About Us

Heated 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 Childrens adventure play and family picnic area and all-weather exercise equipment

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

We are currently closed to the public. See COVID-19 updates for more information.

Mon, Tue, Wed, FriThuWeekends
7.00am – 6.30pm7.00am – 8.00pm7.30am – 6.30pm

School swimming: We are closed to public Mondays 9:30am-3:00pm, Tuesdays 9:30am - 2:30pm and Thursdays 9:30am - 11:30am. Last entry is 30 minutes before closing.

Please check our detailed timetable at the links below:

Term Time School Holidays

*Please check our Facebook page for any updates or changes to opening times.*


Adult only swimming Monday-Friday 7:00-8:45am

Fast and slow lane swimming daily until 10am. Under 16s are permitted to use this session if they are competent lane swimmers.

Evening lane swim from 5pm (subject to how busy the pool is)

Giant Inflatable Aquarun 1:00pm-3:00pm at weekends and daily during school holidays (weather and pool conditions permitting)

Aquasize Tuesdays 8:45-9:30am 

Private swimming lessons for all ages - email lessons.beccleslido@gmail.com for info and bookings

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


For any further enquiries please call 01502 713297

Admission & Prices

Admission Prices 2019

We are currently closed due to COVID-19 – until we know the basis upon which we can re-open we will not be able to advise what 2020 admission prices will be or whether season tickets will be available.

 Off PeakPeak
Under 5 yearsFreeFree
Age 5-18, Students£4.00£4.00
Over 60's, Disabled, Benefits, Concessions£4.00£4.00
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£16.00£17.50


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


We accept most major debit and credit card payments, sorry we do not accept American Express.

We do not offer a "pre-book" service here at Beccles Lido. We operate on a first-come, first-served basis; however, once you have paid entry you may stay all day.

Unfortunately we do not allow any animals on site, except guide dogs.

Wristband System

On busy days we operate a wristband system, which allows us to control bather numbers in the pool and maintain customer safety. 

This system means customers will be asked to exit the water for a period of time, whilst band colours are rotated - you do not have to leave the site. 

Once the pool is full we implement a one in one out system at our entry gate, when this happens please expect long queues. On hot days remember to bring water.


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 2019

To buy a season ticket please bring 2x passport size photos per person and proof of age or eligability

 StandardSame Family
(bought together)
Add child
(Age 5-18)
Peak Adult£95£85n/a
Family: 2 Adults and up to 3 children£260n/a£65
Family: 1 Adult and 2 children£175n/a£65
Family: 2 Adults and 1 child£200n/an/a
Off peak Adult£80£70n/a
Age 5-18, Students, Over 60s, Disabled, Benefits, Concessions£75£65n/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


View our 2019 general info flyer

Events, Classes & News


Update on 2020 season


We have bills to pay and new things we would like to buy for the newly refurbished pool, but no income


At this difficult time one of the best ways to financially support the Lido is to join our monthly lottery for just £2.50 a month, with a chance to win up to £250 each month!

The June winners were:

1st Prize£222.50F Banham & P Whybrow
2nd Prize£133.50J Harris
3rd Prize£89.00C McMillan

If you would like to join the Beccles Lido Lottery please download an application form


Due to COVID-19 the 2020 Beccles Triathlon cannot take place on Sunday 7th June as originally planned.

Please visit becclestri.com or Facebook for more information.


The 9th Beccles Beer Festival is scheduled for 13th-15th November 2020

Big Dog Ferry

We apologise but due to COVID-19 Big Dog Ferry is not currently operating.

The Big Dog Ferry runs between Beccles Lido and Geldeston Locks Inn

A relaxing 3 mile boat journey along the River Waveney


Disembark and enjoy a meal or drink at The Locks Inn, or stay on board for the round trip. If you're feeling energetic then take a one-way ticket and walk back along the riverside footpath.

We also collect and drop-off at Geldeston Marina and Three Rivers Campsite (for the Wherry Inn).

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

Canoe hire

We apologise but due to COVID-19 we are currently unable to hire canoes.

We offer canoe hire from the Lido in association with TheCanoeMan


Enjoy a canoe trip upsteam from the lido on one of the most attractive and unspoilt stretches of the River Waveney. Dependent on how fast you paddle, the journey to The Locks Inn, where you can stop for a meal or drink, will take about 1.5 hours each way. Fancy a longer trip? The stretch of river above The Locks Inn to Ellingham is unnavigable to other craft so you can lose yourself in the peace and tranquillity of the wonderful river and it's wildlife

Advance bookings only - please visit The Canoe Man website for more information and to book or email info@thecanoeman.com


Do you allow dogs on site?

Sorry, we do not allow any animals on site except guide dogs. We also do not allow unattended dogs to be left anywhere on our site. This includes in parked cars or tied to railings outside the lido or on the pontoon/riverside area.

How long can I stay once I have paid for entry?

Once customers have paid for entry they are welcome to stay for the day.

Can I leave and come back once I’ve paid?

Unfortunately, if customers leave the site then they will have to pay the admission price again to come back in.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

Customers are welcome to bring their own picnics but we do have a café on site which sells hot and cold food and drinks.

Am I allowed to bring my own inflatables?

Customers are welcome to bring their own inflatables but we ask customers to check with lifeguards before taking them into the pool.

Do you have public lockers?

We have a number of lockers on site which take a returnable £1 coin.

What are the opening times of the café?

Term Time, the café serves hot drinks 8.30am-5.30pm (7:00pm Thursdays) and hot food 8:30am-5:00pm (6:00pm thursdays).

School Holidays, the café serves hot drinks 8.00am-5:30pm (7:00pm Thursdays) and hot food 9:00am-5.30pm (7:00pm thursdays).

Can I bring my own chairs and parasols?

Customers are welcome to bring their own seating and umbrellas as we only have a limited number on site.

Do you sell sun-cream?

Sun-cream is available to purchase from the kiosk, however we recommend that customers bring their own.

Do you sell swimwear?

Unfortunately, we do not sell swimwear but we do sell armbands, balls, inflatable rings and swimming goggles.

Can I pay by card?

We accept most major credit and debit cards as well as Apple Pay, we do not accept American Express. There is a minium spend of £3.00 for card payments.

Can I use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins?

Customers are welcome to use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins at the discretion of the manager. Please ask for permission before using them. The use of mermaid tails is not permitted.

Can I hire the pool for private functions?

The pool is available for private hire after our public opening hours. If you would like more information then please email info@beccleslido.com

Can I wear a wetsuit?

Yes you can, but please wash them thoroughly before entering the water, particularly if you use the suit in the river or sea.





Beccles Lido

NR34 9PL

01502 713 297 (Lido)

01502 714 911 (Head Office)