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Best places to swim

Best Places To Swim

April 30, 2020


The fact that our planet is made up of 71% water can only mean one thing: we all still have plenty of new swimming destinations to explore. 

Whether it is a long-distance swim or a quick dip, something to enjoy with friends, or a way to connect with nature... We all have a favorite spot for doing what we enjoy most, and here we have the 10 favorite spots curated by our community.

1. Lake Annecy, France

Lake Annecy is located in the Haute Savoie region of France. Its 14.7 km length makes it the third largest lake in France, and its clean, turquoise waters will entice you to dive into it and enjoy yourself on the shores of beautiful mountains.


2. Saint-Malo, France

The port city of Saint-Malo, located in Brittany, France, offers plenty of fine, sandy beaches where you can immerse yourself in the waters of the English Channel.


3. Sardinia, Italy

A true paradise in the Mediterranean. A lot of the time, there's no need to travel to the other end of the world in search of an ideal destination. The crystal clear waters of the Italian island of Sardinia and its pleasant climate will welcome you with open arms.


4. Lake Bled, Slovenia 

The picturesque Lake Bled is a glacial lake located in the Julian Alps. The nature surrounding this lake and the church located on the island in the middle of the lake will allow you to relax and unplug.


5. Lake Eibsee, Germany

At the base of the Zugspitze Mountain, Germany's highest peak, lies Lake Eibsee. Walking along the lake among beech and fir trees or swimming in its turquoise waters would be a privilege for any nature lover.


6. Ayia Napa, Cyprus 

Among the hidden golden coves of this city located on the southern coast of Cyprus, you can enjoy incredibly turquoise waters and a spectacular climate that will make you not want to get out of the water.


7. Ilha Grande, Brazil

Off the coast of Rio de Janeiro is Ilha Grande, an island paradise which is almost entirely untouched where some of the most beautiful beaches in Brazil await you.


8. Cozumel, Mexico

Cozumel is a beautiful island in the Mexican Caribbean, located very close to the Riviera Maya. Surrounded by sandy, white beaches, and bathed by turquoise waters, you can enjoy swimming among several marine animals and precious corals.


9. Lake Caumssee, Switzerland

This beautiful lake located among the mountains of Switzerland will provide an unbelievable place to swim. Its waters, fed from an underground spring, boast higher temperatures than usual where you can enjoy its clean waters.


10. Lake Aiguebelette, France

An oasis of emerald water surrounded by nature. Lake Aiguebelette is located in the east of France, where the undulating landscape of its mountains leads to the high mountains of the Alps.


Did we miss any of your favorite places in our Top 10? Share them with us on our social media (Facebook or Instagram) with the hashtag #BestPlacesToSwim, so we can share them with our community of water lovers.