The Lake Geneva Region: a bathing destination

Each of the beaches beside Lakes Geneva, Neuchâtel and Joux offers an entirely different ambience.

Lovers of water sports and open-air activities can choose from stand-up paddling, swimming, barbecues or just taking it easy: every beach has its own atmosphere. Heritage fans will appreciate Chillon beach, where they can enjoy a dip and a barbecue beneath the famous castle. Ideal choices for a stunning view of Lavaux as you savour a barbecue: Moratel beach at Cully, and Lutry beach, which has a snack bar. Alpine peaks that seem to plunge straight into the waters of Lake Geneva are the constant backdrop.

The scene changes at Yvonand, with the canton's largest sand beach, just a stone's throw from Yverdon-les-Bains: the gentler landscape here is mirrored in the turquoise waters of Lake Neuchâtel. The perfect spot for family relaxation, with facilities for windsurfing, stand-up paddling or a pedal-boat trip. Finally, how about a refreshing break on Les Epanchoirs beach at L’Abbaye village by Lake Joux – 1000 m above sea level. Families following the path around this body of water surrounded by mountains will welcome the chance to relax totally here.

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