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ISLE OF WIGHT AMONG BEST LOCATIONS FOR WILD SWIMMING NEW STUDY REVEALS

The Isle of Wight has been ranked the 2nd best destination for wild swimming in the country, with 3 seaside locations on the Island ranking in the top 10!

A study by UK Saunas was inspired by a recent survey from the Outdoor Swimming Society that found an astonishing 7.5million Brits enjoy swimming outdoors, including seas and rivers, and 89% of Brits have 1 to 10 swim spots on their doorstep.

It’s been found that the Isle of Wight is the 2nd area to consistently appear in the top 10 rankings with Sandown, Shanklin and St Helens all featuring in the Top 10 destinations to swim in the sea.

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However, Cornwall has been crowned the overall best seaside destination for wild swimming, with the top 5 towns or villages in the ranking all based in the county.

The Best Seaside Destinations For Wild Swimming

Rank Seaside Town County Temperature of Water Rank (C) Combined Rank
1 Marazion Cornwall 29 80
2 Padstow Cornwall 27 76
3 St Ives Cornwall 28 75
4 Looe Cornwall 26 72
5 Bude Cornwall 26 70
6 Watchet Somerset 23 65
7 Sandown Isle of Wight 24 64
8 Poole Dorset 25 63
9 Shanklin Isle of Wight 24 62
10 St Helens Isle of Wight 9 61
11 Chapel St Leonards Lincolnshire 15 60
12 Seaburn Sunderland 11 58
13 Falmouth Cornwall 28 58
14 Penzance Cornwall 29 58
15 Hythe Kent 24 55

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John
John
1 month ago

Just keep taps on poo discharge ^_^

https://www.sas.org.uk/water-quality/sewage-pollution-alerts/

#staysafe

Last edited 1 month ago by John
Mad island
Mad island
Reply to  John
1 month ago

Don’t go by that web site. Southern water release waste water more often than you think. Trust me on that…

Catherine Johnson
Catherine Johnson
1 month ago

wild swimming’?

I assume that simply means swimming in the sea? So, no surprise that the most popular places for swimming in the sea are…places that have beaches. And it needed a study and a survey to work that out?

Gottalarf
Gottalarf
1 month ago

“Wild Swimming”?

Who comes up with this nonsense…

Rob Farley
Rob Farley
1 month ago

I can’t swim but I go through the motions!

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
Reply to  Rob Farley
1 month ago

“Are you taking the piss”? Caulkhead humour is something Gen Zs don’t get.

Rob Farley
Rob Farley
Reply to  Stefan C. Attrill
1 month ago

Sewage your self !

Kev f
Kev f
1 month ago

What with all the sewage pumped into our sea?

Bobs Biggest Fan
Bobs Biggest Fan
1 month ago

Does PopUp Bob swim at Run-down (aka Sandown) answer no .. as he knows what’s in the water !! Best avoid as well !!

Kev f
Kev f
1 month ago

Shouldn’t be going in the sea full stop

Mr S Morris
Mr S Morris
1 month ago

What a load of ballsh*t

fred
fred
1 month ago

“WILD SWIMMING”
This is naked swimming.

Stefan C. Attrill
Stefan C. Attrill
Reply to  fred
1 month ago

I remember it being called ‘Skinny dippin’, a frequent occurrence in the ’80s after leaving Bogies after 01:00 am.

Qwerty King
Qwerty King
1 month ago

Swimming amongst the turds. Lovely.

JohnR
JohnR
1 month ago

Strange that Cowes was not included, oh I forgot it’s the worst beach in the UK for sewage pollution!

King kev
King kev
30 days ago

Wild swimming more like turd dodging that’s wild hahaha
Sandown has most turds old vc for one all boys dodge him strange weirdo

 

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