2023 Polar Plunges in Charleston

January 3, 2023

What better way to welcome 2023 and celebrate New Year’s Day than with a chilly dip in the ocean? This year, some of Charleston’s beaches and restaurants, are hosting their own polar bear plunge (or simply “polar plunge”) events and parties. Here is a list of the top polar plunges for 2023 in Charleston.

2023 Polar Plunges in Charleston


9th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge

Folly Beach

The 9th Annual Bill Murray Look-a-Like Polar Bear Plunge is Sunday, January 1, 2023. The plunge will begin at 10:00am at the Tides Hotel on Folly Beach. In addition to the plunge, there will be a costume contest ($5 entry fee).

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Dunleavy’s 28th Annual Polar Plunge

Sullivan’s Island

The Dunleavy’s 28th Annual Polar Plunge is Sunday, January 1, 2023, at 2:00pm. This plunge will help raise money for the Special Olympics!

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge

Kiawah Island

The Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s Polar Bear Plunge is Sunday, January 1, 2023, from 11:45am to 12:45pm. Participation is free and open for all ages.

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Polar Plunge Party at BLU

Folly Beach

The Polar Plunge Party at BLU is Sunday, January 1, 2023, from noon to 5:00pm. Guests can expect live music, food and drink specials, and a ton of post plunge fun. Admission is free.

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