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.

MARLENS launches new Seafront Heritage Trail   Click to see Trail (P1 here) (P2 here)

We are delighted to announce the publication of the Clevedon Seafront Heritage Trail – capturing the unique delights of our historic seafront town into one easy to follow discovery trail which is suitable for all members of the family. The trail has been developed by the Marine Lake Enthusiasts (MARLENS), as part of the community wide initiatives which complement the 2015 restoration of the Clevedon Marine Lake.

To celebrate we invite you to join trail editor, and MARLENS president, Linda Knott on a guided walk and discover the hidden delights of the trail for yourself. Learn about the families who made Clevedon the town it is today, find out more about our unique seafront buildings and promenades, explore the original features of Clevedon Marine Lake and enjoy the stunning views from Poets Walk.

There are several opportunities on route for people to pause, enjoy the views or even buy refreshments and after the walk there will be a chance to chat further to Marlens volunteers, local historians who contributed to the trail, and Lake Ranger Jo Tasker , during an informal meet and greet at the Salthouse Inn.

We will run this event regardless of weather, so come prepared for whatever the day throws at us!

Leaflets of the trail will be available on the day,  and subsequently from all tourist outlets in the town and further afield, or are available to download from here.

Date: Tuesday 25th October 2016

Time: 11am (to last approx. 1.5 hour)

Where: Meet at Pier

Contact: Clevedon Lake Ranger Jo Tasker – 01934 427277, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


















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 for public access. Check out our water sports page for more information.

Lake Water Quality:

Current Water Quality is Excellent. 

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.