Page last updated on 08/11/2011
It’s a Boxing Day chilly challenge
BRRRAVE the icy briny on Boxing Day – that’s the chilly challenge being thrown down by Carmarthenshire Council.
To round off the Christmas celebrations, revive the flagging festive spirit and face up to the New Year there is nothing quite like the famed Blue Flag Cefn Sidan Walrus Dip.
It has taken place every year bar one because of Carmarthen Bay oil pollution since 1987 attracting hundreds of hardy souls – the oldest has been 91 and the youngest two.
The charge of the fright brigade across 50 metres of sand of hundreds of funsters in fancy dress takes place at 11am.
It is a tremendous spectacle with fancy dress discretionary which thousands turn up to support every year and help raise money for favourite charities.
Families, friends and spectators attending with dippers are advised to wear Wellington boots and warm clothing if supporting down to the tide.
There is free entry to the Pembrey Country Park 8am to 12noon and certificates are awarded at the Visitors’ Centre for all those who have dipped their toes or their all in the sea.
There is no registration on the day or booking charge.