About Us

We are an open air swimming pool on Puddingmoor in the Suffolk market town of Beccles, by the beautiful River Waveney. Our 30 x 15 metre pool, separate toddler and paddling pools are all heated to 27°C and suitable for all ages. We have lots of paved and grassy areas for sunbathing, as well as picnic tables, chairs and sunloungers, and a café with covered outdoor eating area.

Our main pool has a 3.5 metre deep end with a 1 metre springboard and a slide at the shallow end

Our toddler pool is just 0.75 metres deep and there is a separate paddling area

We have regular giant inflatable aquarun sessions

We have a kiddies adventure play and family picnic area and we have an all-weather exercise equipment area

Our well stocked café serves hot and cold meals and snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate

We have excellent disabled access and facilities including hoist-assisted entry to the water if required (please telephone ahead for details or with any special requirements)


Beccles Lido is the perfect place for a swim or a family day out


Opening Times

Open 26th May to 9th September

Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri Thu (light permitting) Weekends
7.00am – 6.30pm 7.00am – 8.00pm 7.30am – 6.30pm


We are closed during some school term weekday sessions for school swimming - please see our Facebook page or call 01502 713297 for end of term changes

Fast and slow lane swimming daily until 10am (later, at lunchtime, and after 5pm if we are not too busy)

Giant Inflatable Aquarun 1-3pm at weekends and daily during school holidays (weather permitting)

Aquasize Monday 10-11am (please call 01502 713297 for details)

Swimming lessons for all ages (please call 01502 713297 for details)

Rookies Tuesday evenings (advance bookings only – please call 01502 713297)

Discover Scuba Diving with East Point Scuba Tuesday 6:30-7:30pm (advance bookings only – please call 01502 562135 e:eastpointscuba@gmail.com

Please check our detailed timetable at the links below:

Term Time School Holidays

Admission & Prices

Admission Prices

Off Peak Peak
Under 5 years Free Free
Age 5-18, Students £3.90 £3.90
Over 60's, Disabled, Benefits, Concessions £3.90 £3.90
Adult £4.60 £5.60
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children) £15.40 £16.90
Spectators £2.50 £2.50


Entry any time Monday to Friday in school term time & before 10am / after 4pm at all other times


Entry between 10am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday & every day during school holidays

Under 8s admissions policy

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    One responsible adult in the pool can supervise one 0-3 yr old

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    One responsible adult in the pool can supervise two 4-7 yr olds

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    One responsible adult in the pool can supervise one 0-3yr old and one 4-7yr old if one or both are wearing armbands

Season Ticket Prices

Standard Same Family
(bought together)
Add child
(Age 5-18)
Peak Adult £90 £85 n/a
Family: 2 Adults and up to 3 children £245 n/a £55
Family: 1 Adult and 2 children £165 n/a £55
Family: 2 Adults and 1 child £190 n/a n/a
Off peak Adult £75 £70 n/a
Age 5-18, Students, Over 60s, Disabled, Benefits, Concessions £70 £60 n/a


Entry any time Monday to Friday in school term time & before 10am / after 4pm at all other times


Entry between 10am and 4pm Saturday and Sunday & every day during school holidays

Events, Classes & News


Beginning on Monday July 16th 2018

Every Monday at 10am for six weeks

£5.80 per class, £33 for six sessions, or pay per session

Call 01502 713297 for more information


The June winners were:

1st Prize £225 Mr & Mrs L Saunders
2nd Prize £135 Mr M R Fenton
3rd Prize £90 Mr J R Aggett

Next year we need to refurbish and re-line the big pool to secure the future of the Lido.

To do so we need another £150,000.

Read more to find out what you can do to help


2nd Thursday of every month, 10am-noon, Quaker Meeting Hall, Beccles

£2 per person including hot drink, scone & gossip!


Sunday 3rd June 2018. Please visit www.becclestri.com for more information.


16th-18th November 2018 at Beccles Public Hall

For more information please follow us

Big Dog Ferry

The Big Dog Ferry runs between Beccles Lido and Geldeston Locks Inn. It is a relaxing 3 mile boat journey along the River Waveney with the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife en-route – otters, kingfishers and marsh harriers are all regular sights along the river. Disembark and enjoy a meal, a drink or the music at The Locks Inn, or stay on board for a round trip. If you're feeling energetic you could take a one-way ticket and walk back on delightful footpaths.


We also collect and drop-off at Geldeston Marina and Three Rivers Campsite with access to the Wherry Inn and Mandy's Famous Pickles.

Booking highly recommended - please call 07532 072761 for bookings and visit www.bigdogferry.co.uk for timetable and more details

Canoe hire

We offer canoe hire from the Lido in association with TheCanoeMan.


One of the most attractive and unspoilt stretches of the River Waveney from the quiet market town of Beccles, our canoe trail travels west towards the unique riverside pub at Geldeston. Dependent on how fast you paddle and how much "pub time" you take, the journey from our centre to "The Locks" will take you about 1.5 hours each way and makes a lovely day out. The stretch of river above "The Locks" is REALLY quiet being unnavigable to other craft so you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful River Waveney. With our hire centre being based at the Beccles Lido this gives you an ideal opportunity to either start or finish your day with an invigorating swim in one of the few remaining outdoor pools in the region.

Advance bookings only - please call 0845 496 9177 or visit their website for more information and to book.


Beccles Lido

NR34 9PL

01502 713 297 (Lido)

01502 714 911 (Head Office)