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Bell Rock Adventure Swim
August 29, 2020
Open Water Swim Adventure Event organised by Pete Wilby Triathlon.
The BELL ROCK SWIM ADVENTURE is a fantastic season opener. A real rugged bit of coastline and a visit to the places you simply can’t get to without a boat. The beauty of this short 2km adventure is that you are in the water with some amazing sights. You will be swimming with seals and small fish and will likely see shrimps, lobsters and shellfish along the bottom.
The route begins at Maidencombe beach (a pay and display carpark is at the top of the cliffs. There is a five-minute walk down the steps to the beach). You will meet the team on the beach where we will stow on the boat’s your small essentials such as flip flops a warm top and drinks. Before getting in we will provide a short safety briefing and route plan.
The swim heads out and around the rocky outcrops, staying close to the shore and picking up a heading on Bell Rock (named for its shape). You will find a small channel around the back of the rock, just wide enough to swim through. The route goes past Watcombe beach and then we get the chance to peer into Watcombe caves. The epic SWIM ADVENTURE finishes at Oddicombe beach, which can be easily recognised for its Victorian style and venicular railway going up the cliff.
After arriving at Oddicombe, all swimmers will be offered a warm drink before we take the boats back to Maidencombe where the adventure began.