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Beaches & bathing

Fine sand, soft grass and crystal-clear water: Jura & Three-Lakes is a true freshwater paradise! Discover our most beautiful beaches for a refreshing swim.

Colombier beach on Lake Neuchâtel
Colombier beach on Lake Neuchâtel. © SwitzerlandMobility
The lakes of Neuchâtel, Biel, Murten or Joux, the rivers Doubs, Aare or Thielle - the Jura & Three-Lakes region has many watering places, with welcoming shores and very often free access.

Whether fully equipped or wilder, whether accessible by car or only on foot, whether covered with pebbles or warm sand, the beaches of the Jura & Three-Lakes invite you to go on holiday!

Sunbathing, swimming, picnics, relaxation and water sports are all on the agenda!

Discover below our selection of beaches ideal for a family outing and our most beautiful wild beaches.
The most beautiful beaches for families
Water activity, Nidau

Large outdoor swimming facility on the shores of Lake Biel.

Water activity, Petit-Cortaillod

Pretty and vast pebble beach ideal for families.

Water activity, Biel/Bienne

Attractive sand beach in the middle of Biel.

Water activity, Sutz-Lattrigen

Right next to Camping Sutz on Lake Biel, the lido with its shady trees invites you to relax.

Water activity, Twann

Nice public bathing facility on the northern shore of Lake Biel.

Water activity, Marin-Epagnier

Shallow water over a hundred metres, the dream for families.

Water activity, Neuchâtel

The beach in the centre of Neuchâtel in the heart of a vast, quiet and relaxing green space.

Natural sites, Estavayer-le-Lac

Thanks to its nautical centre, visitors have a wide choice of activities to try on and in the water at La Nouvelle Plage. The star of all is the unique ski cable.

Natural sites, Faoug

Changing rooms, toilets, a big sports field and a playground - you can use all of that.

The most beautiful natural beaches
Water activity, Ipsach

Swimming and splashing can be enjoyed to the fullest at the public swimming spots in Ipsach.

Water activity, Auvernier

A succession of charming little coves in the shade of the weeping willows.

Various sports, Forel

Without doubt the "wildest" beach in the region. Lovers of nature and calm will be delighted by the haven of peace that is the beach of Forel.

Various sports, Gletterens

It is almost like at the sea: fine white sand, turquoise waters and a light breeze. The blue and white cabins give a little Nordic air to the beach of Gletterens.

Water activity, St. Petersinsel

Small, hidden sandy bays invite you to spend some relaxing hours.

Water activity, Bevaix

The most secret of Neuchâtel's beaches offers a magnificent view of the Alps.

Water activity, Mörigen

A pleasant lawn at the beach adjacent to the nature sanctuary.

Natural sites, Chabrey

Sheltered beach with crystalline water, in the reserve "Grande Cariçaie" on the shores of Lake Neuchâtel.

 
All beaches in Jura & Three-Lakes
Water activity, Neuchâtel

For a quiet swim a few miles from the city centre.

Water activity, Sutz-Lattrigen

Right next to Camping Sutz on Lake Biel, the lido with its shady trees invites you to relax.

Water activity, Neuchâtel

The beach in the centre of Neuchâtel in the heart of a vast, quiet and relaxing green space.

Water activity, Auvernier

A succession of charming little coves in the shade of the weeping willows.

Water activity, Mörigen

A pleasant lawn at the beach adjacent to the nature sanctuary.

Water activity, Les Brenets

A rocky shoreline and a pebble beach provide access to the peaceful waters of the Lac des Brenets.

Water activity, Neuchâtel

A small place for insiders to enjoy the lake in peace and quiet.

Water activity, Gorgier - Chez-le-Bart

A place to relax and swim that children will love!

Water activity, Saint-Ursanne

The St-Ursanne beach, situated close to the medieval town, invites you to take a refreshing dip in a peaceful river setting.

Water activity, la Neuveville

A beautiful beach just a stone's throw from the historic centre of La Neuveville.