Spotting dolphins splashing around near the coast is a beautiful sight, and it’s becoming increasingly common across the North East with several locations reporting on average of at least one sighting per day.
Here are the current top 10 places to spot dolphins off the North East coast according to Sea Watch Foundation listed sightings from 19 July to 5 August 2020:
9. South Shields - 6 sightings
The Marsden and Sandhaven areas have been particularly good for dolphin spotters in recent weeks with a total of 47 bottlenose, white-beaked and harbour porpoise seen off the coast. Photo: Walter Baxter
10. Seaham - 6 sightings
Although only six seperate sightings were recorded off the coast of Seaham in County Durham, a total of 76 dolphins were spotted, giving an average pod size per sighting of 13. Photo: Walter Baxter