Due to the mild climate, it is sometimes possible to swim in the lake as early as spring and sometimes at the end of October. The water temperatures reach about 22 °-25 ° in summer.
In the upper part of the lake Dongo, Gravedona, Domaso, Gera Lario and Colico have flat beaches that are also very suitable for children.
The listed bathing and beach options are normally freely accessible to everyone. Most of the places on the upper part of the lake have had their own purification systems for several years, so that only clean water gets into the lake.
Dongo near church
Gravel/Sandy beach below the La Breva campsite with a large, partly shady lawn. In Dongo, follow the sign "Camping La Breva" and park at the cemetery. On foot left past the campsite to the beach.
Dongo, La Sciatera
Pebble beach with well-tended lawns.
After the center of Dongo, turn right towards Gravedona. The sign "Lido "or" Rent a Boat ".
Dongo and Gravedona are connected by a 3 km long promenade/bike path, which follows the lakeshore directly and where there are many swimming and beach opportunities.
Nice, flat and child-friendly beaches (Serenella) with good parking facilities are to the right of the fishing port of Gravedona next to the large tennis court. From the beach near the river mound enjoy a wide view of the south of Lake Como.
A well-tended swimming pool (entrance fee required), also with a children's pool and beach bar, are at the tip of the Poncia promontory.
Extensive, well-tended, 2 km long gravel/sand beach with partly large, shady trees. Lake promenade, which is only for pedestrians and cyclists accessible is where you can take nice walks along the shore.
At the northern entrance to the village, there is a large szlig; he parking lot on the left side of the street. Then follow the new lake promenade over the small bridge and at the shipyard to the beach.
Several wide and gently sloping rivers ; nd with natural sandbars right next to the sports port of Gera Lario. Depending on the water level, the sandbars are exposed, so that children can often play in the sand. There are also large sunbathing lawns and a beautiful children's playground near the beaches. Good parking facilities at the sports port of Gera Lario
Sorico, La Punta
Sandy beach with some shady trees. From the beach you can enjoy a wonderful view far into the south of the lake.
After Sorico over the large bridge with the metal bridges (over the Mera), then after the bridge immediately turn right towards camping site La Grande Quiete approx. 1km; then do not turn right to the campsite, but straight ahead 100m (Spiaggia LA PUNTA).
A gently sloping beach is at the entrance to Dascio, with the Several beaches can be approached by boat, some with sand on Lake Mezzola.
Canoeing and rowing are also popular at this point on the lake: the unspoilt nature of the Pian di Spagna nature reserve and the river. Mera to Lago di Como are wonderful rowing trails
A beautiful sports, play and leisure facility with a pool is located at the end of Lake Mezzola. Sandy beach with loungers and parasols for hire, especially suitable for youngsters and children.
Just before Novate (on the road between Sorico and Chiavenna) turn right. The street leads through an underpass (only suitable for cars) under the main street to the beach.
You will find three flat and spacious beaches in Colico, which are also suitable for children: The beach at the beach bar " Marzio "
The private lido" Lido "(free entry) with sun terrace and pizzeria.
Beach in the bay of Piona, with bar and snack bar.
Wide beach with the finest pebbles towards Varenna which is also suitable for children
In Lenno there are several nice little beaches, a very nice beach is next to the Hotel San Giorgio
Opposite ; Above the local church directly on the lake is a very nice, free park for swimming with a bistro pavilion and well-tended lawn for sunbathing and playing with direct access to the lake
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