Coniston Boating Centre copyright Karen Barden

Car parks: Coniston Boating Centre


Grid reference: SD 307 970
Postcode: LA21 8EW

Coniston Boating Centre is on the western shore of Coniston Water and is easily reached from the village centre. Follow the brown signs for 'Gondola' and Boat hire.

You can hire motor boats, rowing boats, open Canadian canoes, sit on top kayaks, paddle boards and sailing dinghies - as well as a range of bikes for all the family. The Bluebird Café, situated on the Coniston lakeshore has an extensive daytime menu as well as specials. There are lakeside walks and picnic tables.

Coniston launch and the steam yacht 'Gondola' operate from here.

Coniston Boating Centre car park prices and payment options:

Payable every day 9am to 6pm including Sundays and Bank Holidays. Cash payment and pay by phone using Ring Go available.

  • Up to 2 hours: £3.00
  • 3 hours: £4.20
  • 4 hours: £5.40
  • 5 hours: £6.60
  • 9 hours: £8.00

Charges apply to all vehicles, including coaches, trailers and vehicles displaying a blue badge.

Electric Charging Points

  • 2 sockets
  • 7kw charger
  • £0.25 per kwh


Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. Next to lakeshore, café and picnic area. Boat hire and bike hire. Launching, storage and repair facilities.

Coach parking?

Yes, coach parking is available in this car park.

Where does the money go?

All car park charges go towards keeping the National Park special for the future.

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Cottage near Coniston - copyright Charlie Hedley

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