The Great Pier Swim

Date & Location

Southend-on-Sea, Essex

Organiser’s Description

Escape chlorinated captivity, let the sky be your roof and the horizon your view! Enjoy the freedom of open water swimming. Starting at Chalkwell Beach, Southend-on-Sea, and finishing at Jubilee Beach, this unique event takes swimmers on a 3.3k swim, directly through the structure of the longest pier in the World. For junior swimmers there's the Seal Swim, a non-competitive swim open to 8 -14 year-olds of approx 120m.


  • 3.3 km
  • Swimming
  • Childrens
  • 1km or less
  • 1 - 5km
  • 1 mile or less
  • 1 - 5 miles
  • Sea

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