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Swim Special - Port Gaverne & Port Isaac

swim - Up to 5 people


3 km extended swim from Port Gaverne to Port Isaac.

Swimming out from our HQ at Port Gaverne we turn left at the mouth, past the entrance to Port Isaac and on towards Varley head and the golden sands beneath it. On arrival at the secluded beach we'll come ashore for a moment before we turn and head for home. Hugging the coast on the return journey, we'll swim over the boulder fields and popular seal hangout of Pinehaven before rounding Lobber point and making our way between the harbour walls and onto the platt of Port Isaac. From here it's a short 1 km walk over the headland and back to Port Gaverne where a hot drink awaits.

This can be a tough swim so please read the physical requirements carefully.

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 very much a social swim, nobody gets left behind and we'll take regular breaks to re-group, chat and take in the stunning scenery. Sea swimming can be more taxing than it's flat water cousins so ensure that you are confident of completing the distance before signing up.


All of our guided swims will begin with a discussion about conditions, safety and route options. Followed by a short acclimatization, 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 an 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 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)


Physical requirements

  1. Can swim 400m front crawl unaided < 10 mins.
  2. Has completed a 2km swim in open water (sea preferably) before.
  3. Can walk up to 1 mile on uneven terrain.


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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