Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the beach?
Located at Cotswold Country Park and Beach ( Lake 31 and 32) the famous inland bathing beach is the perfect place to cool off on a hot day. Lifeguards are on duty at peak times, but children must be supervised at all times by an adult.
For information about opening times, prices and how to book, please see www.cotswoldcountryparkandbeach.com
Please note that membership of the Cotswold Water Park Trust does not include free access to Cotswold Country Park and Beach.
Where are the flumes and waterslides?
The Cotswold Water Park does not have waterslides – it describes an area of countryside of 40 square miles, with over 150 lakes. It was given the name Cotswold Water Park quite some time before these parks became so popular throughout Europe.
Can I bring my dog?
Can I do open water swimming on any of the lakes?
There is open water swimming available on three of the 150 lakes. We do not advise anyone to swim in any of the lakes unless they are designated for swimming. Many of these lakes are very deep, some have strong currents, and there is discarded machinery at the bottom of others.
Open water swimming is available at:
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits, Lake 32 www.ukwatersports.co.uk
South Cerney Outdoor Centre, Lake 12 www.southcerneyoutdoor.co.uk
CWP Hire, Lake 86 www.cwphire.com
Where can I get a day ticket for fishing?
Is there an entrance charge?
As the Cotswold Water Park is an area, not a park, there are plenty of places to park from where you can access footpaths, cyclepaths, bird hides, picnic spots, river walks and lake views. The only places where there is an ‘entrance’ charge is Cotswold Country Park and Beach, which has bathing beach, toilets, cafe, boat hire, playgrounds etc.
All the car parks* run by the CWP Trust operate a parking charge, although it is free for CWP Trust members.
*Bridge, Clayhill, Lakeside, Neigh Bridge, Waterhay, and Riverside Park in Lechlade
Where can I go jet skiing?
A few years ago there was a lake providing jetskiing within the Cotswold Water Park and it is still possible to track down old references to this on the internet. However, there is now no jetskiing on any of the lakes within the Cotswold Water Park.
This may change in the future so keep a look out!
Where can I go camping?
Where can I sail my own kayak / boat?
How can I get more information?
If you still have questions, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01793 752413 during normal office hours, ie Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm.
There are often volunteers working on the information desk at the Gateway Centre during weekends and school holidays, so if you are nearby why not call in to see if they can help ?