The beaches of Lake Garda

Beaches for all tastes

Paola Tiberio

Graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Milan, has always been passionate about Travel and with an inexhaustible passion for the Houses, since 2000 freelance and subsequently Property Manager for tourism residences, is the founder of Gardalake Homedesign…

Do you love Beach life? This year choose Lake Garda!

Along the shores of Lake Garda it is possible to find many beaches with different landscape features, some equipped and with a paid entrance, others natural and with free access. They differ in size and type of seabed, most consist of gravel or stones, but there is no shortage of sandy beaches.

In the southern part of the lake, the seabed has low gradients, while in the Alto Garda area the depths are greater and often increase suddenly a few meters from the shore.

The veronese shore of the lake in the part that extends from Torri del Benaco to Brenzone is dotted with enchanting bays, coves, small beaches, reachable on foot or by boat. The main coasts are found in Peschiera, Lazise and Bardolino.

The most famous beaches for their spectacular scenic beauty are certainly the Baia delle Sirene in Punta San Vigilio and the Jamaica beach in Sirmione.


Baia delle Sirene beach

The Baia delle Sirene Park, between Garda and Torri del Benaco, develops on the splendid Punta San Vigilio, one of the most beautiful scenic spots on Lake Garda. Adults and children can relax in the shade of majestic olive trees, enjoy the wonder of green meadows and dive into the crystal clear waters of the bay. Entrance to the beach is subject to charges and includes car parking, rental of deckchairs and sun loungers, showers and toilets, miniclub with playground and entertainment. Two dining areas are available, a small ice cream shop, picnic tables, ping-pong tables and a TV area. Dogs are allowed on a leash.

Jamaica Beach

Jamaica Beach in Sirmione, near the Archaeological Area of ​​the Caves of Catullo, is one of the most suggestive free beaches of the lower Lake Garda. The characteristic backdrop made of stone slabs makes the water very crystal clear. It can be reached on foot along the entire historic center until you reach the Caves and from there follow the path that leads to the beach. The beach is equipped with a bar where you can rent sunbeds. The characteristic stone slabs create small swimming pools suitable also for children, but it is important to have rock shoes. The place also lends itself to beautiful walks or the simple pleasure of relaxing in front of an enchanting panorama. The bay can also be reached by boat.      


Pioppi beach – Peschiera del Garda

At the “Ai Pioppi” beach, at the end of Lungolago Garibaldi there is a large beach. You can choose the sandy gravel section with free admission or the beach equipped with large grass areas with sunbeds and umbrellas. The beach is the starting point of a long and pleasant walk along the coast. Adjacent to the Lido, the Bruno Manfredi tourist Port is large and equipped for launching motorboats and boats. The Restaurant “Ai Pioppi” also offers excellent and varied cuisine based on fish, meat and delicious pizzas. Nearby there is the possibility of renting boats for excursions and there is a large paid parking.

Lido Cappuccini – Peschiera del Garda  

The Cappuccini beach, with its pebbly seabed alternating with grass areas, is suitable for all tastes. Equipped with sun beds and umbrellas and pedal boat rental, it also houses a bar and a restaurant. It is perfect for families with children and also offers a playground with swings, slides and trampolines. Ideal beach for long walks or jogging.

Bergamini beach – Peschiera del Garda  

A pebble beach, clean and quiet, where you can take advantage of free services and showers and rent sun beds, umbrellas, pedal boats and canoes. Parking area.

 Bracco Baldo beach, the beach for dogs – Peschiera del Garda  

Bracco Baldo beach, the dog-friendly beach. Dedicated to dog lovers, it is equipped with sunbeds, areas for needs, umbrellas. A free welcome kit with cot, bowl, cover and bags is dedicated to little friends.

Guglia – Pacengo

Free beach located near the port of the town of Pacengo, with a sandy bottom very suitable for children and for walkers. Bars and restaurants are available nearby. Paid parking is available.

Mirabello beach – Bardolino

Paid private beach, with pebbly seabed and rocks, equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. There are bars, restaurants and services. Small paid parking nearby.

Cavalla beach – Garda

Cavalla beach, with pebbly seabed and clear water, is one of the most popular free beaches in the area and very convenient for families with children. You can find bars and eateries and possibility to rent sun beds. Easily reachable, it has a large paid parking a few meters away.

Val di Sogno beach – Malcesine

Free beach in pebbles and gravel, with the possibility of renting umbrellas and deck chairs. You can go windsurfing, sailing or walking along the beach. In the coastal strip between Torri del Benaco and Brenzone there are small beaches and free coves, where it is very nice to stop and dive in the fresh and crystal clear waters.


Lizard Beach – Nago-Torbole

One of the smallest and most characteristic free beaches of Lake Garda, due to the presence of a cliff overlooking the lake, suitable only for expert climbers. Near the historic center Torbole offers an enchanting beach.

Pini beach – Riva del Garda

The Pini beach, the “Purfina”, in pebbles and pebbles, is the beach most loved by young people. It has a large green area equipped with showers, rental of sun loungers and deck chairs and a floating platform with indoor swimming pool. The beach is very popular with surfers. There is a bar and during the summer animated by music.


Lido delle Bionde – Sirmione

The well-known free beach Lido delle Bionde has a gravel bottom alternating with lawn areas. On the beach within walking distance from the historic center of Sirmione there is a restaurant, bar, canoe and pedal boat rental.

Baia Bianca – Manerba

The paid beach is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas. There is a restaurant, bar and tender service for those arriving by boat. A beach very popular with young people.

Baia del vento – San Felice

Pebble beach equipped with Kiosk bar and restaurant. Possibility to rent umbrellas, sunbeds, pedal boats and canoes. This beach is among the best known of Lake Garda and enjoys an exceptional panoramic position from which to admire Monte Baldo, Punta San Vigilio and the famous Isola del Garda.

Spiaggia d’Oro – Desenzano

The only completely sandy beach that slopes gently towards the lake, suitable for families with children. The Golden Beach Golden Beach is equipped with a restaurant, bar, bathing establishment and the possibility to rent pedal boats.


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