Sailing and Watersports

Sailing, canoeing, water skiing, wakeboarding, knee boarding and for those of you that are daring enough; barefooting. These are just some of the activities you can take part in at Marine Lake, the only salt water lake in North Wales.

12 hectares in size, Marine Lake is a man-made reservoir next to the mouth of the River Clwyd, and was officially opened in 1895, it is now managed by Denbighshire County Council and is used for a range of water sports and recreational activities.

If you’ve ever wondered how we fill Marine Lake, it’s connected to the sea via a sluce gate in the north-western corner, and takes water from the harbour at certain high tides. In the centre of the lake there is an island, the island has been noted as a significant roosting site for wild birds.

For those who don’t like to get wet, have a walk round the Lake taking in our new Environmental Trail, spot some of the wildlife, or have a ride on the Miniature Railway, the oldest in the UK and operated by Rhyl Steam Preservation Trust. The railway has been running here since 1911.

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