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Check car parks and toilets across the Lake District National Park

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Windermere

Beech Hill

Grid reference: SD 388 920
Postcode: LA23 3LR
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Beech Hill car park is situated on the A592, midway between Bowness and Newby Bridge on the east side of Windermere. Beech Hill Hotel is next door.

Facilities:

Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities. Access to lakeshore down some steep steps. Picnic area.

You can walk to the lake shore below the car park. However please be aware this path has steep steps and is not accessible for the less mobile.

Coach parking?

There is no coach parking at this car park.

Pay and display:

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

  • Up to 1 hour: £1.30
  • Up to 2 hours: £2.50
  • Up to 4 hours: £4.00
  • All day: £5.50
  • Weekly for this car park: £28

Waterhead

Grid reference: NY 376 032
Postcode: LA22 0ES
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Waterhead car park is at the northern end of Windermere lake, close to the steamer pier. It is a mile from the centre of Ambleside. There are several hotels and cafes within the immediate area.

This is an ideal place to park if you wish to take a cruise on Windermere.

Walks from this location include Loughrigg, Jenkin Crag and Wansfell.

Facilities:

Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Baby-changing facilities.

Coach parking?

There is coach parking available at this 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.

Hammarbank

Grid reference: SD 405 990
Postcode: LA23 1JF
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This small car park forms a viewpoint overlooking Windermere. It is on the A592 between Bowness and the junction with the A591.

There's usually an icecream van here, but there are no toilet facilities.

Coach parking?

There is no parking for coaches.

Pay and display prices:

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

  • Up to 1 hour: £1.30
  • Up to 2 hours: £2.50
  • Up to 4 hours: £4.00
  • All day: £5.50
  • Weekly for this car park: £28