Budleigh Salterton’s Christmas Day swim - pictures

PUBLISHED: 07:00 31 December 2017 | UPDATED: 10:24 02 January 2018

Budleigh Christmas Day swim 2017. Ref exb 52-17TI 5510. Picture: Terry Ife

Budleigh Christmas Day swim 2017. Ref exb 52-17TI 5510. Picture: Terry Ife

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The festive season in East Devon always sees the more daring among us to rush into the sea. See our pictures from Budleigh Salterton on Christmas Day

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Hardy swimmers were cheered on by onlookers as they took the plunge for Budleigh’s annual Christmas day dip.

The swim – a firm favourite on Budleigh’s calendar – attracts hundreds of people each year to watch or take part.

Swimmers, many clad in fancy dress, braved the rough sea to plunge into the icy water before heading back up the beach to get warm.

Photos by Terry Ife

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