Lake Garda Beaches
A day on the beach is the third best thing to do in Lake Garda, so say the Tourist Coop of Valtenesi.* Considering that there are over 45km of beach, which amounts to almost one third of the coastline, it shouldn’t be too difficult to find one. The beaches aren’t quite the soft powder sand of the Caribbean, but the back drop is awsome and the panoramic views from most of the beaches are simply stunning. A cleaner, clearer and fresher body of water you will not find, just the tonic for cooling off on a hot Lake Garda summer day.
The beaches are naturally made up of pebbles, although there are a few exceptions where the pebbles have been covered by sand, the best of these being just south of Lazise on the east coast. There are a also a few where the lake laps up onto grassed areas, whether or not these can be classed as beaches I’m not sure.
Lake Garda Private Beaches
Diversity of Lake Garda Beaches
Some of Love Lake Garda’s Favourite Beaches
*Valtenesi is the region of Lake Garda between Desenzano and Salo on the Brescian west shore.
Map of Lake Garda Beaches
The map below is by no means the definitive guide of the Lake Garda beaches. I’ve tried a few but I’ve only been coming here for 18 years so haven’t managed to get around them all yet. It does of course show you where many of them are and provide as much information as I know or have been able to gather. But if in doubt, just drive around the lake, look out for for the brown ‘Spiaggia’ signs, follow them down to the lake and check them out to see if they are your kinda beach. You wont need to check out too many or drive too far before you find a Lake Garda beach that suits you.