Sunday 28th August 2016




We will do final weather check at 1pm and if the sea conditions change for the worse the swim will be delayed and you will swim later on (around 3pm) from Port Gaverne.

See you all at Port Quin.




Set yourself ‘the challenge of the summer’ whilst spending the weekend in the gorgeous coastal villages of Port Isaac and Port Gaverne. Choose from a selection of races to challenge you, swim for fun or come back to beat your last year’s personal best! If you are new to ‘The Big Swim’, welcome!

The 2014 Big Swim has raised over £15,000 for charities. Every year you raise more and more! Well done and thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to this success.

The Big Swim was initiated by Sarah Coates, who wanted to inspire locals and visitors to utilise this amazing natural resource on their doorstep and take to the open water to push boundaries, create a fun personal challenge whilst raising money for local charities that support our fragile coastal communities.

Last year hundreds of you swam, then relaxed and listened to the music line up, which was fantastic, and the party continued on The Platt until midnight.

Sharp’s Brewery remains our fabulous sponsor and donates a FREE pint to every swimmer after the race of delicious Sharp’s beer.

This year John Bray are sponsoring the sound stage right on the Slipway, Port Isaac. John Bray are an established Estate Agent and Holiday Letting Agency with over 40 years experience, specialising in properties in Port Isaac, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock. As a local company with a base in Port Isaac, they are delighted to support The Big Party! raising money for local and other good causes.

Our two local campsites are ready to welcome you once again. We had some lovely feedback from swimmers last year who stayed at the campsites.

The Big Swim Campsite: Pennant Farm, St Endellion, Port Isaac, PL29 3TP. Call Mark or Carol on 01208 880574 or 07979 368607, or email them at [email protected]. £10 per adult.

‘Glam Tipi Camping’ – Cornish Tipi Holidays, St. Teath, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 3LW. Call Lizzie on 01208 880781 or visit