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The most idyllic and scenic holiday location in the heart of the Lake District.

White Cross Bay boasts our best choice of facilities and sits directly on the shores of Lake Windermere. We offer 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.

Our Park facilities are unrivalled and whatever your preferred leisure pastimes, at White Cross Bay, there is enough choice to provide a full and relaxing holiday without even venturing off the park. The main features include a fabulous indoor heated swimming pool with adjoining sauna and gym. We also have the 'Flying Boat' restaurant and bar.

For your outdoor entertainment the park offers a children’s play and picnic area and charming woodland surrounds. Our restaurant, lounge bar and fast food takeaway, have a full range of drinks and meals to cater for your every taste. Sailing and water sports enthusiasts can enjoy one of the finest marinas in the area at White Cross Bay and offers one of the best boat launching facilities on Lake Windermere.

This site is a member of South Lakeland Parks group.
Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed


Lake and/or mountain


Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Climbing nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


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  • Ambleside Road Windermere, Cumbria, England, LA23 1LF
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 54.3928°N 2.9302°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Windermere: Rail Station Coach Stop — 1.4 miles
Ambleside: Bus Shelter, King Street — 2.9 miles
Grasmere Coach Stop — 5.5 miles
Train stations
Windermere Rail Station — 1.4 miles
Staveley Rail Station — 4.6 miles
Burneside (Cumbria) Rail Station — 7.1 miles
Ferry ports
Brockhole Ferry Landing — 0.9 miles
Bowness on Windermere Ferry Terminal — 2.1 miles
Ambleside Waterhead Ferry Landing — 2.3 miles
Durham Tees Valley Airport — 60.9 miles


For holidays from the North & South
Leave the M6 at junction 36, then at roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A590 (signposted Kendal, Barrow).
Continue forward onto the A591 (signposted Windermere)
At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A591 (signposted Windermere)
Continue forward on the A591 through Stavely and Ings before entering Windermere
At mini-roundabout continue forward (signposted Ambleside)
Follow A591 for a couple of miles and White Cross Bay is on the left.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Enjoy a fantastic family holiday at White Cross Bay in the English Lake District...

Whatever your age, whether you want to enjoy the many family holiday attractions that the Lake District has to offer or if you prefer to relax at our White Cross Bay Lake District holiday parks, join us and get away from it all.

Within the Lake District National Park, South Lakeland has something to offer Lake District holiday visitors at all times of the year, in all holiday seasons. Autumn and Winter provide snow capped fells, spectacular scenery and numerous possibilities for the outdoor pursuits lover. Whilst during the Spring and Summer holiday months the area blossoms fully into life with many country fairs, attractions, events and shows.

Must see

  • Brockhole - Lake District Visitor Centre (0.8 miles)
  • The World of Beatrix Potter (2.0 miles)
  • Windermere Lake Cruises, Bowness (2.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Windermere and Troutbeck (0.7 miles)
  • Townend (1.3 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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