The Great Pier Swim

Participants taking part in The Great Pier Swim open water swimming

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0.9 - 3.3KM

Open Water Swimming Course

This fantastic open water swim is back for its eighth year!

The iconic route 3.3k route that takes you through the infamous Southend Pier which is the longest pleasure pier in the world and has also played host to many celebrities since Jamie Oliver’s café has been filming on the end of the pier. With views of the beautiful Kent coastline across the water while swimming alongside Southends famous esplanade this is one of the most unique straight course swims in the UK.

We also have our shorter 900m route going from the Three Shells Beach to Jubilee Beach for those looking at taking part in their first open water swim or just looking for a shorter course while still being able to swim through the pier. (900m will not be chip timed).

Event Location: Southend Pier, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 1EE