The largest body of open water in the South East, Bewl Water is
home to an extensive family activity park and numerous sports
Managed by: Southern Water
Opening times: Open daily from 9am (except
Christmas Day), closes at sunset from 17 March to 31 October. Most
attractions (weather dependent) will be open from 17 March on
weekends and school holidays.
Parking: Yes, included in admission
Public transport: No
park on the Explore Kent interactive map
||Dog waste bins
||Kindling or Log shop
|This park and open space has
at least one accessible route but otherwise is considered to be
less suitable for visitors with pushchairs and/or wheelchairs.
||Number of disabled bays
|Radar NKS Key required
||Electric scooter hire
About the park
Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Kent and
Sussex border, Bewl Water offers a wide variety of outdoor
activities, from peaceful walks around the reservoir and trout
fishing, to more strenuous pursuits like rowing and rock climbing.
At Bewl Water Family and Activity Park, on the northern side of the
reservoir, you can find a wide array of children's activities
– including an adventure playground, fishing ponds,
hydroballing, quad biking and a model boating lake.
In addition to the Family and Activity Park, a number of other
organisations have made their homes on the banks of the reservoir –
Bewl Bridge Rowing Club, Bewl Canoe Club and Bewl Valley Sailing
Club are all to be found here. Bewl Water Outdoor Centre, run by
Kent County Council, also offers adventurous activity programmes
for schools, youth groups and other organisations featuring
sailing, canoeing, rock climbing and orienteering.
The Waterside Restaurant and Bar is open from 9am to 5pm, while
bike hire and pleasure cruises on board the Swallow are also
available. The 12.5 mile (20 km) Round Reservoir Route is open to
cyclists and horse riders during the drier months and to walkers
all year round. Passing along the shores of the reservoir and rich
woodlands and meadows, it also skirts a nature reserve on one of
the southern inlets of the lake.
Additional park information
For further information and details of admission charges visit
the Bewl Water