Lyme Lunge

Monday 1st January 2024

The Lyme Lunge is an annual fancy dress swim which takes place on New Year's Day. Organised by Lyme Regis Rotary Club, the event takes place on the sandy beach from 1pm and aims to raise as much money as possible for charity. This year's main beneficiares are British Heart Foundation and Mencap alongside Rotary charities.

The New Year's Day dip has become an annual tradition in Lyme Regis with hundreds of hardy souls taking a bracing plunge into the sea dressed in weird and wonderful outfits. The event is witnessed by thousands of spectators on the beach and in the gardens above.

For those taking part, it provides an exhilarating way to start the New Year. A paddle in the sea is enough to say you've 'done the Lyme Lunge'. You can get sponsored to raise money for the chosen charities or just turn up and take a dip.

Download a sponsorship form below.



Event location

Sandy Beach

Marine Parade
Lyme Regis