New Years Day Dips 2024
As we gear up to welcome 2024, why not dive straight into it with some crazy New Years Day Dips. It's time to spice up your New Year's Day with an icy plunge that'll get your heart racing and your spirits soaring!
The UK offers a huge choice of cold-water swimming events on the first day of the year taking place on beaches and lakes! Each event promises a mix of adrenaline-pumping fun and a vibe of togetherness that's hard to beat. Oh! You can even dress up!
We have piled together all the New Years Day Dips in the UK you can find in various locations so you can find an event near you!
New Years Day Dip at Fell Foot Lake
Time: 10- 11:30am
Price: Free (Booking required)
Address: Newby Bridge, Windermere, Cumbria, LA12 8NN
Event Page: New Years Day Dip at Fell Foot Lake
Welcome in 2024 while swimming in the UK’s largest lake. You can swim around the jetty multiple times and there will be a safety team out on the water offering medical provision if needed. There will be hot drinks and showers available at the Active Base afterwards. For this event, capacity is strictly limited so pre-book before taking a dip a fell foot!
New Years Day Dip at Jubilee Pool – Penzance
Time: Gates Open: 10:30am
Price: Free (Booking required)
Address: Jubilee Pool, Battery Road, Penzance, TR18 4F
Event Page: Buy New Year's Day Dip 2024 Tickets online - Jubilee Pool (digitickets.co.uk)
Leap into 2024 in the most celebrated art deco sea water lido! Gates open at 10:30am so you can be pool side by 11am ready for a big splash. You can also enjoy a sweet treat in the jubilee café once you have finished your dip. Don’t forget to visit us in our Penzance store we would love to hear about your new years dip adventures!
Angle New Year’s Day Dip 2024
Price: Free Registration: Free
Address: West Angle Bay Pembrokeshire SA71 5BE
Event Page: Angle New Years Day Dip 2024 - Paul Sartori
This New Years Day dip is a family run event and completely free of charge! Every person that enters the dip will receive a medal and some sweet treats with BBQ rolls and leek and potato soup. This event is in aid of Paul Sartori Foundation and fancy dress is encouraged.
St Margaret’s Hospice New Years Day Dip 2024
Price: Adult - £10 Child 12 – 17 - £7
Registration: Need to register
Address: Minehead Beach, Minehead
Event Page: New Year's Day Dip 2024 | St Margaret's Hospice (enthuse.com)
Take a trip to the Minehead beach for the third annual New Years Day Dip! As part of the ticket cost, you will receive a bobble hat and hot drink after your dip.
Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Sea Dip
Time: Check in – 12:30pm
Registration: Participants will need to pre-register online with a minimum registration fee.
Price: £10 per adult and £5 per child.
Address: Abersoch, Gwynedd LL53 7AP United Kingdom
Event Page: Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Sea Dip 2024 - Abersoch Life
This event is not one to miss! Join the dash into the sea with Abersoch RNLI volunteer crew and local Coastguard teams to see in 2024. This event is open to all age groups and this year’s fancy dress theme is Movie Stars! For the event, access is via the Yacht Club end of main beach or via the slipway at the Golf Club car park.
Price: Free or get sponsored for charity.
Address: Sandy Beach, Lyme Regis
Event Page: Lyme Lunge - Love Lyme Regis
This New Years Day dip is an annual tradition in Lyme Regis with hundreds of people in fancy dress turning up to run in the sea! The event is witness by thousands on the beach and gardens! You can get sponsored to raise money for the chosen charities: British Heart Foundation and Mencap alongside Rotary charities or just turn up and take a dip.
New Years Dip Derwent Water – Keswick
Price: Small donation of £5
Registration: Need to register
Address: Beyond The Boat Landings, Keswick
What Three words: essay.assure.fidelity
Event Page: New Years Dip 2024 @ Derwent water, Keswick (lakelandretreats.com)
See in the New Year at Derwent water! This New Year’s Day event includes fancy dress followed by hot chocolate and cake. Wetsuits are recommended and safety boats will be on board to ensure the event goes smoothly. Once you have finished, pop down to our Keswick store to gather some essentials for your next adventure.
Trochfa Dydd Calan New Years Day Dip 2024
Price: £10 per adult and £5 per child
Registration: Online then sign in will be open at The Cliffs, free house from 09:45 onwards
Address: Traeth Bwlch Morfa Nefyn Pwllhelin LL536DA
Event Page: Trochfa Dydd Calan/New Year’s Day Dip 2024 (rnli.org)
This New Year’s Day dip is hosted by the RNLI and is helping to raise funds for the Porthdinllaen Lifeboat continue to save lives at sea. Each participant will receive a medal at the end of their dip.
Saltburn New Years Day Dip 2024
Time: Arrival – 10:30am
Price: Small fee for charity
Address: Lower Promenade, Saltburn By The Sea TS12 1HQ
Event page: Saltburn New Years Day Dip 2024
The Saltburn New Years Day Dip has been a tradition held at Saltburn-by-the-Sea since the 1960s! The event was first organised by a small group of swimmers but has grown in popularity over the years! This dip is in aid of SARA Animal Rescue and fancy dress is encouraged.
Helensburgh New Year Dook
Time: Check in – 11:30am
Registration: Need to register online
Price: Donation Address: Rhu Marina Pier Road Rhu Helensburgh G84 8LH
Event Page: Helensburgh New Year Dook Registration, Mon 1 Jan 2024 at 11:30 | Eventbrite
We have another New Years Day Dook held by the RNLI! Join the Helensburgh RNLI and take a dip in the Marina Pier to see in 2024!
Dare to Dip – Northern Ireland
Time: Arrival at the beach: 11:45am
Registration: Register online
Price: Standard ticket - £15
Address: Crawfordsburn Beach - Bridge Road South, Helen's Bay, County Down, BT19 1JT
Event page: Dare to Dip - 1st January 2024 - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland (cancerfocusni.org)
Take a chilly dip at Crawfordsburn Beach! You will be in for a full-filled swim while raising funds for Cancer Focus NI. You can dip in a swimming costume, a wetsuit or even fancy dress- there will be a prize for the best fancy dress outfit!
If you don’t fancy a cold water dip, we have discovered the best places to surf this winter for those who would rather grab a board and ride the waves.
Top Tips for New Years Day Dips
Here are some top tips to consider for before taking the plunge:
Safety First: Always swim in designated areas with supervision from lifeguards or people in charge of safety if possible. If you know you get cold, consider wearing a high-performance wetsuit in the water! You can even wear your fancy dress costume over the top of it. Always check the tide times before jumping into the sea!
Warm-Up & Aftercare: After your swim, wrap up in warm, dry clothes! We always recommend one of our Four Seasons Changing Robes to wear as they allow you to warm up fast! Sip on a hot drink and nourish yourself with a hearty snack to help your body recover.
Celebrate & Enjoy: Embrace the adventure! celebrate your bravery! Share stories, laughter, and toast to a refreshing start to the New Year's Day plunge!
Need more tips? Check out our blog open water swimming tips for more information!
It's not just about the crazy thrill or the tingling cold—it's about feeling pumped and totally connected. Stepping out of that icy water brings this incredible sense of "I did it!" that bonds everyone together. These plunges aren't just a wild way to start the year; they're like a badge of courage, showing we're up for challenges. Here's to a year of epic adventures and loads more adrenaline rushes!