About Austria

Grassy beaches, clear turquoise water and mountain landscapes - all this is magnificent Austria. Mountains and sea - a powerful mixture that takes the breath away from even the most sophisticated traveler! Please don't say we didn't warn you!

Austria Best beaches

view the highest rated beaches in area

Paid entrance only • Beach resort • Easy access • Bright sand • Turquoise pure water • Very crowded
8.3 Amenities index

Strandbad Seekirchen

Fischtaging 0.8 km
Very good
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Turquoise pure water • Good for Sup surfing • Crowded in season
9.3 Amenities index

Seebad St. Andrae

Sattendorf 1.4 km
Very good
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Turquoise pure water • Good for Sup surfing • Crowded in season
4.4 Amenities index

Strandbad Erlberg

Fischhorn 1.8 km
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Turquoise pure water • Good for Sup surfing • Crowded in season
3.3 Amenities index

Erlebnisbad Attersee

Attersee am Attersee 0.2 km
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Easy access • Turquoise pure water • Beach activities rent • Very crowded
8.3 Amenities index

Seestuberl beach

Grossfolz 1.9 km
Free entrance • Amenities beach • Picturesque • Easy access • Light pebble • Turquoise pure water
4.3 Amenities index

Calm, measured rest and the sound of waves are perhaps the most common associations that arise with the word "beach". This is not surprising, as relaxation is exactly what many beach travelers are looking for. If you associate your vacation primarily with such activity, choose one of the 69 beaches in the country.

To make your choice easier, we have prepared a list of the best beaches for relaxation in Austria.

Attraction and Infrastructure

As for the main features of the beaches of Austria, they are as follows:

  • The country's beaches are mainly wide, quite short and have a high level of cleanliness. The most common surface is grass of bright color.
  • Usually, entry into the water is gentle, which is very good for kids. There are 35 such beaches.
  • The average distance from the road to beach in Austria is less than 500 meters. 68 beaches are relatively easy to access, 1 beach are difficult to access, which in most cases means that you have to walk a quite long distance.

The vast majority of Austria beaches have the necessary amenities, such as sun loungers, umbrellas, beach cafes, showers and toilets.

Latest reviews on Austria's beaches

Freier Seezugang Oberburgau
4 Jay Lo

The view is stunning, but there is no actual beach area, only enough room for two small groups. Cars frequently pass by very close to the beach, within a distance of 2 meters. The water is extremely cold, especially in mid-August, making it unsuitable for swimming.

Alpenseebad Mondsee beach
10 Avery A

This lake is absolutely amazing! I've visited multiple times and I can't wait to go back again. The range of water activities available will keep you entertained, and there are also several floating docks where you can just unwind and relax. If you ever get the opportunity, I highly recommend visiting this place. The admission fee is only €7 (€5 after 13:00)!

Erlebnisbad Attersee
10 Zara Kadeem

While on a road trip, we spontaneously stopped at Attersee due to its stunning views. The beach was fantastic, with clean restrooms and showers. The water slide at the lake was enjoyable, and the water was incredibly clear. I highly recommend this spot. 👌

Parkbad Dobriach
10 Kellan Voss

This lakeside venue on Lake Millstatersee in Austria is excellent. It offers a variety of water sports facilities and has a cafe serving Italian and Austrian food. There is plenty of natural shade from trees in the open grassed areas, making it a great spot for families with children. The village of Dobriach is just 2 km away and has good restaurants, hotels, and bars. In the winter, skiing slopes are only 12 minutes away by car in Badkleinkirchheim.

Strandbad Seewalchen
10 Miggy Starry


Seespitz Strand
4 Marina Ellis

We stayed at a campsite for more than a week, enjoying a lovely view of the lake. Unfortunately, we had the misfortune of having a loud and rude family next to us. Their children and even their parents would walk right in front of our tent, leaving us with very little privacy. The situation worsened on Saturday when a group of young men arrived with a party tent and blaring music behind us. It's puzzling why the campsite allowed this, as I'm sure other guests must have complained about it. The women's restroom facilities were unpleasant; the toilets were closed on several occasions. Additionally, the showers were placed too low on the wall, making it difficult for taller individuals to reach their upper back without having to use one hand to hold onto the shower. Furthermore, there wasn't enough parking space available near the tent sites. The overall cleanliness of the campsite was lacking. We decided to check out early, but the reception informed us that we couldn't get a refund for the remaining days due to bad weather, even though that wasn't the actual reason for our early departure. Our stay at the campsite was simply unpleasant during our vacation.

Please note that lifeguards supervise 14 beaches in the country, but you should rely on more than just them, remember the elementary rules, as lifeguards are not on duty around the clock, even on equipped beaches!

Finding hotels in relative proximity to the beaches is usually fine. Many beaches have enough nearby accommodation, which gives good opportunities to choose the right place to stay.

Do you know how many beaches there are in Austria? In total there are 69 beaches and the most popular is Pertisau Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the main features of best beaches in Austria?

When it comes to finding the best beaches in Austria, the following aspects should be taken into account.

There are 69 beaches in total, of which about 18 can be called high-rated.

The best beaches in the majority:

They are also usually:

The best beaches in Austria:

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How to view only nearest to me beaches in Austria?

To find the beaches closest to your current geolocation, click the Nearby Beaches icon in the search box. You will see the nearest beaches sorted by distance from you.

Note, that if you only want to see the beaches closest to you in Austria, you must be in that area to get the correct results.

See also: View all beaches in Austria and create your selection by features.

How to view all beaches in Austria on map?

What are all easy accessible beaches in Austria?

Most of the beaches located in Austria are easily accessible, but there are also hard to reach beaches among them. Use the filter to sort the beaches by access details (parking, distance etc.).

Popular categories of beaches in Austria by access:

See also the categories:

Top 5 popular beaches with easy access in Austria:

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How to view all sandy beaches or beaches with other natural features in Austria?

Use the "Main features" section of the filter in search results to see all the beaches with the feature you're interested in.

The most popular selections of beaches with natural features are listed below. Don't forget that you can create your own selection with any combination of features

Beach coverage and water

Natural scenery

Other popular categories

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How to find uncrowded beaches in Austria?

The presence of crowds of tourists on the beach these days is becoming a mass character, and sometimes you want silence and solitude. Use the filter in search results to view the beaches in Austria by occupancy.

Popular categories:

If the presence of a crowd on the beach is critical for you, pay attention to where you should not go in the season.

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Which beaches in Austria are kid-friendly, good for relax, pet-friendly, naturist-friendly, camping-friendly?

How to view all beaches by amenities details in Austria?

How to view all beaches by activity of interest in Austria?

Use the "Activity" section of the filter in search results to view the selections of beaches by one or multiple activities. Below are a few popular selections that you can change as you like using our filter.

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