Where to bathe in Lake Garda

Is summer your favourite season to experience Lake Garda? You can’t wait to plunge into the lake for a regenerating bath and relax on the beach enjoying the Mediterranean breeze and the incredible views of this magic land, can’t you? Here is the complete list of the most beautiful beaches in Lake Garda, along Brescia’s coast!

Bathing in Lake Garda, from Sirmione to Desenzano

Capitals of Lake Garda nightlife, Sirmione and Desenzano are very popular destinations all year round. This extraordinary success culminates with the summer months, when the two towns are literally flooded with tourists and locals in search of relaxing spots where they can put their beach umbrella and towel.

Grotte di Catullo, Sirmione

Our tour starts in Sirmione, “the pearl of Lake Garda”, beloved by poet Catullus. One of the most important Italian archaeological areas, Grottoes of Catullus, are named after him. By the grottoes you will find Jamaica Beach, the queen of Sirmione’s beaches, a true natural oasis with Caribbean-clear waters. This is a pet-friendly beach and can only be reached on foot through a beautiful path surrounded by olive groves, which departs from the grottoes and reaches the lake. Services available: bar, lavatories, beach chair rental.

There’s more! Here are all the other beaches in Sirmione:

  • Lido di Lugana
  • Spiaggia Brema
  • Lido Galeazzi
  • Lido delle Bionde
  • Spiaggia delle Muse
  • Punta Grò
  • Punta Staffalo
  • Lido parrocchiale

Just a few km away is Desenzano, where other must-see beaches await you.

The most popular ones are Desenzanino and Feltrinelli, both free beaches steps from the town centre. A pebble beach, Desenzanino has beach umbrella, beach chair, and bathing hut rental, as well as lavatories and showers, restaurant and bar, boat rental, and lifeguard. Feltrinelli beach has canoe and pedalo rental. If you are a sand and beach-volley lover, the ideal destination is Spiaggia d’Oro.

Here are all the other beaches in Desenzano:

  • Punta del Vò
  • La Zattera
  • Località San Francesco
  • Porto di Rivoltella
  • Via Lario
  • Via Madonna della Villa

Lonato is another southern Lake Garda town with plenty of relaxing beaches to escape the summer heat. Coco Beach is a famous night venue overlooking the lake and Lido di Lonato is a splendid pristine area with pebble beach and bar.

Padenghe, Moniga, and Manerba del Garda beaches

Continuing along the western coast of Lake Garda, we stop in Padenghe. Padenghe beach is very well known. In the summer, this romantic place becomes a sunny, lively spot. This pebble beach is equipped with beach chair and pedalo rental, bar, lavatories, and free showers. Your day here will be full of fun and relaxation.

Padenghe and Moniga are connected through a lovely lake front walk which takes us to Porto beach in Moniga del Garda, equipped with bar, pizzerias, restaurants, lavatories, and showers. Please note that pets are not allowed. Liner, Preara, and San Michele are other beaches in Moniga.

Rocca di Manerba a Manerba del Garda - lago di Garda

Manerba del Garda also offers several opportunities to bathe. Do not forget to stop at “Romantica”, the largest beach in the area, with a spectacular view of Rocca di Manerba castle towering over it. Equipped with all the services, this beach each summer welcomes thousands of families in search of shaded areas on the beach; it’s also very popular among guests of the many campsites present along this portion of the lake. Rocca beach is on the other side of the Castle, towards Moniga, and is very popular among gay persons and nudists.

Here are all the beaches in Manerba del Garda:

  • Baia Bianca
  • Romantica
  • Pisenze
  • Torchio
  • Dusano
  • Sasso
  • Florida
  • San Sivino
  • Zocco
  • Spiaggia della Rocca

Diving into the lake in San Felice del Benaco and Salò

When you are dreaming about plunging into the lake in San Felice del Benaco, your mind can only think of one name: Baia del Vento. Far from traffic and surrounded by the peace of olive groves, this beach is one of the gems of Lake Garda in the summer. It is served by a large paid parking, an excellent restaurant, and beach umbrella, beach chair, and pedalo rental. Other beaches in San Felice include Gardiola, Porto San Felice, and Porto Portese.

Those passing by Salò can choose among three beaches: Barbarano, Il Mulino, and Rimbalzello. In particular, the beach in Barbarano located in via Rive Grandi just after the town centre and near Gardone Riviera is free and very popular among scuba divers and sports enthusiasts.

Sun and relaxation in Gardone Riviera, Toscolano Maderno, and Gargnano

Casinò and Lido di Fasano are the must-see beaches in Gardone Riviera to discover another side of this lovely town. It’s a unique opportunity to relax in the water in the shade of Vittoriale degli Italiani, sip an aperitif at trendy bars, and challenge your friends to a beach volley game in Fasano.

Toscolano Maderno

Toscolano Maderno also boasts some beautiful beaches: Spiaggia Degli Ulivi, Lido Azzurro, and Riva Granda. If you have a furry friend, Riva Granda is where you want to be: a large beach with rescue service, food stand, drinking troughs, and play area for dogs and children.

The last town in this stretch of the coast is Gargnano, “the citrus town”. One of its best beaches is Corno, with incredibly clear water and beautiful view of Mount Baldo. Particularly recommended in the morning, it is equipped with a food stand.

Here are all the beaches in Gargnano:

  • Castello
  • Fontanella
  • Porto Villa 
  • Corno
  • Lido di Villa

Tignale, Tremosine, and Limone sul Garda beaches

Continuing towards upper Lake Garda, along the coastal road in the municipality of Tignale is famous Pra Dela Fam, a splendid beach in a charming bay nestled between clear waters and imposing cliffs. The beach owes its name to nearby Pra dela Fam lemon garden, a true gem which epitomises the centuries old history of Lake Garda lemon production. The garden is open to the public or individual visits and also offers guided tours. Opposite the beach there is a bar with lavatories.

As we approach Tremosine sul Garda, we find Campione beach in the portion of the municipality overlooking the lake. A pebble and grass beach, it is equipped with bar, restaurant, lavatories, and showers. This is a fun beach, especially for water sports lovers, thanks to the sailing, surfing, and kitesurfing school and rental service present here.

Limone sul Garda fot Michele Rossetti

The tour ends among the beautiful beaches of Limone del Garda. Foce Torrente San Giovanni is the first choice for hundreds of tourists visiting Lake Garda thanks to its large size, gentle slope, and excellent services (bar, lavatories, beach chair rental). It is also a pleasant place to stop for those who visit the old centre of Limone and want to take a break and admire this surprising landscape.

Here are all the beaches in Limone sul Garda:

  • Cola
  • Grostrol
  • Foce Torrente San Giovanni
  • Tifù

Enjoy bathing and relaxing on our beaches!