Wild Swimming Package

Explore the stunning Causeway Coastal route, where Northern Ireland’s most breathtaking beaches await, including Ballycastle Beach, conveniently located just steps from our door. Immerse yourself in the beauty of open water swimming without venturing far from your cozy retreat.

Upon check-in, feel the call of the sea, beckoning you for a refreshing swim. Indulge in the invigorating experience of a morning dip, with our thoughtful provisions of extra towels, snug hot water bottles, and a cozy blanket to wrap yourself in afterward. Then, refuel with your choice of a hearty cooked breakfast or a selection of nutritious options to start your day off right.

Savor a complimentary hot beverage from our esteemed Proud to Serve Costa Coffee, and unwind on our comfortable sofas, basking in the satisfaction of a perfect morning. Embark on clifftop adventures, soaking in the awe-inspiring vistas of the Causeway Coast & Glens, creating cherished memories to last a lifetime.

Upon your return, join us for pre-dinner drinks and indulge in a two-course meal at Marconi’s Bistro, overlooking the serene expanse of the sea. Take this opportunity to reconnect and immerse yourself in your coastal surroundings.

Please note* This is not an organised activity by the Marine Hotel. Guests swim at their own accord and at their own risk. We strongly advise against it if you are not experienced in open water swimming. Please check tide conditions before taking to the sea. 

Package available from May – October | Starting from £215 based on two adults sharing.

Wild Swimming Package Includes;
Overnight Accommodation 
Extra Towels, Hot Water bottle, Blanket to wrap up warm & Complimentary Hot Drink of your choice from our Proud to Serve Costa Coffee
After your morning swim Come back to a full cooked breakfast, with healthy gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options.
Two Pre-Dinner Drinks* Plus Two Course Meal at Marconi’s Bistro

Terms & Conditions Apply | Additional nights can be added on subject to availability | £50.00 Booking Deposit 
Tel 028 2076 2222

Ballycastle Swimrise

Connect with the local swimmers and join their open water swimming group. Ballycastle Swimrise meet at the beach around 8-30 every morning. Just cross the bridge & walk along the boardwalk to the seating area, everyone changes around there!”

Safety first, check tide conditions at tidetimes.org.uk and follow all local safety guidelines.

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Seaview Dining at Marconi's Bistro

Join us in Marconi’s Bistro for a two course dinner from our A la Carte menu. 
A seasonal menu with a variety of dishes using only the best in local produce from carefully selected & recommended suppliers.

What can you expect from the menu? Our menu offers not only variety but mouth watering flavours, plenty of choice and catering for all dietary requirements. Dine, relax, indulge and enjoy the views.

We are an RNLI Local Ambassador

1. Float to Live
If you get in trouble on the water, tilt your head back with
ears submerged. Relax and try to control your breathing,
using your hands to help keep you afloat. Then call for help
or swim to safety.
2. How to get out of a rip current
If you find yourself being swept out to sea, don’t try to
swim against the tide. You’ll only exhaust yourself. If you
can stand up, wade. If you can, swim parallel to the shore
until you’re free of the rip. Always raise your hand and
shout for help.
3. Don’t get caught out by the tide
Watch out for the incoming tide. Always take a phone with
you and keep it securely attached to your body, so you can
call for help if needed.
4. In an emergency dial 999 or 112
and ask for the coastguard
Have any water safety queries? Email watersafety@rnli.org.uk.
You can also point people towards RNLI.org/keysafetytips
for detailed safety information about their water-based activities.

Health Benefits of Open Water Swimming

Cardiovascular Health: Swimming in open water provides an excellent cardiovascular workout. It strengthens the heart muscle, improves circulation, and helps lower blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease.

Improved Respiratory Function: The rhythmic breathing patterns required during open water swimming can enhance lung capacity and respiratory efficiency, promoting better oxygen uptake and overall respiratory health.

Muscle Strength and Endurance: Swimming engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously, including the arms, legs, core, and back. Regular open water swimming can lead to increased muscle strength, endurance, and tone.

Low-Impact Exercise: Unlike high-impact activities like running, swimming is gentle on the joints, making it an ideal exercise for individuals with joint pain or arthritis. Open water swimming provides a full-body workout with minimal risk of injury.

Weight Management: Swimming burns calories and boosts metabolism, aiding in weight management and fat loss. The resistance of the water also adds an extra challenge, helping to tone muscles and improve body composition.

Stress Reduction: Immersion in natural environments like lakes, rivers, or oceans can have a calming effect on the mind and body. Open water swimming in serene surroundings can reduce stress, anxiety, and tension, promoting mental well-being and relaxation.

Improved Mental Health: Regular exercise, including open water swimming, releases endorphins, which are known as “feel-good” hormones. Swimming outdoors in natural settings can also enhance mood, alleviate symptoms of depression, and increase feelings of happiness and contentment.

Enhanced Immune Function: Exposure to cold water during open water swimming may stimulate the immune system, leading to a temporary boost in immune function. Additionally, regular exercise has been shown to support overall immune health and reduce the risk of illnes

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