BBC political correspondent Chris Mason has been reporting on live television from the Bournemouth Coast Path since Saturday evening.
His hotel room also has a good view of the pier and on his way to do a 6am breakfast slot he was amazed to see someone having a swim.
Chris Mason is of course reporting from the TUC which is at the BIC until Wednesday.
It’s good to see the cliff view looking so impressive. It could tempt some to give the further coverage a miss and get out on a walk.
Much earlier Bournemouth venues for the congress were The Pavilion and, in 1926, the Town Hall.