Brave dippers welcome in 2014

Hardy souls braved the cold conditions to welcome in the New Year.

Hundreds of people descended on Whitley Bay beach for the annual New Year’s Dip in the North Sea.

The annual New Year's Day dip at Panama Swimming Club in Whitley Bay. GM028899

The annual New Year's Day dip at Panama Swimming Club in Whitley Bay. GM028899

From the fancy dress to the bathing suits, a wide variety of outfit was on display as people looked to welcome the new year in in style.

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