• St Elizabeth Hospice - Christmas day swim

Christmas Day Swims 2023!

There's no better way to celebrate Christmas than with a dip in the North Sea! But if you would prefer to stay dry and cheer on those brave enough to don their bathers, pop along to one of the many Christmas Day Dips on The Suffolk Coast.


The annual Christmas Day Swim in Lowestoft takes place at 10am on Lowestoft beach, just north of the Claremont Pier. The swim is raising money for a number of local charities and those who have registered can use the changing facilities provided at the hotel.

On the day, registration takes place from 8.30am at the Flying Fifteens on the promenade, places must be booked in advance at https://www.everyoneactive.com/news/lowestoft-christmas-day-swim/


Taking place at 10.30am on Christmas morning, the swim at Southwold takes place on the beach in front of Gun Hill and is raising money for the Suffolk and Cambridgeshire Blood Bikes, Sole Bay Care Find and Southwold RNLI.

Registration is £10 in advance or £12 on the day (Online registration will close at midnight on 21st December). This fee covers your insurance and a wristband, which can be exchanged for a medal at the end of the swim. 

All swimmers must be 16 years or older on the day of the swim and all swimmers must attend a safety briefing prior to entering the water. Fancy dress is encouraged!

To register and for more information visit http://southwoldrotary.co.uk/swim/.


The Christmas Day swim returns for it's 19th year! Head to the seafront at Felixstowe and join hundreds of other brave dippers as they take part in the annual Christmas Day Dip raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. Of course, you can stay dry, spectate and make a donation by cheering the swimmers on. 

Registration takes place from 8.30am opposite Mannings Amusements, with the swim at 10am. Registration is £15 if booked before midday on Thursday 21 December or £20 on the day. Participants will receive a festive wristband to wear throughout the day and a medal at the end to show you completed the challenge.

Register online at https://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/christmas-day-dip/


The seaside town of Aldeburgh lets you enjoy your turkey and presents and takes to the seas on Boxing Day, 26 December.

Raising funds for the RBLI and Make a Wish Foundation, the swim will take place at 11am on the beach opposite the Moot Hall. This is an event for confident swimmers who do not suffer from medical conditions which make cold water swimming unsafe. If you want to join in do please ensure you arrive in good time, at least fifteen minutes before the start time. Afterwards, head toThe White Lion where swimmers are provided with hot chocolate, snacks and warm sofas!

Entry is £10, register online at https://www.entrycentral.com/boxingdayswim