Just 15 minute stroll from the Lakelands, on a corner site at the head of Windermere, with views across the lake, towards the mountains of the Lake District, Waterhead has a Prime position. Windermere Lake ends a mile short of Ambleside at Waterhead, and can come as a shock to boat passengers expecting to be in the town. Located around the bay are boats, hotels, cafes, tourist shops, and places selling food for the ducks and swans.
Steamers and launches sail daily throughout the year between here and Bowness, about halfway down the 12 mile length of the lake, and Lakeside at the far end. You can catch a cruise to Brockhole and visit the gardens or the Gothic castle at Wray.
There are boats to suit all occasions from a romantic traditional row boat or a historic powered wooden boat. Modern cabin boats have a handy sliding cover to shelter you from the elements and are extremely easy to drive. All the boats carry up to 6 people and can be hired from 1 hour up to half a day (4 hours)
And if you just fancy somewhere to sit in the sunshine and enjoy watching the steamers, there is plenty of waterside seating, pop down to Waterhead Coffee shop and indulge in some of their homemade cakes and slices. The blueberry scones with jam and cream are to die for and freshly baked every day, and if the weather is kind a chocolate dipped Ice cream is a real treat.