When the weather is warm, Lake Garda’s beaches are a great place to spend the day. With sand or pebbles and the ability to rent chairs, the area’s beaches are popular for sunbathing and swimming. They are also dotted with cafes, beach volley pitches, and rowing clubs. Many of the beaches are found in little bays lapped by clear, azure water.
The free gravel beach south of Malcesine is especially popular with windsurfers and sailing fans and offers bars, deck chair rental, and access to the Isola del Sogno (Dream Island). The spiaggia delle Lucertole beach has scenic access due to the steps you have to take to reach it but is appreciated by those who look for a more natural type of beach.
Another great option is the sand beach at Lazise. It has naturally soft sand and shallow shores that make it a favorite for kids, plus lounge chairs are available for rent. The rocky beach is also known for its great views of the cliff-faced Santuario Madonna della Corona, which is reached by a path that winds around the cliffs.
For a luxury Lake Garda stay that puts you right on the beach, consider Hotel Corte Valier. This beautiful property was once a private Art Nouveau villa and has preserved much of the original aesthetic for an elegant experience. Rooms feature high ceilings, fancy vintage furnishings, and modern upscale bathrooms. The property has 5 pools, both indoor and outdoor, including some with thermal waters. A spa offers massages, sauna, and a Turkish steam bath. beach club lake garda