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Taking Plunge on New Year's Day?

Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington has hosted a plunge for more than 30 years on New Year's Day at noon; there are other sites as well.

Taking Plunge on New Year's Day?

Looking to celebrate the start of 2013 with a plunge into the bay or the ocean?

Tiny Annawamscutt Beach in Barrington has hosted a "plunge" by the unofficial “Annawamscutt Seal Society” every year for more than 30 years. Expect scores if not hundreds of plungers and spectator to turn out again tomorrow at noon at the beach at the end of Annawamscutt Road.

But if you want to take your plunge at a different spot this year, here are a few more Polar (and Seal) Plunges happening Tuesday, Jan. 1: 

Portsmouth 

New Year's Plunge — Participants meet just before noon at The Beach House, 500 Park Ave.

Tiverton 

The second annual Tiverton Yacht Club's Penguin Plunge — The plunge will take place at noon at Grinnell's Beach, Main Road and Lawton Avenue in Tiverton. The event is free and open to public. A $10 donation will be accepted to benefit the Tiverton Library. 

Newport

34th Annual New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge — The plunge will begin at noon at Easton's Beach. The plunge will benefit  A Wish Come True Foundation

Jamestown 

Jamestown First Day Plunge — The first day plunge will take place at noon, but festivities will start at 10 am at the recreation center, 41 Conanicus Ave.

Are you taking a "plunge" this year? Upload photos of your "plunge" to our photo gallery or e-mail them to William.Rupp@Patch.com.

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