PISMO BEACH, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) –  While patrolling the area officers noticed a shark off the pier, according to the Pismo Beach Police Department.

Police say the 7-foot shark was spotted just off the pier Wednesday evening.

Photo provided by the Pismo Beach Police Department.

Police say this is a good reminder to swimmers and surfers to be safe and aware out there in the open waters.