Beccles Lido

The Lido in Beccles

The Lido in Beccles

Nothing beats swimming outdoors, so if you find yourself boating on the southern rivers or indeed staying in one of the many beautiful holiday properties in Beccles or the surrounding area, why not visit Beccles Lido, the heated open-air swimming pool in Beccles.

Beccles Lido is in Puddingmoor, in the market town of Beccles, and is a top Waveney attraction, winning many awards and a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence every year since 2014.  Its success is testament to the tenacity of the community that reopened it after the Council closed it in 2008, and who now run it and who have continually raised funds to improve the facilities, adding more activities and entertainment for the benefit and enjoyment of their visitors.

If you are on a boating holiday, there are adjacent reasonably priced moorings available so you can literally hop off the boat and into the pool. During the open season, which runs from the end of May Bank Holiday weekend until the second week of September, the Lido is open from 7am weekdays (7:30am weekends) until 6:30pm (8pm Thursdays).

The 30 x 15 metre main pool, separate toddler and paddling pools are all heated, and the Lido has a slide, springboard, giant inflatable aquarun (daily lunchtime sessions), outdoor exercise equipment and a kiddies adventure play area.  Canoe Hire is also offered (advance bookings only).

By the River Waveney, the Lido enjoys stunning views across the river and the Waveney Valley.  There are lots of grassy areas, sunloungers, tables and chairs to relax on as well as an all-weather eating and spectating area, and its café serves hot and cold snacks, drinks and ices. 

If the weather proves to be a bit inclement, there is an All-weather shelter: we are installing a large awning to protect from the rain and sun.

The facilities for disabled swimmers are excellent but please phone ahead for details or with any special requirements.

For full timetable and details of all the Lido’s other activities, please check website.

Parking at the Lido is limited but there are numerous car parks nearby, or why not travel by bus or train for discounted entry! 

The Lido is owned and run by the Community and needs your support to keep improving, so if you are planning your holiday for next year, come along and get swimming at the Beccles Lido - great fun for all.

Find out more at or call 01502 713297.

If you wish to donate towards the new toilet block and other new facilities please click this live link:

Beccles Lido Donations

Charity No 1132102