White Cross Bay
About White Cross Bay Park
White Cross Bay is situated on the shores of Lake Windermere at one of the most idyllic and scenic locations in the very heart of the Lake District.
The panorama of the lake, surrounding fells and countryside is simply breathtaking. Staying in a lodge at White Cross Bay, one of the Lake District's most exclusive locations, will provide you with a memorable and relaxing holiday.
A delightful lakeside location
White Cross Bay boasts a range of facilities and sits directly on the shores of Lake Windermere. Located just off the A591 between the villages Windermere and Ambleside it is close to all the local attractions and is surrounded by beautiful fells and panoramic lake views.
The popular centre of Bowness on Windermere with it's many restaurants and bars is a short distance away. The famous Windermere Lake Cruises can be taken from here or the pier at the nearby Lake District Visitor Centre at Brockhole.
This makes White Cross Bay the perfect base from which to explore the Lake District.
Marina with direct access to Lake Windermere
White Cross Bay has its own marina with direct access to the Lake and one of the best boat launching facilities on Windermere Lake. Fees are payable for boat mooring and launching as well as taking smaller boats and kajaks onto the park on trailers. Guests interested in using these facilities should contact White Cross Bay on 015394 43937 for more details and to make arrangements.
Tuition for various water sports (canoeing, water skiing, sailing etc) can be found at the nearby Low Wood Bay Water sports Centre or in Bowness.
The park has been awarded the David Bellamy Gold Award for its commitment to protecting the environment. It is located in 60 acres of woodland and countryside where guests can enjoy the natural surroundings where wildlife abounds.
Leisure facilities on site
Guests have optional use of the leisure facilities on site at a local charge of £15* which includes an indoor heated swimming pool with adjoining sauna and gym. It is likely guests will need to book swimming sessions in advance as use of the facilities will be restricted at peak times. See our page about leisure facilities for an alternative at Choices Health Club in Troutbeck Bridge (2 minutes from White Cross Bay).
For your outdoor entertainment the park offers a children's play area, all weather multi purpose games area, beer garden, picnic area and charming woodland surrounds and walks.
The restaurant and lounge bar 'The Boathouse' has a full range of meals and drinks available and a takeaway which caters for your every need on site. Opening hours and availability of the onsite services will vary depending on the time of year. NEW FOR 2016: An extended and refurbished 'Boathouse' restaurant with Costa Coffee outlet.
Dogs may not be taken into the bar and restaurant although there is limited outdoor seating where they are welcome.
White Cross Bay Facilities at a glance
- Boat Launch Facilities and Berths
- Indoor Heated Swimming Pool, Sauna and Gym
- Restaurant, Family Lounge Bar and Takeaway
- Beer Garden
- Picnic Area
- Outdoor Children's Play Area
- Multi Use Games Area (Tennis, Football, Basketball)
- Free Wi-Fi across the Park
White Cross Bay is owned and managed by Parkdean Resorts.