An explorer's guide to the islands of Britain

The waters around Scolt Head Island are glorious for wild swimming. Here are some of our favourite spots:

  • Swim to/from Scolt Head Island – possible to swim to the island at slack tide; beware the currents are strong, so do not attempt on an ebbing tide. It is also possible to swim from the island all the way back to the car park at Burnham Overy Staithe (only a flooding tide)
  • Warm tidal pools of Norton Creek – at low tide it is possible to wade along Norton Creek where sun-warmed tidal pools make for idyllic dips. It is possible to wade along Norton Creek 2 hours before/after low tide. Beware of fast tides which flood east and ebb west in the creeks
  • Pools along the north coast – long rock strands that edge the sand of the north coast form pools that are protected from the North Sea waves

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