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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.

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.

http://www.denbighshireleisure.co.uk/watersports.html

http://www.ccgc.gov.uk/enjoying-the-country/getting-out-there/access-to-rivers-lakes-canals/lakes-and-reservoirs/marine-lake-rhyl.aspx

http://www.prokitesurfing.co.uk/

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