The Cornwall Retreat

Bude, Cornwall

8 reviews
Mar 14 - 16, 2025
Group size: 1 - 24
The Cornwall Retreat
Bude, Cornwall

8 reviews

Mar 14 - 16, 2025
Group size: 1 - 24

About this trip


The Cornwall Swim Retreat | Some sea view rooms available


14 - 16 March 2025

'Tidal pools, a play in the waves, Cornish coves and a mythical waterfall'

Join us at Atlantic House, with sea views and a private beach near Bude. This TWSCo. favourite includes breakfasts and evening meals, with a chance to stop for a pasty at lunchtime.

Suitable for beginners, with options to swim up to 2km per day.

Who are the swim guides? - Mel


Mel is TWSCo's full time swim guide, Mel is a qualified Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme 

Mel is currently studying towards her Diploma in Cold Water Therapy, as well being a nutritionist, personal trainer and operating a successful Swim School 

Favourite swim- Bossiney Cove, Cornwall

Favourite retreat - Spring in Cornwall 

Favourite cake - Lemon drizzle 

Who are the swim guides? - Becky

Becky began work with TWSCo. as a hospitality assistant before completing her Beach Lifeguard and Open Water Lifeguard qualification in 2023.

Favourite swim- Old Harry Rocks, Dorset

Favourite retreat - Studland, Dorset

Favourite cake - Millionaire's shortbread

 Who are the swim guides? - Rich

Rich is a Beach Lifeguard, Open Water Lifeguard and Open Water Swim Coach and has achieved the National Water Safety Management Programme. Amongst this, Rich also delivers the whole suite of lifeguard and water safety awards for The Royal Lifesaving Society as a National Trainer Assessor.

Rich is also RNLI lifeboat crew and operations manager of Land & Wave, a busy outdoor centre in Dorset.

Favourite swim- Any of Snowdonia's waterfalls

Favourite retreat - The North Wales Swim Retreat

Favourite cake - Carrot Cake

What’s included

  • Breakfast
    A wholesome breakfast each morning from our on site chef.
  • Dinner
    A 2 course meal each evening from our on site chef.
  • All swims & activities
    All swims included, plus any additional activities on the itinerary such as hikes and talks.
  • Accommodation
    A good night's sleep
  • Table wine
    A glass of red or white with your evening meal
  • 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 1 or 2 like minded people. 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. Suitable for all 

Deposit: £50
Sole occupancy | Sea view
only 3 left

Book a private, single room for yourself, with a sea view. Suitable for all.

Deposit: £50
The Double Room | Sea View
4 left

Share a double room with your friend or partner. @ £489 each. Inclusive of meals, all swims/ events and table wine.  Suitable for all who can swim 200m continuously.  

Deposit: £50
Twin Room | Sea view
6 left

Share a twin/ bunk for you and a friend or loved one @ £499 each inclusive of meals, all swims/ events and table wine. Suitable for all who can swim 200m continuously. 

Deposit: £50
The Double plus Bunk room | Sea View
8 left

 Share a larger room for up to four in a double and bunk for £479 each inclusive of meals, all swims/ events and table wine. Larger groups possible with large discounts. Suitable for all who can swim 200m continuously . BIGGER GROUP? CONTACT US FOR GROUP DISCOUNTS

Deposit: £50

Available options


Day 1
Cornwall awaits

We meet at our accommodation for 1pm with homemade chocolate cake and a hot drink. We'll then head down to Bude's spectacular sea pool for a swim clinic, come to this session armed with what you'd like to improve, such as new stroke, body position, breathing or efficiency. 

Dinner with table wine will be followed by a sunset dip on the beach and re-warming around a fire on the beach, just as nature intended!

Your Organizer

The Wild Swimming Co. Ltd
8 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


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
Amazing trip to Bude. Rich and Mel looked after us so well and struck a brilliant balance between fun and safety. The swims and schedules were planned perfectly to give us a range of experiences. I came back feeling like a kid again and with a renewed sense of adventure! (And I’ve already booked my next trip with Rich and Mel) Thank you.
By Emma M for The Spring in Cornwall Retreat on Mar 27, 2024
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