Designated outdoor bathing areas on the lake shores:
- Grajsko kopališče - public lido
- Mala Zaka
- Velika Zaka
- Private lido Hotel Vila Bled
- Private lido Grand Hotel Toplice
Grajsko kopališče ("Castle Bathing Area") is a designated outdoor bathing area by lake Bled. Situated just below the magnificent castle rock, it enjoys a sunny and picturesque location.
Arnold Rikli (1823 - 1906) was a Swiss hydrograph who spent an important part of his life at Bled. He was one of the first to recognise the value of water, air and sunlight for human health and has earned world fame as the founder of health tourism at Bled. The development of health tourism was further enhanced by several sources of curative water found in the lake.
Several years ago the bathing place, which boasts modern infrastructure and diverse amenities, was awarded the Blue flag as proof of its compliance with strict environmental standards.
Grajsko kopališče welcomes swimmers from June to late September. The enclosed bathing site is 300 meters long, with a total area of over 6000m2. The bathing place provides ample opportunities for fun: two waterslides, a trampoline, a climbing wall, four outdoor swimming pools, a jump board as well as climbers, swings and a sandbox for children, table tennis, chess. Visitors can find pleasant shade below beach umbrellas or under the dark green crowns of large chectnut trees.
There are over 1000 changing rooms, 107 lockers, recently renovated toilets and showers, and beach umbrella rental. Infront of the entrance, there is a boathouse where you can rent a rowing boat and row to the Bled island. Several stands in the bathing area sell refreshing drinks and snacks.
To explore the lake bottom, you can get assistance from the Bled Society for Underwater Activities (tel.: +386 4 / 530 30 30, gsm: +386 (0)41 386 912). During the season, they can be found at the Castle Swimming Grounds every Thursday from 5-6 p.m.
Water temperature in the thermal baths in the covered swimming pool at Hotel Toplice is 23 °C, whilst in the pools at the hotels Rikli Balance and Park the water is heated to 28 oC.
There is a whole day's worth of fun awaiting you in the Public Lido. Besides swimming and relaxing in the shadows of chestnut trees, try yourself in wet adventures on water playground equipment.