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Enjoy the Best of Both Coastline and Countryside around the enchanting Bay View

Enjoy breathtaking views of Morecambe Bay from our Bay View, with miles of coastline and nearby countryside to explore. Located just below the Silverdale and Arnside AONB and the Lake District, there are endless ways to enjoy the natural surrounds.

Discover nearby towns and villages of Carnforth and Bolton-le-Sands, with Kendal and Lancaster also just a short drive away there is plenty to see and do.

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Explore The Area & Things To Do Around Our Silverdale Park

Surrounding Bay View

The Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve lies at the heart of Silverdale and Arnside AONB. Less than 10 minutes by car from the park, this nature reserve is one of the country’s most important limestone landscapes and is home to rare plants and wildlife.

In addition to this, you will find other natural locations to explore, including Throwbarrow Quarry. The quarry is hugely popular with climbers offering exciting and challenging climbing routes. Nature lovers will also enjoy spotting local wildlife (find out more here) at the Quarry as well as the popular walking route; Beetham Fairy Steps.

As the name suggests, one of the biggest draws of the area is the access to the breathtaking coastline. Coastal villages like Arnside and Silverdale are charming and well worth a visit while taking in the sea air.

If you travel north out of Silver Ridge park, you’ll find a magnificent walk with panoramic views called Farleton Knott just 10-minutes away by car. From the Knott, you can enjoy stunning views across Morecambe Bay, the Silverdale and Arnside AONB, Kendal and the peaks of the Lake District.

In the same direction from our Silver Ridge park, you will find the charming Lake District town of Kendal known as ‘Gateway to the Lakes’.

Places to Visit

Lancaster

The historic city of Lancaster is also situated nearby. A 15-minute drive from the Bay View park gives you access to a wide range of restaurants, pubs, shops and historic attractions. Lancaster Castle, Ashton Memorial and the Millennium Bridge are a must for the days out.

Wyresdale Park, Scorton

Located 30 minutes away, near Scorton village, Wyresdale Park is a fantastic place set within the grounds of a rural estate. Drop by and you’ll find a host of independent businesses including a café, spa, homeware shop and more! 

From this location, you can also access the circular walk around Nicky Nook with views across to Morecambe Bay and Lancaster.

Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton-le-Sands

The Bay View Garden Centre is located nearby in the village of Bolton-le-Sands. Accessible via a short walk, you’ll find a lovely garden centre and café ideal for lunch or perusing.

Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside

This impressive aquarium located south of Lake Windermere is an educational and entertaining site, perfect for days out with the kids. Lakes Aquarium is home to more than 30 different marine habitats, featuring all kinds of species, both from the local area and around the world. The otters are a firm fan favourite, especially at feeding times. These playful creatures are adorable and well worth a visit alone. The underwater tunnel is another highlight allowing you to experience walking on the bottom of Lake Windermere.  

For added adventure why not include a Windermere Lake Cruise on a steamer from Bowness to your trip.

Wray Castle, Low Wray

Wray Castle in Low Wray is a family-friendly castle near Ambleside. This magical neo-gothic building and its surrounding gardens provide hours of fun for the kids with the turrets offering great views out towards Lake Windermere.

Even on rainy days, Wray Castle has activities to keep the little ones busy. The historical fancy dress outfits allow your kids to pretend to be kings and queens while the Peter Rabbit adventure rooms are packed with activities for the little ones.

The Lake District

Bay View Park is ideally situated less than an hour away from The Lake District. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to amazing waterways, rolling hills, villages, and towns. The idyllic backdrop is a favourite for outdoorsmen, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. 

The beauty of and majesty of the Lake District is unlike anywhere else on earth with the likes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, and William Wordsworth immortalising the area in their famed works. 

Plan a day trip in the Lakes and you’ll find culture, nature, and beauty in abundance.

Local Beach Access & Walks

Bay View

The Bay View coastal footpath situated on the way to Bolton-le-Sands is accessible from our Bay View park. As you walk along the bay you’ll also come across the Bay View Garden Centre, farmland with horses and Archers Café. The various cafes are great for taking a break along the way with this walk popular for sunset walks.

Warton Crag

Warton Crag is an imposing viewpoint visible in the distance over Morecambe Bay. This crag is great for panoramic views and taking in the fresh air on a leisurely walk.

Arnside Knott

This walking route nestled between Arnside and Silverdale rewards visitors with views across Morecambe Bay, Silverdale and Arnside. This route is also great if you fancy a bite to eat at the nearby Silverdale Holiday park.

Jenny Brown’s Point

If you’re looking for uninterrupted views of the surrounding area, especially during sunset, then this the perfect vantage point. This spot is popular with hikers and people looking for the perfect holiday photo backdrop.

RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB Leighton Moss is a nature lover’s dream. Ideal for peaceful walks, you and the family can enjoy discovering the diverse variety of wildlife in this picturesque setting.

