Lake Opening Hours, Closures and Charges

Clevedon Marine Lake is open for shared public use 24/7, except during the following booked events:

Drain down for mud clearance 4th October to 15th October 2020  All week; no public access to the lake or surrounds between 5th October and 9th October, and no access to the water until the 15th.

You are welcome to use the lake free of charge, but please donate to help cover the running costs of the lake. A charity called MARLENS manages the lake and it costs £20k a year.  You can put a small donation in the white boxes by the lake each time you’re down or donate online.

Who can use the lake?

The lake is open to: swimmers, SUPs/paddleboards, canoes and small sailing boats. Model boats are welcome in the smaller pool. Please note that there are no lifeguards.

No engine-powered craft or windsails.

Accessible use

The lake has smooth concrete surrounds. You can use the ramp with handrails at either end of the lake to get from the upper promenade to lower promenade. This is wide enough for wheelchairs and mobility scooters.

Access to the water is by using wide, shallow metal steps with handrails. These are at the top end of the lake closest to the Salthouse pub. You can choose to use the steps closest to the pub to get into shallow water (>90cm deep) or the steps at the far side by the water tower to get into deeper water (>140cm deep).

There are concrete benches around the lake to sit on.

There is a slipway at the far end of the lake, but this is extremely slippery so please don’t use it.


Want to run clubs or classes?

We welcome clubs and coaches in the water. If you would like to run sessions at the lake, please register here to find out more about bookings and charges. Please do not run any groups, classes, sessions or one-to-ones without booking first.

Like to know what’s going on?

Lake location

Clevedon Marine Lake
off Old Church Road
Clevedon BS21 7TU

OS Grid Reference

ST 39695 70900