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Where to Swim this Summer in Czechia? Best lakes to visit around Prague.

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Lake Machová

In fact, it is not a lake, but the largest pond in Bohemia, created during the reign of Charles IV. There are two islands on the pond – Mouse and Duck, to which a number of local legends are connected. In summer on the lake you can not only swim, but also fish, ride boats and catamarans, rent paddleboats. There are sightseeing water excursions lasting 30 minutes. On the shores are equipped with four large sandy beaches, water park and indoor pool in case of bad weather.


By the way, in winter, Lake Mahovo freezes and turns into an ice rink.

Location: near the town of Doksy, Liberec region


Lake Konetopi

The flooded sand pit, swimming in which was authorized relatively recently. On the side of Konetopi there is a grassy and small sandy beach. The water is clean and clear, but in season vacationers may be surprised by freshwater jellyfish.

Important notice, dogs are not allowed on the beaches.

Location: between the villages Konotopy and Drzysy, Prague East, Central Bohemia region


Lhota Lake

A large body of water on the site of a sand pit, 20 km from Prague. Although the depth in some places reaches 14 m, the water is well heated. There are equipped beaches with all conveniences (including a nudist beach, the oldest in the country), where in the summer season lifeguards are on duty. Parking for 2500 cars, which gives an idea of the scale of the bathing.


You can get there from the Černý Most area in the direction of Brandýs nad Labem. On weekends you can get there from Prague not only by car but also by shuttle bus that stops 300 meters from the lake.



Slapy dam is one of the best places for boating in the Czech Republic. There are excellent conditions for yachting, windsurfing, water skiing, but of course you can also swim and sunbathe. On the coast there are numerous campsites, paid sand and grassy beaches, connected by hiking trails and bike paths. The most popular holiday destinations are Nová Rabyně, Ždáň, Měřín, Stará and Nová Živohošť.


Slapy is part of the so-called Vltava Cascades, is the sixth largest in the Czech Republic, and the dam, 60 m high and 260 m long, is still the highest in the country. In the summer season on weekends between Prague and Slapy runs the historic steamer “Vltava” and the ship “Cecilia”.

Location: at the village Slapy, 33 km south of Prague


Harasov Baths in the Kokořín Valley


The Garasov Pond with a grassy shore and two sandy beaches is hidden by the sandstone rocks. The water is quite cold, but it is always clear and there is sand at the bottom. The river Przowka flows into the pond.

Location: 12 km from Mělník, Central Bohemia Region


Probošťské Lakes

Again, these are not “real” lakes, but flooded quarries where gravel used to be mined. The best place for bathing is a paid sandy beach in a fenced campsite 1.5 km north of Brandis nad Labem. Music and cultural events are held on the lakes, and windsurfers also appreciate the local natural conditions.

Location: near Brandýs nad Labem-Stara Boleslav, Central Bohemia Region


Hřímeždice quarry

In the past, army divers used to train in the flooded granite pit, but nowadays lovers of extreme entertainment can dive from a height of 10 m, while everyone else is bathing, playing beach volleyball or sunbathing on the breakwater. Entry with dogs is prohibited.

Location: in the area of Příbram, Central Bohemia Region


Sadská quarry

A 20 minute drive from Prague, you can swim in a former sand pit, sunbathe or relax in the shade of pine trees. The place is suitable for family holidays, access to the water for dogs is not restricted in any way. There is also a playground for volleyball and a separate beach for naturists.

Location: near the town of Sadska, Nymburk district, Central Bohemia region

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