  • Surrounding Silverdale
  • Places to
    Visit
  • The Lake
    District
  • Beach Access
    & Walks

Surrounding Bay View

The Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve lies at the heart of Silverdale and Arnside AONB. Less than 10 minutes by car from the park, this nature reserve is one of the country’s most important limestone landscapes and is home to rare plants and wildlife.

In addition to this, you will find other natural locations to explore, including Throwbarrow Quarry. The quarry is hugely popular with climbers offering exciting and challenging climbing routes. Nature lovers will also enjoy spotting local wildlife (find out more here) at the Quarry as well as the popular walking route; Beetham Fairy Steps.

As the name suggests, one of the biggest draws of the area is the access to the breathtaking coastline. Coastal villages like Arnside and Silverdale are charming and well worth a visit while taking in the sea air.

If you travel north out of Silver Ridge park, you’ll find a magnificent walk with panoramic views called Farleton Knott just 10-minutes away by car. From the Knott, you can enjoy stunning views across Morecambe Bay, the Silverdale and Arnside AONB, Kendal and the peaks of the Lake District.

In the same direction from our Silver Ridge park, you will find the charming Lake District town of Kendal known as ‘Gateway to the Lakes’.

Places to Visit

Lancaster

The historic city of Lancaster is also situated nearby. A 15-minute drive from the Bay View park gives you access to a wide range of restaurants, pubs, shops and historic attractions. Lancaster Castle, Ashton Memorial and the Millennium Bridge are a must for the days out.

Wyresdale Park, Scorton

Located 30 minutes away, near Scorton village, Wyresdale Park is a fantastic place set within the grounds of a rural estate. Drop by and you’ll find a host of independent businesses including a café, spa, homeware shop and more! 

From this location, you can also access the circular walk around Nicky Nook with views across to Morecambe Bay and Lancaster.

Bay View Garden Centre, Bolton-le-Sands

The Bay View Garden Centre is located nearby in the village of Bolton-le-Sands. Accessible via a short walk, you’ll find a lovely garden centre and café ideal for lunch or perusing.

Lakes Aquarium, Lakeside

This impressive aquarium located south of Lake Windermere is an educational and entertaining site, perfect for days out with the kids. Lakes Aquarium is home to more than 30 different marine habitats, featuring all kinds of species, both from the local area and around the world. The otters are a firm fan favourite, especially at feeding times. These playful creatures are adorable and well worth a visit alone. The underwater tunnel is another highlight allowing you to experience walking on the bottom of Lake Windermere.  

For added adventure why not include a Windermere Lake Cruise on a steamer from Bowness to your trip.

Wray Castle, Low Wray

Wray Castle in Low Wray is a family-friendly castle near Ambleside. This magical neo-gothic building and its surrounding gardens provide hours of fun for the kids with the turrets offering great views out towards Lake Windermere.

Even on rainy days, Wray Castle has activities to keep the little ones busy. The historical fancy dress outfits allow your kids to pretend to be kings and queens while the Peter Rabbit adventure rooms are packed with activities for the little ones.

The Lake District

Bay View Park is ideally situated less than an hour away from The Lake District. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to amazing waterways, rolling hills, villages, and towns. The idyllic backdrop is a favourite for outdoorsmen, sports enthusiasts and nature lovers. 

The beauty of and majesty of the Lake District is unlike anywhere else on earth with the likes of Beatrix Potter, John Ruskin, and William Wordsworth immortalising the area in their famed works. 

Plan a day trip in the Lakes and you’ll find culture, nature, and beauty in abundance.

Local Beach Access & Walks

Bay View

The Bay View coastal footpath situated on the way to Bolton-le-Sands is accessible from our Bay View park. As you walk along the bay you’ll also come across the Bay View Garden Centre, farmland with horses and Archers Café. The various cafes are great for taking a break along the way with this walk popular for sunset walks.

Warton Crag

Warton Crag is an imposing viewpoint visible in the distance over Morecambe Bay. This crag is great for panoramic views and taking in the fresh air on a leisurely walk.

Arnside Knott

This walking route nestled between Arnside and Silverdale rewards visitors with views across Morecambe Bay, Silverdale and Arnside. This route is also great if you fancy a bite to eat at the nearby Silverdale Holiday park.

Jenny Brown’s Point

If you’re looking for uninterrupted views of the surrounding area, especially during sunset, then this the perfect vantage point. This spot is popular with hikers and people looking for the perfect holiday photo backdrop.

RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB Leighton Moss is a nature lover’s dream. Ideal for peaceful walks, you and the family can enjoy discovering the diverse variety of wildlife in this picturesque setting.

Where to Find Us

Bay View Holiday Park
A6 Main Road
Bolton-le-Sands
Carnforth
LA5 9TN

01524 732854