Burgh Island Swim September 2022
Sep 25, 2022 at 08:00 — 13:00 (BST)
Organiser: The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health
The 2022 Chestnut Appeal Burgh Island Swim will take place on Sunday 25th September
Burgh Island is an iconic South Devon landmark, located opposite Bigbury-on-Sea beach. The island is accessible at low tide by a strip of sand which at high tide is completely covered, leaving a ride on the unique sea tractor as the only means of access.
As well as the sea tractor the island is famed for its links to Agatha Christie, the art-deco inspired hotel and as well as a onetime haunt for pirates and smugglers.
The tidal passageway that separates the mainland from Burgh Island is a beautiful sandy beach which is ideal for lazy beach days.
A walk around the island will let you explore the remains of the chapel or discover an abundance of wildlife that lives on its shores.
The Burgh Island swim is suitable for those who can swim a mile in the pool and have experience of Open Water Swimming and be confident swimming in various sea conditions.
Registration for the swim is £30. Your entry fee covers the cost of organising the event, but it’s the money you raise that helps Prostate Cancer patients and their families across Devon and Cornwall.
So we ask all our Burgh Island swimmers set themselves a Sponsorship target of at least £50.
you can set up your fundraising page via this link justgiving and add to the Burgh Island swim event page
To date the Burgh Island swim has raised over £200,000 for the Chestnut Appeal.
Your £30 registration includes
- Water Safety Cover
- Event swim cap
- Full lifeguard and medical support
- an event medal