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The Best Beaches on Lake Maggiore

Discover the Wonders of the Varese Province

Lake Maggiore is one of the most captivating destinations in northern Italy. With its crystal-clear waters and breathtaking views, it is the ideal destination for those seeking relaxation and adventure. If you are looking for the best beaches for swimming, the province of Varese is the perfect place to visit. Here’s everything you need to know to plan an unforgettable trip.

WHERE TO GO FOR A TRIP ON LAKE MAGGIORE?

The province of Varese offers numerous locations perfect for a trip to Lake Maggiore, suitable for both a day at the beach and a peaceful weekend of relaxation.

Laveno-Mombello is one of the most charming places on the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore. It offers a breathtaking panoramic view and a wide range of outdoor activities. Here you can take the cable car to Sasso del Ferro, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the entire lake.

Angera is famous for its Rocca Borromea, a medieval fortress that offers panoramic views. After visiting the museum in the fortress, you can relax on the beaches along the lake or take a stroll through the picturesque historic center.

WHAT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TOWN ON LAKE MAGGIORE?

On the Lombard shore of Lake Maggiore, one of the most beautiful towns is undoubtedly Luino, famous for its weekly market, the largest in the region, which attracts visitors from all over Italy and nearby Switzerland. Its picturesque streets and splendid lake views make Luino a must-see for those visiting the province of Varese.

Another gem in the province is Ranco, a locality that offers a relaxing atmosphere and breathtaking views. It is an ideal place for those seeking tranquility and nature, with numerous hiking trails and welcoming beaches where you can unwind.

WHAT TO VISIT ON LAKE MAGGIORE?

Situated on a cliff overlooking the lake, the Hermitage of Santa Caterina del Sasso is one of the most picturesque places on Lake Maggiore. This ancient monastery offers a spectacular panoramic view and is a place of great tranquility and beauty.

Although technically located on the Piedmont side of the lake, the Borromean Islands are easily reachable from the Lombard shore by ferry. Isola Bella is famous for its sumptuous palace and Italian gardens, while Isola dei Pescatori offers a charming fishing village with excellent seafood restaurants.

BEST-EQUIPPED AND SWIMMABLE BEACHES OF LAKE MAGGIORE

Lake Maggiore in the province of Varese offers a wide range of swimmable beaches and charming locations worth visiting. Whether you are looking for adventure, relaxation, or culture, you will surely find what you are looking for along its beautiful shores. Plan your next summer trip and discover the wonders of Lake Maggiore.

  • Lido di Maccagno: located in Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca. This beach offers both free and managed areas, with a bar for refreshments. The beach is mainly composed of pebbles and is easily accessible, making it an ideal destination for a relaxing day at the lake.

  • Lido di Zenna: located in the hamlet of Zenna, part of Maccagno con Pino e Veddasca, Lido di Zenna is a free beach without a bar. The pebble beach is partially accessible, perfect for those looking for a quiet spot on Lake Maggiore.

  • Ronco delle Monache: this beach is located in Maccagno and is a free beach. There are no bars available, but the natural beauty and tranquility of the place, with its pebble beach, are unparalleled. It is accessible via a trail, ideal for nature lovers.

  • Lido Windsurf: the Lido Windsurf in Tronzano Lago Maggiore is a managed beach, well equipped with a bar. The pebble beach is easily accessible, perfect for those who want to enjoy water sports and relax.

  • Lido Serenelle: located in Luino, the beach of Lido Serenelle offers both free and managed areas. There is a bar for refreshments, and the beach is composed of pebbles. It is easily accessible, making it one of the favorite destinations for a day at the lake.

  • Spiaggia il Boschettino: in Germignaga, the Boschettino beach is partly free and partly equipped with umbrellas and sunbeds. It is a pebble and grass beach, easily accessible and perfect for those looking for a quiet day surrounded by nature.

  • Spiaggia Fronte Comune: this beach is located in Brezzo di Bedero and is a free beach without a bar. Composed of pebbles, it is easily accessible and offers a splendid view of the lake, ideal for a relaxing break.

  • Lido Valtravaglia: the Lido Valtravaglia in Porto Valtravaglia is an unequipped pebble beach, but easily accessible. The adjacent playground makes it perfect for families. There are some bars and restaurants nearby. Parking in the town center.

  • Spiaggia 5 Arcate: located in Castelveccana, the 5 Arcate beach is free and has a kiosk only in the summer season. The pebble beach is not very accessible, so it is not suitable for families with children. Ideal for those looking for a quiet and uncrowded place.

  • Lido II: Lido II in Luino is a managed beach with a bar. The pebble beach is easily accessible, perfect for those seeking comfort and amenities during their day at the lake.

  • Lido di Cerro: a hamlet of Laveno-Mombello, there is a free and equipped beach. With the presence of a bar and a beach of sand and grass, it is easily accessible and very popular for its clear waters and picturesque panorama.

  • Lido di Arolo: located in the hamlet of Leggiuno, Arolo is one of the most famous and equipped beaches in the province of Varese. It offers a bar, restaurant, sunbed and umbrella rental, is easily accessible and particularly appreciated by families and groups of friends looking for relaxation and fun. Parking available along the lake or in the town center.

  • Guree Beach: the Guree beach in Monvalle is a managed beach with a bar available. Composed of pebbles, it is easily accessible and offers a wide range of services, ideal for a day of sun and relaxation. With ample free parking, it is particularly suitable for families with children.

  • Spiaggia Le Fornaci: located in Ispra, the Fornaci beach is free and without a bar. The pebble beach is easily accessible, but not very suitable for families, perfect instead for those looking for a quiet place surrounded by nature.

  • Lido Euratom: the Lido Euratom in Ispra is a managed beach with a bar. The beach is of grass and sand and is easily accessible, ideal for those seeking comfort and complete services.

  • Spiaggia dei Caravalle: the beach of Locality Caravalle in Ranco is free and without a bar. It is a pebble and grass beach, partially accessible, perfect for those who love uncrowded and quiet places

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