- 5 Jul 2022 5:20 PM
- We Love Budapest
Address: Bánk, Tópárti sétány
People called Bánki-tó (Lake Bánk) ‘The Eye of the Sea’. This small lake at Bánk, north of Vác, is frequented for its relaxing warm water temperature in summer, ideal for swimming, and fishing.
Address: Dunabogdány, Kossuth Lajos út 129.
The waters of the Danube at Dunabogdány are clear, and the shore is sandy, making this perfect for a day out or a tour. Bear in mind that swimming in rivers may hold unseen dangers, however it is allowed here and many folks enjoy cooling off in the Danube.
3. Göd Danube Bank
Address: Göd, Béke út 1
Close to Pest, at this free beach at Göd, visitors can rent a bike or a canoe. Swimming is allowed on both banks because the water quality is excellent.
4. Kismarosi Homoksziget
Address: Between Kismaros and Nagymaros
This super sandy beach has a slightly seasidey resemblance if the water level of the river Maros is low. This idyllic place was an inspiration for the closing scene of the 1962 Hungarian classic historical romance, Az aranyember.
5. Nagymaros Beach
Address: Nagymaros, Hunyadi sétány
The sandy beach at Nagymaros towards Visegrád Castle has only recently been designated as an official spot for swimming. Locals and tourists swarm here in summer, so the bar, the café, the ice cream stall and lángos vendor do a roaring trade.
6. Pilismaróti Bay
Address: Pilismarót, Rév utca
A hidden gem of peaceful harmony in the middle of nowhere, Pilismaróti öböl (Pilismarót Bay) awaits visitors on summer days. They should pack drinking water and camping gear in case of they fancy a long day’s fishing. The nearby ships’ graveyard is worth a visit.
7. Szentendre Beach
Address: Szentendre, Strand utca
The free public beach at Szentendre opened in 2016, with a buffet, shower, lockers and a playground. The free-pour ice cream at Kacsakő Bisztró is unmissable.
Address: Kisoroszi 2024, hrsz 016/1.
A nomadic paradise in Kisoroszi, Szigetspicc is an ideal place for getting back to nature. Don't forget the mosquito repellent!
9. Verőce Beach
Address: Verőce, Árpád út 5.
The settlement of Verőce lives in harmony with the river Danube. On the beach, huge bonfires light up the summer nights. The shore is grassy, the water is clear.
10. Zebegény Danube Bank
Address: Zebegény, Napraforgó utca 12
The Danube shore at Zebegény contains a free public beach with a first-aid centre, showers and toilets. Visitors can rent canoes and use the free sunbeds.
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Main photo courtesy of Outdoor Maffia - article photos courtesy of locations Facebook pages.