For information about the lake itself, see our CML website which covers the lake itself and what's happening. There is also a lakecam showing the lake.
Lake Opening Hours:
Clevedon Marine Lake is open for shared public use 24/7, except during the following booked events:
Lake Water Quality: Good
Marlens is run by volunteers and depends on local fund-raising to pay for the lake. We have installed two small white donation boxes on the upper promenade, by the Salthouse steps and at the top of the zigzag ramp by the paddling pools. "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.
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.
Dogs: 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.
It's free: Individual members of the public are welcome to use the lake free of charge, though we would be grateful for donations to help cover the cost of running the lake. Swimmers, paddlers, sailors, rowers and model boats are welcome. Engine-powered craft are not. Be aware that there is no lifeguard so be sensible.
Mind your feet: The lake is a semi-natural environment, so sharp objects like rocks and (sadly) bottles might be underfoot.
Watch where you are walking, and once you enter the water, it is better to swim straight away, rather than wade – even better, wear footwear when paddling.
Mind your head - No Diving: Do not dive or jump into Clevedon Marine Lake, because it is very shallow round the edges, the water is murky and there may be obstructions on the lake bed. There are ‘No Diving’ signs positioned around the lake - walk in down the steps.
Fires and Barbecues: Heat from flames will damage the concrete, so build fires only on the stony beach. If you BBQ round the lake (which lots of people like to do), please raise the fire off the concrete and clean up when you have finished.
The Marlens organisation is proud and delighted to have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service, the equivalent of the MBE.