3 of the Best Wild Swimming Spots Around Cornwall, UK

Cadgwith, Helston, UK
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Cornwall is a fantastic area of the UK if you are looking for some wild swimming spots. With its miles of coastline and sheltered bays, it’s possible to swim here year round, if you can take the cold!

St Ives, Cornwall

The town of St Ives boasts three separate, sheltered beaches. Easily accessible from the town, you will find people in the waves here year round, although in winter wet suits are advised. The best thing about swimming here is the proximity to some great cafes and restaurants, so you can refuel after your dip.

Coverack Cove

This small, sheltered bay stays shallow for ages, so it’s a great place to swim with kids or those who feel less confident in the water. The water can get a little choppy when the wind is up, so bear this in mind before setting out.

Bedruthan Steps

This beautiful beach is visited by many people each year, who are wanting to swim in these stunning waters. Take care of tide times and make sure you check these before you go, as the water comes far up the beach and can cut off some access points.

Cornwall has some seriously special coastline and is the perfect destination for anyone interested in wild swimming in the UK.