough back in 1977 and this was my recollection”.

But another said that the sea fret – which is a wet mist that comes off the sea – soon started to clear yesterday and they shared a photograph of a bright and sunny Scarborough beach packed with people.

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