The beautiful Lake Garda in northern Italy, known as Lago di Garda in Italian, attracts millions of visitors each year. Its many beaches can be very busy during the peak summer months, so it’s important to get there early to score a convenient parking spot and a place for your towel.
In addition to swimming, you can do a number of other fun things at Lake Garda’s beaches. You can rent a boat or take a windsurfing lesson. You can stroll through olive and citrus groves, admire ancient Roman ruins, or have a picnic at the beach. The water is also a great temperature for snorkeling.
For a relaxing and sensorial experience, you can head to the K Beach Club (adults only). There, you will find a thalassotherapic infinity pool where the temperature is adjusted throughout the season to ensure a fresh and pleasant float during summer and a warm and restful moment during winter.
Some Lake Garda beaches have umbrellas and sun loungers that you can rent, but others do not. Be sure to bring all the usual items for a day at the beach: towel, swimwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, change of clothes, and a book or tablet. Also consider packing a pair of comfortable waterproof beach shoes because many of the beaches are made of pebbles and stepping on million sharp edges is no fun.
There are a few Lake Garda beaches that are specifically designed for dogs and their owners. They are called “bau beaches” because of the Italian word bau, which means woof in English, and include Spiaggia Braccobaldo Bau Beach in Peschiera del Garda, Fido Beach in Manerba del Garda, and Bau Beach in Toscolano. lake garda beach club