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Open Water Swimming Holiday Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall

Water based
Water based
Water based
Learn skills
Learn skills
Learn skills
Campervan friendly
Campervan friendly
Campervan friendly
  • Explore the little-known beauty of the Lizard Peninsula and it's stunning South Coast coves
  • Stay away from the crowds with swims at non-touristy spots and secluded bays
  • Improve your stroke with the pros in a fun and relaxed atmosphere

Cornwall, UK

3 days

12 max


Not included



HASSLE FREE, fully guided


£ 49.00 GBP (Deposit)
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* Given we'll be swimming in the sea, the exact location of the swims can vary. Fortunately, due to the varied coastline we can always find fantastic spots whatever the conditions. Potential swims include : the world famous Kynance Cove, Cadgwith’s Devil’s Frying Pan and cave swim, any number of swims out of the fishing village of Coverack, Lizard Point (Britain’s most Southerly point), Church Cove (as featured in BBC’s Poldark series), Porthleven Harbour, a number of options lie with the stunning Helford river.

Day 1:

Cornwalls best swimming spots and beaches

We'll meet at 10am outside the Regent Café (TR12 7NZ) on the Friday, before traveling in convoy to our first swim for around 10.30am. Location will be confirmed on the day depending on the tides and the wind but rest assured it'll be beautiful. We’ll then get some lunch in the local area, before moving on to take in a second swim at around 3.30pm at another, uniquely beautiful secluded cove. We’ll make a booking for dinner on this evening, for anyone who fancies it. Most likely we’ll have some fish and chips in the beautiful fishing village of Coverack.

Day 2:

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We’ll meet at a designated point for 10am for our first swim, before getting some lunch and do a bit of exploring in the local area. We’ll then look to take in a second swim at around 3pm. We typically leave Saturday evening open so you've got the freedom to spend it how you wish, making the most of your time here.

Day 3:

Kynance beach, helston, cornwall uk

We generally take a slightly longer swim on the Sunday morning, have lunch and then go for a nice relaxing wild dip in the afternoon to finish off a great weekend.


What Adventurers are Saying

A fantastic weekend of swimming, great scenery and most stunning underwater marine world. I never expected waters this clear.

Katarina, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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Excellent weekend in cornwall with them. Needless to say im booking September's weekend now

Charli, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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I was nervous about the weekend - would I keep up/be able to swim far enough etc etc but had the most fantastic time and felt fantastic afterwards. lovely guys with brilliant local knowledge of locations, tides and how the weather can alter conditions

Kathy, Wild Swimming Cornwall

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  • qualified and very experienced local swim coaches
  • Multiple guided wild swims at a number of locations
  • One on one swim coaching and tailored feedback
  • Beach and water safety course from fully qualified and highly experienced lifeguards
  • A support vehicle
  • Multiple swimming guides on each swim
  • Transfers from your accommodation (to and from) - NOT AS YET AVAILABLE IN 2021 GIVEN COVID
  • Additional coaching - body surfing, racing tactics and starts, drafting, etc.
  • Additional distance - we can extend the swims for anyone in training and can add in some Swim Run training too if desired. We're super flexible so just get in touch with requests.


  • Transport to and from starting point
  • Transfers (during COVID)
  • Accommodation - you can choose to book a campervan with our partner if you fancy it (not included in price)
  • Food
  • Personal insurance
  • Swimwear (obviously)


Recommended Kit List

  • Wetsuit - highly advised but not mandatory. It's good to have even if you plan to swim 'skins'
  • Goggles
  • Silicone swimming cap
  • Towels
  • Warm clothing for after the swim
  • Trainers (ones you don't mind getting a bit roughed up_
  • Usual others - medication, sunblock, kitbag, etc.
  • Evening clothes


You'll need to meet the group at the Regent Café (TR12 7NZ). Transport is usually provided to the swims but unfortunately this isn't possible in 2022 due to Covid.

We'll go in convoy - don't worry if you've travelled by train, you should be able to get a lift.


How does the camper van add on work?

You can choose to organise your own accommodation or book a camper van from our partner.

Once your booking is complete we'll send you a confirmation email which will include a link to their site. You don't have to book with them, but it's a great way to enhance your adventure and provides transport to and from your trip.

If van life isn't for you, you can just book your adventure here as normal and then book whatever accommodation you fancy. Let us know if you'd like our recommendations.

How fit do I need to be?

The weekend will involve multiple wild swims so you'll want to be able to swim in open water for extended periods of time but you don't need to be a pro or even a fast swimmer.

You'll need to be able to

  • swim a minimum of 2km per day (not all in one go) for 3 days on the trot
  • swim 800m - 1km at a leisurely pace
  • have no medical conditions preventing you from finishing the swims

You don't need to participate in all of the swims. We can (and do) split the groups up sometimes, doing a longer and shorter version of each swim.

We will tailor things to the level of the group(s) so there's no pressure.

If you're unsure, just get in touch before booking.

Are we going to be fighting for survival in giant waves?

The quick answer to this one is, no. We will take a look at the conditions and then decide where best to swim. As you'll see in the photos, we're usually swimming in flat, glassy, clear water so don't worry.

Swim holiday kit list

  • Wetsuit - highly advised but not mandatory. It's good to have even if you plan to swim 'skins'
  • Goggles
  • Silicone swimming cap
  • Towels
  • Warm clothing for after the swim
  • Trainers (one you don'd mind getting a bit wet)
  • Usual others - medication, sunblock, kitbag, etc.

How far will we be swimming?

This will depend on the group and the conditions but swims are usually between 1km and 3km with a number of potential exits along the way if you're not feeling up to the whole distance.

Is there a minimum age for this trip?

Yes, all our trips are for people of 18 years of age and older.

Getting to Cornwall

We do our best to avoid the peak summer months which means it shouldn't be too busy on the roads if you're driving down.

Both buses and trains service Cornwall. Try Train Split for cheap train tickets. Megabus is cheap as chips and stops in both Penzance and Newquay - it even offers an over night service.

Ride sharing services like BlaBlaCar are a great option as they are cheap, fun, and environmentally friendly.

Newquay also has an airport with flights to and from a number of British and European cities. Given our commitment to sustainable travel, we'd highly encourage you to take another means of transport if possible, although we know sometimes flying is the only option. Whilst not a get out of jail free card, carbon offsetting certainly helps. You can read our piece on carbon offsetting for more info and recommended programmes. All our international trips are carbon offset.


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