Beaches in Switzerland

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Switzerland Beaches can be enjoyed during the months of June to September when it is summery. There are some beaches which can be enjoyed during the winter months as well as if they have mild climate in the area.

Switzerland is one of the most loved and romantic destinations of the world and the talk about romance, mountains and beaches cannot be missed.

Switzerland is home to the beautiful Swiss Alp mountains. The Central Plateau and the Jura mountains are at the north end.

Most of the beaches in Switzerland have no entrance fee. Some of the beaches in Switzerland have a Mediterranean feel to them. Some even have palm trees.

Lake Geneva

Among the beaches, Lake Geneva is the largest lake in Westerner Europe filled with natural freshwater. The beach was formed by a glacier and has Grand Lac and Petit Lac to its east and west respectively.

In the Lake Geneva region, there are a number of beaches.

• People have free access to the beach at Lakeshore d'Avenches and Plage d'Avenches. These have sandy beaches and one can enjoy many water sports.
• A lakeside swimming area is available in Nyon Plage. Entrance is free.
• Campsite VD 8 Pointe D’Yvonand has little sandy bays with a campsite.

In Cologny Geneva region, the Plage lakeside swimming area is available. Most visitors enjoy bathing, scuba diving, water skiing, wind surfing, rowing, sailing and wakeboarding.

Nouvelle Lake

The Fribourg region is host to Nouvelle lakeshore. It has a beach with a bar, a water ski lift and a campsite. The flat sandy beach stretches over than a kilometer at Plage Salavaux.

Mythenquai Beach

Zurich has the Strandbad Zug and Strandbad Wollishofen, both of which are lakeside swimming areas. The Mythenquai beach has a five meter high diving tower.

Lake Maggiore

Lake Maggiore is the second largest beach in Switzerland after Lake Geneva. The lake is about 53 kms long and covers about 213  square kms. The lake attracts a large number of surfers and swimmers due to the beautiful mild climate it enjoys throughout the summer and winter. The lake gives a Mediterranean feel to its visitors. It is also surrounded by the  exotic gardens of Isole di Brissago, Isola Bella and Isola Madre. These gardens grow rare plants.


February 26, 2010 new by piyushjain

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