Great beaches

Lake Balaton

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Great beaches

The beaches around the Lake open from May to the end of September. Many of the beaches provide water sports activities, such as kayaking, waterskiing, puddle boating or surfing. All of the beaches around Balaton have to observe certain requirements to ensure the safety of the people. Therefore before each season the water quality and all of the facilities are carefully sampled and checked. We have collected for you the greatest beaches around the lake: North shore: Balatonfüred Eszterházy beach Balatonfüred Kisfaludy beach Zánka: Erzsébet Tábor Zánka Községi strand Csopak strand Vonyarcvashegy: Lidó Strand Keszthely Helikon beach Alsóörs Strand Gyenesdiási Diási Játékstrandot Balatongyöröki Községi Strandot South Shore: Siófok : Nagystrand Balatonlelle Napfény beach (It includes experience baths) Fonyód: Bélatelepi beach Községi Strand (the longest sandy beach around the lake) Balatonszemesen: Berzsenyi úti szabad strand Balatonbogláron: Platán strand Balatonberény: Községi Strand (the most bike-friendly beach in 2015)

Do & See

Lake Balaton is a real Hungarian treasure, offering a long shoreline dotted with family resorts on the southern side and welcoming vineyards to the north. With its green and silky water, the lake is Hungary’s favorite summer retreat. However, there is much more to do all year around than just lounge around at the lakeside. Each waterfront town has its own unique character, from the cultural center of Keszthely at the western tip to the elegant spa resort of Balatonfüred. Situated a little over 120 kilometers southwest of Budapest, Lake Balaton stretches out diagonally from the capital as a kind of lumpy oblong for 77 kilometers. The most interesting statistic of the lake is its depth, or rather lack of it as the average depth is just 3.3 meters. Especially along the southeastern shore, you have to wade out a long, long way before the water comes up to your knees. For this reason, the lake is extremely popular with families with young children. Lake Balaton also offers a surprising range of entertainment possibilities. While Siófok on the southern coast attracts the young, party-loving disco crowd, it also offers all around family fun at the annual Coca Cola Beach House. The north bank around Balatonfüred is a little more sedate and populated with artist colonies. The craggy outcrops of Badacsony are covered with vineyards and the healing waters are good both for drinking (Kékkuti) and bathing (Hévíz).