Dolphins filmed off the coast at South Shields

A couple managed to capture beautiful footage of dolphins swimming off the coast at South Shields today.

Videographer, Billy Bone, was at Little Haven beach doing some work for a client when he captured the creatures swimming and jumping in the water.

A dolphin off the South Shields coast. Picture from Billy Bone.

A dolphin off the South Shields coast. Picture from Billy Bone.

Billy, 33, who was on the beach at 6am this morning, said it was his girlfriend, Rebecca Turnbull, 29, who first spotted the dolphins.

Billy, who lives in South Shields, said: "I was there doing some filming work for a client and Rebecca was helping me out.

"It was her who spotted the dolphins and I didn't believe her at first.

"All my equipment was set up in another area, so I had to use my mobile phone to film the dolphins."

The pair managed to watch the creatures for about twenty minutes before they disappeared.

Billy, who runs Above the Action, said: "It was amazing. You don't expect to see something like this off the coast at South Shields. It was great to watch."

He said there were a few different pods of the dolphins and they included young ones.