With Christmas fast approaching, more and more brave souls will be searching the Norfolk coast for a chance to spend the holiday in the freezing sea.

This year will see the tradition continue in Hunstanton, Cromer and Mundesley with hundreds of dippers going for a swim in temperatures between 5°C and 8°C to raise funds for charity.

Do you fancy it? Here's everything you need to know about shaking off the festive indulgence and going for a Christmas swim in Norfolk waters.

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Eastern Daily Press: The Christmas day swimmers in HunstantonThe Christmas day swimmers in Hunstanton (Image: Chris Bishop)

Hunstanton Christmas Day Swim will see participants take the plunge at 11am at the town's central promenade.

The event has been an annual staple for Hunstanton over the past 60 years with many swimmers donning fancy dress to raise money for charity.

It is being organised by the Hunstanton and District Round Table and last year's dip raised nearly £6,000 for charities in the area - however a charity has not yet been chosen for this year's swim.

Those wishing to take part can register between 10am and 10:30am on the day and free hot soup and certificates will be given out after the dip.


Eastern Daily Press: The Boxing Day dip in Cromer is set to return for 2023

Cromer Boxing Day Dip is returning to make a splash this holiday season to raise money for Cromer Community Hospital and Friends.

The charity helps to enhance the care and treatment of patients in north Norfolk and the event is being organised by North Norfolk Beach Runners.

Similar to previous years, it will start with a Fun Run at 10am with the dip taking place at 11am on the right-hand side of Cromer Pier.


The Boxing Day dip will be returning in Mundesley this year with the dip taking place at 10:30am.

Mundesley Surf Lifesaving Club will be providing first aid for the swim and those braving the cold will take the plunge from the Lifeboat Station.