Great East Skinny Dip
Martello Tower/Marine Parade West,
Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1XY
Saturday 7th September 2024, 1pm (meet from 12 noon)
Entry costs £15.00
The Great East Skinny Dip is part of the Great British Skinny Dip. Thousands of people across the country will be taking part to raise money for good causes and to experience the exhileration of being naked.
Why Skinny Dip?
From mental health and body positivity to raising your heart rate and just feeling the rush of being alive, there are many, many health benefits to being naked. But, if you are looking for another reason to skinny dip, why not do it for a great cause? Our chosen charity is the mental heath charity MIND (charity reg no 1064309)
The Great British Skinny Dip started in 2016 and has expanded from one event to dozens being organised around the country.
The Great East Skinny Dip had six dippers in 2019 and expanded to forty when it moved to Clacton-on-Sea for 2021. By 2023 this had reached 100.
Being in a non-judgemental diverse group helps you become familiar with and accepting of all kinds of body types. Whatever you look like, you are normal, as is everyone else.
You can be as bare as you dare. If you would feel more comfortable wearing a swimsuit then you are welcome to. There will be time to strip off and store your clothes before the off and plenty of space to spread out or stay within your friends or family group when on the beach.
The Great East Skinny Dip takes place at 1pm on the sea front at Clacton-on-Sea. We are 1km along the sea front south (to the right) of the pleasure pier, near the Martello Tower.
We will be meeting at 12 noon at on the beach in front of the Martello Tower.
Please make sure you have entered online first. Once signed in you will receive a wrist band that you must wear during the event.
At 1pm we will sound the horn and rush as one into the sea. Squeals and screams are bound to follow!
This year we are proud to be raising much needed funds for MIND, the mental health charity (charity reg no. 1064309)
Ask your friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you to take part in the Great East Skinny Dip then click here to make a donation to MIND, or to upload your sponsorship money.
To Enter the Swim
1. Click the ‘Sign Me Up button’ to go through to Entry Central
2. Fill in the details of each member of your group. Early Bird entry costs £12.50 until the 9th September 2023.
You can pay by any type of payment card using the checkout.
There are trains arriving every hour from London, Chelmsford Colchester and Ipswich on Greater Anglia from Liverpool Street. Times and booking here https://www.thetrainline.com/
From Clacton-on-Sea railway station it is a fifteen minute walk; down to the sea front, turn right past the pier and along Marine Parade West to the Martello Tower and Martello Bay, at the far end.
You can find car parks in Clacton on Sea here firstname.lastname@example.org,1.57991,13z
We will be at the sea front between the Hastings Avenue Car Park (53, 55 Hastings Ave, Clacton CO15 1XY) and the Toby Carvery (CO15 1NW). You’ll spot the gazebo and the Slow Swimming flags.
Am I allowed to take pictures?
We strongly urge you to consider the privacy of others when taking film and photos to capture your GESD experience. Refrain from uploading any footage to social media without the permission of all those featured. Some dippers simply cannot afford to have themselves displayed on the internet. Be sensible and respectful.