The boating lake is above the West Promenade. It is popular in summer with children of all ages and all manner of model boats can be seen navigating the shallow clean waters of the lake, from children’s sailing boats to professional radio controlled steam boats. There is a Victorian shelter next to the boating lake; handy to shelter from the elements, or for grandparents to take the weight off their feet whilst the kids play.
The Leas gardens are located next to the lake area. This is a perfect spot for picnics during the summer months, especially as an ice-cream van is usually resident nearby.
There are public toilets next to the gardens and there are picnic benches and a well maintained children’s play area nearby. The toilets near the Leas are well worth a visit, as they must be one of only a few in the country with victorian stained glass windows!