10 Equipped Beaches of Lake Como We Recommend
Free beaches are amazing, but sometimes one just feels like a sun bed, a beach umbrella and a cocktail in hand in a elegant and high-end location.
Have a look at this list of Lidi (equipped beaches), spread along the 170 km of coast of Lake Como!
#1 Bellagio LiBe: beach, bar, discoteque & restaurant
A real beach with beautiful sand, Lido di Bellagio “LiBe” is the perfect venue to catch some rays and cool off in the water while enjoying some breathtaking views of the lake. The crystal clean waters in the swimming area between the village of Bellagio and Villa Melzi are waiting for you!
In the evening this lido turns into a cool waterfront disco.
Interestingly, you can also get away from the crowd by booking an exclusive part of the beach, or a private terrace to sip your cocktails as the sun goes over the lake.
There’s wifi available for guests, as well as a bar with a varied assortment of cocktails, juices and ice cream.
Address: Via Paolo Carcano 1, Bellagio
Phone: + 39 031 951 195
#2 Lido di Cernobbio: a high-end venue
Lido di Cernobbio is one of the most high-end locations of the western coast, also thanks to the proximity to the internationally known Villa d’Este and Villa Erba.
The swimming pool and solarium area overlooks the splendid panorama of the lake and the surrounding mountains, in an overall vibe of charm and relaxation. The solarium is set up with elegant sun beds and gazebos. There’s the possibility of season tickets to reserve your space.
Address: Piazza Risorgimento 5, Cernobbio
Phone: +39 031 444 6437
#3 Faggeto, MiAmiLaryo: little but lovely
The nickname "MiAmiLaryo" takes inspiration from the famous American City for its Beach Bar and the love we feel towards our lake.
This beach bar is run by young guys who serve lovingly prepared beers and cocktails.
You have a little - but lovely - beach with golden sand that is cleaned and prepared every morning. There’s the possibility to rent sunbeds and deckchairs and to easily access the lake for a swim.
The waters here are very very clear, thanks to recirculating water sources that gushes from the rocks of the mountains.
You’ll find a covered terrace, recently renovated toilets, cabins, shower, a wooden terrace and adjacent parking lot.
You can reach it by car, by private boat (with temporary mooring) or by boat of the Navigation Service of Lake Como.
Address: Piazza Scotti 1, Faggeto Lario
Phone: +39 333 934 4619
#4 Lido di Cadenabbia - a magical view on Bellagio
You can either sunbathe by the swimming pool/sand beach, or you can choose to lay in the cool shade of its garden. There is a bar service where you can taste fantastic long drinks and cocktails; its restaurant is well known for its typical lake-food dishes.
The pool offers a superb view of the Bellagio promontory.
An expansive parking space is available just crossing the street.
Address: Via Regina 8, loc. Cadenabbia, Griante
Phone: +39 0344 417 23
#5 Varenna Lido: an elegant waterfront terrace
A few steps from the ferry station you’ll find this beautiful rounded terraced beach directly on the water.
The cuisine is very good: typical dishes of the lake but also modern food, there is choice for everyone.
In Olivedo there is also the “Bau Bau Beach”, where all dogs are admitted.
Address: Via Lido 4, Perledo
Phone: +39 0341 815 370, +39 340 356 7688
#6 Lido di Argegno: sunbathe with the REFRESHING breeze from Valle Intelvi!
Lido in Argegno has a quite small grassy beach, but the good thing is that it’s exactly at the mouth of Telo river, coming from Valle Intelvi, so it benefits from the fresh breeze of the mountains. This means that in the hottest days of summer, especially in July, this is the best spot where you can escape from the heat!
Don’t forget that after a whole day of sun, there’s a selection of cafés in the next door piazza where sitting and having an happy hour. In summertime, at the sunset, the little piazza is full of live music and people with their glass of wine or ice cream at hand. Good vibes only!
Address: Viale Lungo Telo di destra, Argegno
Phone: + 39 340 720 6565
#7 Menaggio: more than a lido
A sandy beach, two swimming pools, three restaurants, whirlpool, pizzeria, brewery and pub, live music club, disco, volley ball camp: Lido di Menaggio has just everything you want!
Wide parking area available.
At 100 meters you have the mini golf club, perfect for families.
Address: Via Roma 11, Menaggio
Phone: +39 0344 30645
#8 Lido di Lenno, romantically framed by Golfo di Venere
The romantic Lido di Lenno is set in a corner between the mountains and the charming Golfo di Venere.
On summer nights, Lido di Lenno becomes a popular beach club, a reference point for many young locals.
The Lido also offers a Taxi Boat providing the possibility of private excursions on Lake Como to visit the lovely villas and the picturesque villages, like Lenno and the beautiful Villa Del Balbianello.
Address: Via Comoedia 1, loc. Lenno, Tremezzina
Phone: +39 0344 570 93
#9 Lecco: the iconic Orsa Maggiore
With almost 60 years of history on its shoulders, Orsa Maggiore in Lecco is a disco, a restaurant and an equipped beach.
With a summer music offer selected on 5 evenings, a restaurant suitable for both romantic dinners and group ones and an equipped beach on one of the most beautiful corners of our lake, Orsa Maggiore is somehow an icon we always recommend when clients ask us suggestions on the best equipped clubs of the area.
The disco has two ballrooms, and the music selection is suitable for all ages: House, commercial, Revival, Disco 80s and Latin American.
At the beach you can also play sports and rent the various equipment they have available, including canoes and pedal boats.
Interestingly, If you wish you can also attend their wakeboard school!
Address: Via Lungolario Piave 5, Lecco
Phone: +39 347 677 0599
#10 Oliveto Lario, Pareo Beach: restaurant, BEACH and sports center!
Pareo Beach is in the beach of Onno, a little village part of Oliveto Lario, on the Lecco branch a few kilometers from Bellagio.
The beach is pebbly and its water is very clear.
Pareo offers you a bathing beach with sunbeds and umbrellas, and a cocktail bar for your tasty breaks and totally relaxing aperitifs directly on the lake.
Pareo is also a popular location for events and beach parties. They put at clients’ disposal the pier for free mooring for delicious stops during boat trips on the lake.
At Pareo you can enjoy wakeboarding by attending their private lessons, or play tennis on their lake view course, or even organize 5-a-side football matches with your friends.
Address: Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, loc. Onno, 23865 Oliveto Lario (LC)
Phone: +39 031 444 9772
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