Sat 8 Jun 2024 Dartmouth, Devon, UK

Dartmouth Open Water Swim | 3000m

A new endurance addition to the sea swimming calendar!

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  • Sat 8 Jun 2024
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth




Age 14 & over

  • 3000 m sea swimming


As part of the Dartmouth Triathlon weekend here is the chance to do a 1500m or 750m swim in the stunningly clear waters of Blackpool Sands Beach in Devon, whether it's your first or fiftieth sea swim.

This event is part of Dartmouth Open Water Swim.

Event video

Event details

  • All fitness levels
  • Average fitness
  • Newcomers
  • Spectators

  • Cafe
  • Coast
  • Free parking
  • Rural
  • Showers
  • Toilets

Event HQ

Blackpool Sands

Blackpool Sands is a stunning beach on the Devon Coast just a few miles west of Dartmouth.


There is the rare opportunity to camp at Blackpool Sands on Saturday Night. You can add camping places to your event booking or book nearer the time.


  • First aid
  • Marshals
  • Out and back
  • Way markers

  • Public transport links
  • Sustainability policy
  • Trees not tees

This event is doing its best to minimise its environmental impact. Here are a few of its initiatives:


  • Trees not tees

    For all events which include a t-shirt, there is the option to plant a tree instead through a partnership with Treesnottees

  • Avoid single-use plastics

    New paper cups have been sourced to be fully recycled back into high-grade paper.

  • Optional medals

    Lots of competitors are not interested in finishers' medals so they are now optional. A £2 charity donation is made for every medal not selected.

  • Swim hats on request

    Swim hats are provided for open water swimming events as they help the water safety teams keep track of swimmers. However for all pool events, swim hats are now on request to reduce wastage.

  • Reuseable zip ties and recycling

    Reusable zip ties are used and all rubbish is sorted for recycling after the event.

  • Reducing car use

    At the Burrator 10K running race those who commit to walking or cycling to the event get £5 discount.

What's included

  • Cake
  • Chip timing
  • Medal
  • T-shirt

  • Age 14 & over
  • Entries open
  • Enter online
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Entry fees

Entry fee


Absolutely glorious - the route was the perfect level between challenging and enjoyable, fantastic organisation and great atmosphere. Super welcoming and friendly, ideal for a first timer. I am sadly moving away from Devon but plan on coming back for this next year! Natasha M

Other races at event

  • Sat 8 Jun
  • #1 of 3
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth




Age 13 & over

  • 1500 m sea swimming
  • Sat 8 Jun
  • #2 of 3
Blackpool Sands, Dartmouth




Age 12 & over

  • 750 m sea swimming