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Outdoor Event, Wed 1 Jan 2020




The Abersoch RNLI New Year’s Day Sea Dip is a great event for anybody in Abersoch for the New Year. Thousands get involved – it’s the perfect way to clear your head after a big Abersoch New Years Eve the night before!

A great opportunity to make a heroic effort to raise as much money as possible, as all money raised will go directly to the RNLI to help ensure that our local crew can be equipped with the best equipment, clothing and training when they go out to sea in any weather.

It is expected that if you join the Dip you will raise some money for the crew, who will be on and in the water at the event to look after everybody’s safety, so to take part a sponsorship form is needed. Entry forms are available in the village at Abersoch Boatyard and Abersoch Watersports shop or go online to download the form at

As usual the Dip will take place at the Yacht Club end of the main beach on New Years Day at 12 noon prompt – children will go in a couple of minutes before the adults. Hot drinks will be given to all dippers in the beach café after the Dip.

Last year around 700 brave souls went into the sea, supported by around 3,000 spectators. It’s a fantastic atmosphere but it is essential that you allow sufficient time to get through these crowds and the resultant traffic to get onto the beach before 12 o’clock. Each year we have seen disappointed people who didn’t manage to arrive in time for the Dip; the race starts promptly as people can’t be kept waiting in the cold.

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Wed 1 Jan 2020 12:00 to 14:00

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LL53 7AP



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Map reference: SH 312280  Lat: 52.82303 Long: -4.50660

Take the A55 to Bangor, then the A487 through Caernarfon to join the A499 to Pwllheli and on to Abersoch.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 7 miles from Pwllheli station