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Wild swimming seems to be taking the world by storm, so join the outdoor aquatic adventure movement while in west Cornwall, which boasts a plethora of places and events in which to indulge in the open water.
If you’re a novice or not an especially strong swimmer, then start somewhere easy with lifeguards such as Penzance’s stunning Art Deco lido that is, the Jubilee Pool. Alternatively, venture into the ocean itself at a flat beach such as Porthminster in St Ives, Porthkidney Sands in Lelant or Marazion.
For intermediates keen to explore the waters of west Cornwall, or those training for an event – why not opt for a guided swim tour such as those provided by Sea Swim Cornwall?
The expert duo behind the venture select only the best and safest swims by considering tide times, topography and sea conditions – often in the most stunning secret spots – leading you around iconic sights such as St Michael’s Mount, with a spot of relaxing après swim time thrown in for good measure.
Then there’s open water swimming events including the St Ives Biathlon, Kernow Splash Mob Swims from Carbis Bay, and Penzance’s Prom Swim (or Cape Cornwall’s Brisons if you dare to experience something of a deep water freeze - skins only!)
And with a bevy of rock and natural sea pools for anything from paddling to pedalling laps, west Cornwall’s spectacular wild swimming scene is sure to satisfy all bather types in sublime style.
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