The Cold Water Retreat | Studland, Dorset

Studland BH19, UK

9 reviews
Feb 2 - 4, 2024
Group size: 1 - 22
The Cold Water Retreat | Studland, Dorset
Studland BH19, UK

9 reviews

Feb 2 - 4, 2024
Group size: 1 - 22

About this trip


The Cold Water Retreat | Studland, Dorset

2 - 4 February 2024

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 people, 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
9 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 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
An amazing experience! Great food, location and activities. Joined as a beginner.
By Natalia D for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 23, 2024
Had an amazing time - great hosts, wonderful swims, lovely home cooked food and plenty of cake! Would definitely recommend
By Sarah E for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 17, 2024
I had the loveliest 3 days at the sea swim retreat, beautiful spot, great swimming and very safe and super friendly, it felt like being in a little new family for a dew days. Fab food and company too. I was very impressed how Rich and Mel helped everyone of all different confidence levels have fun and feel safe and enjoy the experience. I will be back for more soon!!
By Jenny B for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 16, 2024
This was my first cold water swimming adventure and as a novice I am so pleased I picked The Wild Swimming Co. Mel, Rich and Becky were fantastic and really looked after us. I was nervous about my ability and not keeping up with other swimmers but the way the course was structured meant I was able to do everything at my own pace without holding anyone up. Amazing food, fantastic people and a really wonderful thing to have done. I will be back, highly recommend this to anyone.
By Alex L for The Spring in Dorset Retreat on Apr 15, 2024
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