The Cold Water Retreat| November '23 | Studland, Dorset

Studland BH19, UK

13 reviews
Nov 17 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22
The Cold Water Retreat| November '23 | Studland, Dorset
Studland BH19, UK

13 reviews

Nov 17 - 19, 2023
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip


The Cold Water Retreat | Studland, Dorset

17 - 19 November 2023

This retreat which includes breakfasts and lunch, will run 1pm Friday to Sunday 1pm from an exclusive 8 bedroom private house on Beach Road, Studland.

Walk just 300m to the golden sands of Studland Beach, golden sunrises, glorious sea grass meadows, endless dunes and maybe even seahorses.

We'll book some excellent evening meal locations for you to pick from.

What’s included

  • Breakfast
    A hot breakfast such as filled baps or pancakes, alongside homemade granola and fruit
  • Lunch
    A warming lunch included
  • All swims & activities
    All swims included, plus any additional activities on the itinerary such as hikes and talks.
  • Accommodation
    A good night's sleep
  • Teas & Coffees
    Hot drinks from the tea room
  • Cake, Cake and more cake
    Cake is vital, homemade cake after every swim, of course

Available Packages

The Dorm space | Our most popular choice

Share a dormitory room with 2 or 3 like minded females, ideal for solo travellers or friends alike. We'll put you all in contact via WhatsApp before the trip so as you can say hello. Inclusive of meals, all swims/ events and table wine. 

Deposit: £50
Twin Room

Share a twin/ bunk for you and a friend or loved one @ £299 each inclusive of meals, all swims/ events.  Suitable for all (including swimblers!).  

Deposit: £100
Four Bed Bedroom for Four

Share a larger room for up to four in a double and bunk for less than £250 each inclusive of meals, all swims/ events. Larger groups possible with large discounts. Suitable for all (including swimblers!). 

Deposit: £200

Available options

TWSCo. Swim Cap

Order a branded TWSCo. swim cap in advance, either sky blue or orange. Collect on retreat


Day 1
Delightful Dorset awaits

We meet at our accommodation for 1pm with homemade cake and a hot drink, before  heading down to Studland Bay nature reserve (for sea horses!), to complete a swim clinic, come to this session armed with what you'd like to improve, such as new stroke, body position, breathing or efficiency. 

We'll also have a sea salt sauna on the seafront for warming and dipping, a great experience!

We'll (hopefully!) enjoy a spectacular sunset at our secret sunset dip location before heading our for dinner at a local eatery.

Your Organizer

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
13 reviews
Incredible swimming holidays and events at iconic locations around the UK. ​ Fabulous food, wonderful wines and accommodation come as standard alongside inclusive, breath taking swims and kind humans on our holidays. Our unique holidays focus on bringing new people to the best secret and most iconic swim spots from Cornwall, Devon & Dorset to North Wales and the Lake District, in exclusive, simple yet stunning accommodation with every detail taken care of. ✔ STA Open Water Swim Coaches ✔ Iconic Locations ✔ Lifeguard Led


Another amazing experience with The Wild Swimming Co team. Keeping us safe with lifeguard support, encouragement and homemade cake. Well organised with good local knowledge. We couldn't have asked for calmer seas and a more stunning sunrise. Thank you for a fantastic event, highly recommended. I'll be back.
By Deborah B for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 30, 2024
What a fantastic swim and adventure. We were so lucky with the weather but even so the organisation was great and we were well looked after by everyone. I am seriously looking at booking a weekend trip with them as a result!
By Clare S for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 29, 2024
Epic swim with Rich and Donald. Standing on the rocks at Old Harry having swum up from the beach with the sun setting and the moon rising was breathtaking. The swim group were encouraged to work together to have their best swim getting to the rocks and amazing local knowledge of the rocks meant we could all play in the tunnels and arches. And. There. Was. Cake! Power boat ride back to the beach was the icing on the cake! Thank you.
By Nina C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 23, 2024
The whole experience was amazing from start to finish. The safety aspects Rich & Donald went through to keep us all safe & sound was so reassuring. We started off with a run done of how the evening was going to run, to covering off all the disclaimers & then checking we could all swim to the required level for the adventure. Then, off we set. No one was left behind or unsupported. The arrival to Old Harry's Rock was fun scooting over the rocks, then some tasty freshly baked cake. We then hopped back in the water to swim through the caves & touched Old Harry himself. History in the making, right there. Whilst swimming through the caves, we got to see the sun sink gradually on the horizon. We were then treated to the most exhilarating rip boat ride back to shore. Whilst riding the rip, I took one glance back at Old Harry to see the most incredible moon over the top of the cliffs. MAGICAL! Oh & a couple of doughnuts in the sea before reaching dry land. The sunset was out of this world, the sun set gradually & the colour of the sky turned from yellow through to orange, from orange through to purple. The Boys couldn't have made it any better. Thank you, a truly magical unforgettable experience 🤗
By Kimberley C for Summer Solstice Swim | Old Harry & Powerboat on Jun 22, 2024
Another absolutely wonderful weekend with The Wild Swim Co. Mel and Rich create a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for all types of swimmers. The weekend was fantastic-filled with new challenges, new friends and lots of cake! Can’t wait for my next retreat.
By Rachel B for Castle to Castle Challenge | New Forest on Jun 17, 2024
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