where tide and time wait


A picture postcard view over the
world's largest infinity pool


A world-class sea haven beside
the third largest tidal range in the world


An amazing play space the
size of two football pitches

Lake closed: 30th September to 9th October 2022 for maintenance

Clevedon Marine Lake: Powered by Volunteers

Tidal infinity pool filled with seawater

Open almost every day of the year 24/7. No need to book. Please donate an entry fee.

Please plan your visit here. Look at the calendar and tide times before you come.

Click to see the calendar.

What's new?

First accessible users coming soon!

Our new changing room and hoist for swimmers and kayakers with disabilities are so nearly ready to use! Watch this space and get ready to book.

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Lake temperature


degrees centigrade

19th July 2022

Next top-over

August 11th 19.27
12th 7:54 and 20:16
13th 8:43 and 21:03
14th 9:30 and 21:48
15th 10:13 and 22:29
16th 10:51 and 23:06

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: Poor

Sample taken on 2/8/2022
Please do not use the lake

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 red flag if it’s poor and you should not use the lake. This is for your health. It is also so that the sun’s UV rays can kill the bad bacteria in the water.

When the water is poor quality, we will test every few days and wait for either:

  • a sufficient, good or excellent water quality result
  • the sea to overtop the lake wall and replace the bad water

Please be aware that water quality may be reduced if:

  • there is a heatwave
  • the lake is over-topped with water from the Bristol Channel during a pollution warning

You always use Clevedon Marine Lake at your own risk. Please remember that it is a natural body of water and you should take extra care to keep yourself well at all times. 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

*It takes 48 hours to process a water quality test.

Your visit

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.

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Parking and access

Use the Salthouse Field car park

Pay and display

Disabled bays

Smooth tarmac paths from the car park to the lake with a couple of slopes and ramps.

Chalet toilets by the arcade 20p

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At the lake

We welcome:

Model boats

Sorry, no:

Motorised craft

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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.

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Our volunteers

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.

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Get active

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 info@clevedonmarinelake.co.uk

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Summer 2022

Join us for one of our challenge events organised by Clevedon Open Water. The historic long swim, or the aquathlon or swim run... or all three!

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Find us


Clevedon Marine Lake
off Old Church Road
Clevedon BS21 7TU

OS Grid Reference

ST 39695 70900