Naked skinny dippers brave sea at dawn for charity

Photo from The Telegraph

They are intent on breaking records – without a stitch on.

The North East England Skinny Dip, which took place yesterday morning at the crack of dawn, saw more than 200 naked people charging towards a freezing sea at Druridge Bay, Northumberland.

The water was estimated to be a bracing 12 degrees centigrade, or about 54 degrees farenheit.

They were attempting to break the world record for mass skinny dipping: but the September seas off the Northumberland coast were not quite seductive enough to draw the numbers they needed. A similar Welsh beach dip last year attracted 400 charging nudes.

The event, hosted by the National Trust, was raising money for the mental health charity MIND.

We Brits are no stranger to attention-seeking nude stunts.  We celebrated the Queen’s birthday last year with a nude cycle-by in which the naked cyclists sang Happy Birthday to HRH The Queen as they cycles past.

Watch more:

On the skinny dip: here’s The Star’s report

On the naked cycle-by in 2011: The Telegraph’s take




  1. …rather them than me! brrr…

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  3. the only way to get into cold sea is quickly…. run in, turn around and fall backwards. That’s my method…. not that I’d be prepared to it in the naked nudeness, with nothing on….

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