5 of the best outdoor swimming pools in Sussex

Pells Pool in Lewes, East Sussex

Pells Pool in Lewes, East Sussex - Credit: Darren Coleshill / Flickr CC BY 2.0

You don't have to be on a holiday abroad to enjoy a relaxed afternoon by the pool! Here are 5 of the best outdoor pools to visit this summer in Sussex.

Arundel Lido

Queen St, Arundel BN18 9JG

Swimmers Arundel Lido

These much-loved heated pools near the river have wonderful views of the castle. Enjoy the 25m main pool or play with the little ones in the large heated paddling area. There are picnic areas, a café and a shop.


Pells Pool

Brook St, Lewes BN7 2BA

Sunny day in early June 2014

The oldest freshwater pool in the country is a whopping 45m long and is fed by the waters of the River Ouse. Although it's unheated, it warms up as summer progresses. There's also a children's pool.


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The Triangle

Triangle Way, Burgess Hill RH15 8WA

As well as a fantastic indoor complex with shoots, rapids and various pools, there's a large outdoor pool at this popular leisure centre. You can also ride a rapids channel inside and out again.


Hove Lagoon

Kingsway, Hove BN3 4LX

Hove Lagoon Water Sports Centre

This large paddling pool next to the lagoon is a magnet for toddlers in summer. There's a play area too, so take a picnic and spend the day. You'll find other paddling pools at the Level, Saunders Park and on King's Road.


Pavilions in the Park

Hurst Rd, Horsham RH12 2DF

This large leisure centre in Horsham Park also opens a heated outdoor pool during the summer months. Combine it with time at the inside pool for water shoots and slides.


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