The Tenby Boxing Day Swim, named as one of Britain’s top ten barmiest winter dips, will return for its 48th year this December. The charity event is a firm favourite amongst locals and last year attracted over 600 swimmers to brave the cold and take part!
Swimmers can collect for a charity of their choice or for one nominated by the Tenby Sea Swimming Association. The event starts at 11am with a canoe race, crazy raft race, and fancy dress parade. With this year’s theme being Space Travel, your outfit has to be out of this world! The main swim starts at 11:30, and participants can rest assured that there will be a warming cup of hot soup waiting for them upon their return.
The event is well known for drawing a large and enthusiastic crowd. So even if you do not fancy taking to the water yourself, head down to North Beach to show your support!
Want to travel to this event?
North Beach is a 10-minute walk away from Tenby Railway Station, which serves several Transport for Wales Rail Services. A number of bus services also stop near the waterfront including the 349, 360 and X39. However, there are likely to some service disruptions as part of the Christmas timetable run by operators, so please check before you travel.
Please see below some helpful links to get you started in planning your journey to the event. Using public transport services in the area can be a great way to make your way there and save the worry of bringing your car.
To make your journey by public transport, please use our Journey Planner to find the most convenient route, along with times and services that are running.
If you’d like to find a bus timetable, head over to our Timetables page. Here, you can search for a specific bus route or your location to view timetables of services in the area. You will also have the option to print the timetable to take with you on your trip.
Walk & Cycle
You can also use our journey planner to find walking and cycling routes to get to your event. If you live close by, walking can be a great way to explore the scenery and soak up the atmosphere before the event!
You can find out more information on our ‘Cycling and Walking’ page.
If you’re thinking of taking your car to an event, you can share your journey with others by logging onto Share Cymru. Here, you will have the option to offer a lift or request one, and find a match for your journey.