The Suffolk Coast
  • Beccles Lido-Fun for all the family
  • Beccles Lido-Open air swimming for all the family
  • Big Dog Ferry- Beccles
  • Big Dog Ferry - River Trip on the Waveney - Beccles

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido.
The Lido is open for public swimming from 28th May 2016

Beccles Lido is next to the river Waveney in Puddingmoor, Beccles. It is a traditional outdoor swimming pool heated to 27°C. The large 30 x 15 metre pool has a deep end of 3.5 metres and features a 1 metre springboard, there is a slide at the shallow end and the separate toddler and paddling pools are also heated.

You can relax in and out of the pool as there are lots of paved and grassy areas for sunbathing, as well as picnic tables, chairs, sun loungers and a covered outdoor eating area. The Splash Bar Cafe sells hot/cold meals and snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious Fairtrade teas, coffees and hot chocolate!

The Lido is fabulous fun for all the family, take advantage of:

  • Fully staffed with qualified Lifeguards
  • Disabled access and hoist-assisted entry to the water if required (please telephone ahead for
  • details or with any special requirements)
  • Fast and slow lane swimming until 10am daily (later if we are not busy)
  • Individual changing cubicles and lockers
  • Giant inflatable aquarun (1-3pm at weekends &
  • daily during school holidays, weather permitting)
  • Swimming and Diving lessons
  • Waterpolo Fridays 7pm (please call for details)
  • Canoe/day boat hire (please visit our website for details)
  • Beccles Lido is owned and run by the local community under a charitable trust

You can support the lido by:

Making a personal donation, Joining the monthly Lido Lottery, Leaving a Legacy

Please ask for more information when you visit or by giving them a call.

Opening times:  7 days a week  

Mon, Tue, Wed 7am - 6.30pm

Thur 7.30am – 6.30pm

Fri 7.00am – 8.00pm  (light permitting)

Weekends 7.30am – 6.30pm

Big Dog Ferry

The Big Dog Ferry operates from 25th March to 9th October 2016 and runs from the Beccles Lido pontoon - Enjoy four leisurely 3-mile trips a day by open boat up to Geldeston Locks.  A chance to enjoy the wildlife along the River Waveney before taking a break for a drink, meal or music at The Locks Inn.  

This year, Big Dog will be available for longer trips and pick-ups from destinations such as Beccles Quay will be available on request. Single or round-trip tickets available. Booking essential see website for details.

Attraction name:
Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry
£3.50 - £5.00 (under 5's FREE)
Opening Hours:
See Above