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. (Restrictions apply 2020 season)

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 an adjoining Splash Pool just 0.27 metres deep

We have regular giant inflatable aquarun sessions (closed for 2020 season)

We have a Childrens adventure play and family picnic area and all-weather exercise equipment (closed for 2020 season)

Our well stocked café serves hot and cold meals and snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate (closed for 2020 season)

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


Watch our information video to see how our new systems work

7.00am – 11.00am5.00pm - 7.00pm7.00am – 7.00pm9.00pm - 10.00pm

ONLINE PRE-BOOKING ONLY: www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido

Can't get online? Call our booking line on 07561 607263 - 10am-12noon, 7 days a week


Fast, medium and slow lane swimming daily. Under 16s are permitted to use these sessions if they are competent lane swimmers. 45 minute sessions.

Swim & Fun sessions for families and children WEEKENDS at 11:00am, 12:30pm, 3:00pm and 4:30pm. Slide and Springboard open. 1 hour sessions.

Swim & Fun sessions for families and children WEEK DAYS at 5:00pm. Springboard open, NO SLIDE. 45 minute sessions.

Toddler Pool and Splash Pool open during all Swim & Fun sessions, PLUS during lane swim session starting at 9am-5pm

Aquasize Fridays 9:00-9:45am - FULLY BOOKED FOR 2020.

Late Night Swims. Late night lane swimming 9-10pm every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Discover Scuba Diving with East Point Scuba, advance bookings only – please call 01502 562135 e:eastpointscuba@gmail.com


For any further enquiries please call us on 01502 713297

Admission & Prices

Admission Prices 2020

This year there will be flat rate for all customers, however we will still have PEAK and OFF-PEAK sessions.

ALL TICKETS CAN BE BOOKED ONLINE AT www.bookwhen.com/beccleslido OR BY PHONE ON 07561 607263 (10-12am ONLY, 7 days a week)


LANE SWIMMING: 45 minute sessions

7am, 8amPEAK£4.00 per person
9am, 10amOFF-PEAK£3.00 per person
2pm (weekends only)OFF-PEAK£3.00 per person
6pmOFF-PEAK£4.00 per person
9pm (1 hour)PEAK SPECIAL£5.00 per person
All SessionsSPECTATOR£2.00 per person


TODDLER POOLS: Splash Pool and Toddler Pools

These sessions are available during the 45 minute lane swim sessions 9am & 10am every day plus 2pm at weekends. Tickets cover 1 Adult and up to 2 Children and are £4.50 per ticket.


SWIM & FUN: 1 hour sessions at weekends, 45 minute sessions on weekdays (no slide on weekday slots)

These sessions include lane swimming, family swimming, slide (excluding weekdays), diving board, Toddler Pool and Splash Pool. See booking page for more information and restrictions

Ticket TypeAvailabile timesPRICE
Lane Swimming (weekends)11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm£4.00 per person
Swim & Fun (weekends)11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm£4.00 per person
Toddler Pool (weekends)11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children
Splash Pool (weekends)11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm£6.00 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children
Spectator (weekends)11am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm£2.00 per person
Lane Swimming (week days)5pm£3.00 per person
Swim & Fun (week days, no slide)5pm£3.00 per person
Toddler Pool (week days)5pm£4.50 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children
Splash Pool (week days)5pm£4.50 for 1 Adult and up to 2 Children
Spectator (week days)5pm£2.00 per person


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


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


Our booking system is now live for all sessions for the next week; then at 10am every day, we will release sessions for the same day next week.

Here is the link to the booking system -


There is also a telephonebooking system from 10am to12noon every day - 07561 607263

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


The full Terms & Conditions are available here -



Covid Lockdown Update

GREAT NEWS we are allowed to open BUT

SORRY no way we can open with JUST 36 hours notice !!!

We had been led to believe we would be able to open Monday 20th July and our plans were all based on that and at the moment that remains the most realistic opening date - we have lifeguards to train in our Covid safety procedures, the pool is still only 19C and we have a booking system to put live.


Update on 2020 season


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 September winners were:

1st Prize£229.13J Webber
2nd Prize£137.13P Nejranski
3rd Prize£92.00M Fenton

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, 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


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 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?

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 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)

07561 607 263 (Bookings 10-12am)

01502 714 911 (Head Office)