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Boxing Day Dip

Meet at Cromer Pier at 9am for warm up run (optional) to Overstrand and back along the clifftops. Swim at 10am. (Please note the slight change in timing this year - an hour earlier than previous years to try and avoid the high tide!)

Description by Victoria Allen who added this swim

Festive Swim - Boxing Day

Cromer looks like a wedding cake from the sea with pastel pink, blue & white houses perched on a steep cliff with the Victorian pier sweeping out to sea. The beach shifts with the seasons, so sand and shingle heights vary although access to the beach is limited too when the local council put out the wooden steps!

There are no amusement arcades this end, it's very quiet. We have a beach hut here and swim as much as possible - earliest in March (bracing) until late October. Lavatories and a couple of great cafes are not far away and drinking water is piped down to standpipes.

This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

The beach is very quiet in the evenings but beware of big flints and longshore drift which can take you down towards the pier if it is windy.

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  • Added: 24/02/2017

    This is a favourite, regular swim spot since I took up outdoor swimming Sept 2016 over this winter. I only go in, always with a friend, when weather & tide conditions are good. It's been fantastic. We generally head straight into the Rocket House cafe after to warm up, but there are plenty of great local cafes & pubs.

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    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Like any sea swim, look out for rip tides; we always swim near the town where there are plenty of dog-walkers & others about.

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