Top 10 beaches of Austria

Faaker See Lake

Faaker See Lake ©Luki Wi/Flick

Austria is famous of its ski resorts, trekking, beautiful cities, but it is said too little about the beaches, which does not mean that tourists visiting Austria in the summer this pleasure is denied. On the contrary, Austria has several beaches on the shores of its mountain lakes.

The top 10 beaches of Austria include the Strandbad and the Pipeline in Bregenz, the Alvierbad Brand in Brandnertal, the Esplanade Altmuster, the Seebad Illmitz, the Faaker Lake, the Wolfgangsee in Salzburg, the Klopeiner See Beach, the Fuschl Lake near Salzburg and the Unterach in Salzkammergut.

Strandbad in Bregenz

The Strandbad in Bregenz is a complex that offers a large beach where recreation and relaxation are guaranteed. You can sunbathe on the cliff of sand and gravel or on the wood bridges.

The Pipeline

The Pipeline is located in Bregenz on Lake Constance called Bodensee in German and is one of the top 10 beaches in Austria.

View of Bregenz with Lake Constance

View of Bregenz with Lake Constance ©areadeandavid/Flick

The Alvierbad Brand

The Alvierbad Brand is in Brandnertal in the Vorarlberg area. The Alvier Bad Lake is open from mid-May to mid-September and is a natural lake with a large adventure playground for children.

Esplanade Altmuster

The Esplanade Altmuster is located in Altmuster on Traunsee (Lake Traun) in a cozy little town of 10,000 inhabitants. It is a perfect holiday location at any time of the year with one of the top 10 beaches of Austria. You can practice any water sport, you can fish, there are golf courses, bike trails for hiking, riding areas, beach volleyball, mountain biking, archery, running, Nordic walking.

Seebad Illmitz

The Seebad in Illmitz is on the Lake Neusiedl. The lake has a huge seating area covered with grass, which has two playgrounds, two volleyball courts, mini golf, petanque places, windsurf or boat navigation possibilities on the lake.

Faaker See Lake

The Faaker See (Faaker Lake) is an alpine lake south of Villach in Carinthia and has around 10 beaches. The water is warm and very clean. You can swim and sail with boat. It is one of the best options if you want a relaxing sunny holiday on an Austrian beach.

Faaker See Lake

Faaker See Lake ©Luki Wi/Flick


The Wolfgang has a beach of 11 km, which is the largest in Salzburg. There are here two major resorts: St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen with inviting hotels and pensions.

Klopeiner See Beach

The Klopeiner See Beach is in southern Carinthia. The beautiful beaches of the Austrian lake are sandy and the water is warm, clean and of high quality. You can practice scuba diving, fishing, sailing, boating, and of course, swimming.

Fuschl Lake

The Fuschl Lake is located near Salzburg, and it is a the paradise of the beach lover tourists. There are many sandy beaches on the lake, but the most popular is a small but very busy nudist beach.

Fuschl Lake

Fuschl Lake ©Markus Unger/Flick


Unterach is called “Little Venice” and it is situated in the southern part of Attersee (Lake Atter) in Salzkammergut. It is one of the top beaches of Austria with sandy or rocky shores. The water is very clear and you can practice almost any sport on land and water.

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