Dolphins, whales and basking shark spotted off Cornwall

Hey everyone, it’s me Freddy!

It’s not just the locals and holidaymakers who are enjoying basking in the sun this Easter – no pun intended.

Pods of dolphins, minke whales and even a huuuge basking shark have been spotted frolicking in the bays around Cornwall this week.

Dolphins | St Ives, Falmouth & Porthcurno

The dolphins have been sighted near to our holiday lodges in Cornwall in St Ives and Carbis Bay. Fisherman Simon Rouncefield, whose boat was followed by a pod of around 40 said: “They just joined us and decided to ride along for a while.”

“This sort of thing is becoming more and more of a regular occurrence.”

“We might go for a week or two without seeing any but then we might see them every day for a week.

If you’re staying in Cornwall lodges at St Ives Holiday Village this weekend, get yourselves down to the beach for a once in a lifetime chance to see some dolphins.

The basking shark was seen breaching waters off Portcurno – near Kenegie Manor – which is thought to be the first sighting of the shark this year.

Cornwall waters are a popular feeding ground for basking sharks – but don’t worry, they only feed on tiny organisms and plankton, not us!