Portugal

Swimming lakes in Portugal

Fantastic beaches, bathing lakes and rivers await visitors to Portugal: whether the Iberian Peninsula, the Algarve, Madeira or the Azores.

Portugal offers many beautiful and natural bathing lakes in a unique natural landscape. Numerous bathing places at rivers and lakes invite you to wild swim and relax. On our Portugal map a little further down below you will get a practical overview to discover the most beautiful lake for you. From quarry ponds and reservoirs to mountain lakes, all types of inland lakes are represented.

You're out and about right now in Portugal wondering "Where can I find a swimming lake near me? " Now discover your favorite nearby lake with the area search that meets your requirements. No matter whether it is particularly beautiful, large or secluded and quiet.

You love sandy beaches and want to go nudist bathing? Or you do not have your own car and want to reach the reach the beach by public transport? No problem! Use the comfortable filter search and rediscover your surroundings.

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Map

Discover Bathing places in the individual regions:

Alentejo 10Algarve 109Azores 62Madeira archipelago 37Lisbon 52Center 163North 105

Some of the most beautiful Bathing places in Portugal

539 Entries found

Porto Pim

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Catering
  • Sandy beach
  • Gastronomy in general
  • Accommodation

Garajau

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Catering
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Vimieiro

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • River
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Praia Fluvial de Mourão

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • River
  • Sunbathing lawn
  • Children's playground
  • Bathing jetty

Foz Do Sizandro-mar

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Beach
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
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  • Coast

Pampilhosa Da Serra

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Catering
  • Gastronomy in general
  • River
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Paco D'arcos

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  • Simple bathing place
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Aqualand Algarve

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  • Simple bathing place
  • Water slide
  • Swimming pool/pool
  • Wave pool

Little facts about Portugal

Currency:
Euro (EUR)
Area code:
+351
Language:
Portuguese
Population:
10600000

Average water quality in Portugal*

very goodgoodsufficientdeficient
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.8
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9

*Water quality is based on the annual report of the European Environment Agency EEA.

Water quality Portugal 2022

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In total, more than 539 bathing sites and lakes are registered in Portugal registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

Portugal performs very well on a regular basis. The average value of the last test from 2021 was 4.9. This is no improvement on the previous year. 2020 the value was 4.9

Unfortunately, no values are yet available for the year 2022.

Current: For the year 2021 (latest report) the test results are now available. 90.7% of all bathing sites had a very good water quality according to the EU criteria 2021. 96.3% achieved a good water quality.

Please also check the latest publications of the regional authorities, as environmental influences such as heavy rainfall or hot spells can have a short-term negative quality in the short term and can promote blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), vibrios, cercariae or other other germs.
Swimcheck does not guarantee the accuracy of the information and does not make any does not make any recommendation.

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Vacation in Portugal on the lake

Whether vacation home, hotel or camping - the main thing is at the lake!

Why not just stay a little longer? Not only day trips and short trips to the nearest to the nearest lake are a great change from everyday life and the perfect leisure opportunity. Even a complete summer vacation at the lake is fun and the recreation is often closer than you think. It doesn't always have to be the Mediterranean. Also for the sake of the environment or your wallet. Portugal offers many lakes for a relaxed bathing vacation with children or the partner. By a multiplicity at recreational opportunities, there is something for everyone. From a boat trip with a rowing boat to a boat trip across the lake, diving, fishing, water skiing or simply just playing beach volleyball and having a barbecue. From inexpensive to the upper price range are different accommodation options are available. From camping to hotel - the main thing is at the lake!

Lake vacation in Portugal
Camping on the lake in Portugal

Camping in Portugal on the lake

The closest to nature is definitely on a campsite! Whether in your own tent, in a comfortable bungalow or directly in the mobile caravan. A camping vacation is an experience for the whole family. Early in the morning with a cup of coffee at the lake, watching the shallow waves and thinking about whether to curl up in the hammock today. hammock, read a book and let the soul dangle or rather play soccer and table tennis with the children. playing soccer and table tennis with the kids and then fire up the grill.

Currently we have listed some wild swimming spots with campground at the lake in :objekt on our site. Find now a suitable bathing lake with camping site.

Stay in a cottage or hotel on the lake

You long for rest and relaxation and do not want to sacrifice comfort?

Vacation homes and apartments on the lake in Portugal are just the right thing for all nature & water lovers. Water lovers, who nevertheless do not want to do without some luxury. A vacation home is suitable especially for families and larger groups who want to spend their vacations together at the lake. Common Excursions, cook together and let the view wander over the water - that's what recreation looks like.

Vacation home on the lake in Portugal

Bathing lakes, bathing places and outdoor swimming pools

Currently 539 swimming possibilities are listed in Portugal. Whether at rivers, lakes or the sea or even as an open-air bath or summer bath laid out. For each bathing place you find the most important information at Swimcheck to get an get as good an overview as possible. This includes details such as beach condition, accessibility, boat rental in the vicinity, naturist nudist bathing and much more.

Beaches in Portugal

Thanks to its coastal location, Portugal offers numerous beaches directly by the sea. Countless beach sections and beach resorts offer a large and varied selection for all selection for all water rats and sun worshippers. You will find both the prominent beaches in the party regions as well as the more more touristy dream beaches in more remote areas. Discover now the most beautiful beaches in Portugal!

"Europe may know where Portugal is, but I continue to doubt that this Europe knows what Portugal is.
"- José Saramago