Swimming and bathing
Refresh yourself in the cool blue waters of Lake Bled during the summer.
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
Water temperature in the thermal baths in the covered swimming pool at Grand Hotel Toplice is 22 °C, whilst in the pools at the hotels Rikli Balance and Park the water is heated to 28 °C.
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.
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.
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 100 changing rooms, 107 lockers, recently renovated toilets and showers, and beach umbrella rental.