Burgh Island Swim 23rd September

Sep 23, 2023 at 07:00 — 13:00 (BST)
Organiser: The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health

The 2023 Chestnut Appeal Burgh Island Swim will take place on Saturday 23rd September Swim time 10.30am

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 Burgh Island Hotel and as well as a onetime haunt for pirates and smugglers.  Burgh Island Hotel

The Swim

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.

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 £230,000 for the Chestnut Appeal.

Your £30 registration includes

  • Water Safety Cover
  • Event swim cap 
  • Full lifeguard and medical support
  • an event medal 
  • post swim snack

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Unfortunately tickets are no longer available for this event.