THE famous Forty Foot has been named as the number one spot in the world to swim by none other than the New York Times.
Writing in the esteemed US journal of record, American singer songwriter Loudain Wainwright III listed his top ten swimming holes, and amazingly, gave the Sandycove beach his top billing, ahead of iconic beaches including Sydney’s famous Palm Beach, where Home and Away is filmed.
The Swimming Song and Hardy Boys at the Y singer wrote: “Originally a men’s-only nude bathing spot, it is now frequented by swim-suited crazies of both sexes.
“I’ve been going to the 40 Foot for about 30 years, and it’s always really cold. It’s not really a swim, as such, but rather an in-and-out experience, often punctuated by a bloodcurdling scream upon submersion.”