Shark's dorsal fin spotted close to beach

A shark fin was spotted at a beach in Lyme Regis
-Credit: (Image: Paul Lessemun)

A shark fin has been spotted off the coast of a popular beach. Pictures captured by beach dwellers on Wednesday, May 29 show a fairly sizeable dorsal fin skirting the shoreline of Lyme Regis in Dorset, not far from Welsh waters.

One eye-witness recounted spotting the "large dorsal fin" near to the shoreline around midday. The photos were taken at Monmouth Beach, which stretches from West Dorset to Pinhay Bay in East Devon. The images reveal the fin within a stone's throw of the shallow edge of the beach, reports Somerset Live.

The observer highlighted that it lingered close to the coastline for roughly two hours. For the latest news delivered to your inbox sign up to our newsletter.

The person recollected yesterday: "At around lunchtime today a number of beach visitors at Monmouth were drawn to a large dorsal fin approximately two or three metres from the shallow beach area.

"The dorsal fin could be seen moving closer to the shoreline for approximately two hours. Whether the said fin was a shark or something else is hard to determine."