Beccles Lido
Beccles Lido
4.5
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30metre x 15metre outdoor swimming pool, with a slide, springboard and giant-inflatable, plus separate toddler pool and splash pool. All pools heated to 28°C in summer season. The on-site cafe, with covered eating area, serves hot & cold snacks, hot & cold drinks and ice creams. Beccles Lido is the perfect place for a swim or a family day out. We also offer Canoe Hire via The Canoe Man from the Lido so you can take a paddle along the beautiful River Waveney. Or take a more relaxing river trip on Big Dog Ferry to the Locks Inn, Geldeston.
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  • O Wise One
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom21 contributions
    Great little find
    Lovely little gem - clean and well maintained outdoor pool and very civilised atmosphere, we dropped in on this place on spec and couldn’t believe what a find this was! Of course it helped that the weather was so nice. Recommended.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • goldenlight78
    London, United Kingdom108 contributions
    Enjoyable swim
    Lovely location, family friendly and great pool. The cost is not too bad, especially if you use all the allotted time of the session. Pool is heated which is nice on colder days. A few seats/pool loungers available for spectaculars (or rests) Lockers for storage of personal items, out door showers and changing huts available too.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Claire R
    Bracknell, United Kingdom3 contributions
    Staff professionalism, day dependant!
    After having an excellent experience at the Lido when we went for a late night lane swim, I decided to book again for the following evening. The first night was quiet, the pool was clean, staff were welcoming, chatty and looked to be busy cleaning and packing up the area. I came away wishing we had something similar closer to home! The second day, due to a bad patch of weather I decided to call and double check if they were open, and the young lady who answered the phone was so rude, and actually said “I can’t see into the future to know the weather when you’re due to be in the pool!!” I chose not to go to the pool after being spoken to that way - very poor customer service, you can answer questions without being rude! - even if to you it’s a silly question, you’re paid to answer and be polite!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 30 August 2023
  • LEWMK1
    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom15 contributions
    Big outdoor pool
    Big pool with a lot of seating around it. There is a slide into the pool on one side. The kiddy pool/ paddling pool was closed when we went. The main pool was quite cold. Lots of changing cubicles but bit of a squeeze for 3 of us. Cafe on site but not much parking.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 17 September 2023
  • Norfolk diner .
    Dereham, United Kingdom33 contributions
    Dreamy summer swimming .
    We have enjoyed another fabulous outdoor lane swimming season at Beccles lido this year . Living in Dereham, it’s quite a trek for us, but so worth the effort . Booking is easy and the nice double lanes mean that it’s easy to accommodate swimmers of different speeds . Entry is so reasonably priced , the water is clean and warm and changing facilities are excellent . One of our favourite summer spots as a family. Please support it and keep it going .
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 October 2023
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Norfolk diner .
Dereham, UK33 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We have enjoyed another fabulous outdoor lane swimming season at Beccles lido this year . Living in Dereham, it’s quite a trek for us, but so worth the effort . Booking is easy and the nice double lanes mean that it’s easy to accommodate swimmers of different speeds . Entry is so reasonably priced , the water is clean and warm and changing facilities are excellent . One of our favourite summer spots as a family. Please support it and keep it going .
Written 1 October 2023
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LEWMK1
Milton Keynes, UK15 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Big pool with a lot of seating around it.
There is a slide into the pool on one side.
The kiddy pool/ paddling pool was closed when we went. The main pool was quite cold.
Lots of changing cubicles but bit of a squeeze for 3 of us.
Cafe on site but not much parking.
Written 17 September 2023
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Claire R
Bracknell, UK3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
After having an excellent experience at the Lido when we went for a late night lane swim, I decided to book again for the following evening. The first night was quiet, the pool was clean, staff were welcoming, chatty and looked to be busy cleaning and packing up the area.
I came away wishing we had something similar closer to home!

The second day, due to a bad patch of weather I decided to call and double check if they were open, and the young lady who answered the phone was so rude, and actually said “I can’t see into the future to know the weather when you’re due to be in the pool!!”
I chose not to go to the pool after being spoken to that way - very poor customer service, you can answer questions without being rude! - even if to you it’s a silly question, you’re paid to answer and be polite!
Written 30 August 2023
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goldenlight78
London, UK108 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely location, family friendly and great pool.
The cost is not too bad, especially if you use all the allotted time of the session.

Pool is heated which is nice on colder days.
A few seats/pool loungers available for spectaculars (or rests)
Lockers for storage of personal items, out door showers and changing huts available too.
Written 26 August 2023
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O Wise One
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK21 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely little gem - clean and well maintained outdoor pool and very civilised atmosphere, we dropped in on this place on spec and couldn’t believe what a find this was! Of course it helped that the weather was so nice. Recommended.
Written 24 August 2023
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Sam T
York, UK7 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We came as a family with 2 teenagers and a toddler. The main pool was clean and appeared well looked after. The toddler pool not so much.
It was busy but totally what I expected for a lovely day in the school holidays.
The changing rooms appeared clean, we didn’t stop for the full session so had no problem accessing them but I can imagine at the end of a session it being a nightmare to get changed.
I had my PDF ready for when I walked in but the young man that served me didn’t say anything at all. Literally nothing.
All in all we had a really lovely afternoon swim.
Written 30 August 2022
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charnwoodtwo
Leicester4 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
Very well kept and managed and such an unusual find these days. We chose a the inflatable session and booked the first available (Tues for Sat). For August we were delighted to get a slot at all.
Plenty of staff and all lifeguards very attentive.
Plan your parking as although there are approximately 12 spaces on site and another free of charge 30 or so spaces nearby they fill quickly.
Written 27 August 2022
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Megjane_11
Bury St. Edmunds, UK118 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We were staying in the area for a long weekend so thought we’d experience the Lido as we don’t have one anywhere near where we live.
We booked online 15 minutes before our 3.30pm slot with ease.
Impressed with the lido itself. Warm outside (only) showers and free use of hair dryer afterwards.
Only negatives were the poor customer service offered by the ticket office staff. Very unhelpful with no sense of humour. Plus there were older children (8 years+) in the toddler pool and some under who were not being supervised in the pool (as advised as there are no lifeguards watching the toddler pool) and they were messing around splashing etc whilst my non-swimmer young child was trying to actually swim. There seem to be no staff watching to advise the kids to leave the toddler pool or ask their parents to join them in the toddler pool as advised.
Written 22 August 2022
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Robin G
1 contribution
Aug 2022
Wonderful community facility, but sadly a human soup when visiting with my 6 year old son on Saturday at 3.30.

The pool was too busy, and was not a pleasant experience. People walking around with wristbands from previous sessions who had not left, continuing to swim.

You have to book in advance online, so no reason not to have a handle on the footfall.

Hopefully this can be looked at.
Written 16 August 2022
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Jenny H
3 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went to the Lido whilst on holiday. It was extremely busy, there were not enough seats for everyone. We expected the pool to be bigger than it was. Myself and my son did go in the pool but you couldn’t swim as the pool was full. My partner did not bother to go in the pool as it was full. We only stayed for 45 minutes.
Written 15 August 2022
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