Incredible close-up footage shows playful seal join swimmers in Southwick – video

A curious seal decided to join two swimmers in Southwick for a splash about near the shore.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:00 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:54 pm

The remarkable close-up footage taken by Elizabeth Sansom on March 7 shows the playful seal swim right up to the pair and encircle them, diving down under the surface before poking its head back up to take a look at its new friends.

Inquisitive Harbour Seals, also called common seals, are known to approach swimmers and paddle boarders in the area, and have even been known to catch a ride on the back of a kayak.

The seal came right up to the swimmers. Footage by Elizabeth Sansom