Porthcawl Christmas Swim

Every Christmas, Porthcawl sees 1000s of people on the beach and in the sea, raising money for local charities and organisations. Take part or come to watch.

Registration is closed at the moment and will reopen Autumn 2017

Local charities and organisations we’ve helped

Porthcawl and Pyle Pumas

Porthcawl Stroke Club

Porthcawl Museum and Historical Society

St John Ambulance

Porthcawl Coastguard

Porthcawl Kidney Research

The Y Centre

1st Nottage Scout Group

Porthcawl Lifeguard Club

Porthcawl Town Athletic

Mayors Community Fund

Trinity Care and Support

Ty Elis Counselling Service

Firefighters Charity

Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group

The Samaritans


 Santa starting the swim #porthcawl #christmasswim #memories  Hello there Instagram! // 50th #swim 2014 #porthcawl #christmasswim #charity #fancydress
 Clowning around #porthcawl #christmasswim
 Carol singing in the Seabank #memories #christmasswim #porthcawl
 From the archives // Arlon Owens with son and daughter in the years before the swim began as a true event. #christmasswim #porthcawl #porthcawlswim #memories

On Christmas Morning

If you registered online, you must come to the registration desk to check their names off our register. You don’t need to bring a printed ticket, just let us know you’ve arrived.

If you forgot to register online, you can sign up on the day. It's never too late!

Get Registered!
Registration starts at 10:30am. Be sure to get your FREE mug.
Get changed!
We have separate male and female changing space for you to get ready.
Get in the sea!
Swimmers enter the sea at 11:45am.