Cool off on a hot summer’s day at one of Geneva's lakeside beaches.
Here are our favourites:
Baby Plage on Quai Gustave Ador
This sandy beach is probably the smallest but its proximity to the city is unbeatable. There is a lawned area at one end of the beach for sunbathers and the three big old plane trees not only give shade but are in particular attractive to children, who love dangling from the various swings made from recycled tyres. A buvette (snacks and drinks), toilets and showers are provided and this public beach (no entry fee) is open 24hrs, all year around.
Plage de la Savonnière – Collonge-Bellerive
We already mentioned this gorgeous beach above, but even if you do not fancy stand-up paddling, this is a magical place to hang out for a day with family and friends. Be sure to arrive early to secure your spot. A real discovery is the restaurant with its delicious pizzas.
Les Rocailles Beach
Just past the village of Coppet, this lovely place offers everything for a great day in the sun. There is a fine pebble beach as well as a lawned area, trees that provide shade and activities such as volleyball and a playground (free of charge). The buvette and a food truck serve simple food such as paninis and Croque Monsieur, fish ‘n chips, hot dogs, beers, wines and different soft drinks
TOP TIP: Take a camera, because on a good day you might catch a good view of Mont Blanc
Urban swimming in Swiss cities has always been something that locals and tourists enjoy every summer (and winter!). Get ready and prepare your swimsuit, this sunny season in Geneva will be 100% farniente thanks to the amazing new and free beach with a great view on the Jet d’Eau. The long and wide beach is partly sandy and partly made of pebbles for more comfort if the wind comes up. The new area also offers a green park to relax, take a nap or read a good book. Beachgoers will also enjoy take-away meals and some tasty ice-cream from the electronic tricycles operating along the beach front. The concept here is 100% Swiss and 0% waste in order to preserve the natural beauty of the spot.
Good to know:
Improvement of the beach are still ongoing and 2020 will welcome a beautiful beach restaurant with stunning views over the lake.