The annual Christmas day swim at Budleigh beach is becoming increasingly popular whatever the weather.
Swimmers and their supporters gather on the beach at Steamer Steps and at 10am there is a rush and the hardy swimmers plunge into the icy cold waves whilst friends, family and onlookers cheer them on.
As you can imagine some stay in the sea longer than others...
The Exmouth lifeboat is a welcome sight and always gets a hearty cheer. The atmosphere is very festive and cheery and most swimmers have supporters to provide towels, bathrobes and possibly a nip of brandy to warm them up after their valiant efforts in braving the waves.
Some hardy souls will then jump on bicycles and ride over to Exmouth for another swim which starts at 11am!