• TTDA - Beccles Lido - children jumping
  • TTDA - Beccles Lido - Open air swimming
  • TTDA - Big Dog Ferry- Dog in boat
  • TTDA - Big Dog Ferry - River Trip on the Waveney

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

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.

A major £500,000 refurbishment to modernize and future-proof the pool was completed in early Spring.  The Lido is now open for swimmers to enjoy the new under-water lighting, improved water clarity and enhancements to the high-tech plant room.  

The Lido is open for walk-ins (subject to space and availability), so booking your slot is advised. Visit http://www.beccleslido.com/book-swim to make a booking. There is also a telephone line open from 0900-1000 daily (07561 601263) 

  • The main pool has a 3.5 metre deep end with a 1 metre springboard and a slide at the shallow end
  • The toddler pool is just 0.75 metres deep and there is a separate paddling area
  • There are regular giant inflatable aquarun sessions
  • There is a children's adventure play and family picnic area and all-weather exercise equipment
  • The well stocked café serves hot and cold meals and snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate
  • There are 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 owned and run by the local community under a charitable trust.

As you can imagine, with no income - but still with bills to pay - the directors are appealing to the Lido's supporters for help. You can support the Lido by making a personal donation, joining the monthly Lido Lottery, or leaving a legacy 


The Big Dog Ferry will hopefully be re-opening in time for the summer holidays.

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 Community Pub.  

Under normal circumstances, Big Dog Ferry is available for longer trips and pick-ups from destinations such as Geldeston Marina and the Wherry Inn upon request. Single or round-trip tickets are also available. 

Booking essential - see website for details.

Click here for more information: www.bigdogferry.co.uk

Wheelchair Accessible
Attraction name:
Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry
Opening Hours:
Open 7AM to 6.30 PM for session swimming only