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Enjoying the beach and taking part in water sports on Hungary’s lakes

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Pursuing your favourite water sports and diving into the cooling waters of the largest Hungarian lakes? It’s a wonderful activity for a hot summer’s day. What’s more, you have plenty of options available to you at various natural beaches.

There is no better summer activity than spending a few hours dedicated to your favourite water sport for the sake of active recreation, and then relaxing your tired muscles in the cool water. You’ll find everything you need for a sporty but still relaxing day at the natural beaches on Lake Balaton, Lake Velence and Lake Tisza.

Lake Balaton

Lake Balaton: sailing

On the one hand, the Eastern Beach of Balatonföldvár awaits with its slowly deepening, smooth water surface, characteristic of the southern shore. On the other, this is the home of the Viharsarok Sailing Centre, from where you can also go for a sailing trip if you get bored of spending time at the beach, but you can also rent a surfboard, if you fancy riding the waves on your own. The natural beach at Zamárdi offers surfboard rental as well as a surf school, so you can try out the sport even if it’s your first time. If you would rather go for a motorised option, Keszthely offers motorboat rentals at the City Beach.

Surfing, Balaton

Lake Velence: from SUP to surf

At Gárdony’s Sirály beach, you can even camp, as there is a camping site next to the beach. Rent a kayak and explore the waters among the reed beds or try a SUP. The calm and steady water surface makes the learning process easy for beginners as well. Those who fancy more traditional vehicles can rent pedal boats to escape from the crowded shore. You can also try surfing and SUP yoga if you rent your equipment from the local water sports centre. You can also rent various sport accessories from SUPs to surfs and kayaks on the Northern Beach in Velence.

Lake Tisza: everything you could wish for

The natural beach at Abádszalók is a paradise not just for bathers, but for all water sports fans. You can comfortably enjoy the beach in the slowly deepening, sandy bay, while the vibrant shore life, concerts and bars also add to this remarkable atmosphere. There is a great variety of water sports as well. You can try inflatable banana boats, SUPs, jet-skis, motorboats, canoes and wakeboarding, but if you are looking for more active recreation, you can also explore water-skiing or kitesurfing (which is a mix of paragliding and wakeboarding).