Long Awaited Teignmouth Lido to re-open Spring 2023

Teignmouth Lido


It was with some disappointment that Teignmouth Lido remained closed during the Summer of 2022. It was due to re-open in time for the Summer holiday season after being closed since the previous year. But the much awaited re-opening of this popular attraction is on the card for 2023 which will delight both locals and holidaymakers alike.

Opening hours and admission prices vary depending on the type of activity. The Teignmouth Lido is only a short walk from The Observatory (check availability) and the timetable can be viewed on the Teignbridge Leisure app or website (click the link below). You can pay per session or purchase a swim pass and swim all day. Please note that no cash payments are permitted – card payment only.

Teignmouth Lido Timetable & Admission Charges

Teignmouth Lido Facilities

The Teignmouth Lido offers a variety of facilities to ensure you and the family have an enjoyable and memorable experience. These include:

  • A heated 25m outdoor swimming pool.
  • Seated area around the pool.
  • Vending machines for drinks and snacks.
  • Changing rooms with hot showers and toilets.
  • Lockers to keep your belongings safe.

Why did Teigmouth Lido Close?

Teignmouth Lido has always been a popular attraction but closed in 2021 to carry out works to reduce its carbon footprint, including the installation of a solar pergola.

According to Devon Live, Teignbridge District Council’s Executive Member for Leisure Services, Cllr John Nutley, said: “We have spent upwards of £800k of government funding on this major project to help reduce the Lido’s carbon footprint, cut running costs and make it financially and environmentally sustainable.”

Why did Teignmouth Lido fail to re-open in 2022?

Despite the best endeavours of Teignbridge District Council, the project suffered delays due to long lead times and problems getting hold of materials and instability issues with the foundations of the solar pergola, which unfortunately extended the project timescale.

This meant that the Lido wasn’t ready to re-open until well into the summer holiday season. Rather than reopen for a short period the Council took the decision to remain closed until the Summer of 2023.

How near is the Teignmouth Lido to The Observatory?

The Teignmouth Lido is a 25m swimming pool set in a stunning location overlooking the sea. It is within easy walking distance of The Observatory, along the sea front. Walking towards Dawlish, it takes approximately 15 minutes of non strenuous walking to get there!

You can check out availability at The Observatory from our Bookings page. Early booking is recommended for peak holiday season and school holidays. All bookings through our Management Agents, Saltwater Escapes.

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