• 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

Come down to Beccles in the Summer Holidays and enjoy the amazing views and facilities of the Lido. 

Beccles Lido

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 Pool Bar 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
  • Aquacise - Mondays from 3rd June at 08:45-09:30am, £5.80 per session or £33.00 for six sessions
  • Scuba training - Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30pm
  • Rookies - Tuesdays, 7:00pm - for youngsters who are interested in becoming lifeguards one day
  • Canoe/day boat hire (please visit website for details)

Beccles Lido is owned and run by the local community under a charitable trust

The Lido is raising money to Secure the Future of Beccles Lido with a programme of major works on the main pool including a new liner.You can support them at www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/NEWLINER  or by making a personal donation, joining the monthly Lido Lottery, or leaving a legacy 

You can get more information on the activities on offer, when you visit or by calling 01502 713297.

Opening Times:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri - 7am-6:30pm

Thursday (Light permitting):  7am - 8pm

Weekends:  7:30am - 6:30pm

Big Dog Ferry

The Big Dog Ferry operates 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.  

Big Dog Ferry is available for longer trips and pick-ups from destinations such as Beccles Quay upon request. Single or round-trip tickets are also available. Booking essential see website for details.

Booking essential see website for details.

Click here for timetable, ticket prices and more information: www.bigdogferry.co.uk

Attraction name:
Beccles Lido & Big Dog Ferry
Opening Hours:
See Above