Well, 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, then what better place to take the family to enjoy the thrills and spills of a pool than the Beccles Lido.
This restored pool or Lido, as we of a certain age recall that name for outdoor pools, is testament to the tenacity of those that reopened it, 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.
Beccles Lido is in Puddingmoor part of the market town of Beccles, by the beautiful River Waveney. The 30 x 15 metre pool, separate toddler and paddling pools are all heated and there is lots of paved and grassy areas for sunbathing, as well as picnic tables, chairs and sunloungers. It is fully staffed and has qualified lifeguards too, safety is paramount.
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 April until the second week of September, early morning swims start at 7.00am with lane swimming until 10am (later if we are not too busy)
There is now a 1 metre springboard and a Giant inflatable aquarun (please phone for times when it will be in use and come and check out our fab new slide (you must be able to swim and please note the water is 4½ feet deep)
There is also Splash Pool Bar serving hot & cold snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious Fairtrade teas, coffees & hot chocolate.
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.
Swimming & Diving Lessons, Acquacise & AquaZumba Classes are all on offer with a full programme of lessons for all ages and all levels (please phone for details).
We have limited car parking at the pool but there is extensive car parking in the town - PLEASE don’t double park and respect our neighbours!
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.
If you wish to donate towards the new toilet block and other new facilities please click this live link:
Charity No 1132102