Photos: Brave dippers plunge into the waves at Ramsgate’s Western Undercliff

Excited little ones at the dip Photo Frank Leppard

Some 108 people gathered at the Western Undercliff beach in Ramsgate today (December 30) for the annual winter dip event.

Organised by the Western Undercliff Regeneration Group, the event continues to grow every year.

Photo Carl Hudson

Brave swimmers were invited to enjoy free chilli at the Hotel De Ville in Grange Road afterwards.

Participants each were awarded a small trophy to mark their efforts.

Maxine Morgan, from the Western Undercliff Regeneration Group, said: “It was amazing to see the coastguards there today, covering as many winter dips as they can.

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“Thank you to everyone taking part, there were many new faces as well as lots of old ones, and to Simon and team at the Hotel de Ville.”

New Year’s dips to join in Thanet


  1. Even braver to turn up at the De Ville for a ‘chilli’. They double-booked my room and, on a separate occasion, after my friend prepaid for a room online, the manager denied she ever made a booking. It was only after she saw her name on his iphone that he stated: ‘oh, it must have just come through’. It’s unlikely we’ll set foot in there again.

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