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Saltwater pool- approx 200m swimmable straight line distance if swimming far end by sea. Landside is shallow and pathways unfortunately sometimes have glass smashed on them- flip flops therefore essential to get around near the water. Water quality is what you would expect from the Bristol Channel- fine but an occasional floating crisp packet although rather handily the wind usually blows it into the shallows away from the decent swimming bit. If you go to top left looking out to sea there is a little concrete area to get ready and to leave a water bottle. Usual seaside town ammenities nearby- toilets, cafe and pub. Park on road next to play park.
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  • Added: 07/06/2015

    Please note that this year - 2015 - the marine lake is undergoing extensive repair work and improvements and it is not possible to swim there at the moment. It is hoped that the work will be finished in time for the Clevedon Tides Festival, 17th - 20th September 2015.

  • Added: 05/01/2016

    Now re-open after a million pound facelift thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the community of Clevedon. Come for a swim! Contact MARLENS who manage the lake (www.marlens.org.uk) for more information.

    • Tides
    • Submerged objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

  • Added: 05/01/2016

    Now re-open after a million pound facelift thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the community of Clevedon. Come for a swim! Contact MARLENS who manage the lake (www.marlens.org.uk) for more information.

    • Tides
    • Submerged objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

  • Added: 10/05/2017

    This is a great venue on the North Somerset coast. It has easy access, a lovely straight wall to swim along if you are wanting to mark distance, but generally much improved. I came before the 'face-lift' and it was a bit dodgy - it is much nicer now and the volunteers help to keep it this way.

    • Tides
    • Submerged Objects

    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    It is a sea pool, which although completely emptied and cleaned out every now and then may have sharp bits on the floor. Great safety signs in terms of depth etc posted around the lake.

    This description has been flagged !

  • Added: 31/12/2017

    It is called Marine Lake.

    Absolutely delightful lake. If the tides are over 11.something metres they overtop the wall replenishing or freshening the water in the lake. The lake is drained regularly and the silt accumulation is removed by volunteers. Water can be murky being estuarine waters, but looks worse than it is. I'd prefer the lake water to most swimming pools.

    The lake is at its deepest in the south western corner (as per photo) and shallows up towards the north and the east. There is a paddling pool enclave.

    The lake can be quite busy in the summer months being a victim of its own success.

    Quite simply a delight.

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    This is a crowd-sourced map. Abilities vary, and conditions change. Always assess risks for yourself before getting in.

    UNLESS YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU ARE DIVING INTO DO NOT GO HEAD FIRST!!!!

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