The largest water experience park of Lake Balaton, Kayak-Canoe Point, sports fields, slides, a pool shaped like Lake Balaton and the slowly two-hundred-year-old Island Bath await those who wish to swim. Where can all this be found? On the territory of the Keszthely City Beach, which is easily accessible by public transport and has the necessary infrastructure and entertainment services.
The Most Active Beach
Keszthely’s largest beach, the City Beach, which is also the first one, opened in 1927 for swimmers. It is popular among young people due to the entertainment venue in the neighbourhood, but it is also excellent for active leisure time, the already mentioned 1870 m2 water park, the recently renovated slide, the sandy sports fields all serve this purpose. Although it is hidden in the part of the beach further from the main entrance, it should not be overlooked that thanks to Tímea Paksy, multiple world and European champion kayaker, a Kayak-canoe point has been created.
“It is a suitable place even for children. Beautiful, clean, tidy environment. Good place for a whole day of fun and relaxation. The sky is blue, the water is clear, only a little running storm can disturb the fun. ”Csaba FarkasLocal guide
In 2021, the Active Beach program series was held for the first time, within which agility games (summer snowballing), championships (teqball, kayaking, streetball, beach football, mini golf, beach volleyball, etc.) could be participated in exchange for experience coupons and various discounts. The game programs were always preceded by a motivational talk, among others with Tímea Paksy, world and European champion kayaker, and Veronika Major, Olympic champion.
Of course, we can also choose the more passive way of relaxation, sunbathing on the beach or on the sunbeds floating on the water. We can get into the shallow water in many places and in many ways. There is a sandy part in the bays at the northern and southern ends of the beach – which is especially favorable for families with small children, in the middle section stairs lead to the Balaton water. The beach services also include changing rooms, cabins, showers.
“A very neat beach, there is no litter anywhere. You can smoke in designated places! We can choose from many restaurants and bars if we get hungry or thirsty. Our entertainment is provided by mini golf, table tennis, air hockey and many other games! In short, the Keszthely city beach is 10/10 :)”MagdiLocal Guide
It may happen that we get hungry from all the playing, swimming and beach fun, of course here we can also find buffets and bistros where we can satisfy our appetite.
The Fejér György Public Library is running a Beach Library on the City Beach during the summer from the 3rd week of July until the 2nd week of August, so don’t worry if you don’t have anything to read while sunbathing on the beach. You can choose from a selection of books on display in a bookcase until the Beach Library opens and after it closes.
Approach and Parking
The City Beach is located in the central part of the Balaton-part near the pier. The train station and bus station are a few minutes walk away. Parking near the main entrance of the beach is paid, while the southern (back) entrance is free. Good news for cyclists is that the beach also has a bicycle storage.
Discounted tickets can be purchased at the beach, we can bathe with a 50% discount after 6 pm. The West-Balaton card can be used, payment can also be made with SZÉP card, bank card or cash.
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- June 10 - September 04
- OpenClosing: 19:00
- Monday (today) 08:30-19:00
- Tuesday 08:30-19:00
- Wednesday 08:30-19:00
- Thursday 08:30-19:00
- Friday 08:30-19:00
- Saturday 08:30-19:00
- Sunday 08:30-19:00