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The charity cold water dip is fast becoming a festive tradition, with swims taking place on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day up and down the country.

Find a winter dip near you in our festive dip listings:

East of England

  • CROMER North Norfolk Beach Runners Boxing Day Trip. Cromer Pier, Norfolk, 11am, 26 December 2019 - deepdalebackpackers.co.uk/events/1853178616/
  • FELIXSTOWE St. Elizabeth Hospice Christmas Day Dip. Seafront (Opposite Manning’s Amusements, Sea Road) Felixstone, 10am, 25 December 2019 - visitfelixstowe.org.uk/whats-on/events-diary/st-elizabeth-hospice-christmas-day-dip/
  • HUNSTANTON Round Table Christmas Day Swim. Hunstanton Central Promenade, Hunstanton, Norfolk, 10.30am, 25 December 2019 - hunstanton-info.com/whats-on-events/event/5-christmas-day-swim
  • LOWESTOFT Christmas Day Swim. The Claremont Pier, 25 December 2019- sltrust.co.uk/xmasdayswim/
  • MUNDESLEY Boxing Day Dip. Mundesley, 10.30am, 26 December 2019 - nearbyevents.co.uk/event/charity-events/mundesley-boxing-day-dip-2018/
  • SOUTHEND RNLI New Year Day Dip. Jubilee Beach, Marine Parade, Southend on Sea, 1 January 2020 - southendlifeboat.org/activity-base-forthcoming-events/


North East

  • BERWICK Boxing Day Dip. Spittal Beach, Berwick, 11am, 26 December 2019
  • HARTLEPOOL Round Table Boxing Day Dip. Stanicliffe Hotel, The Cliff, Seaton Carew, Hartlepool, 11.30am, 26 December 2019 - hartlepoolroundtable.co.uk/boxing-day-dip.html
  • REDCAR Boxing Day Dip. The Livery, Redcar, North Yorkshire, 26 December 2019 - nearbyevents.co.uk/event/charity-events/rotary-club-of-redcar-boxing-day-dip-2018/
  • SOUTH SHIELDS St Clare’s Hospice Boxing Day Dip. The Little Haven Beach, South Shields, 12 noon, 26 December 2019 - stclareshospice.co.uk/events/boxingdaydip
  • SUNDERLAND Lions Club of Sunderland Boxing Day Dip. Seaburn Centre, Sunderland, 26 December 2019 - e-clubhouse.org/sites/sunderland_uk/page-6.php
  • WHITBY Lions Boxing Day Dip. The Bandstand, Whitby, North Yorkshire, 10am-12pm, 26 December 2019 - Facebook Event - Whitby Lions page


North West

  • SALFORD New Year’s Day Charity Swim. Salford Quays, 11am, 1 January 2020 - uswimopenwater.com/new-years-day-swim


South East

  • DEAL Boxing Day Dip. North side of Deal Pier, 11am, 26 December 2019 - dealicebreakers.co.uk/information.html
  • FOLKESTONE Boxing Day Dip. Sunny Sands Beach, 1pm, 26 December 2019 - folkestonelions.org.uk
  • GOSPORT GAFIRS New Year’s Day Swim. Stokes Bay, Gosport, 11am, 1 January 2020 - gafirs.org.uk/new-years-swim
  • VENTNOR Isle of Wight Boxing Day Swim. Ventnor Beach, 26 December 2019 - patchiow.org.uk/


