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

Sorry, we are closed for Winter

Re-opening May 25th 2019

Mon, Tue, Wed, FriThu (light permitting)Weekends
7.00am – 6.30pm7.00am – 8.00pm7.30am – 6.30pm

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

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

Giant Inflatable Aquarun between 1300 and 1500 at weekends; daily during school holidays (weather and pool conditions permitting)

Aquasize Monday 10-11am 

Private swimming lessons for all ages

Rookie Lifeguarding Tuesday evenings (advance bookings only)

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

For any further enquiries please call 01502 713297

Admission & Prices

Admission Prices 2018

 Off PeakPeak
Under 5 yearsFreeFree
Age 5-18, Students£3.90£3.90
Over 60's, Disabled, Benefits, Concessions£3.90£3.90
Family (2 Adults and up to 3 children)£15.40£16.90

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

The band system means customers will be asked to exit the water for a period of time, whilst band colours are rotated - they 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.


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 2018

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


Beccles Lido has been chosen for the Co-op Local Community Fund and Tesco Bags of Help.
The Co-op Local Community Fund started on 28 October and will run for 12 months until the 26 October 2019. During this period, Co-op Members can log into the Co-op website and choose to donate to Beccles lido when buying Co-op own-brand products and services.

It may only be pennies from each purchase, but with enough members donating their 1% we are sure to be able to secure the lidos future.


The November winners were:

1st Prize£225.62G Gilliard
2nd Prize£135.38I Rousham
3rd Prize£90.25N Saunders

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 9th June 2019. 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.


Do you allow dogs on site?

We do not allow any animals on site except guide dogs.

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 members of the public 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?

Friday-Wednesday the café serves hot drinks from 8.30am- 5.30pm and hot food 9am-5pm. On Thursdays the café serves hot drinks 8.30-7pm and hot food 9am-6.30pm.

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 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.

Can I use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins?

Customers are welcome to use flippers, snorkels and mono-fins at the discretion of the manager.

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





Beccles Lido

NR34 9PL

01502 713 297 (Lido)

01502 714 911 (Head Office)