Thanet’s end of year and New Year’s Day dips

Brrr, those crazy New Year's Day dippers Photo Frank Leppard

If you fancy taking the plunge, or just want to watch everyone else turn blue with cold, then these are the places you need to be!

Western Undercliff annual Winter dip

Meet at the artificial beach at the Western Undercliff on 30 December at 9:30am

Queen’s Head New Year’s Day dip on Ramsgate Main Sands.

All those taking part will meet at the pub at 11am, taking the dip at noon. There will be soup, rolls and live  music at the Harbour Parade pub afterwards. All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald Houses and for anyone wanting to take part sponsorship forms are available from the bar.

Walpole Bay

The Walpole Bay Swimmers are planning a New Year’s Day swim at the tidal pool at 1pm.

Neptunes Hall annual New Year’s Day charity swim for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation

Sponsor forms available behind the bar

All swimmers to meet in the bar at 11.30am and down to Viking Bay for swim at midday

Curry and music from Paul One Love after. All donations welcome and volunteers neede to carry the charity buckets on the beach that day.