It's one of the biggest events in the west Dorset calendar and raises thousands of pounds for local good causes - it's West Bay Day!

The popular event took over the Bay on Sunday and it didn't disappoint, with the Bay turned into a playground for young and old alike.

There was plenty to do, with incredible live acts such as Grouvecat, Drunk Education, Tripod, Jurassic Black, Snooky Duke, Jess Upton and the Guilty Pleasures and Stillyano performing throughout the day on the Mound, a duck race, pirate games, classic car and motorcycle display and a Creatures of the Sea fancy dress competition - all topped off, of course, with a fantastic firework finale. Food stalls and an outside bar kept everyone fed and watered.

Chairman of the West Bay Days organising committee, James Radcliffe, said: “Raising money for local groups and causes is our main priority but also creating an event that everyone can have fun at. West Bay itself is a wonderfully diverse place that attracts thousands of visitors every year and this event is firmly fixed as a great day out for all the family and, of course, there’s no admission fee."

The event also had special dispensation from the town council for all the main car parks to be free on the day, in the hope people used that money to donate to the local causes the event is raising for.

This year's phenomenol display was sponsored by the company which has been carrying out the flood defence works, BAM Nuttall.

"We are very grateful for their generosity," James added. 

West Bay Days organisers have promised 'even more fireworks' when they return with their next event, Bonfire by the Beach, on October 26.