Frequently Asked Questions
What are the opening hours of Bewl Water?
During the high season (March - October), gates open at 8am and close 30 minutes before dusk.
Bewl Water is open 7 days a week.
What is the cost of entry at Bewl Water?
Entry to Bewl Water costs £2 per car for the whole day. Horse boxes are charged £5 and coaches are charged £20.
Can I swim at Bewl Water?
Swimming in the reservoir is strictly prohibited at all times except for organised events such as the triathlon and open water swim event. It is not recommended that dogs should enter the water. Read more about the dangers associated with swimming in reservoirs on the Southern Water website.
Can I use a BBQ onsite?
Barbecues are not permitted anywhere onsite. Food can be bought from The Waterfront Café or The Boat House Bistro (see opening times).
Is the site wheelchair accessible?
The main visitors area, The Waterfront Café and The Boat House Bistro are all accessible to wheelchairs. Sections of path extending from the main car park to both Seven Pound Creek Jetty and to Hatherells Jetty are suitable for wheelchairs with wide tyres.
Can I walk my dog at Bewl Water?
Dogs are permitted onsite at Bewl Water but they must be kept under control at all times. Dogs are not allowed inside The Waterfront Café or The Boat House Bistro (this does not apply to guide dogs). Customers must not leaev animals unattended in their vehicles in line with common legislation. Police will be contacted if this occurs at Bewl Water.
Can I bring my own boat?
If you want to bring your own kayak, canoe, dinghy or windsurf board, you must sign up to membership at Bewl Water. You must also have the right insurance and be trained to the appropriate level. Find out more on our water sports page.