Coniston Boating Centre copyright Karen Barden

Car parks: Coniston Boating Centre


Short 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'.

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. Find out more at Coniston Boating Centre (opens in new window).

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


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

Coach parking?

Yes, coach parking is available in this car park.

Car park

Pay and display

Payable every day 9am to 6pm including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

  • 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.

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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