Five Thanet festive swims for brrrr-ave dippers

Brrrr Western Undercliff dip 2018 Photo brian Whitehead

If you fancy brrrr-aving a dip in the sea this Christmas and New Year then you will not be alone.

There are organised swims on the isle so why not join the crowd?

December 23, 11am

Western Undercliff, Ramsgate. Actress Brenda Blethyn will attend and do the count down. All dippers will receive medals,

Christmas Day


Meet at the Minnis Bay slipway (opposite the Waves bar) at 10.30am. Festive costumes, as usual, are optional though preferred.
Bring a towel and a thermos of tea, coffee or chocolate (or maybe a cheeky drink).

New Year’s Day


The New Year’s Day Dip meeting point this year is the Dolphin pub between 11.30am and 11.45am, heading to Viking Bay for the dip at midday. Dippers can then return to the Dolphin for curry and some music by One Love in aid of the Children’s Liver Disease Foundation.

Turn up on the day with a donation or collect a sponsorship form in advance from The Dolphin.

New Year’s Day


In memory of resident Joseph Brown

Meet at the Queen’s Head pub from 11am for the dip on Ramsgate beach at noon.

Back to the pub for soup and rolls, live music from 1pm. Raising cash for Ronald McDonald Houses.

New Year’s Day

Walpole Bay dip meeting at noon