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The Restaurant at Bay View Garden Centre

Type:Tea Room/Coffee Shop

Bay View Garden Centre, Mill Lane, Bolton Le Sands, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 8ET

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 279 reviews279 reviews

Tel: 01524 230700

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The Restaurant at Bay View Garden Centre

The restaurant serves gastropub quality food at café prices inside Bay View Garden Centre.

Situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, close to Silverdale and Arnside, we serve seasonal menus in a magical setting overlooking Morecambe Bay and accross to the English Lake District. 

Their food is freshly prepared onsite, nothing comes pre-prepared or pre-frozen. From baking their own cakes, to cutting their own chips and battering their own fish, everything is made in-house with love, care and attention. They don’t serve fast food and take as much produce from the local area as they can.

As well as their dining room, they also have an outdoor seating area where you can enjoy their fantastic food in the fresh sea air. They overlook the sea at Morecambe Bay, with uninterrupted views onto the coastline and they are family and dog friendly.

Their food goes beyond what you would expect from a garden centre café, and they want you to enjoy every mouthful in a friendly and relaxed environment. 




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Opening Times

The Restaurant at Bay View Garden Centre (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Open all year, except Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day. Bank holiday opening times operate Sunday opening times.


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

Easy to find: Located Just off the M6, Junction 35 on the A6, two miles south of Carnforth. From the A6: Follow the brown tourist signage from the main road 'Bay View Gardens'. Heading north from the Manchester, Preston or Lancaster direction on the M6 or A6: Travelling on the A6, located 5 miles north of Lancaster in Bolton-le-Sands. Look for the brown tourist signs directing left into Mill Lane. Travelling north on the M6, exit at Junction 35 signposted Carnforth: Follow the directions for Carnforth, head through Carnforth for 2 miles into Bolton-le-Sands, turning right at the brown tourist sign into Mill Lane. SAT NAV: LA5 8ET Heading South from Kendal, the Lakes or Carlisle direction on the M6 or the A6: Travelling on the M6, exit at Junction 35 signposted Carnforth and follow the directions for Carnforth, head through Carnforth for 2 miles into Bolton-le-Sands, turning right at the Brown tourist sign into Mill Lane. Alternatively travel on the A6 following a similar route through Carnforth. SAT NAV: LA5 8ET Heading west from Kirkby Lonsdale, Skipton or North Yorkshire direction head towards Morecambe Bay/Lancaster and pick up the route for Carnforth following the directions above. SAT NAV: LA5 8ET

Public Transport Directions

Bay View has excellent transport connections, by foot, or bicycle, there are bus routes that stop at the top of the lane only 500 yds from the Garden Centre. From Lancaster the No 555 From Morecambe the No 5 From the North Lakes, Kendal, Milnthorpe or Carnforth the No 555 Please check bus routes, numbers and times before setting off. By canal boat: If you’re traveling on the Lancaster Canal its easy to moor up and take a little stroll down the lane.



  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve Breakfast
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children All Ages
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's menu
  • Highchairs

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • In countryside
  • Seafront
  • Waterfront



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