Boxing Day sea walk cancelled

Paignton Lions Walk into the Sea

Paignton Lions Walk into the Sea - Credit: Archant

The annual Boxing Day Lions Walk into the Sea on Paignton beach has been cancelled because of the Covid pandemic.

It is only the second time in the event’s 37-year history that the Walk into the Sea has been cancelled.

Martin Rogers, from organisers Paignton Lions Club, said: “Hopefully, we will see everyone in 2021.”

The fancy dress event raises money for Lions’ good causes and is watched by hundreds of locals and visitors alike.

The event is a sponsored Walk in the Sea with those taking part able to keep 50 per cent of their sponsorship monies for a charity.