Chill Swims - Our Winter Timetable


Chill Swims - Our Winter Timetable

Introducing Chill Swims - Our first ever Autumn into Winter Timetable

From Monday 5th October our heating system and boilers are off and our water is getting colder. There are plenty of health benefits to swimming in cold water, but also a great amount of safety advice. 

Our Facebook page has tips and cold water swimming kit advice or go to:

The water temperature will be clearly displayed each day.

If you are inexperienced at cold water swimming then as the water gets colder so will you, so spend less time in the pool until you acclimatise. A useful guide is to be in the pool for 1-2 minutes per degree, so 15oC = a 15-30 minute swim.

The water will feel cold at first – so take a moment to get used to it, then start swimming. It’s best to keep swimming and not take too many breaks – when you start to feel cold it’s time to get out. Hot showers aren’t a good idea and it will be cold showers only for rinsing when the pool temperature drops below 15oC.

The best way to warm up is to put on plenty of warm layers, plus a hat, thick socks, warm shoes and gloves – and bring a flask of hot drink.

Hot drinks are available on Saturday morning sessions only or as otherwise advertised, £2 each. Exact money only please into our donation bucket, and no change given. We are unable to take card payments.

Opening Times

Watch our information video to see how our new systems work


Currently CLOSED due to coronavirus lockdown measures




WINTER SWIMS - our boilers are off and our water temperature will now gradually decrease. Join us for lane swimming in the cool waters of Beccles Lido as we welcome in our first ever winter timetable! All sessions £4 for 45 minutes. Pre-booking only.

For further enquiries please call us on 01502 713297

Admission & Prices



WINTER SWIM: 45 minute Lane Swimming sessions. 16+ only

All SessionsWINTER SWIM£4.00 per person
All SessionsSPECTATOR£2.00 per person

NEW for ALL SESSIONS - TEA, COFFEE & HOT CHOCOLATE!!!! £2 each, exact money only please - we are unable to accept card payments


TODDLER POOLS: Splash Pool and Toddler Pools are now closed for 2020


SWIM & FUN: Swim & Fun sessions have now ended for 2020. Look out for their return in 2021!


Sorry – 2020 Discount Vouchers no longer accepted due to reduced 2020 admission prices


We are unable to accept payments at the lido. Our online booking system will take payment when booking your time slot.

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


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

Events, Classes & News


During the devastating flooding in the Waveney Valley on Christmas Day and Boxing Day the Lido was also badly affected.

There will be no swimming this week (26/12 to 02/01 inclusive)


Just when you though 2020 couldn't get any weirder - we are staying open all winter!

Introducing Chill Swims; our boilers are off and the water is (slowly) cooling down.

Why not give cold water swimming a try? NOW BOOKING!


Details of our plans for delayed or cancelled sessions due to forecast thunderstorms


Our booking system is now live for all sessions:

Watch our information video to see how our new systems work -

The full Terms & Conditions are available here -


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 February winners were:

1st Prize£236.00C Davies
2nd Prize£142.00J Lim
3rd Prize£94.00J Turner

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 or Facebook for more information.


The 9th Beccles Beer Festival, scheduled for 13th-15th November 2020, has been cancelled

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


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

Booking essential - please call 07532 072761 for bookings and visit for timetable and more details

Canoe hire


We offer canoe hire from the Lido in association with TheCanoeMan


Enjoy a canoe trip from the lido on one of the most attractive and unspoilt stretches of the River Waveney.

Advance bookings only - please visit The Canoe Man website for more information and to book or email


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?

As part of our COVID-19 control measures, for this season you will get 45 minutes of pool time, after which you will be called from the pool.

Ordinarily, once customers have paid for entry they are welcome to stay for the day. We hope to return to this system for 2021.

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. (Closed for 2020)

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?

Sorry - Closed for 2020

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. (Unavailable for 2020)

Do you sell swimwear?

Unfortunately, we do not sell swimwear but we do sell armbands, balls, inflatable rings and swimming goggles. (Unavailable for 2020)

Can I pay by card?

For 2020 payment is through our online booking system only.

Ordinarily 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

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)

07561 607 263 (Bookings 10-12am)

01502 714 911 (Head Office)