Revive Your Festive Cheer With Whitby’s Boxing Day Dip

When the weather outside is frightful, does a dip in the sea sound delightful?

It is becoming somewhat of a tradition in this beautiful little seaside town to enjoy a rather refreshing dip in the North Sea on Boxing Day Morning. After all, what better way to cure your late festive blues than participating in the fun and friendly charity event with the local Whitby community?

This fun and frantic event has now been running over the last 40 years, seeing numbers soar from a handful of local citizens to over 150 eager individuals travelling from far and wide, desperate to run into the wintery ice cold waves of the North Sea. Although as you’d expect, you are more likely to see the big numbers witnessing from the side-lines, preserving precious body heat during the undoubtedly chilly morning.

The intention is of course that the Boxing Day Dippers get sponsored, with 80% of funds raised donated to the elected charities chosen by the Whitby Lions – organisers of this great family friendly event.

2011 saw over £7,000 raised, with this year hoping to raise even more funds for local causes, despite the current tough economic climate and cold weather. The event kicks off at 10am on Boxing Day morning, with registration and fancy dress judging being followed by a casual job into the sea.

There’s never been a better time to take a trip to the beautiful Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby, with registration forms available from Universal Garage in Station Square for this fantastically fun Boxing Day Dip event. Enjoy Christmas by the sea this year, with a wide variety of choice available for self catering in Whitby, as well as a huge host of exciting events and concerts taking place throughout the festive period.

For more information on self catering in Whitby, contact us via email at or call us on: 01904 607087.

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