A summer and winter sports paradise
Although it’s not a conventional beach holiday destination, Switzerland has beaches on its lakes. The Lido in Lugano, for instance, has palm trees and 75,000 cubic metres of Mediterranean sand imported from Italy. There are also sandy beaches on Lake Lucerne, Lake Zurich and beaches on Lake Geneva, Lake Biel and the Burgseeli natural bathing beach is situated in the vicinity of Interlaken between Ringgenberg and Goldswil and nestles in a hollow. There you’ll find a barbecue area, sunbathing lawn, concerts, events and even a restaurant. There is a small entrance fee for some lakeside beaches in Switzerland.
Lake Maggiore in the South of Switzerland also has beaches, and you’ll find water sports such as water skiing and sailing. For visitors to Switzerland who like to combine a beach holiday with hiking, sightseeing, boat trips and more, the lakes of Switzerland offer an ideal combination.