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Brightlingsea Lido was built in 1933 and is the only remaining outdoor Lido in Essex.

After several years of closure threats, Brightlingsea Town Council led a campaign which resulted in an asset transfer of the Lido from the district council in April 2018. The Town Council now manages the Lido in conjunction with a charitable trust

There was a fantastic community response from volunteers and local businesses, which led to a total transformation of the changing rooms, pool and surrounding area. The Lido is now accessible by wheelchair users and has a disabled changing facility. Open from May to September, the Lido is run by a mixture of paid staff and volunteers. There are full time trained lifeguards and special events throughout the summer, with a café. The five-year development plans have been boosted by the award of two significant grants. The Trust has received £46k from the Government’s Coastal Revival Fund to pay for major upgrades and refurbishment of the plant room and £16k from Essex County Council’s Community Initiative Fund, which has financed the refurbishment and extension of a small kiosk into a larger café facility with a seated area.

The Lido recently introduces online booking and is now fundraising for a cover to keep the heat in. Whatever the weather Brightlingsea Lido offers a reasonably priced family day out and also provides for early morning adult swims and exercise classes. See Facebook, Twitter and website for updates, opening and closing times, ticket prices and all the information you will need to enjoy a great day in a fantastic setting by the sea.

Opening date: May 25th 2019

Contact: [email protected]


Telephone: 01206 303067 (May – Sept)

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