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Calling All Swimmers – Wild Swimming in St Mawes

The sea is a refreshing but comfortable 16.8 degrees today in St Mawes – so get ready to join the regulars and take the plunge from Summers Beach and enjoy some wild swimming in St Mawes.

Every day throughout the year a dedicated group of swimmers meet between 8:00am and 9:30am. I usually stop swimming in October and wait for the summer. And I’m pleased to report that thanks to the glorious weather we have had over the past few weeks, the sea is now nicely warmed up and very inviting.

Wild swimming in St Mawes at Summers Beach.

The best place to get in is at the bottom of the slip way on the far end of Summers Beach. Bring a large towel or a Dry Robe and a Yeti mug full of hot tea (essential!) – you can leave them on the beach quite safely. Swim straight out and head for the buoys that demarcate the swimming area – this ensures you will miss the rocks and beds of seaweed. Then turn right and head to the swimming platform (or as far as the Idle Rocks if you are feeling very ambitious). Then head back the way you came. I love swimming with one or two friends so we can have a chat and catch up as we swim.

Once onshore, cuddle up in your towel or Dry Robe and enjoy a well-earned cup of tea. It’s really exhilarating and sets you up for the day – a lovely morning wild swimming in St Mawes. Enjoy.

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