All The Outdoor Swimming Pools and Lidos In The UK — The Complete And Updated List

Four shots of UK swimming pools. One is an outdoor tidal pool, under a bright blue sky with clouds. The next is a bright blue lido with a palm tree in the centre shot, the third is an outdoor swimming lake at sunset, and the fourth is a lido at night, lit underneath the water.

Whether, like us, you’re trying to tick off every single puddle of swimmable water in these isles, or you’re looking for a sunny summer day out, we’ve got your back. Yes, this is the most complete and up-to-date list of outdoor swimming pools and lidos in the UK.

We’ll be honest with you, finding the complete number of outdoor pools in the UK is a little bit like finding a needle in a haystack. At our current count, we’ve found 162 outdoor pools, but we know we’re not finished yet. Every time we dig a little bit further, new ones appear. And, sadly, others face struggles to stay open amidst rising costs and maintenance.

Spotted something we’ve missed? Drop us an email at and we’ll get it updated. If you download the spreadsheet, you can also search this list using filter views, to search via county, pool type, the length of the swimming season, and if it’s heated or not.

Rather view this information as a map? You can see our full lido map here.

Last Updated: March 2024. If you have trouble using the table below, you can download it directly.

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