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Freshwater unheated pool next to the sea. 50m x 20m with adjacent paddling pool.

For further details: Tel. 01206 303067

Email: brightlingsealido@gmail.com

Facebook: @brightlido
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Swimmer descriptions

  • Added: 09/09/2013

    Great experience. Lots of space for sunbathing etc. as well as swimming, and loungers can be hired. "Swimmers" have a good area reserved. Not very deep, maybe 6 feet max. The wildness is provided by being in the open air, and by the bright 1930s sheds that still house all the facilities.Very well run, though unobtrusively. Buses from Colchester.

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    Few hazards. Life guard on duty.

  • Added: 29/04/2018

    Update. Brightlingsea Lido now run by the community. Open for 2018 season on 28 May. Find us on Facebook @brightlido for current opening times.

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