The best outdoor swimming options in Prague

If you do not feel like cooling off (or waiting in line) at crowded swimming pools in Prague, one of these beautiful sand lakes should be your go-to destination. If you fancy natural, cool, running freshwater and wild swimming, here is a quick list of best natural swimming baths in Prague or in close proximity to Prague. The experience of swimming in natural sand lakes in city is unbeatable.

Natural swimming lakes in Prague

Hostivar reservoir outdoor swimming pool
The largest natural swimming pool in Prague with a total area of 43,8 hectares, Hostivar reservoir, is located only a few minutes from the city centre in South East Prague. Set in the beautiful surrounding of Hostivar Forest Park, Hostivar Reservoir is a popular and sought-after destination because of the clean natural water, modern recreational facilities and gorgeous location. The complex features a sandy beach and large lawn areas, restrooms, a cocktail bar on the beach, a restaurant and numerous food kiosks. It boasts an array of sporting facilities including beach volleyball courts, bowls, fishing, stand paddle boarding, wakeboarding, table tennis or a boat rental. A wide range of family-focused activities, animation programmes as well a playground, a huge trampoline and 50m long water slide will please families with children. Numerous cultural, sporting or family-friendly events are held in summer.

Address: K Jezeru, 100 00 Prague 10 – Hostivař | GPS: 50.041658, 14.529237

Tel: +420 251 550 075

Opening hours: May - September, Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Natural swimming pool Džbán

Located in Šarecke valley in Prague 6, Reservoir and Recreational Area Dzban has two beaches - a textile and a nude beach. In addition to its beautiful location, the complex features lawn beaches, showers, restrooms, a parking lot, food kiosks or a boat rental. The lake is easily accessible by tram no. 5 and 20. A gently sloped gradual entry into the water is great for toddlers and children.

Address: Na Džbánu 560, 160 00 Prague 6

Opening hours: June- September, Monday – Sunday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Outdoor swimming pool Motol
A swimming pool Motol, a natural water reservoir with flowing water and the sandy bottom, is located right below Motol University Hospital in Prague 5. Fed by Motol stream, it boasts clean natural water that is usually suitable for swimming even at the end of the season. The swimming pool Motol offers a small playground, a refreshment stand, a nude beach, sanitary facilities or sport equipment rental. A shallow water and a gradual entry make the lake suitable for children.

Address: Zahradníčkova ulice, 150 00 Prague 5

Tel.:+420 603 927 446

Opening hours: June – September 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Biotop Radotín
Biotop natural pool Radotín comprises a bathing and a biological lake where the natural cleaning process by means of plants and eco-systems takes place. Swimming in chlorine-free water is safe and comfortable for children and adults with allergies. Biotop Radotin has summer changing rooms, restrooms, outdoor showers a terrace with refreshments. Unlike most outdoor lidos in Prague, food stands at Biotop Radotin offers quality food and drinks including steaks, sausages, grilled vegetables, fresh fruit juices or pancakes. Children can enjoy a merry-go-round, swings or a climbing frame outside the pool. There is a paddling pool with a water slide and a water mushroom. The quality of water is steadily good and suitable for swimming.

Address: K Lázním, 153 00 Prague 5

Tel.: +420 774 485 998

Opening hours: June - September, Monday – Sunday: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Natural swimming lakes in close proximity to Prague

Lake Lhota
Located 1 km from village Lhota and 40 km from the centre of Prague, Lake Lhota is a popular destination in summer. The complex offers huge water area (25 hectares) surrounded by green pine woods, sand beaches, clean water and sport and leisure activities, such as beach volleyball, petanque or yoga. It includes a large parking lot, a nude beach, sanitary facilities, a pedal boat rental, numerous food stands and a play elements for kids. Quality natural water and ideal location close to Prague make it the perfect spot for al fresco swimming.

Address: Boleslavská 37, 277 14 Lhota

Tel.: +420 326 971 418

Opening hours: May - September, Monday - Sunday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lake Konětopy

Sandpit lake with warm, crystal clean water and numerous green and sandy beaches is located between Konětopy and Dřísy, approximately 40 km from the city centre. Tall pine trees around the lake form a pleasant shade all day long. The complex is partially fenced and includes a parking lot, rest rooms, changing rooms, food kiosks and small water slide. Fishing and diving are allowed in some parts of the lake but dogs are not permitted to access the complex. Konětopy lake with its beautiful location and quality water is a splendid place to spend your summer days.

Address: Konětopy, 277 14 Dřísy

Tel.: +420 602 892 354

Opening hours: May to October, Monday - Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Proboštska lakes
Probošťska lakes are located about 30 km from the city center and 1.5 km from Brandýs nad Labem – Stará Boleslav. The complex features a small camp site, a beautiful sandy beach, a playground, a sanitary facility, a tennis court and a table tennis table. There is an entrance fee to the complex but swimming in the lake and the entrance to the large green areas adjacent the camp site are free of charge. Social, cultural and sport events as well as festivals are held every summer.

Address: Mělnická, 250 01 Brandýs nad Labem - Stará Boleslav

Tel.:+420 739 238 140

Opening hours: May - September

These are some more outdoor swimming spots in the vicinity of Prague worth mentioning:

Biotop Lhotka -

Natural swimming pool Vyžlovka – Vyžlovský rybník -

Pond Jureček - Rybník Jureček -

Sadská Lake -

Are you looking for updated information on quality of water in Prague's swimming lakes and natural swimming pools?
Prague's Hygiene Station (HSHMP) regularly inspects the quality of water in reservoirs and sand lakes and publishes results on their website -

For a complete overview of Czech swimming lakes including information on water quality see the link (available only in Czech) -

Find the complete list of indoor and outdoor swimming pools, baths and lidos in Prague on this link -