Best Beaches Near Budapest

Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, is known for its stunning architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant cultural scene. As the city is landlocked, it doesn't have access to natural sea beaches, but it offers a few beach-like experiences:

  1. Palatinus Baths: On Margaret Island in the middle of the Danube River, you'll find Palatinus Baths, one of Budapest's most popular summer destinations. It offers a range of thermal baths, swimming pools, and a wave pool with a large surrounding grassy area for sunbathing.

  2. Római Part: Located on the banks of the Danube, this area is sometimes referred to as "Budapest's Riviera". It's a popular spot with locals during the summer for its small sandy beaches, bars, and restaurants.

  3. Lupa Beach: Just outside Budapest, you'll find Lupa Beach, a man-made beach resort located around a clear water lake. It offers sandy beaches, water sports, and various services for a relaxing day out.

For a beach experience on the sea, you'll need to travel quite a distance from Budapest:

  1. Balaton Lake: About a 1.5-hour drive from Budapest, Lake Balaton is often referred to as the "Hungarian Sea". It's the largest freshwater lake in Central Europe and a popular summer destination. The lake offers several beaches, water sports, and a vibrant nightlife.

  2. Croatian Coast: If you're willing to take a longer trip, the beautiful Adriatic coast in Croatia is about a 3-4 hour drive from Budapest. You'll find a long coastline dotted with beautiful beaches and historic towns.

As always, remember to apply plenty of sunscreen, stay hydrated, and follow local safety guidelines when visiting these beach locations. Enjoy your visit to Budapest!


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