The arrival of Basking sharks comes to Cornwall earlier than anticipated

April 26th, 2015

Sightings of the first basking sharks in 2015 have been spotted nonchalantly arriving near the coast of Falmouth.


The sharks, who eat plankton, turn up near Cornwall’s southern coastline each year, however, they aren’t usually seen until later on in the middle of May.

Like the appeal of the warmer temperatures on land to people visiting our family-friendly cottages in Cornwall, the increasingly warmer waters here are luring the sharks to come earlier, and it is thought the recent warm weather may have prompted the arrival of these two sharks.

The sharks were filmed on Wednesday at Cadgwith and Coverack off the Lizard peninsula on the southern tip of Cornwall.