Top Wild Swimming Spots in Cornwall
Sandy toes, salty hair and sunshine on your skin. What feels better than wild swimming in Cornwall in the spring? After all those months of rainy grey days and feeling a bit cooped up indoors, any excuse to shed those heavy winter woollens and run headlong into the fresh waves feels fantastic.
Here our our top wild swimming spots in Cornwall, go on, brave it...
Porthtowan Sea Pool
Just a short drive from our shop you'll come to the beach at Porthtowan. If you walk out along the right hand side of the beach you'll come to a little secret spot, the sea pool hidden amongst the rocks at the base of the cliff. A great spot for a sheltered swim when the waves are a bit too big.
Jubilee Pool, Penzance
This is a great one for people new to wild swimming or who just can't quite face the freshness of the sea until later in the summer. Jubilee Pool is a beautiful sea water lido and they now have a geothermal pool so you don't have to brave the cold! Their café is a great spot for a warming cuppa and lunch with a view.
Mermaids Pool, Kynance Cove
A bit of a secret, this is a locals wild swimming spot! At low tide walk around the headland, past the rocks and you'll find a hidden but very deep natural rock pool. Surely the home of Cornish mermaids.
Chapel Rock, Perranporth
You can't miss it, Chapel Rock is the big rock with the flag on it right in the middle of Perranporth Beach. Clamber up and you'll find a huge sea pool which fills with fresh water at high tide and warms up with the sun through the day.
Please remember to always be careful when wild swimming and never swim alone. Look out for tides, currents and weather conditions.