Open Water Swimming & Saunas in Godstone, Surrey
Welcome. Take a dip in the breathtaking 7.3-acre reservoir at Divers Cove.
Formerly used for sand extraction, this stunning open-water venue is nestled away here in Surrey and offers an idyllic environment to experience wild swimming. Soar through crystal clear waters surrounded by magnificent natural beauty, the perfect place to enjoy open water swimming.
Our Summer season has now ended. You can only successfully book a Winter Swim if you are a Gold or Silver Member.
Pay As You Swim members need to email firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can upgrade you if you wish to swim through the winter.
Gold Memberships, For Those Swimming Most
Silver Memberships, Ideal for Regular Swimmers
How Long Does My Membership Last?
Register today for as little as £2, ideal if you just want to dip your toe in the lake a few times a year! All of our registrations and memberships run annually, meaning that you can enjoy a year of swims within our Summer season from the date of signing up and winter swims if you are a Gold or Silver member.
What do I need to bring?
Yes, we advise wearing wetsuits for safety reasons, particularly if swimming in winter or in cold waters, wetsuits are needed to provide heat retention, as in severe cases the cold water can cause hyperventilation or even hypothermia.
You will need to wear a wetsuit if the water temperature is under 16 C unless you have a prior agreement with management. If you’re swimming without a wetsuit (when the water temperature is above 16C) you must use a tow float.
Please note that we offer wetsuit hire, and you are able to hire or buy tow floats and swim hats when you arrive on site.
Hats: £1 to hire or £6 to purchase
Tow Floats: £2 to hire or £15 to purchase
Brightly coloured swim hats are to be worn at all times for the safety of all of our members
What Do We Offer?
Our spectacular 7.3-acre reservoir, near Godstone, is the ideal spot for wild swimmers to take a dip! Plus with us, you get so much more than just lake swimming – an activity that will make your summer one of thrilling adventure and unforgettable memories.
Treat yourself to an escape in nature with a unique and memorable experience at Divers Cove.
We offer fresh artisan pizzas during all of our swim sessions. Using the finest, local, fresh ingredients on top of fermented dough our delicious pizzas are the perfect post-swim treat.
Sauna & Cold Plunge
Nestled among tranquil woodland and stunning reservoir, our wood-fired barrel saunas provide the perfect spot for relaxation – hire yours today!
Come spend some time with us for a relaxing and invigorating experience at our custom-built sauna pods! The health benefits of regular hot/cold sessions are widely acknowledged—so why not come relax in one of our 8-person pods?
Want something extra special? Book out an entire pod just for yourself – ideal when celebrating birthdays or simply winding down after work! And don’t forget we have artisan pizzas, snacks and drinks available too – perfect for unwinding afterwards.
Wild Swimming Near London
More and more people are taking the plunge – quite literally! Wild swimming has become an increasingly popular activity to experience Britain’s beautiful natural landscapes. With lakes in abundance from north to south, it’s a great way for nature lovers everywhere to explore some of our most stunning scenery.
If you want to enjoy open water swimming in Surrey – head for Divers Cove. Our natural biodiversity and sandy bottom, mean that the water quality is exceptional and glows a beautiful turquoise green in the summer or winter sun, making the site a wonderful place to participate in the various leisure activities we offer. So, if you won’t be making it abroad this year (or just fancy swimming outdoors instead of in the pool), sign up for a membership or pay as you swim, and get yourself down to the Cove on a sunny day. You may forget that you are in the UK for outdoor swimming!
The water temperature is refreshing at the start of the outdoor swimming season, but you may be surprised by how much warmer the water temperature feels by the end of the summer, heating naturally to an average of 25℃.
Each year once the water temperature drops to below 12C here at the Cove, we press pause on all swimmers’ memberships, ready to be started again in late spring. All summer memberships (including the registration fee for pay as you swim) are valid for 12 months from the date of purchase and will commence as soon as the water warms back up in 2023.
Did you know that taking a dip in cold water can do more than just help cool off on hot days?
Open-water swimming is becoming increasingly popular for the many health benefits it provides. From better sleep, heart-pumping activity and increased immunity to an improved mood – outdoor swims could be your new secret weapon against feeling sluggish or down!
Taking a dip in icy water can be invigorating! Not only do you reap the benefits of feeling good thanks to endorphin production, but it also helps your body become better at defending itself- boosting white blood cell count over time. So take that plunge and enjoy both the physical and psychological boost cold water swimming has to offer at Divers Cove, Surrey.
Swim All Winter
When the water gets much colder from October through to March we only permit Silver & Gold members to swim. This is because they have fully acclimatised their bodies to cold water and are prepared for the conditions that extremely cold water presents.
Opening Times From 1st November 2023
Saturdays: 10am – 11am
Sundays: 10am – 11am
Divers Cove, North Park Lane, Godstone, Surrey, RH9 8ND
Only accessible from North Park Lane off the A25, take the first right hand turning on North Park Lane & turn right immediately. Drive up the slope and through the gates to find our car park