Clevedon Marine Lake will be closed all day Wednesday and Thursday this week, as well as early Friday morning, to drain and refresh the water following high usage during the half-term heatwave.
The lake will fully refill during Friday’s high spring tide at 7.20am – and will be accessible to the public from 9am on 5th June. The water quality will be tested on Tuesday 9th June after the series of overtopping tides.
Visitors should check the times and heights of high tides before coming to the lake. The sea overtops the outer wall of Clevedon Marine Lake at the top of high spring tides of 12.6m or more – refreshing the water in the lake. The lake becomes part of the Severn Estuary and the seawall is no longer visible. In addition, the lower promenade can completely disappear underwater during overtops.
Visitors should not enter the lake during overtops, and allow at least one hour either side of these times before entering the lake:
First high tide
Second high tide
Friday 5th June
Saturday 6th June
Sunday 7th June
9.17pmMonday 8th June
Visitors are asked to use the lake and surrounds respectfully:
Take all rubbish home.
Use the public toilets behind the arcade.
Barbecue on the beach not by the lake.
Respect social distancing on the promenade using the yellow spray lines to stay 2m apart.
Stay off the pontoon (blue island in the middle of the lake) as it is too small to support social distancing.