"Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, swimming, swimming..."

Beach life, it's the only life we'd like to know.

Until the day comes when we retire to our tropical seafront property, we'll make do with the best of British beaches, lidos and swimming pools.

And happily, too, because what a selection they are! There's enough here to fill the occasional summer day, with heaps more choices to peruse on Kinfo app.

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Margate Beach


It's hugged by a road, which isn't to everyone's tastes, but for a high-speed link to the heart of kiss-me-quick action, you can do no worse. "Packed at sunny weekends but fun," says a parent. Set back from a growing must-see town with fabulous bars and quirky, cool shops.

Parliament Hill Lido

North London

"We like going before school, despite the mini mission that can sometimes be," tips one mum. Large with new flooring, next to Gospel Oak train station, it's mostly made up of concrete paving and has one small slide to entertain the really young. But yes, brilliant.

Coral Reef


"Definitely book in advance, better still, go on an inset day," says this dad of 3. Aqua parks don't get much cleaner (well it is new) or more fun, with long slides for the fearless. Plus wave machines and cascading waterfalls. Queues can also be long, but the slides are worth the wait – which one is your favourite?



Loved by those in the know. By this tipper, too, who says: "Sandy, rustic, and just what you want from a traditional day trip to the seaside". Victorian style beach huts hint at the aristocratic and royal clientele that once visited. Feel those regal vibes!

Crouch End Lido

North London

"It's been refurbished and is nicer than ever!" says a local to N8. Grassy borders, with a large, heated toddler pool and new changing rooms, the only drawback is: "it has timed morning and afternoon sessions at weekends, less than 3 hours".

Studland National Trust


Best spot on the Jurassic coastline, but everyone knows it, so "get there early," warns a dad. Some cars do park further along the dunes but if you have smaller kids you'll want to be "near the cafe and refreshments." 

West Wittering

West Sussex

Ahh, the memories of piling into the car as dawn broke, singing all the way, past the scary woods "where the goblins lived", to get that coveted, rare, parking space, then playing on the sand until evening. "Thumbs up," agrees this dad.

London Fields

East London

In the heart of Hipsterville, those lucky old hipsters... this is a wonderful pool. Heated and floodlit in the evenings, no less! Over a quarter of a million swimmers visit each year, a figure that is “unheard of” for an open-air pool," reported The Guardian. "Adored by the community, cheap, and a nice walk across the park."



Beautiful and clean, says a mum of 1 about this Blue Flag award-winning beach. She also says you can rent paddle boards, canoe and kite surf here. One of our favourite spaces, too – on hot days if you squint you'll feel like you're in the South of France.

Hampstead Mixed Ponds

North London

"Ponds are clean, with a few ducks here and there..." says a mum of 3. No longer simply the go-to pool of choice for savvy locals, much publicity has brought an influx of wild swimmers from far and wide, so yes, take the kids why not!

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