Hundreds of Australians flocked to a popular NSW beach to cool off on Christmas Day.
The temperature at Bronte Beach hit a perfect high of 26 degrees, which saw massive crowds camp out by the ocean for the day.
Incredible scenes shared on social media have shown how crowded the beach is, with very little space between groups on the grass and sand.
Groups are seen with picnic-style set-ups on the grass, while others choose to sunbathe on the sand.
In a similar development amid the pandemic, the federal immigration minister threatened to cancel the visas of any visitors who breached Covid-19 rules at the 2020 Christmas celebrations.
In December 2020, Sydney’s Northern Beaches region tightened rules over the holiday period, allowing only 100 people outdoors even on Christmas Day.
However, at the time, witnesses at a Christmas party on the beach in Bronte spoke of massive drinking crowds, most of whom were maskless.
With Sydney’s weather set to remain sunny for the next few days, people are expected to continue heading to the beach over the coming bank holidays.
Monday, December 26 can expect to see another clear day with a high of 27, with similar conditions on Tuesday with a high of 26.
Unfortunately, showers look likely over the next weekend as we head into the new year.
Originally published as Incredible scenes as hundreds of Australians flock to Bronte for Christmas