AN Aberystwyth schoolgirl had a close encounter with a dolphin when paddling on Aberystwyth’s South Beach this afternoon.

11-year-old Summer was paddling on South Beach on Sunday afternoon with mum, Kimberley Grainger filming as a dolphin breached the surface close to the shoreline.

Kimberley said: “We were admiring the Dolphins in the horizon and the next minute they were within feet of my daughter.

“Summer recovered from the shock and felt very lucky to have experienced such a close encounter.”

Dolphins have been spotted off the Aberystwyth coast all weekend, chasing fish close to the shoreline on South Beach.