It is with a heavy heart that we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel for another year.
With the recent update to Covid restrictions meaning no more than 50 people can meet outdoors from 6am on Boxing Day it feels irresponsible for us to encourage up to 5000 people to meet less than 24 hours earlier.
There will be no RNLI, Coastguard, St John Ambulance or Lifeguard cover in place on the beach and no one wants them to be called away from their families on Christmas Day for an emergency.

We are raising money for Wales Air Ambulance

During this national crisis, they need your help now more than ever.

Wales Air Ambulance covers the whole of Wales every single day. Each year their helicopters attend around 2,500 missions, covering rural countryside and our bustling towns and cities. This includes the length of our Welsh coastline and across our vast mountain ranges. Their four airbase operations in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff are ready to saves lives wherever needed.

The Porthcawl Christmas Swim has been raising thousands of pounds for local charities and organisations for over 50 years.




swimmers each year

given to charity

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

Tŷ Hafan

Trinity Care and Support

Ty Elis Counselling Service

Firefighters Charity

Porthcawl Parkinsons Support Group

The Samaritans

Prostate Cymru