• Beccles Lido - Floodlit Lido Swimming
  • Big Dog Ferry on the River Waveney
  • Aquafun and winter swim at Beccles Lido
  • Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard hire on River Waveney

Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry

Swim and have fun at Beccles Lido, take a relaxing river trip on Big Dog Ferry or hire a canoe, kayak or paddleboard with The Canoe Man.

Beccles Lido is next to the River Waveney on Puddingmoor, Beccles. A traditional outdoor swimming pool, heated to 28°C from May to September and also open for chill swimming in the winter. 

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, email bookings@beccleslido.com, or call 01502 801 891

  • The Main Pool 30 x 15 metres and has a 3.5 metre deep end with a 1 metre springboard and a slide.
  • The Toddler pool is just 0.75 metres deep and has a separate paddling area ideal for babies.
  • Giant inflatable aquarun sessions at weekends and daily in school holidays.
  • Children's adventure play and family picnic area, plus all-weather exercise equipment.
  • After dark floodlit swims under the glow of our underwater lights.
  • The well stocked café serves hot and cold snacks, ice creams, cold drinks, delicious teas, coffees and hot chocolate.
  • 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/support-us 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 in some of the quietest, beautiful and most idyllic parts of The Broads with The Canoe Man, the UK’s biggest and best provider of Canoes, Kayaks and Paddleboards for hire.

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

Walk-ins available, subject to craft availability.


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

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, email info@bigdogferry.co.uk, or call 01502 801 891

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