Zug beaches

Finding topics for my posts is easy.  You give them to me.  You ask me questions.  On facebook, on Instagram, via email or live.  The one question I get the most nowadays is where to swim around here.  And this is where the easy part finishes.  This is where hours of research online and talking to people kick in.  Plus some visits to check things out myself.  So these are the beaches around Zug or places to sunbath and potentially swim.  Not all in this Canton, but then again your tax declaration will not be affected if you swim elsewhere, right?

The list is long.  In total 8 lakes, 13 Badis in Zug, 9 Badis within half an hour from Zug and 4 official nudist areas.  You can find all of them on the google map I created below.

During the week, I stroll down to one of the walking distance Badis in Zug.  The choice depends on how hot it is.  The hotter it is, the closer I park my hotness.  Otherwise 30 minutes walk is fun, either to the right towards Cham or to the left towards Aegeri.  But the weekends are dedicated to discovering the region.  


Canton of Zug Beaches

The swimming spots on the lake are called Badi, Seebad, Strandbad and often Lido.  They tend to be quite similar.  They are popular, especially for families with kids.  You basically lay on the grass or the deck or cement and enjoy the amazing views in front of you.  At some, there is the possibility to rent sun chairs.  There is always a restaurant or a kiosk.  They have public toilets and showers.  There is sometimes a pool for the people who do not want to get in the lake and a smaller pool for kids.  If there is an entrance fee, then expect a bit more, such as sports activities or better facilities.  Still some are for free.  Other than pointing where these spots are, there is not much literature I could add.  Again all quite similar.  So I share the basics I gathered from their websites and their actual websites for more details.  The Official Office of Zug Tourism has a dedicated page to the Zug Badis and you can find it here.   

Seebad Brüggli

(Photo by badi-info.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes


Cham Seeweg Lido

(Photo by Kristina Gysi via Zucher Woche)

Paying: Yes
Pool: Yes (non-swimmer one)
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Hirsgartenbad Cham

(Photo by seelounge.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: No
Website


Strandbad Hünenberg

(Photo by badi-beiz.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: For children
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Seeliken Lido

(Photo by seeliken.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Siehbach Lido

(Photo by schweizmobil.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Kiosk
Parking: No


Badestelle Tellenörtli Oberwil

(Photo by stadtzug.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Seebad Trubikon

(Photo by zug-tourismus.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Kiosk
Parking: No


Strandbad Lido Unterägeri
(Photo by badi-aegeri.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Seebad Walchwil

(Photo by walchwil.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: For children
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: No
Website


Strandbad Zug

(Photo by schweizermobil.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: No


Seebad Zweiern in Risch

(Photo by zg.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: No
Parking: No
Website


WILDER IDEAS

Hüttnersee

(Photo by Roland zh via Wikipedia)

Hüttnersee is a small lake in the Canton of Zurich but within a few kilometers from Zug. You can enjoy the views at the traditional Badi or park there and let your hiking choose the right spot for you. The recent tests show that the bathing water quality is good, despite the previous overfertilization. Still so beautiful even if I would not go in. Website


Pfäffikersee

(Photo by Roland Fischer via Wikipedia)

This is a small lake on the east side of Zurich. It is a natural and recreational area, which is under Nature Protection. It is just over 9km all around and to hike it, it would take a bit more than 2 hours. On the way you can find more organized areas, like Lido Auslikon, Strandbad Seegräben and Badi Pfaffikon, where you can find the usual Badi facilities (restaurants, pools, etc). Or you can choose a quieter spot just for you and your entourage. Website


LauerzseeThe Lauerzersee is located in the canton of Schwyz between Lake Lucerne and Lake Zug. Near the south bank lie the two small islands of the lake, the island Schwanau and the uninhabited island Roggenburg. There is a Badi at Seewen. With a sandy beach! But then again, Lauerzsee is one of those little paradises that if you walk it around, you might find your own ideal little piece of land for your relaxation and sunbathing. Website


Walensee

(Photo by Wikipedia)

Between Glarus and St Gallen, Walensee is one of the cleanest lakes in Switzerland, bit also the coldest. It is further than anything on this list but still just an hour or so away. It is worth the distance because of its unique natural beauty. There are a few known spots to swim like, Lido Gäsi, Strandbad Unterterzen, Lido Murg and Strandbad Walenstadt. But the wilder side is for more exciting. For me at least. Your bonus: the shipwrecks you can explore between Mols and Walenstadt. Website


Caumasee

(Photo by flimslaax.com)

It means Lake Siesta in Romansch language. It is a true paradise. Once again there is an organized area with all you need for kids at Flims. The setting is breathtaking and it deserves a hike. Or two. If you do not find your dream spot there, then I cannot help any more. Website


NO SWIMSUIT NEAR ZUG BEACHES

Chollerdelta Naturbad – ZG

(Photo by fkkzome.ch)

This is just around the corner. It has 3 bays. Two of them have nice Barbeque spaces for families to enjoy. But the third one is dedicated to nudism. Do not worry, you will not be confused, you will easily realize where is what. But be careful, don’t get confused, about the seriousness of the nudism. A guy got a fine there for wearing swim trunks. So don’t! Or don’t go. 😉


Lido Katzensee – ZH

(Photo by stadt-zuerich.ch)

This is a badi as you know them by now but there is a nudist area is separated by a wall, with its own access to the lake. Website


Lido Tiefenbrunnen – ZH

(Photo by stadt-zuerich.ch)

They have terraces for nudists, separated by gender. It is also a popular gay beach. Website


Werdinsel – ZH

(Photo by stadt-zuerich.ch)

This is also in Zurich, an island between Limmat and the artificial Kanal. There are nudist spots all over, along with your favorite badi, Flussbad Au-Höngg, facilities.
Website


Some more Beaches within 30 kilometers

Badi Arth – SZ

(Photo by arth.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Strandbad Bäch – SZ

(Photo by freienbach.ch)

Paying: No
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Strandbad Dorfmeilen – ZH

(Photo by meilen.tv)

Paying: Yes
Pool: For Children
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Seebad Enge – ZH

(Photo by seebadenge.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: Yes, non-swimmers
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Badi Hergiswil – NW

(Photo by hergiswil.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Seebad Richterswil – ZH

(Photo by seebad-richerswil.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: Yes
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Strandbad Seeburg – SZ

(Photo by adler-kuessnacht.ch)

Paying: Not if you eat at the restaurant
Pool: No
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Tribschen Badi – LU

(Photo by tribschen-badi.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: For Children
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website


Weggis Badi – LU

(Photo by gemeinde-weggis.ch)

Paying: Yes
Pool: Yes (Indoor)
Restaurant: Yes
Parking: Yes
Website



Finally the best link for beaches near Zug is https://badi-info.ch.  I provide ideas, they provide lots of data for each resort you are interested in.

 

Share this:

OTHER POSTS FOR YOU