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Summer Swim



Come in. The water's lovely

The unique crescent shaped pool at Saltdean Lido is a stunning, heated facility that combines, fun, family, fitness & heritage.


The 40m outdoor heated pool sits alongside a lovely grassed area for relaxing and sunbathing and is also used for so much more, from saunas and yoga to music evenings and our famous annual dog swim. This Grade 2* iconic setting also comprises a children’s splash pool and changing rooms and warm showers.


All visitors including serious swimmers, people with disabilities, leisure seekers and families are catered for, with private hire also available.

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Fun in the sun

Our children’s splash pool makes us one of the most family friendly pools in the South Coast. 

We have a shallow splash pool complete with fountains, perfect for young children to play in. 

A lifeguard always supervises this. 


Opening Times

May 1st – September 12th 2024

Monday – Thursday: 7am – 7pm

Friday: 7am – 6pm

Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 7pm

Please see the Swimming Programme for Session times

Saltdean Lido Swim Season over
  • Is the Pool heated?
    The pool is heated to approximately 25 degrees in Summer and 19 degrees in Winter. Please note the temperature of the weather will effect the pool temperature slightly, and it feels colder swimming outside than swimming in a heated building, but SO much better!
  • Are you open all year?
    Yes! Our Summer season runs May - September, then we have a break and our famous Dogtember, and the Winter season runs October - April.
  • What are your opening times?
    Summer and Winter Opening times will be clearly shown above. The Summer school holidays affect the hours too. However, generally we are open 0700 - 1900 every day in Summer and in Winter weekends only 0800 - 1200
  • Do I have to book online, or can I drop in?
    We'd recommend booking online to secure your spot, but you're welcome to drop in also.
  • How much does it cost to swim?
    We have a number of different season passes and tickets available for individuals, couples and families. Our full range of Season passes and tickets will be accessible by clicking the buttons on this page 'Book Swim Tickets' and 'Season Passes'. The relevant passes and tickets will be shown when they release.
  • Are children allowed in the Gym?
    Young persons from age 12 – 17 are welcome in the Gym. All young persons must have an induction before they can use the Gym.
  • Is there a children’s pool?
    Yes, we have a smaller shallow splash pool for children, with play fountains which is always supervised by a lifeguard.
  • Is there parking available?
    Saltdean Lido has two large free carparks, one opposite the lido and another behind it.
  • Are Dogs Allowed?
    Dogs are not allowed for hygiene and water safety reasons, except on our now famous end of season dog swim days, Dogtember. Guide dogs are welcome at all times.
  • Do you have baby changing facilities?
    Yes, we have baby changing facilities in both the men’s and women’s toilets, and one in the communal changing area.
  • Can I bring inflatables into the pool?
    Yes, small, non-rubber inflatables are allowed in the pool.
  • Can I have my child’s Birthday party at the Lido?
    Saltdean Lido is a fantastic place to celebrate children’s Birthdays. To do this please buy a swim ticket for all those attending for your preferred date and session time. You’re welcome to set up a picnic area on the lawns. Please be mindful of others also enjoying the Lido. Drinks & Snacks are available to buy on site. Please also see our HIRE page as we have lots of spaces available to hire within our newly refurbished building. If you would like to discuss exclusive hire of the Pool & grounds, please contact Please note this is only available outside of our usual opening hours.
  • Can Spectators / non swimmers enter for free?
    To enter the pool area of the Lido everyone will need to buy a swim ticket, regardless of whether you plan to use the pool or not. We do not offer a spectator only ticket.
  • Do you have changing rooms & lockers?
    We have communal changing rooms with lockable cubicles and a limited number of lockers that require a £1 coin. We have communal warm showers and separate men's & women’s toilets.
  • Do you have poolside showers?
    We do not have poolside showers. We have warm communal showers inside our changing block.
  • Is there a seating area?
    We have picnic benches on the lawn area for you to use. You are also welcome to bring in your own camping or deck chairs too.
  • Can I smoke or vape onsite?
    Saltdean Lido has a firm no smoking or vaping rule across the whole site. This is in place for the safety and comfort of others.
  • How accessible is the Pool for people with mobility issues?
    We have a separate accessible changing room with a wall mounted remote controlled hoist (please bring your own harness), hydroloc remote controlled changing table, shower and toilet. We also have a poolside hoist to assist entry into the pool. The onsite staff are fully trained to assist entry and exit of the pool when required. If you would like to make arrangements with us directly prior to your visit please contact us
  • Can I book the Lido for a photo shoot or filming project?
    Yes! Please contact for more information.
  • Is the Lido available for Private Hire?
    Yes. Please contact for more information.
  • What is your refund policy if I am unable to use the pool?
    You will be able to transfer your swim to an alternative day or time. Our Pool operator Wave Leisure can assist you with refund requests. Please contact directly.
  • Are there any shaded areas?
    Fixed umbrellas are available on our benches. You can also bring your own parasol or small tent to offer shade for children.
  • What is your ratio of lifeguards to swimmers?
    Approximately one lifeguard per 20 people. One lifeguard is dedicated to supervising. One lifeguard is dedicated to the children’s splash pool.
  • Can children be left onsite without an adult?
    All children under the age of 8 must be accompanied by a supervising adult (over 18).

Kids Swim Free

We are pleased to be offering free swimming for all young people this Summer (18 and under) who live in Brighton & Hove or go to School / College / are home schooled in Brighton & Hove.


Free swimming is provided with support from Brighton & Hove City Council, as part of the city’s Free Swimming Programme


Free Swimming Vouchers can be collected at the Lido from May 1st 2024, and will be

valid until September 2nd 2024.


Free swims cannot be pre booked online.


*All T&C’s can be found on the voucher.

PLEASE NOTE: It is not possible to pre-book places when using Swim Vouchers. If you intend to use vouchers, to avoid disappointment it's advisable (especially on sunny days in school holidays and weekends) to check in advance if there are still spaces left for that day.

If we are at capacity, we operate a one in one out policy so there is still a chance to swim.

To check availability please call: 01273 069984

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