Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Prague casts a spell on you with its architectural beauty, rich culture and quirky vibe. With an Old Town studded with sculptures and gorgeous buildings, with the unique astronomical clock and a vibrant nightlife, the city of a hundred spires has it all.
Yet you sometimes wonder does the landlocked Prague have beaches? And like every other aspect, Prague never disappoints in this respect too. There are so many beaches in Prague to beat the summer heat and take a splash in the water that you’d be amazed how a country with no sea managed such a feat.
Here are the 6 best beaches in Prague to put your feet up and relax!
1. Zlute Lazne
Right in the heart of the city on the right bank of Prague’s lifeline, the Vltava River, is this refreshing beach area to let your hair down and take a dip in the cool waters of the river. A lovely sandy beach, numerous restaurants, bars, children’s play area and even a dance floor make Zlute Lazne a great getaway for the entire family. With facilities to hire a boat or catamaran, scooter and roller skates as well as bicycle paths you can never run out of options for fun on this Prague beach. Sip a martini or indulge in a game of beach volleyball to make the most of your time at one of the best beaches in Prague.
Address: Podolské nábřeží 3/1184, 140 00 Praha 4-Podolí
Timings: 9AM to 2AM
Entry fee: Free entry. If you are visiting between 9AM and 5PM you need to buy a voucher which can be utilised for buying drinks or availing other facilities at the beach.
2. Hostivarska Prehrada
If you’re looking for a place to get away from the touristy bustle, this quiet spot is one of the nicest beaches near Prague located along the city’s largest reservoir tucked inside a beautiful forested area. There are two sandy beaches, one exclusively for nudists, and a wooden pier for sunbathing. With a beach bar, volleyball and tennis courts, children’s play area, water slide and great food options, Hostivar Oaza packs quite a punch for a right-outside-the-city beach. You can also rent a boat for a tranquil ride on the lake.
Address: K Jezeru, Praha 10 – Hostivař
Timings: 9AM to 8PM
Entry fee: CZK 90/adult; CZK 60/child. Prices slashed to CZK 50 and 30 respectively, after 4PM
3. Smichov Beach (Sichovska Plaz)
Where else but in the vibrant city of Prague could you have the pleasure of gazing at the city’s beautiful architecture while sitting on your deckchair and sipping a cool cocktail? This temporary beach created with 700tonnes of imported sand is the stunning Smichov beach which can accommodate up to 500 visitors. Complete with beach sports facilities like volleyball, basketball and badminton courts, it’s a great place for some unadulterated fun in the sand and water. One of the liveliest beaches in Prague, Smichov beach is also venue for live music concerts, dance shows and theme parties.
Address: Smichov, Praha 1
Timings: 10AM to 10PM
Entry Fee: CZK 50/adult
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4. Koupaliste Seberak
With a picturesque setting besides a lovely pond on the outskirts of Prague, is the sandy-grassy Koupaliste Seberak. Amongst the many beaches in Prague, this one with wooden benches and a fireplace is a great choice for a memorable picnic with friends. You can choose to indulge in some sports, hire a catamaran or simply relax with some sumptuous food and drinks from the restaurants or food tents. There’s a separate children’s play area to keep the little ones occupied as you spend your lazy summer day by the lake. Towards the East of the lake is a separate nudist beach too.
Address: Praha 4, ulice K Šeberáku
Timings: Mon-Thurs – 10AM to 10PM; Fri-Sat – 10AM to Midnight.
Entry fee: CZK 80/adult. Sunbathers can be hired separately@ CZK 50/day
5. Koupaliste Dzban
A wonderful place to relax and rejuvenate, this quiet beach near the natural reservoir Divoka Sarka is a great spot for swimming and sunbathing. Well equipped with showers, cabanas, beach volleyball court and couple of interesting food stalls, this grassy beach is a great place for those seeking tranquillity and a relaxing experience by the calm waters of the reservoir. There are options to swim at the paid furnished beach, nudist zone or the free beach area.
Address: Praha 6 – Vokovice
Timings: 8AM to 9PM
Entry Fee: CZK 90/adult; CZK 60/child. Fee is slashed post 5PM. Sunbathers can be rented at CZK 70 for the entire day.
6. Jezero Lhota (Lhota lake) beach
Though the city has around 7 sandy lakes, the Lhota Lake surrounded by lush pine forests has presumably the most beautiful setting and one of the best beaches near Prague. Along the main beach you can find food stalls ( langos and fried cheese are a must try), beach equipment and swimming floats for kids. You could rent a parasol and soak in the scenic beauty or take a dip or a canoe ride in the lovely lake. Sought after for its good quality water and soft sandy bottom, Jezero Lhota is about 45 minutes’ drive out of Prague. Like most beaches in Prague, this too has a nudist beach cordoned off from the main beach.
Address: 277 14 Lhota, Czech Republic
Timings: 6AM to 9PM
Entry Fee: CZK 60/adult; CZK 40/child. Fee is slashed after 5PM
Now that you know where to head to for a quick splash in cool waters at the best beaches in Prague, it is time to plan a trip this summer to this stunning East European city that will sweep you off your feet with its beauty and splendour. And to enjoy it in the best possible manner, we recommend you book a Europe Tour Package from TravelTriangle and enjoy a personalized trip.