Welcome to Clevedon Marine Lake - a "community park" which is run and maintained by Marlens, a local charity.

Marlens is composed entirely of volunteers and depends on local fund-raising to pay for the lake.

We  are working hard to ensure this is 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.

Lake Clean Report Saturday 10 March

A lively team cleared mud from the splash pools and collected a bagfull of plastic rubbish from the lake, then went for  "Coffee with Marlens" in the Salthouse from 11 to 12 to catch up with lake news..

Lake Day Sat 24 March, 10 till 3

The first Saturday of the school Easter holiday is "Lake Day" to launch our summer season. Do come and join in.

There will be plenty of have-a-go activity on the lake to try your hand at canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and model boats. Also strolling players to entertain you. Not to mention swimming, crabbing and just enjoying the view.  Remember though that the water will be cold so wear a wet suit if you have one and bring some dry clothes and a towel.

Refreshments will be available and the Marlens gazebo by the splash pools will have lots of goodies for sale.

New Web site for the lake

Have a look at our dynamic new website which covers the lake itself and what's happening.

The current web site will focus on Marlens (the charity which looks after the lake) and on lake history and heritage.

New Attractions

We have added five concrete benches to sit on, and a mermaid has taken up residence. She is still with us after a couple of storms, so it looks as though she likes the lake.

There is also a lakecam showing the lake.

We have installed two donation boxes alongside the information panels on the upper promenade.  "Give a pound each time you're down"  says the sign, but any loose change will be welcome to help maintain and improve the lake.

Lake closures.

The Lake is open for shared public use 24/7, except during the following booked events:



  Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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

Water Quality:

The Environment Agency takes regular water samples each summer (15 May - 30 Sep) from the beach beside the lake. This is the water which fills the lake and the results can be seen on their web site.

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)


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