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Three places in north Norfolk you can go for a Christmas swim

PUBLISHED: 12:04 18 December 2018 | UPDATED: 12:11 18 December 2018

The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017

The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

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While it may be the ideal time of year for cosying up by the fire, Christmas is also the season for festive swims.

The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

And here in north Norfolk we’re spoilt for choice, with swims taking place along our coastline to help cure those Christmas hangovers.

Here are just three of the best being held on Boxing Day this year:

Cromer

Boxing Day

The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2017The 2017 Cromer Boxing Day swim. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Organised by the North Norfolk Beach Runners, the Boxing Day swim in Cromer will be raising money for MIND (Norwich and Central Norfolk) in memory of one of their young members Nyall Brown who passed away earlier this year.

The event is back to its original time of 11am this year with a fun run also taking place at 10am, starting from the Cromer Pier forecourt.

The tide is set to be quite high so they will be using the two beaches as they did last year.

If you are planning to swim, make sure to wrap up warm immediately after and St John Ambulance, Cromer Coastguards and RNLI will be in attendance for your safety.

Mundesley

Boxing Day

Refreshments are served from 10.30am and the dip in the sea takes place at 11am.

There are also prizes on offer for the best fancy dress and last year’s event saw more than 200 dippers braving the cold.

A charity bucket collection will be supporting the Mundesley Jaguar Explorer Scout Group and the North Norfolk Surf Life-Saving Club.

Overstrand

Boxing Day

The event will begin at 10.30am at the bottom of the ramp leading onto the beach at the west end of the village.

The event is bound to make you feel a bit better about your Christmas feasting and all swimmers are welcome and you enter at your own risk.

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