Celebrating the heritage and future of Clevedon Marine Lake. Marlens is a local charity determined to ensure that this seafront jewel is kept in service and used for the benefit of the community in Clevedon and North Somerset. We  are working hard to provide a first class leisure facility for people to enjoy, and we ask everyone who enjoys the lake to help us keep it that way. The lake is for people of all ages who enjoy being in or on the water so for health reasons we would ask dogs to keep their owners away from the lower promenade and the children's paddling area.


Many thanks to the Salthouse for hosting Winterfest this year, to Mike Britton for organising it and to everyone who helped to make it a success, including the musicians and the people who came and enjoyed it. It was a successful musical event and also raised £1770 for Marlens.

Marlens Winter Raffle

The raffle was drawn during Winterfest and raised £1050 for Marlens. A big thankyou to everyone who bought tickets, and everyone who helped us to sell them.

The raffle winners were as follows. We will be getting in touch with the winners this week.

  • £5 book token at Books on the Hill    Mark Tanner
  • Bottle of Prosecco x 2                        (Mr?) Dexter, Diana Eames
  • Noah's Ark Family Ticket                    Julian Simcox
  • Lunch for 6 at the Hawthorns x2         Alan Paynter, Lorrie Parnell
  • Round of Golf for 4 at Clevedon Golf Club     Alan Wilson
  • Cornish Holiday Cottage for 1 week               Andrea Searle

 Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The Marlens organisation is proud and delighted to have been awarded this honour, the equivalent of the MBE.

The Lake is open again. Check out our water sports page for more information.

Lake Water Quality:

Since August 2016 the Environment Agency have been taking water samples from the lake on our behalf. In each sample they test for bacteria that indicate whether there is faecal matter in the water. The bacteria tested for are:          

Escherichia coli or E.Coli (EC)

Intestinal enterococci (IE)

We determine and publish our own water quality classification based on the results the EA provide and the classification they use for designated water bathing sites. Further information on the classifications and what they mean can be found here.