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Changing rooms

In 2019 the Lido invested in brand new changing rooms with showers and changing cubicles.


We have male, female and accessible changing rooms with toilets available.

All have open shower facilities.

Café Lido

The Lido has a newly refurbished Café on-site offering a wide range of hot and cold food and drinks.

Whether you're looking for a quick bite, something more substantial or a tea, coffee or ice-cream, you'll find it here at Café Lido


Lido Safety Rules

Please find our pool rules and do's and don'ts below...

·        Inflatables: customers are welcome to bring their own inflatables and toys, but please keep them under 1m.

·        Photos: please be responsible with your photography. Not everyone wants to be seen.

·        Brightlingsea Lido is an open air, unheated cold water pool.

·        Wetsuits are allowed, and available to hire.

·        Find our full FAQ document here.

Pool temperature

We're an unheated outdoor pool, the temperature can vary. You'll find today's pool temperature on the home page of the website, on our socials, and displayed at the Front of House.


Unfortunately we do not have a bike storage facility, if you are travelling by bike please secure your bicycle or scooter etc outside.

Office hours

Our front of house is open during all pool sessions, although as we are predominantly staffed by volunteers, it may not aways be possible to respond immediately.  Please be patient.

Alcohol and Glass

Please do not bring alcohol into the Lido. We also do not allow customers to bring glass in to the Lido either.

Paddling Pool

The paddling pool is open during General Public sessions, it is not open during adult lane swim sessions (as children are not allowed during these).

Food and Drink

While we have our outstanding Cafe Lido, you may bring your own food and/or drink in for a picnic etc.   Absolutely no glass or alcohol is allowed.

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