South West

  • BOSCOMBE Macmillan White Christmas Dip. To the right of the Pier, Boscombe Nr Bournemouth, Dorset, 9:45am, 25 December 2019 - whitechristmasdip.co.uk/
  • BUDE SLCS Christmas Day Swim. Crooklets Beach, 11am, 25 December 2019 - budeslsc.co.uk/
  • EXMOUTH Chistmas Day Swim. Near the clock tower on Exmouth Beach, Devon, 11am, 25 December 2019 - exmouthchristmasdayswim.co.uk
  • FALMOUTH Gylly Beach Christmas Day Swim. Gyllyngvase Beach, Falmouth, 10am, 25 December 2019 - wildswim.com/gylly-beach-falmouth
  • LYME REGIS Lyme Lunge. Sandy Beach, 12pm, 1 January 2020 - whatsoninlyme.co.uk/January.htm
  • PAIGNTON Walk Into the Sea. The Pier, Paignton, Devon, 10.30am, 26 December 2019 - paigntonlions.org.uk/events/lionswalkinthesea.html
  • NEWQUAY Dip for Clic 2019. Newquay Harbour, Cornwall, 2pm, 1 January 2020 - visitnewquay.org/whats-on/new-years-day-dip-for-clic-at-newquay-harbour-p2376073
  • POLZEATH Christmas Day Swim. Hayle Bay, Cornwall, 11am, 25 December 2019 - classicguide.co.uk/attractions/polzeath-christmas-day-swim.html
  • ST IVES Boxing Day Charity Dip. Porthminster Beach, St Ives, 11am, 26 December 2019 - stivesindecember.co.uk/portfolio-items/boxing-day-swim/
  • TEIGNMOUTH Boxing Day walk in the sea. Seafront by the Tiegnmouth Pier, 10am, 26 December 2019 - rnli.org/find-my-nearest/events/2019/december/boxing-day-walk-in-the-sea
  • TORQUAY Corbyn Beach. Torre Abbey Sands, 10.30am, 26 December 2019 - englishriviera.co.uk/whats-on/boxing-day-dip-p1315073
  • WEYMOUTH Lions Christmas Day Swim. Weymouth Harbour, Dorset, 25 December 2019 - weymouthlionsclub.co.uk/christmas-day-harbour-swim-2019/


West Midlands

  • SUTTON COLDFIELD Christmas Day Swim. Blackroot Pool, Sutton Park, 25 December 2019 - wildswim.com/blackroot-pool


Yorkshire

  • FLAMBOROUGH 11th annual Boxing Day Dip. South Landing Beach, Flamborough, 26 December 2019


Guernsey


Ireland

  • BANGOR Cancer Focus NI New Year’s Day dip. Crawfordsburn Beach, Bangor, NI, 11am, 1 January 2020 - cancerfocusni.org/event/dip/
  • SANDYCOVE The Forty Foot Christmas Day Swim. Sandycove, Co Dublin, 25 December 2019


Scotland

  • BROUGHTY FERRY YEABBA New Year’s Day Dook. Broughton Ferry Harbour, 3.30pm, 1 January 2020 - yeaaba.org/new-years-day-dook
  • BURGHEAD Boxing Day Swim. Gather at the Harbour Office, Burghead, 26 December 2019 - burgheadboxingdayswim.co.uk/
  • EDINBURGH The Stoats Loony Dook. South Queensferry, Edinburgh, 2:15pm, 1 January 2020 - edinburghshogmanay.com/whats-on/loony-dook
  • HELENSBURGH New Year Swim. Helensburgh Lifeboat Station, Rhu Marina, 1 January 2020 - helensburgh-lifeboats.org.uk/fundraising.htm


Wales

  • LLANDUDNO Lions Club Boxing Day Dip. Llandudno, 10am, 26 December 2019 - e-clubhouse.org/sites/llandudno/page-6.php
  • PORTHCAWL The 53rd Annual Porthcawl Christmas Day Swim. The Hi-Tide Inn, Porthcawl, 10.30am, 25 December 2019 - christmasswim.org/
  • RHYL Boxing Day Swim. Rhyl Lifeboat Station, 12pm, 26 December 2019 - facebook.com/RhylBoxingDayDip/
  • SAUNDERSFOOT New Year’s Day Swim. Saundersfoot Beach, Pembrokeshire, 1 January 2020 - saundersfootnyds.co.uk/index.html
  • TENBY Boxing Day Swim. Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 11am, 26 December 2019 - tenbyboxingdayswim.co.uk
Cover Dec19

Issue 33 December 2019

  • Ice Cold & Free - winter swimming
  • Time Travel - mudlarking
  • Skill Sets - open water skills in the pool
  • Winter Sun - top five swim destinations
  • Million Dollar Mermaid - Annette Kellerman

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