In this part of the Garda coast, the beaches are unique, in the sense that being a rocky and pebbly coastline, they represent an alternative to the classic wide beaches.
Around Brenzone, those who want to enjoy the lake can go to two main beaches located in the town of Castelletto and reachable from the two opposite poles of this district.
The beaches in the south of Castelletto di Brenzone sul Garda
In front of Camping San Zeno, located before arriving in town, there is a free gravel and pebble beach that welcomes those who want to relax. In this case, parking is not nearby, and the beach has no facilities.
Continuing towards Castelletto, near the Le Major campsite, there is also a small beach between grass and rocks, a widening with a white pontoon, which invites a stop or a dive. These widenings that “welcome” reserved little beaches continue along the Garda to Castelletto, reserving a suggestive scenario on the lake and maximum tranquility (not being very crowded beaches).
The free beach in the north of Castelletto
This beach is not equipped, but bars and restaurants are nearby for those who want to take a break between a dip or a tan. The pebble beach with a row of rocks on the shore allows for a more “naturalistic” experience. The most beautiful landscape is that of the sunset on the lake, and many people come here to enjoy Lake Garda until late in the evening.
The beach continues for a long stretch, and in the northern part of the walkway, there are also wooden piers dedicated to those who want to reach it by boat. A widening is often frequented by those who love windsurfing or kite surfing, as sailing and surfing schools are also present towards the north of the Brenzone beach.
The free beaches of Marniga, Mugugnano, and Castello
A part with greenery and rocks, and a larger part of the beach, is that on the border with Marniga, another district from which one often leaves to reach Mount Baldo. In this strip of pebbles and rocks, there is space for those who love to sunbathe.
After the district of Marniga, you enter Mugugnano, where spaces are very few besides those of the walkway and cycle path. Further on, there are several campsites, and the greenery increases between the small beaches and piers. Many are the olive trees and vegetation that line the lakeshore: one, in particular, is the relaxing beach at the height of Camping Denis, where many people stop among the rocks and piers.
Continuing towards the district of Brenzone called Castello, you will find a larger beach that reserves a space in gravel and another with greenery. This area is close to the town center, so you can find all the amenities of bars and refreshments, with parking nearby.
Continuing towards Porto di Brenzone, you will find a green beach next to a Canoa and Sup Center, then the road narrows, without any more beaches until the intersection that leads to the higher areas and the districts of Sommavilla and Pozzo.
In Assenza, there are other free beaches connected to some bars on the shore and at the border with the Malcesine area. From this beach, you can admire the island of Trimelone, which, however, is not currently visitable: having been equipped for centuries as a defensive fort or a weapons depot in recent history, it will have to be made safe and soon converted into a nature reserve according to the projects of the Brenzone administration.
The equipped beaches
In the territory of Brenzone, some hotel or camping structures also offer a stop in their parts of the beach with rental services for sun loungers or deck chairs. In particular, a hotel offers a wooden platform on the rocks at the end of the pier, where you can relax in total peace.