Giant basking sharks have been spotted just off the coast of Cornwall in Southern England.

In a country not noted for its terrifying animals, tourists were amazed to see the creatures close in to the cliffs this weekend.

Basking sharks are harmless and feed on plankton, but as they can grow up to 36ft they are awe inspiring none the less.

It’s the warm weather that’s brought the sharks in increasing numbers to British waters.

Enough to make us book a trip to Cornwall now!

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