The first traditional Exmouth Christmas day swim was thought to take place in 1970 and has taken place on Christmas day every year since. It is thought to be one of the last true Christmas Traditions and attracts thousands of people with many being brave enough to take the plunge and go for a swim in the waters just of Exmouth beach. If you do not fancy braving the cold there is a webcam for you to view, the Exmouth Seafront Webcam. Alternatively, you can watch from the seawall or from the waterside with Stuart Line Cruises. Here on this website, we try to attend every year to take pictures and video to help document the tradition for future generations.
The Exmouth Christmas Day Swim… what is it like?
The above footage was used in a national TV advert for Sainsbury’s and a worldwide video called Christmas In A Day directed by Kevin MacDonald with Scott Free Films and Ridley Scott Associates.
Please note, we are not the organisers of this tradition and this is an unorganised tradition we just want to document on camera for future generations.by