A dolphin was spotted swimming on Canvey seafront.

Megan Stokes and her family were enjoying their seafront walk when they first noticed the dolphin splashing about in the water.

The 27-year-old from Canvey, said: "We saw the dolphins on Monday just before 3pm when we were walking by the first set of steps near the Lobster Smack.

"I was with my two sons, my eldest noticed it first and was adamant it was a killer whale!

"They were very excited. We watched it for around five minutes swimming around close by before it swam away as a boat approached."