Swim in crystal clear water

There’s nothing better than finding refreshment in a lake, a river, or in the sea, which simply draw you in whenever you happen to look at the crystal-clear water. Officially, you can find 48 bathing areas in Slovenia, where the quality of the bathing water is measured regularly. Among these, there are 30 bathing areas and 18 natural bathing sites.

While safety and additional facilities are provided at natural bathing sites, at the bathing areas you bathe at your own risk. In addition to official bathing waters, you can cool off at other popular places along the waterside, which also carry out bathing water quality testing themselves. The water quality is good in most cases. Here are some tips on where you can splash around on hot summer days. Take a jump into the water!

Dive into the deep blue Adriatic

When most people hear the word bathing, they probably think of the sea. There are plenty of reasons to swim in the sea in Slovenia. There are 21 natural bathing sites on the 42-kilometre Slovenian coast, some of which belong to hotels, while others are accessible to the general public.

Beaches of Piran and Portorož

Do you prefer more action-packed areas in and by the sea or are you looking for your own oasis of tranquillity accompanied by a sea breeze? You can find both in Portorož and Piran. Those looking for something more lively can head directly to Portorož’s central beach, while those looking for a more intimate spot can retreat to Moon Bay (Mesečev zaliv). In addition to the sea, there are two freshwater lakes in Fiesa, and the bathing site in Strunjan is also popular. There is quite a lot to choose from. Where will you go?

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Beaches of Piran and Portorož

Beaches of Piran and Portorož

Do you prefer more action-packed areas in and by the sea or are you looking for your own oasis of tranquillity accompanied by a sea breeze? You can find both in Portorož and Piran. Those looking for something more lively can head directly to Portorož’s central beach, while those looking for a more intimate spot can retreat to Moon Bay (Mesečev zaliv). In addition to the sea, there are two freshwater lakes in Fiesa, and the bathing site in Strunjan is also popular. There is quite a lot to choose from. Where will you go?

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Izola’s beaches

Izola’s beaches

Izola has eight beaches stretching over five kilometres. In the town itself there is a bathing area by the lighthouse. Towards Piran, Simon's Bay (Simonov zaliv) awaits you, a popular beach with an archaeological park nearby. You will also find beaches for the physically impaired and beaches suitable for dogs.

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Swimming in Koper

Swimming in Koper

There are two bathing areas in Koper. If you like to be in touch with the city, then it is worth visiting the City Beach (Mestno kopališče) or, as the locals call it, the Wet Cat. Fun water experiences await you at the Žusterna beach. You can also have fun in the water on the stretch of land between Koper and Izola.

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Ankaran’s beaches

Ankaran’s beaches

At the beginning of the Slovenian coast, Ankaran awaits you with its beaches and natural bathing sites.  Swim in the sea at Camp Adria. You will find beautiful beaches at Debeli Rtič. Youthful energy can be found at the Student beach (plaža Študent) with its musical entertainment, but you can also enjoy swimming at Valdoltra beach. The beach in St Bartholomew’s Bay (zaliv sv. Jerneja) is popular with those who are environmentally conscious.

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Take a dive into beautiful Slovenian lakes

Slovenia has many natural and artificial lakes, some of which are especially appealing to cool off on hot summer days. Popular destinations for summer swimming are the two largest Slovenian natural lakes, but you will also be able to find a pleasant lake to cool off elsewhere.

Lake Bled

Excellent fun for the entire family awaits you at the Castle Bathing Area in Bled. The Mala and Velika Zaka near a camp are also popular bathing sites where you will find many opportunities to experience various activities next to or on water. 

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Lake Bled

Lake Bled

Excellent fun for the entire family awaits you at the Castle Bathing Area in Bled. The Mala and Velika Zaka near a camp are also popular bathing sites where you will find many opportunities to experience various activities next to or on water. 

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Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj

Lovers of beautiful and authentic nature; you can enjoy yourselves on the shores of Lake Bohinj, either in Fužina Bay or in Ukanc. Not only can visitors swim in the lake, but it is also popular for surfing, kayaking, and canoeing, and even fishing and diving lovers will not be disappointed. 

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Lake Velenje

Lake Velenje

Another popular bathing and water activity location is Lake VelenjeHere, you can hire SUP boards and surf boards, have fun at the water park, or enjoy activities on the lake shore. Next to the lake, not far from the main beach, is a place where your pets can find some refreshment as well.

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Camp Šobec

Camp Šobec

Between Bled and Lesce, you can cool off in Šobec Pond (Šobčev bajer), which is part of Camp Šobec. There is a grassy beach with shade by the pond, and children will enjoy the water park with its trampolines and water towers.

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Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

Radlje ob Dravi Water Park

If you are a fan of green natural bathing sites, then drive to the Koroška region, specifically to the Green Resort in Radlje ob Dravi, where you can swim in the first biological pool in Slovenia. And if swimming will make you want to stay, you can spend the night in beautiful glamping houses shaped like watermills.

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Have fun swimming in rivers

Slovenian rivers offer plenty of spots where you can cool off and have fun with various water activities. At some places you can rent a paddleboard, kayak and canoe and spice up your bathing day with other experiences in and by the water.

Kolpa River

The Kolpa River is considered to be the warmest river in Slovenia. On the longest Slovenian river riviera, you will come across a bathing area and numerous campsites at almost every step. You will also find water fun for the whole family at the Podzemelj Camp. Stop in the Radenci ob Kolpi bathing area, known as a natural spa.

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Kolpa River

Kolpa River

The Kolpa River is considered to be the warmest river in Slovenia. On the longest Slovenian river riviera, you will come across a bathing area and numerous campsites at almost every step. You will also find water fun for the whole family at the Podzemelj Camp. Stop in the Radenci ob Kolpi bathing area, known as a natural spa.

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Nadiža River

Nadiža River

The Nadiža River is a great place to cool off. It is considered one of the warmest alpine rivers, as the water temperature rises above 20 degrees Celsius in summer. With its clear pools and well-kept bathing areas, it will draw you into the water. It is even said to have healing powers.

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Krka River

Krka River

You can find solace from the summer heat in the Krka River in the Dolenjska region. A popular natural bathing site is Loka near Žužemberk, where you can cool off by jumping into the river or simply lounge on the grassy beach. Food and drinks are available nearby. A pleasant bathing day by the Krka River also awaits you at the dam in Straža.

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Soča River

Soča River

The beautiful turquoise colour of the Soča River invites everyone to at least soak their feet in the water and the bravest to swim in it. The best known are the gravel areas between Kobarid and Tolmin. A popular spot is the confluence of the Tolminka and Soča rivers in Tolmin, where various festivals also take place. A real refreshing experience awaits the most daring in Čezsoča. Lower along the river you can swim in Kanal and Solkan, where there is also a kayak centre.   

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Idrijca River

Idrijca River

The Idrijca River with its deep pools and gorges is great to cool off in summer. You can jump into the water at Slap ob Idrijci, where the water temperature reaches over 20 degrees Celsius in summer. The bathing area is located at Bača pri Modreju. In the upper stream of the Idrijca River, where there is also a landscape park, you can cool off at the Lajšt bathing area.

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Think green when cooling off in summer

What could be nicer than jumping and swimming in crystal clear water. In Slovenia, you have plenty of opportunities to indulge in such pleasures. In order for future generations to enjoy these waters, we try to make cooling off in water as eco-friendly and responsible as possible. Be a part of this green way of thinking! Visit the destinations that have earned the Slovenia Green Destination label for their green and sustainable efforts.

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