Beaches in Switzerland

The sun is shining, the sky is blue and the temperatures are pleasantly warm - What could be better than spending the than spending the day at the beach in Switzerland? No matter if you are planning your next vacation, just want to go for a walk or if you are looking for a quick cool down in the Here you can find the most beautiful beaches in Switzerland.

From fine sandy beaches to pebbly beaches or rocky shore areas, there are different types of beaches on rivers, lakes and seas just waiting for you to visit.

As different as the beaches are, as different are the wishes of the visitors. Some like it rather quiet and and secluded and others prefer a lot of entertainment and variety. This is how you can find the following using the Swimcheck filter search beaches with diving towers, slides or beach volleyball, beaches with camping sites, restaurants, jet skis and much more. more.

The Switzerland -map on this page offers you a compact overview of the most beautiful most beautiful beaches. There you can easily navigate to each shore section and open the detail page to learn more. learn more. "Where can I find beaches in Switzerland and surroundings?" - With our Swimcheck area search you can find the ideal beach near you.

By the way, there are not only Beaches in Switzerland but also Bathing placesSwimming poolsIndoor swimming poolsOutdoor poolsSpas & Wellness .


Discover Beaches in the individual regions:

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Some of the most beautiful Beaches in Switzerland

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Lido di Lugano Lugano

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  • Simple bathing place
  • BeachBeach
  • Sandy beachSandy beach
  • Child friendlyChild friendly
  • Diving tower
  • Beach volleyball

Strandbad Bönigen am Brienzersee Böningen

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  • BeachBeach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sandy beachSandy beach
  • Child friendlyChild friendly
  • Sunbathing lawnSunbathing lawn
  • Non-swimmer area

Little facts about Switzerland

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Average water quality in Switzerland*

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  • 4.8
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  • 4.8
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  • 4.8
  • 4.8

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

Water quality Switzerland 2023

Safe bathing thanks to regular water tests

In total, more than 724 bathing sites and lakes are registered in Switzerland registered, which are regularly inspected by local authorities for bathing safety. The results are submitted annually to the European Environment Agency.

Switzerland performs very well on a regular basis. The average value of the last test from 2021 was 4.8. This is no improvement on the previous year. 2020 the value was 4.8

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

Current: For the year 2021 (latest report) the test results are now available. 17.8% of all bathing sites had a very good water quality according to the EU criteria 2021. 18.9% 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 Switzerland on the beach

Whether vacation home, hotel or campsite - the main thing is a beach vacation!

Wake up every morning and look directly at the water - a dream! A beach vacation is still the vacation par excellence. Not only at the seaside but also at rivers and lakes there are great overnight accommodations to spend an unforgettable and relaxing vacation. It does not have always be a comfortably equipped hotel, also a cozy vacation apartment on the beach or a caravan / camper on the campsite have their own special charm.

Especially in times of the Corona pandemic, individual overnight accommodations have become even more popular as they guarantee the necessary distance. Vacation homes or apartments in a seaside resort are especially popular with young families or couples.

Have you ever thought about a round trip with a camper from campsite to campsite? campsite? Nowadays there are great deals on renting campers. Find now great beaches in Switzerland with camping for your next beach vacation.

Lakes with beach in Switzerland

It doesn't always have to be the sea: a great swimming beach at the lake also offers a great vacation feeling. The whole thing has another advantage: for most of us, a bathing lake is much closer than the sea - ideal for a short vacation or a cooling down after a hard day at work. All bathing places with sandy beach in Switzerland can be found here.

Beach baths in Switzerland

From sports pools to fun pools, there is something for everyone.

A special kind of beach pleasure is offered by so-called beach resorts. These mostly commercially lakes bring the feeling of being at the beach to regions that are not by the sea. by the sea. Did you know that Strandbad Wannsee in Switzerland is the oldest lido in Europe? It was founded in 1908 in the western part of the city.

Beach resorts usually also offer extensive infrastructure such as toilets, showers, sunbathing lawns, beach volleyball courts, table tennis tables and much more.

Discover now all the lidos in Switzerland.

Frequently searched properties of beaches

Beaches Switzerland with sandy beach

When you think of a beach, you usually automatically have the image of a sandy beach in your mind. But regions have mainly pebble beaches, stone beaches or even rocky shores. shore areas. You can find beaches in Switzerland with sandy beaches here.

Beaches Switzerland with children

Child-friendly beaches are characterized by child-friendly infrastructure. This includes Playgrounds, toilets, snack facilities, children's pools, lifeguards and much more.

Strände Switzerland with dog

Who does not want to leave his four-legged friend at home must find a beach on which dogs are also allowed. are allowed. In many vacation regions and cities there are specially designated dog beaches, so as not to disturb the other bathers. not to disturb the other bathers. You can find beaches in Switzerland with dog here.

Beaches Switzerland with car

To arrive with your own car or a rental car it is important that the beach has its own parking spaces or at least there are parking facilities in the vicinity. You can find beaches in Switzerland with car here.

Beaches Switzerland with bus

Bus, streetcar, suburban train or subway - every region has a differently well-developed public transport system (ÖPNV). If you would like to travel by bus or similar means of transport you can find beaches in Switzerland with public transport here.

Beaches Switzerland with accommodation/hotel

Stayed longer after all! Many beaches offer accommodation in the surrounding area such as a hotel, vacation apartment or campsite.

Beaches Switzerland with camping

You can find all beaches with a campsite in the area on our search page.

Beaches Switzerland with nudism

Also for friends of the free body culture there are nudist beaches with designated areas in which textile-free bathing is possible undisturbed.

Beaches Switzerland with showers

Who does not know it, after bathing the sand seeks its way to the most impossible body parts. With a shower on the beach you can shower off directly after bathing.

Beaches Switzerland with sunbeds

If you don't like to lie directly in the sand, you can also rent sunbeds at certain beaches. You can find out where this is possible here.

Beaches Switzerland with beach volleyball

Beach volleyball is one of the most popular sports at the beach. If you are looking for a sandy beach with a beach volleyball court, this is the place for you.

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"- Heinrich Federer

Top 10 Beaches in Switzerland

Here we show you the best Beaches

  1. Strandbad Bönigen am Brienzersee Böningen
  2. Lido di Lugano Lugano
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