The best beaches in Lake Garda – popular places
Lake Garda is the biggest lake in Italy. It is more than 51 km long . The area is 370 km² . Geographical features do not allow to equip beach areas everywhere. Sandy beaches are rare. In most cases, the shores are covered with pebbles or stones. On pebble areas uncomfortable to move. Therefore, it is recommended to take rubber shoes for swimming. Beach areas have good infrastructure and offer all kinds of water activities. The best time for swimming is from June to September.
Desenzano del Garda beach is found in the town of Desenzano del Garda, on the south side of Lake Garda. The shoreline is covered with pebbles. For comfort you need special shoes.
The beach is public. Set showers, toilets and cabins for changing. Sun beds and umbrellas are available for a fee. Entrance with pets is allowed. For visitors are open cafe and restaurants. There is free parking for cars. Safety on the water is monitored by lifeguards.
Desenzano is near the center of Desenzano del Garda. It can be reached by bus Linea 2 Desenzano . Get off at the stop by the port.
Jamaica is located at the end of the peninsula of Sirmione 2 km from the city center. The trip takes about 15 minutes . However, you have to travel part of the way by water. The beach is covered with flat stone boulders, on which vacationers sunbathe and dive into the lake. These slabs are very slippery and overgrown with algae. The ones that cover the shore get very hot in the sun. Therefore, you need special shoes for swimming. In order to fully swim, you need to pass these rocks. At depth, the water is clean and clear.
The beach is free. There is a stall for changing and a toilet. There is a bar for visitors. Those wishing to rent boats, book excursions to the grottoes of Catullus or to the archaeological park. Sun loungers are purchased for a fee.
You can easily reach the place by foot from the center of Sirmione. It is also possible to take a small train that takes tourists to the descent to the lake.
Bracco Baldo Beach
The beach of Bracco Baldo is located on the south side of Lake Garda in the municipality of Peschiera del Garda . The shoreline is paved with large pebbles. The entrance to the lake is shallow. The bottom is stony. Rubber shoes are needed.
This place has another name – the dog beach . All because not only people, but also their pets are allowed to rest here. There is a separate area for animals.
Entrance to the area is paid. The price includes rent of 2 sun beds, a shady umbrella, a dog bed and a water bowl. A veterinarian is on duty at the beach. The place is well maintained and clean. There are showers and toilets. There is a cafe.
Bracco Baldo is located at Località Fornaci, Peschiera del Garda. Near the beach there are LN026 bus routes (Trasporti Brescia Nord).
Lido Campanello is located in the municipality of Castelnuovo del Garda (Verona). The beach is popular with locals and tourists. The entrance to the lake is pebbly. Further away begins the sandy bottom. The place is surrounded by greenery, which gives shade on sunny days.
Lido Campanello is a public place where everyone can go. Bars and cafes are open. There is a pier for boats and yachts. Necessary accessories are rented: deckchairs, awnings, rubber shoes for swimming. For children there is a playground. Also noteworthy is the beautiful promenade, along which visitors to the beach and cyclists stroll. Cars are parked in the free parking lot.
Punta San Vigilio Beach
Punta San Vigilio is a park with a beautiful beach area in the area of the same name on the northwest side of Lake Garda. The coastal area is covered with sand and grass. The depths gain gradually. The water is clear and has a turquoise hue.
Entrance to the beach is paid . It is well equipped. Sun beds are located on the soft grass. There is an opportunity to sit under the shade of trees. Restaurants and bars are working. Children with pleasure spend time at the attractions. There is a wide choice of water entertainments: walks on boats and catamarans, diving, surfing, etc. Dogs are allowed, but strictly on a leash.
To get to Punta San Vigilio Park, you can take public buses and passenger ferries.
Sabbioni Beach is located on the North shore of Lake Garda, in the beautiful town of Riva del Garda. The area for bathing is pebble. The access to the water is gravel. For comfortable walking on the stones you need rubber shoes. Vacationers sunbathe on both pebbles and grass. The water is transparent.
Entrance is free. The beach is considered the most equipped and comfortable. The territory is equipped with a free toilet. Several cafes are open. In the nearby hotel rent chairs and sun awnings, accessories for active recreation on the water. There is a floating platform with a pool and a slide inside. For children is equipped with a playground with a sandpit.
Vacationers get from the center of Riva del Garda to Sabbioni on foot. The distance between them is 1.4 km . The beach is located at Via Cristoph Hartung Von Hartungen, 4.
Lido Ronchi Beach
This beach on Lake Garda is located in Castelnuovo del Garda . The area is a shady park. The land is covered with grass. The coastal area is covered with pebbles. Therefore, rubber shoes are required. The entrance is gentle. At the edge of the lake some algae can gather.
Entrance is free. Cafe and bar work. There is a free parking for cars. On the paid parking lot put camping vans with payment per day. There are slides for children. Sun loungers and umbrellas can be rented.
The Lido Ronchi beach is located at Via Verdi, 26. It is reached by bus number 164 . The landmark is the amusement park Gardaland. The lake is about 1 kilometer away. Go north along Via Ronchi. Then turn left in Via Verdi. Follow this street, soon turn left and after a few hundred meters turn right. The approach to the lake will be on the left.