The shore of Lake Garda is enormous, as it is the largest lake in Italy, but finding an area as rich as Gargnano for those who want to wander around the Garda beaches is even more surprising.
This locality is located on the northern shore and it branches off towards many beaches and (especially) small beaches in the surrounding area, each different in terms of services and frequented by different people.
Let’s see which are the most interesting!
By reaching the Castello locality, near the historic center of Gargnano, you will arrive at Palazzo Feltrinelli, and from there, to a small beach with a pedestrian area in front of it.
Gravel, sun, lake: a perfect beach for a relaxing day, but not always quiet because, given the small size of the beach, it can fill up more easily on some days. When you arrive, you will find two piers where you can sunbathe or dive into Lake Garda.
In the Gargnano area, you will also find the Cliff (Via San Giacomo), where dogs are not allowed, and the small passage of theRio Guandalini (Via Rimembranza).
Heading south, in the fraction of Bogliaco, you will find this wide, gravel beach, freely accessible. You can get there from Bogliaco in a few minutes on foot, as it is only half a kilometer from the center, or by car, you can park nearby, but almost always for a fee.
It is also known as a romantic beach at sunset, and the landscape is decidedly relaxing among the green trees, the lake and the distant profile of Monte Baldo, which looks from the opposite shore.
For sports lovers, near the Corno Beach is the Sailing Club, which also allows access to the bar. The club allows access to the equipped port with services for boat storage, launching, hauling, refueling, mooring assistance. Here it is also possible to rent boats.
It is a small, free, gravel and grass beach, inserted in a public park, easily accessible from Gargnano, and also with free parking nearby.
On the shore, you will find various services, being a beach with picnic area, bar, and restaurant, pedal boat rental service, and sports equipment. In fact, it has a volleyball court, ping pong,and the possibility of renting surfboards, canoes, and sailboats.
Due to its liveliness, Fontanella Beach is very popular, especially for those who find it suitable for children, also because the water in this part of the Garda is shallow and allows the little ones to swim in peace. For those who want to relax, shady areas are not lacking, as the olive trees reach the shore. Furthermore, it is a beach with easy access for disabled people, compared to other beaches in the surrounding area.
Gial Beach (Bau Beach)
Considered a dog beach, it is a beach for animals frequently visited by those who want to bring their dog to the shores of Lake Garda.
There is, in fact, an area reserved for animalsthat allows you to spend the whole day with your four-legged friends – the beach is free but small.
This coastline is located in Gargnano, after the Port, in a gravel and pier area.
Giallo Limone Beach
Known as the Giallo Limone Beach Bar, it is the beach suitable for those looking for a lively beach,to the south. You can even arrive at Lido dei Limoni late, an area with free access, gravel, and crystal clear water waiting for you. Very popular with young people, it is known as a bar for aperitifs and with a series of musical evenings scheduled.
Near the beach, there are services for renting umbrellas, deck chairs, and sun loungers, and parking nearby. Furthermore, if you practice water sports or want to take a tour of the lake, on the Giallo Limone beach, there is the rental service of canoes and pedal boats, kayaks, mountain bikes.
For lovers of good food, in addition to the bar, there is a restaurant where you can taste lake fish specialties.
Villa Lido Beach
Not far from the center of Gargnano, there are other really interesting beaches, such as the one in the hamlet of Villa, gravel, and a fascinating panorama.
It welcomes you with free access, free parking, and equipped with toilets and accessibility for the disabled, umbrella rental, and two bars. You can relax and enjoy the scenery of mountains and Lake Garda, olive groves and lemon groves, villas, and gardens.
Nearby is also the Porticciolo Beach, where parking is subject to a fee, and the shores of Riva Grande Beach and Riva Piccola.