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Where Tide and Time Wait

Form a team, join a team or sponsor a team at the Level Water 24-hour swim event.

Saturday 15th/Sunday 16th June

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.

Lake

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Water Quality

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10 June 2024

Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013

The next over topping tides

The next expected over topping tides will be as follows:

22/07/2024
20:46
12.7m
23/07/2024
21:33
12 9m
24/07/2024
10:00
12.7m
24/07/2024
22:18
13.0m
25/07/2024
10:44
12.7m
25/07/2024
23:01
12.8m

Tides higher than 12.6m will come over the lake wall. Low air pressure and storms can raise the level of a tide, such that a tide not expected to, does actually overtop. Similarly, high air pressure can reduce the height of a tide such that one expected to overtop, doesn't.

We don’t advise swimming when the lake is overtopping. If you do, please stay away from the sea wall. Check tide times here.

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, hydrofoils or windsails. No dogs at any time - they affect our water quality.

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

At the Lake

We welcome:

Swimmers
SUPs
Canoes
Inflatables
Model boats

 

Sorry, no:

Dogs
Motorised craft
Windsailing
Fishing

Hydrofoils

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.

More About Water Quality and Recent History

Date
Water Quality Status
Source
10/06/2024
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
07/06/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
28/05/2024
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
13/05/2024
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
10/05/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
29/04/2024
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
12/04/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
14/03/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
15/02/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
16/01/2024
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
31/12/2023
Unknown - Overtopped with no water quality alerts in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
06/10/2023
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
22/09/2023
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
03/08/2023
Unknown - Overtopped with Sewage Pollution Alert in place
Safer Seas & Rivers app
19/06/2023
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test
09/05/2023
Results are deemed 'Excellent' as stated for Coastal and Transitional waters in The Bathing Water Regulations 2013
Laboratory test

The water in Clevedon Marine Lake is tested after every series of overtopping tides* from May to September. It is rated against EU bathing water standards as: Excellent, Good, Sufficient or Poor.

Once a tide significantly overtops the lake, any previous lab test result is null and void. When this happens, we will change the status to, Unknown and may qualify it with information about the status of the sea water at that time. This will enable you to make an informed decision whether to enter the water or not.

If from a lab test we know the water quality in the lake to be, Poor, we will fly red flags at each end of the dam wall.

Poor water quality usually happens when:

  • There is a heatwave, loads of people use the lake and water temperatures exceed 22 degrees centigrade;​

  • The lake is over-topped with water from the Severn Estuary during a pollution warning.

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When this happens, you should take extra care to keep yourself well.  We recommend:

  • Avoid swimming if red flags are flying;

  • Wear ear plugs 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 that contains sea life.

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

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Lottery Winners:

May's Draw

• 1st prize £175 Rachael D

• 2nd prize £95 Michael B

• 3rd prize £50 Trevor B

Next Draw July 13th @ The Salthouse

Want to be in with a chance of winning? The Lottery costs £60 a year and draws take place monthly. The more people play, the bigger the prize money!

Water Quality

Get Involved

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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.

Find a Coach or Club

Get Active

We have coaches and clubs who run one-to-one and group sessions at Clevedon Marine Lake. You can try open water swimming, SUP, canoeing and more.


If you're a club or coach and you want to use the lake, please email info@clevedonmarinelake.co.uk

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Events

Summer 2024

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

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