£7.50 – £12.50

NORTH EAST SKINNY DIP 2018

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Druridge Bay Visitor Centre

Druridge Bay Country Park

Off A1068

Morpeth

NE61 5BX

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North East Skinny Dip is an established and popular annual mass skinny dip that takes place on Druridge Bay as the sun rises. NESD is a celebration of life! Of nature! And of our own, unique, physical bodies! It is about taking a risk and embracing a moment of pure joy and freedom. And it is about coming together and supporting each other in this crazy thing called life! Your registration is a direct pledge to MIND - The Mental Health Charity. Since 2012 we have collectively raised over £30,000 to strengthen the work of this incredible charity in the hope that one day we may all walk free from our struggles with mental health!

NESD continues to thrive. 2017 saw more than 400 dippers take to the water and many say it was the most magical dip yet! Thank you all for holding the magic of this crazy and delicious event for so long! We always dip close to the Autumn Equinox in order to mark the transition from summer to winter. At NESD 2018, for the first time in our history, we will dip within hours of the exact moment the sun crosses the celestial equator. This feels so significant to me! If you have joined us before you will understand that there is no better way to give thanks for the summer and welcome the winter than stripping down to skin at sunrise and running wild and free into the North Sea with HUNDREDS of other people!!! If you have not, now is your chance. Commit to this unique event TODAY! Every 'body' welcome. NO exceptions!

NESD 2018 will take place on Sunday 23rd September on the beautiful stretch of beach behind Druridge Bay Country Park. We will dip with the rising sun just before 07.00. Please arrive in plenty of time. The sun waits for no man. Or woman! At previous events we have been blessed with clear skies and stunning views! We will gather post-dip to share our experiences and hold the buzz and fill our cold, happy and oh-so-proud tummies with hot drinks and food!

The Magic Hat Cafe will provide us with a breakfast barbeque. On the beach! The Magic Hat Cafe aims to abolish avoidable food waste by ‘upcycling’ surplus food to feed the community. The cafe is run entirely by eco-conscious volunteers giving their time and energy to make a difference in our world. They operate a ‘Pay-As-You-Feel’ system so please give generously. Check out their website and support them if you can! http://www.themagichatcafe.co.uk/

Pre-dip on-site camping is available on Saturday 22nd September and has proven very popular. We will burn a fire and sing and dance and be generally celebratory. You can purchase tickets for camping here at the eventbrite page too. £7.50 per person!

NESD is a ticketless event. Get registered, pledge your money and start making your travel plans!

Upon registration you will receive full event details by email.

If you would like to support NESD by making a donation to MIND please follow the link below to the official NESD fundraising page!

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=5364&charityId=1000246

If you are a dipper and would like to set up your own bespoke fundraising page this deeplink should make the process much easier for you!

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/userSignIn


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Thank you SO MUCH for your interest and we look forward to seeing you at Druridge Bay Country Park in September......

"TAKE NOTHING BUT MEMORIES. LEAVE NOTHING BUT FOOTPRINTS"



FAQs

Do I need a ticket for NESD2018?

In a word, no ;) NESD is a ticketless event. Your registration fee is a direct pledge to MIND. Registration is based on an honesty system. At NESD we count numbers, not names! You do not need a ticket either for the dip or for the camping. I trust you!

Is there a minimum age requirement to dip?

The North East Skinny Dip is and always will be wholly inclusive. There is no minimum or maximum age limit to take part! Our youngest dipper was less than one and our oldest over eighty!!! NESD strives to bring a sense of sanity, freedom and loving acceptance as temporary relief from judgement and sexualisation!

Do I have to take ALL my clothes off though?

Not at all! There is absolutely no obligation to be naked at NESD. There is no obligation even to get in the water. I invite you to sign up and turn up without any expectation of self. Trust yourself to know what is right for you in the moment!

Am I allowed to wear shoes?

Yes you are!

Can I travel to NESD 2018 on public transport?

Honestly? It is not easy! There are limited public transport options for arrival on Saturday night and NO local public transport on Sunday morning. I recommend you find a friend with a car and fill it with people! I will start a liftshare thread on the Facebook page nearer the time too.

Can I bring my caravan/campervan to the event?

Yes do! Caravans and campervans are very welcome to park up overnight in the designated car park. Please be aware there is no electric or water hook up on site. Please buy a camping ticket for each person staying.

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Druridge Bay Visitor Centre

Druridge Bay Country Park

Off A1068

Morpeth

NE61 5BX

United Kingdom

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Refund Policy

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