Embrace the Ocean with Longe Cote in Falmouth: A Unique Aquatic Adventure

Embrace the Ocean with Longe Cote in Falmouth: A Unique Aquatic Adventure

If you're looking for an exciting and invigorating way to enjoy the pristine waters of Falmouth, Cornwall, then Longe Cote is the perfect activity for you. Combining swimming, walking, and exploring the stunning coastline, Longe Cote offers a unique and immersive aquatic adventure that will leave you feeling refreshed, energised, and closer to nature. We delve into the world of Longe Cote in Falmouth with founder Jo, and discover why it's a must-try activity for ocean enthusiasts.

What is Longe Cote?

Longe Cote, also known as sea walking or coastal swimming, originated in France (Longe-côte) and has gained popularity as a water-based fitness activity that promotes physical well-being and environmental awareness. It involves wading or swimming in shallow waters along the coastline. It can be enjoyed by people of all ages and fitness levels, making it an inclusive and accessible aquatic activity.

Describe Longe Cote in 3 words...

Invigorating, life-affirming, fun!

What does Longe Cote mean to you?

To me it means spending time in the sea, where I’m always happiest, with like-minded people who have become friends, laughing together and supporting each other whilst keeping fit.

Why is Falmouth perfect for Longe Cote

Falmouth offers an ideal setting for Longe Cote, with its crystal-clear waters, sandy beaches, and stunning coastline, Falmouth provides a breathtaking backdrop for Longe Cote adventures. Falmouth's mild climate and relatively calm waters make it a suitable destination for Longe Cote throughout the year. 

Benefits of Longe Cote

Longe Cote offers a range of benefits for both physical and mental well-being. As a low-impact activity, Longe Cote provides a full-body workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, strength, and flexibility, without putting excessive strain on joints and muscles. The resistance provided by the water also adds an extra challenge, making it an excellent way to tone muscles and burn calories.

Apart from the physical benefits, Longe Cote also promotes mental well-being. Immersing yourself in the natural environment and embracing the ocean can be a therapeutic experience, helping to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression. Longe Cote encourages mindfulness and a connection with nature, allowing you to experience the healing power of the ocean firsthand.

What top tips would you give to anyone thinking of joining in?

Warm up, have the right kit for the water temp (as we are in for 45 mins from March to December), have layers for afterwards, bring a flask and cake!

Which is your favourite Cornish beach and why?

Gwithian, because I spent my teenage years there camping out in the evening and wave jumping in the day. Every beach makes me smile and feels like home. 

When you're not teaching, what is your favourite way to get your water fix?

I get my water fix by doing Longe Cote most of the year on the south coast and body boarding, swimming and wave jumping on the north coast. Cornwall is the best; we have both options for calm water and wild water. 

Find out more and follow Jo's Longe Cote adventures here -