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  • Shaftsbury Lido Naked Swims 2024


    Shaftesbury Town Council run the local Lido, which is Dorset's only Lido. Included in the Lido programme are Naked Swims on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday evenings, between season opening on May 25th and season close which is usually in the first week of September, but may be later according to weather and other factors.

    The confirmed dates of the swims are Tuesday:

    • 28th May.  
    • 11th and 25th June
    • 9th and 23rd July
    • 13th and 27th August

    The details of the Naked Swim are as follows:

    Time: 7pm - 8pm

    Cost: £8

    Age: 18+

    Water temperature: 29C

    Free hot and cold drinks available poolside

    Free parking outside and in nearby Barton Hill car park.

    Lido postcode is SP7 8DQ

    Phone: 01747 853181

    Booking: online at the Lido website is strongly advised, but people can take a chance and turn up on the day and if there are places available, they can pay on entry


     Please support this swim, which is provided by the Town Council who run the Lido!

    Further information.  

    Important upgrades to the heating and plant equipment at the Lido mean that the optimum water temperature of 29C should be more reliably maintained this summer than happened sometimes last season.

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