• Beccles Lido - Giant Inflatable Aquarun
  • Beccles Lido - Floodlit Lido Swimming
  • Beccles Canoe Hire on River Waveney
  • Big Dog Ferry on the River Waveney

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Swim and have fun at Beccles Lido, hire a canoe, kayak, paddleboard or rowing boat, or take a relaxing river trip on Big Dog Ferry

Beccles Lido is next to the River Waveney in Puddingmoor, Beccles. It is a traditional outdoor swimming pool heated to 28°C from April to October and also open from November to March for 15°C chill swimming. 

The Lido is open for walk-ins (subject to space and availability) but can be busy in high season so booking your slot is advised.

Visit www.beccleslido.com/book-swim to make a booking or call 07561 607263.

  • The main pool is 30 x 15 metres and 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
  • There are after dark floodlit swims with our underwater lights
  • The well stocked café serves hot and cold snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate
  • There is 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. Visit www.beccleslido.com to find out how you can support the Lido by making a personal donation or joining its monthly Lido Lottery.


Escape far from the madding crowd along some of the quietest, most beautiful and idyllic parts of The Broads in one of our canoes, kayaks, paddleboards or rowing boats.  

For bookings, visit www.thecanoeman.com/beccles-hires.


The Big Dog Ferry runs a timetabled service from April to October between Beccles Lido and Geldeston Locks Inn.

Enjoy a relaxing 3 mile boat journey along the river with the opportunity to enjoy the wildlife en-route. Stay on board for a round trip, disembark and enjoy a meal, drink or music at the Locks, or take a one-way ticket and walk back on delightful footpaths.

Visit www.bigdogferry.co.uk for more information and to book your trip or call 07561 607263.

Wheelchair Accessible
Attraction name:
Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry
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Opening Hours:
7 days a week