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Over a thousand swimmers stripped off to brave the chilly waters of the of the North Sea in Northumberland for 11th annual North East Skinny Dip to mark the Autumn Equinox.
Naked participants of all ages could be seen frolicking on the beach in Druridge Bay on Sunday morning for the popular event, and embracing the freedom of baring it all.
Swimmers were seen wearing whimsical wigs, Hawaiian garlands or just a wooly hat as they took a dip in the icy waters at sunrise.
As the waves rolled in, participants were seen running wild towards the sea as they held hands and skipped with joy.
It was the 11th annual gathering of skinny dippers in an event that has raised more than £100,000 for Mind, a mental health charity, since 2012.
The naked participants could be seen running wild and free on the beach as they dared to bare all and run towards the sea
Friends could be seen taking photos of each other and posing, with a mesmerising backdrop with bright amber hues in the sky as the first golden rays of the sun emerged at sunrise
Participants got to show of their tattoos in all their glory on parts o their bodies that would ordinarily be concealed under clothing
A groups of friends held each other by the waist and hugged as the looked outward towards the sea
Friends could be seen taking photos of each and posing as they bared all at the skinny dipping charity event
Some swimmers made sure to keep their