Public Toilets Sub-Committee
There are 6 public toilets in Windermere & Bowness which are managed on behalf of the Council by the Town Council.
Toilets are provided at the following locations:
Bowness Bay near the Tourist Information office - open 9am to 9pm (LA23 3HG)
Rayrigg Road Car Park in Bowness - open 9am - 8:30pm (LA23 1BP)
Broad Street in Windermere - open 9am - 7pm (LA23 2AJ)
Quarry Rigg by Quarry Mount car park, Bowness - 24 hours (LA23 3AP)
Rayrigg Meadow car park (Millerground) - 24 hours (LA23 1BP) includes changing place room.
Braithwaite Fold car park -24 hours (LA23 3HB)
Please note this is the extended summer timetable which changes between the end of the local October Half Term holiday and Easter.
The charge for all our toilet facilities is 50p and there is no coinage accepted. Contactless payments only.
The Town Council took over the toilets when the previous operator handed back the contract during the Covid Pandemic. In 2021 Healthmatic Ltd were contracted to provide 364 days a year cleaning and maintenance, with the Council providing overall management.
In 2022, aside from the daily costs to maintain the toilets, repairs ranging from replacement sinks and handryers, drain unblocking and repairs due to anti social behaviour, the Council also undertook the internal redecoration of 5 toilet blocks and the clearing of an unused waste ground area behind Bowness Bay toilet block. This area subsequently became a Cumbria in Bloom runner up winner and the aptly named Jubilee Gardens was open to visitors and locals alike in time for the Queens Jubilee weekend.
At the end of 2022 SLDC funded the refurbishment of the entire Miller Ground toilet block along with the installation of a brand new changing places facility for the severely disabled which the Town Council contributed to.
The toilets at Baddeley Clock and Ferry Nab are the responsibility of Westmorland and Furness Council. Please note that the toilets at Baddeley Clock are permanently closed.
In an emergency relating to the public toilets please call Healthmatic on 01249 823143.