North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay returns for third year to raise charity cash

The North East Skinny Dip returns to Drurdige Bay for the third time next month to raise money for a mental health charity

Skinny dipping at Druridge Bay
Skinny dipping at Druridge Bay

Brave souls will be shedding their clothes and dashing into the freezing sea at one of the region’s most picturesque spots next month.

The North East Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay Country Park returns for the third year, with participants as ever being invited to raise money for good causes and the event having previously sought to break a world record.

The event takes place at sunrise on Sunday, September 21, with participants taking to the sea at around 6.50am.

The date is chosen as it is the autumn equinox, the transition from summer to winter.

Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay
Skinny Dip at Druridge Bay

Participants will raising money which will be split between Mind, the UK mental health charity which the dip has supported since its inception and the National Trust, which owns the beach and provides the event facilities.

Organisers at last year’s dip sought to break the world record for most skinny dippers at an event, but fell short of the 506 set in New Zealand in 2012, with around 180 participants aged five to 82.

An event spokesman said: “This is the third year it’s run and it is very much a non-sexual event where people can just enjoy the stunning natural beauty of sunrise at Druridge and help a good cause.”

There is a registration fee of £10 and further information is available at


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