In 1985 just 6 people entered the water as part of a New Years Eve bet, but now over 500 participants take the refreshing plunge and thousands of spectators fill the promenade.
Please pre-register for the dip free of charge from this page (you can register on the day but we encourage pre-registration to avoid queues and allow us to better plan for numbers).
Check-in on-the-day opens at 11am and everyone gets in the water at 12pm.
Registration is free but we will be asking everyone for a £5 optional donation at check-in – as a thank you, you'll receive a medal and a token for a lovely warm drink once you've been for your dip! We also ask that all participants try to fundraise for Tŷ Hafan in advance.
No matter how much you raise, we are so grateful for every penny. It all helps us make sure a short life is a full life.
Barry Island New Year's day dip
Barry Island, 11am January 1, 2019