Best lake swimming for summer 2013


In Slovakia, a country so rich in nature, lakes, dams and reservoirs are offering themselves for recreational purposes, often in close proximity to the city but in a beautiful natural setting. The water is clean and tested every year. Usually there is a small fee to come and lay on the beach. Numerous nearby buffets offer an opportunity to have a fine cold beer or hot-dog. 

Palcmanska Masa

Palcmanska Masa

049 73 Dedinky

Palcmanská Masa is the largest water reservoir in the territory of the Slovak Paradise, created by the stream of Hnilec river. The reservoir is ​​about 85 ha large and contains a clean water perfect for summer activities.

Oravska priehrada (Orava Dam)

Oravska priehrada (Orava Dam)

Námestovo

The "Orava Sea", spreading on the area of 35 km, has a magical natural scenery, many unique historical places around and even an Island of Art in its middle.

Nitrianske Rudno

Nitrianske Rudno

Nitrianske Rudno

A water dam in the western Slovakia, just 12 km from the spa town of Bojnice, lies in the picturesque valley between the Strazovske and Magura mountains.

Liptovska Mara - the Liptov Sea

Liptovska Mara - the Liptov Sea

Liptovská Mara, Liptovský Trnovec

Liptovska Mara dam is a sought-after tourist destination under the Tatra peaks. This is the place to spend summer in Liptov!

Zemplinska Sirava

Zemplinska Sirava

Vinné

Well-known holiday resort of the biggest man-made lake in Slovakia provides exceptional conditions for water sports, fishing and hiking.

Ruzin

Ruzin

Margecany

Ruzin dam is situated in the fabulous natural setting, not far from Kosice. The dam and its surroundings is a sought-after recreation place for many easterners.

Lake Drazdiak

Lake Drazdiak

Bratislava

A lake created on the site of the digging hole, near the largest Bratislava residantial part Petrzalka, is a green oasis in the middle of the concrete panel jungle.

Slnecne jazera (Sunny Lakes)

Slnecne jazera (Sunny Lakes)

Senec

Located just a few minutes' drive out of Bratislava, the recreation area made up of 5 individual lakes is a popular place during hot summer days.

Zelena Voda (Green Water)

Zelena Voda (Green Water)

Nové Mesto nad Váhom

You do not have to travel far if you want to experience a real swimming heaven - it's the Green Water, near the town Nove Mesto nad Vahom, just a couple of minutes from the D1 motorway.

Rusovce Lake

Rusovce Lake

Rusovce

Easily accessible by bike from Petrzalka, this lake area is made up of two former water reservoirs. The water is clean and the greenery provides privacy. Also a popular naturist spot.

Cunovo

Cunovo

Čunovo

Water in Cunovo Lake is the cleanest and clearest of all lakes in Bratislava. It is not deeper than 4 meters. There are two super grass beaches and you can taste Slovak beer and sausages in a buffet.

Teply Vrch

Teply Vrch

Teplý Vrch

Teply Vrch dam (translates as a "warm hill") has the highest average water temperature in Slovakia. Nice sandy beaches and lots of things to do make it a perfect place to spend your day!

Domasa

Domasa

Turany nad Ondavou

The scenery of Domasa dam is marvellous - greeny bays, rich woods and flowering meadows. Its green-blue water is clear and has a self-cleaning ability.

Zlate piesky (Golden Sands)

Zlate piesky (Golden Sands)

Senecká cesta, Bratislava

A perfect mid-size natural lake only 7 km northeast of the capital's old town. The water area stretches 400 metres, the grassy shore offers an ideal surface for many summer sport activities.

Duchonka

Duchonka

Prašice

The quiet area of Duchonka, at the foot of lovely mountains, is an ideal place for relaxation and recreation for whole families. It lies only 30 km from the spa town of Piestany.

Kunov

Kunov

Sotinská, Senica

Recreation area Kunov is just 5 km away from Senica. Except the nice grassy shore around the water dam, there is a 250 m long sand beach.

Vinne Lake

Vinne Lake

Vinné

Situated just 10 km from Michalovce, north of Zemplinska Sirava dam, Vinne lake resort offers you everything for a great holiday in a wonderful forrested natural setting.

Kuchajda Lake

Kuchajda Lake

Vajnorská - Tomášikova, Bratislava

Kuchajda is a great place near a major shopping mall to relax all year around. In summer you can swim or water bike, in winter it serves as an outdoor ice skating surface.

Slnava

Slnava

Ratnovská cesta, Ratnovce

The water reservoir Slnava, situated between the world famous spa town Piestany and the village Drahovce, is ideal for water sports and summer holiday.

Ruzina

Ruzina

Divín, Ružiná

Situated in the south of Slovakia between the towns of Roznava and Lucenec, water reservoir Ruzina has the best climate and very warm and calm water to make any swimmer or fisherman happy.

Bukovec

Bukovec

Bukovec

A favorite summer spot of all those sexy residents of Kosice city, lake Bukovec is a recreation area that offers clean water and nice shores.