Public paddling and bathing

There is a large inland paddling and bathing beach at Cotswold Country Park and Beach ( seasonal opening times apply) along with a fenced off playground and smaller paddling area for very young children.

Open water swimming

Open Water swimming by prior arrangement, and with certain restrictions etc. can be done at the following places:

Waterland Outdoor (Lake 32)

Cotswold Country Park and Beach (North Lake 31)

South Cerney Outdoor Centre (Lake 12)

Take a look at Triathalon Matt’s video:
What’s it like to open water swim at South Cerney Outdoor (Lake 12)


01285 861 202
Waterland Outdoor Pursuits provides activities to companies, schools & Youth Organisations.
You can participate in Windsurfing, Archery, Raftbuilding, Low Ropes, Sailing, Kayaking, Orienteering, Problem Solving and Canoeing
South Cerney Outdoor
South Cerney Outdoor
01285 860 388
South Cerney Outdoor Centre offers great facilities and activities for all the community to enjoy. New! Pay and Play ( with one off safety induction) available
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
Cotswold Country Park and Beach
01285 868096
The Park and Beach re-opened in May 2017.....
South West Swim
South West Swim
07751 793 234
SouthWestSwim is an open water coaching & swim retail business coaching from two of the finest lakes in the Cotswold Water Park, Waterland at Lake 32 & South Cerney Outdoor, Lake 12