Shark spotted lurking near popular UK beach by two sailors in ‘ankle-deep water’

One of the sailors claims the shark 'must have been about 12 feet long in total'

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Two sailors in “ankle-deep water” have spotted a huge shark lurking near a popular UK beach.

Alex Brace was out at sea with a friend near the bay in Tendy, Wales earlier this week.

But as the pair made their way back to the harbour, they came face-to-face with something large in the water.

At first, they didn’t realise what it was before eventually registering that it was a shark.

Tendy beach
Tendy beach
Mr Brace said people he's spoken to believe they saw a basking shark
Mr Brace said people he's spoken to believe they saw a basking shark

Mr Brace claims the shark “must have been about 12 feet long in total”, with the distance between its fins around “five or six feet in length”.

Speaking on the encounter, Mr Brace said: “We had just come back in and we were in ankle-deep water when we spotted it.

“My friend was standing behind me and we could just see these fins in the water, and a couple of seconds later we realised it was a shark.

“It was near us for a good two or three minutes and then it started heading off towards Saundersfoot.

“The distance between its fins must have been around five or six feet in length, so it must have been about 12 feet long in total.

“I’ve spoken to a few people and shown them the video and they said it was most likely a basking shark, given the way it was moving,” he told Wales Online