Clevedon Marine Lake is run by MARLENS (Marine Lake Enthusiasts), the charity behind the lake (registered charity number 1156426). Cleaning, maintenance and fundraising for improvements are all carried out by volunteers, which is why this amazing space is always ship shape for visitors to enjoy.
It costs roughly £10,000 each year to simply run Clevedon Marine Lake, which is raised entirely through fundraising initiatives. The same again is required annually to make on-going improvements to lake facilities and surrounds, for example, dredging the lakebed of silt each year, construction of six more benches, installation of a fourth mural to cheer up the promenade wall, water quality testing during peak times, improvements to digital information and on-line donation, and administrative support – and longer term, changing and meeting facilities at the old boat store above the splash pool rampway.
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CHALLENGE, CLUB & COMMUNITY EVENTS
Clevedon Swim Run
8th August 2020
A great opportunity for fitness fanatics to enjoy multiple swimming and running laps along Clevedon's historic seafront. It's an adventure race for people who love to get wet, run and scramble.take the plunge
5th July 2020 - Cancelled
A fun challenge for both novices and sprinters, staged along Clevedon's historic seafront. It's the perfect opportunity to swim and run through history, from 1869 when the pier opened to 1929 when the lake opened, open to all, all in one day in 2020!take the plunge
Clevedon Long Swim
26th July 2020
A swim that makes history. Be part of an annual tradition dating back to 1928, by enjoying the mile long swim from Ladye Bay, under England’s only Grade 1 listed pier to finish on Clevedon Beach.take the plunge
9th May 2020
Celebrating the 91st anniversary of the opening of Clevedon Marine Lake – open access, open to all, year round. On the Saturday of May Day weekend, Marlens will host its fifth annual Lake Day to kick off a season full of life and activity on the lake, with free taster sessions for children and other fun stuff lakeside.find out more