5th December 2021
(Danger. Please do not swim unless you are acclimatised.)
January 2nd 6:10 and 18:35
3rd 7:00 and 18:35
4th 7:48 and 20:15
5th 8:36 and 21:04
Tides higher than 12.6m will come over the lake wall.
We don’t advise swimming when the lake is overtopping. If you do, please stay away from the sea wall. Check tide times here.
Water quality status
Winter season: no testing
About water quality
The water in Clevedon Marine Lake is tested every two weeks* from April to October. It is rated against EU bathing water standards as: excellent, good, sufficient or poor.
We will show a green flag if the water is good, a red flag if it’s below standard and you should not use the lake, and an amber flag if:
- there is a heatwave and water temperatures exceed 22 degrees centigrade
- the lake is over-topped with water from the Bristol Channel during a pollution warning
If an amber flag is showing, you should take extra care to keep yourself well. We recommend:
- using goggles and earplugs when you swim
- using hand sanitiser as soon as you leave the water
- washing your hands before you eat
- showering when you get home
- avoiding swimming when the lake is warm and crowded
- avoiding swimming when the lake has topped over after a storm
You always use Clevedon Marine Lake at your own risk. Please remember that it is a natural body of water.
*It takes 48 hours to process a water quality test.
What you need to know
Open all year every day except a few - check the calendar before you come. Swim, paddle, crab, SUP or canoe. Please no motorised boats or windsails. No dogs at any time - they affect our water quality.Find out more
Parking and access
Use the Salthouse Field car park
Pay and display
Smooth tarmac paths from the car park to the lake with a couple of slopes and ramps.
Chalet toilets by the arcade 20p
At the lake
Help the lake
Enjoyed your visit? Please:
Donate £2 every time you visit
Become a member
Join our lottery
Become a volunteer
The lake is looked after by a charity called Marlens. Registered charity number 1156426.
Support our work
Our lake would not run without the hard work of our brilliant volunteers. There are lots of ways you can give back to the lake. You can become a member, join our lottery or donate every time you visit.find out more
Find a coach or club
We have coaches and clubs who run one-to-ones and group sessions at Clevedon Marine Lake. You can try open water swimming, SUP, canoeing and more.
If you you're a club or coach and you want to use the lake, please email email@example.com