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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 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.

  Queens Award for Voluntary Service

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

Lake closures.

The Lake is open for public use, except for the following booked events:

MOWS Aquathlon Saturday 24 June 9am-noon

Cadence Triathlon Sunday 2 July 8-11am

MOWS Swim-Run Satruday 8 July 5 -9pm

Tides Festival Friday 15-Sunday 17 September. Lake closed 10am-4pm Saturday and Sunday

Lake Drain for Maintenance Monday 25 Sep - Tuesday 4 Oct.

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.