HUNDREDS of daring swimmers defied freezing cold water for a festive dip on Christmas Day.
Following a tradition more than 50 years old, Cornwall residents take off their swimsuits to take a frozen dip into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Christmas day plunge took place at the beaches of St Agnes, Sennen, Bude, Newquay and Coverack.
Many people wear colorful sports swimsuits and some choose to celebrate with Santa hats.
The pets are also enjoying themselves as a woman is wading into the water with an adorable dog on its leash.
Swims often raise money for incredible charities while providing an opportunity for everyone to have a bit of fun at Christmas.
The frozen waters around Cornwall are not for the faint of heart, but have been known to attract famous Britons.
Remarkable, Boris Johnson is seen channeling his inner David Hasselhoff by running straight to the ocean for a swim earlier this year.
Wearing a trendy pair of knee-length shorts, ‘Baywatch Boris’ was photographed running in the sand in the Gulf of Carbis, Cornwall.
Yesterday, Gordon Ramsay to Cornwall Beach a quiet swim at 7am after disturbing locals going back and forth from London.
The cheerful chef filmed peace and quiet on the beautiful sandy beach, 246 miles from his London townhouse.
The scenes follow the moment a school of sharks surrounded divers off a popular family beach in Cornwall.
The 20-strong tempok was caught off the coast of Penzance, and is said to have been attracted by the warm weather.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17142997/christmas-day-swimmers-cornwall/ Christmas Swimmers brave the frigid waters of Cornwall for a festive dip