Swim By
The Sea.

Brightlingsea Community Lido is a classic 1930s open air swimming pool right on the coast at Brightlingsea, Essex, open for swimming from Spring to Autumn.

Today's pool temperature is 18 degrees at 7 am Sunday and the air temperature is 15 degrees


Brightlingsea Lido

About The Pool

The lido has a 50 metre (unheated) outdoor pool plus a smaller pool for toddlers with parents.


Changing facilities and sunloungers are available and there is a café on site.

See the video from BBC Radio visit

Listen to the Essex by the sea Podcast interviewing our Trustee Mick Barry 

The Lido is now OPEN
From 28th May 2022 until September 2022

Please check our Facebook page for regular updates.

Online Booking is now open

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Awards Finalists

The Lido is proud to have been shortlisted at the prestigious East of England Tourism Awards.


We would like to thank all of those who have contributed to making this happen.

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Donate or Volunteer

If you would like to make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page here.

The Lido relies on volunteer support, and one of those volunteers could be you - find out more on our Volunteer page.

Come and swim by the sea

Find out more about how to visit, what you can expect when you get here and everything else you might need to know about having a great day out at one of the best kept Lidos around.