Saturday 10th September 2022, 12:00pm

The Agatha Christie Sea Swim – Community Event


This unique event celebrates Agatha Christie’s love of sea swimming, by taking participants on a one mile ‘sightseeing swim’ between two of her favourite beaches. Participants are encouraged not to race, but to enjoy the scenery, whilst raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.

Full safety support is being provided, while the event is open to all strong swimmers over the age of 18, who can comfortably swim a mile.

We will leave from Broadsands Beach, where Agatha would enjoy swimming with her grandson Mathew when enjoying summer holidays at Greenway. We would highly recommend the walk over to Elberry Cove ( where a body was found in the ABC Murders) before the start of the swim.

Starting at Broadsands, the route will take people past Shell Cove, Armchair Rock and Saltern Cove, finishing off at Goodrington. Participants are encouraged not to race, but to enjoy the scenery, whilst raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.

The event finishes at Goodrington Sands, where there is a shower, toilets and the fantastic Cantina, where we can all socialise after. All participants will also receive a souvenir reward at the cafe following the event.

Tickets are £25 including full event support and insurance, souvenir swim hat and a unique branded prize for completing the swim. This event is being run by volunteers with all proceeds being donated to Rowcroft Hospice.

Important Information

There will be three ‘waves’ leaving 15 minutes apart, each with a maximum of 75 swimmers. If you are swimming with friends, please ensure that you book in the same colour wave, as it will not be possible to move people around once you have booked.

  • 12.00pm - Red Wave departs from Broadsands
  • 12.15pm – Yellow Wave departs from Broadsands
  • 12.30pm– Green Wave departs from Broadsands

We will have transportation available to move one bag per swimmer from Broadsands Beach to Goodrington.

We will be emailing more information and disclaimer forms ahead of the race, which we must receive back in order for you to participate. Spectators are encouraged to follow the coast path between the start and finish point. There are several vantage points along the way to see the swimmers from. Please note this path has a number of steps in places and is not suitable for those with limited mobility. The views are spectacular though.

If the swim is called off due to adverse weather conditions, we will not be able to issue a refund. However, all swimmers will still get their hats and gifts, with all remaining money being donated to Rowcroft Hospice. We will still try to organise a fun 'dip' if this is possible.