Lake Como’s best beaches and lidos

Lake Como is known worldwide for its beauty and for the rich artistic and architectural heritage of the many villas surrounding its shores and attracting a high number of tourists and visitors.

During the high season, when places are very crowded and temperatures very high, it feels like isolating yourself to relax a bit in the sun and take a dip in its crystal clear waters.

So if you want to escape from the stress of the more touristy sites, here are some suggestions:

San Giovanni – Bellagio

Few steps from Bellagio and Villa Melzi, it’s one to the most beloved beach of the lake. If you are looking for a “beach day” Il lido di Bellagio provides a beach equipped for relaxing with excellent catering service.


Nesso-Ponte della Civera

An enchanting place that you can reach by boat but also on foot with a not too challenging descent.  Here you can dive and swim under the romantic historical bridge of the village.

Laglio – Riva del Tenciu

Right in front of Villa Oleandra (luxurious G Clooney mansion). Bathing while watching in the famous actor’s home could be an irresistible attraction for his fans.

Abbadia Lariana

Long and white pebbled beach, it offers a green area of willow and olive trees,  equipped with tables and benches and a volleyball court.


Really popular touristic location, it is a meeting point for friends and families and a pleasant and comfortable place to sunbathe but also to take a nice dive! The newly built Lido di Ossuccio is smartly furnished in a modern style and faces right in front of Island Comacina.

Lido di Cadenabbia

Is one of the coziest venues on Lake Como, offering tourists a swimming pool, a well-equipped beach and also a beautiful lawn where they can enjoy the trees’ shade. A well-equipped bar and a renowned restaurant offering typical seafood dishes and themed musical evenings are available to guests.

Lido di Menaggio

One of the most popular and beloved lidos in Central lake, here you can relax on the beach with a green, sandy area and a swimming pool. The lido has a bar, restaurant and hamburgeria and is especially popular with the youngest for its evening events.

Lido di Lenno

A small facility that stands between the mountains and the Gulf of Venus just few steps from Balbianello. A quiet place where you can enjoy the sun, the sand, a good lunch in the shade of a gazebo or just a cocktail by the lake.

Lido di Villa Geno – Como

Also called “Juliet at the Lake” one of the iconic summer spots in the city, where from this year you can enjoy the Hawaiian poke.



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