Cumbria’s Hidden Gem: Part 1

Port Haverigg Park - The Charm of the lakes blog

Day 1 of my return to Port Haverigg Marina Village presented me with glorious weather and a chance to re-explore its beauty without interruption.

My journal begins with the area of the park that attracts the most visitors over the course of the year – The Aqua Park and The Ski Bar.

Complementing the 200 acre freshwater private lake, The Aqua Park offers owners and holidaymakers the chance to let their hair down (or not in my case, being bald!) and find their ‘inner youth’ by creating a huge splash in the water, whether that be a banana boat ride, wakeboarding or the star attraction – the inflatable obstacles.

Some of our owners are keen sailors and watersports enthusiasts, and can often be seen on the lake in their own small vessels and/or showing off waterskiing and wakeboarding skills.

I can personally highly recommend the inflatable obstacles, where I certainly found my ‘inner youth’ and enjoyed it as much as my two boys, if not more. Bookings are for 1 hour and you don’t need any longer I can promise you but…..what a blast!!

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For those who prefer to get wet in an alternative way, by virtue of a beverage passing their lips, they can sit back and relax either from The Aqua Park’s designated Viewing Point or by sitting down in The Ski Bar’s large outdoor seating area, and watch their family and friends have unforgettable fun whilst soaking up the breathtaking panoramic views right across the lake and almost the entire park – even the stunning backdrop of the mountains and beyond.

The Ski Bar welcomes owners and visitors alike all year round and offers a very warm, family friendly atmosphere.

Inside you are greeted with a nice open dining area with a mixture of high tables with bar style stools and cosy benches.

For the guests who are dining, the menus present plenty of variety including firm favourites such as burgers and pizzas, alongside other mouthwatering modern choices like Halloumi fries.

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Refreshments of the liquid variety cater for a wide range of palates from a selection of beers, lagers and ciders, both bottled and on draught, draught Guiness, chilled wines and of course (and what bar wouldn’t have one in the 21st century) – a Gin bar boasting an impressive and diverse choice of flavours.

Whilst operating within government COVID-19 guidelines and rules, I for one will be looking forward to lockdown ending so I may return to relax with an ice cold Guiness, and soak up the surroundings and atmosphere that this area of the park has in bundles.

Keep an eye out for part 2 of Port Haverigg Marina Village – A Journal Of Cumbria’s Hidden Gem, coming very soon.


Port Haverigg Marina Village has a selection of statics & lodges to rent & buy. Prices start from about £18,995 & we have a model to suit your needs.

Many plots benefit from gorgeous views & there is a lovely Children’s play area onsite as well. I look forward to seeing you here

Richard Saul, Port Haverigg