In addition to our best-known large lakes, it is also worth visiting many smaller, more secluded lakes! The number of free beaches at Lake Balaton is constantly decreasing. If you can’t stand the mass misery that is the current situation, you’ll find plenty of beautiful lakes in the country.
There are plenty of lakes that are especially suitable for swimming, while elsewhere it is mainly worth fishing or bird watching. We have gathered for you seventeen lakes in beautiful surroundings that can be great hiking destinations in the heat!
This cosy pond, lined with reeds hidden from the city, provides the perfect place to relax. You can swim on the lake beach in Veresegyháza, so if you were looking for a pleasant waterfront experience near the capital, you have found it!
It was originally built as a cooling lake for the Vértes Power Plant in the 1960s by inflating the By-river flowing through it. The area has become a fishing paradise over the years, with a floating village on the shore.
The lovely lake varies from half a meter to 8-10 meters deep. There is also a beach, a campsite and a craft house reminiscent of folk architecture.
The breathtaking water surface was once overlooked by mills lined up on the shore; today, they are replaced by youth camps.
In the Sóstó Lake Bath, you can have a good swim, sunbathe on the pier and the sandy shore, and the slide is a big favourite of the audience. Although nature is at your fingertips, the shores of the lake are superbly built.
Although surrounded by rolling hills in three directions, it is bordered on the northwest by a country road. It is a real iconic attraction because of the Hungarian Glass Tiger movies.
The popular holiday area in Őrség in the southern part of the county actually consists of two lakes. There are beaches, holiday homes and restaurants available.
The artificial lake north of Kaposvár is the longest in Hungary. It is not only a popular resting place but is also surrounded by a hiking trail that can be reached by bicycle.
The protected area is the lake and its entire surroundings, which belong to the Aggtelek National Park. The lake is surrounded by rock walls that rise 70 meters above the water surface. It is not only a tourist destination but also a geographical and cultural treasure. A hiking trail leads here, which is very popular with Hungarian hikers.
Also part of the Aggtelek area, the lake, famous for its emerald green colour, lies at the bottom of a narrow valley. The spring here has the highest cold water flow in Hungary. You can admire the area on wooden bridges above the fast-flowing streams diverted into the stone bed.
Those arriving with small children will love this one! The shallow water along the coast and the many child-friendly services guarantee a good atmosphere for the little ones, such as a trampoline, an amusement park and a giant slide.
Although Lake Hársas attracts many during the season, it is not only a popular place because of its beach. The elongated lake stretches in a forested valley in the Őrség National Park.
Due to the mountainous environment, it is not only worth visiting the Lak Valley Lake in summer: it is as if a postcard came to life. Relax on the waterfront, hop on a bicycle or even camp!
The Szajki Lakes are an elongated lake system created by the damming of the Csörgető stream. In summer, it functions as a free beach as it has a grassy, shady shore, and the water slowly deepens. The rest of the year, it is surrounded by silence, so if you like to observe the aquatic life undisturbed, you can hardly find a better place!
The crystal clear, bright blue-green water stretching between the red rocks is an absolute natural miracle. During a sunny hour, the lake formed in the mine creates a remarkable, almost tropical atmosphere, but it also offers a unique sight in autumn and winter.
Known for its deservedly famous summer festival, the lake is a pleasant bathing place. The area is clean and pet-friendly. Rent sports equipment, walk, circle the lake, or simply have a picnic on the beach and admire the rippling Mecsek mountains in the background!
The water of the 5th largest natural lake in Hungary warms up to 28 degrees in summer! On the sandy shores of Lake Szelidi, children can enjoy playing, the water is clear, but it is also possible to rent kayaks and canoes. As a bonus, it is also healing due to the high iodine content of saline and saltwater. Restaurants, campsites and many hotels line the lake, so direct waterfront accommodation is also available.