I always leave feeling happy!
The 40 Foot, in Sandycove, Dublin, Ireland, has been a mecca for sea swimmers for over 250 years. We'd
like to share with you why thousands of people enjoy a dip here every year and invite you to become one
Whether you are young and old, athlete or not, the 40 Foot is a great place to take your daily exercise. Swimming is a low impact form of exercise, easy on the joints and great for developing cardio fitness. Exercise aside, jumping in for even a couple of minutes provides a number of physical benefits. Exposure to cold water is known to increase the metabolism and reduce inflammation and muscle pain.
There is something almost indescribable about plunging into the salty cold water. Whether it is the
release of dopamine or surge of adrenaline, it doesn't seem to matter what mood you are in when you
arrive, you will leave with a smile on your face.
Much higher energy levels and
Invigorated to face into the day, are just some of the claims of the regular dippers.
This little haven is the ideal place to connect with friends that otherwise we struggle to find time to meet. Get some quality family time sharing the euphoria of a weekend dip and a hot chocolate afterwards. Drop down for a dip with the team after the match. Even if you turn up on your own it won't be long before you connect with the other regulars through this shared experience.
The smell of the sea and the noise of the waves is part of what sets a dip in the 40 Foot apart from the local swimming pool. There is also the thrill of spotting one of the local seals. The seals tend to keep to themselves but they are always nearby, sometime basking on a rock or passing by to fish for their lunch. It feels like such a privilege to be sharing this beautiful spot with them.