A CROWD of tourists have been spotted stuck in mud flats trying to reach the water in a seaside town - dubbed 'Weston-super-Mud'.

One onlooker said "over a hundred" people had made their way to the water during low tide in Weston-super-Mare.

With temperatures topping 30 degrees some people headed for a dip - but a large group got stuck in mud.

Pictures show members of the local coastguard trying to help as the revellers tried to go for a paddle.

An eyewitness said: "There was over a hundred people seen making their way across the mud to reach the sea.

"Some were carrying children and were observed struggling to get back to the shore."