top of page

The
SELSEY
SEA BATHING
SOCIETY

VITAMIN SEA FOR THE SOUL IN ONE OF BRITAIN'S SUNNIEST SPOTS

February Bathe For The Brave
18 Feb, 11:00
West Beach (end of West St)

Welcome

  “live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
-  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The people of Selsey are passionate about their coastline and seafaring history, but historically, only a small proportion of locals regularly swam in the sea.  We set out to change all this and boy, has it changed! We're a flourishing, supportive, welcoming, free to join group of people who love being in the water with great company.  You don't have to be from Selsey to come along and bathe with us and if you just want to come and watch from the shoreline, that's ok too!

We're for all those who seek the wonders of the water. You may be a triathlete who also likes the odd jovial dip, you might be a first-timer, you may be old, you may be young, you may be fit, you may not be. Whatever and whoever you are, you are welcome to come and join us in continuing to make this society the fun, creative and inspiring community it is, full of like-minded people who feel inspired to get outdoors and onto the beach any time of the year. 

 

We now run monthly gatherings 12 months of the year and over the winter months also add in a few day-land experiences for those who may find it too cold to get in the water. 

Upcoming Events

  • February Bathe For The Brave
    Sat, 18 Feb
    West Beach (end of West St)
    18 Feb, 11:00 – 12:00
    West Beach (end of West St), West St, Selsey, Chichester, UK
    February can seem like a tough month, so it's a perfect time to make the most of living by the coast where the skies are endless and the air is fresh.
  • The light returns - March Bathe For The Brave
    Sat, 11 Mar
    Beach end of Danefield Rd, Selsey
    11 Mar, 10:30 – 11:30
    Beach end of Danefield Rd, Selsey, Danefield Rd, Selsey, Chichester, UK
    Bathe for the Brave but outside temperature getting a little warmer, spring is on it's way!
  • Spring Equinox Rounders
    Wed, 22 Mar
    Car park (beach) end of Hillfield Rd
    22 Mar, 17:00 – 18:30
    Car park (beach) end of Hillfield Rd , Hillfield Rd, Selsey, Chichester, UK
    Another chance to try your luck at a game of rounders on one of two trips over to the Kirkarrow spit off Selsey. Meet at the beach car park end of Hillfield Rd.
  • Springtime April Gathering
    Sat, 15 Apr
    Beach at end of Lifeboat Way, Selsey
    15 Apr, 11:00 – 12:30
    Beach at end of Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Lifeboat Way, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    Spring is in the air, the clocks have gone back and we're beginning to turn towards the light once again.
  • Flower Full Moon Dip May
    Fri, 05 May
    Beach at the end of Park Lane, Selsey
    05 May, 18:30 – 20:00
    Beach at the end of Park Lane, Selsey, Park Ln, Selsey, Chichester PO20, UK
    Known as the Flower Moon in May, let's gather to celebrate the warmer temperatures with a full moon dip.
  • Coronation May Gathering
    Sun, 07 May
    West Beach, end of West St, Selsey
    07 May, 11:00 – 12:30
    West Beach, end of West St, Selsey, West St, Selsey, Chichester, UK
    Whether you're a royalist or not, this weekend seems like a good excuse to celebrate the coronation. Please note this month it's Sunday for that reason.
  • Swim Swap to Broadstairs
    Sat, 13 May
    Broadstairs
    13 May, 10:30 – 14:00
    Broadstairs, Broadstairs, UK
    A lovely swim-swap opportunity has popped up again with some of the Surrey Outdoor Swimmers, plus this time, also a swim group from Broadstairs. So, we're off to Broadstairs, if you fancy it!