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Swim Special - Lundy Bay 5km

swim - Up to 5 people


5km out and back swim from Lundy towards The Rumps and back.

We start with a woodland walk down to the waters edge. From here we'll head left towards The Rumps. Swimming over golden sands and past cormorant rock will bring us to Carneweather point. Next stop... The lead mines. We'll swim beneath towering cliffs and long since abandoned mines and reach our turnaround point when we hit a secluded beach that is often home to a seal or two. Here we rest, take on fluids and food then prepare for our return.

Swimming 5km in the sea can be taxing especially if there is some chop or swell. This is one for experienced swimmers. See physical requirements for details.

What are the swim specials about?

Our Swim specials are designed to cater for those swimmers wanting to explore beyond the confines of the bays and experience swimming sections of otherwise inaccessible coastline with other like-minded swimmers. We seek to provide an opportunity for swimmers to complete point A to point B swims or iconic loops in the North Cornwall area.


This is a social swim not a race but it is important that you do not underestimate the difficulty of this swim. We'll take regular breaks to re-group, chat and take in the stunning scenery.


All of our guided swims will begin with a discussion about conditions, safety and route options. Followed by a short acclimatisation, and then we'll be on our way. You will be led by a qualified open water coach(es) and lifeguard(s) who will paddle alongside you, providing support, encouragement, navigation and will carry anything you may need during the swim.

Not for you?

If this sounds like too much or too little, or perhaps you want to swim supported for a particular distance /time or pace, then perhaps you should consider booking a private/1:1 session with us - see private guided swim adventure for more details.

What to bring

  1. Footwear for the walk down and back (or hire wetsuit boots from us).
  2. Wetsuit
  3. Goggles
  4. Swim Hat
  5. Tow float (if you have one)
  6. Towel & warm clothes (for after)
  7. Water
  8. Snack (if needed)


Physical requirements

  1. Can swim 400m front crawl unaided < 8 mins.
  2. Completed a non-stop 3km swim in open water (not including swooshes or down river).
  3. Can walk up to 1 mile on uneven terrain.

This is a tough swim and one that shouldn't be underestimated.


Rigid: Guaranteed full refund if cancelling 5 days prior.

You will be entitled to a full refund under the following circumstances:

  • If your booking is under £200 and you cancelled at least a full 72h prior to the activity start time.
  • If your booking is over £200 and you cancelled at least a full 5 days prior to the activity start time.
  • If the centre cancels the activity at any time.

If the conditions on the day aren’t ideal but the activity still takes place, you will not be eligible for a refund.

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Where we'll meet

£35 per person

Sun, 16th Aug
09:00 - 11:30 · 4 spaces left
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