Jump into the lake

Bathing on Lake Achensee

or do you prefer water sports?

Beach experience and bathing

In summer, the Achensee is both, popular excursion and holiday destination for beach lovers. With temperatures similar and often warmer than the North Sea and Baltic jump into the water is mostly refreshment. The lido in Pertisau offers a great setting for a leisurely day on the lake. The lake is accessible to swim throughout and there are many beautiful places where it is a joy to watch surfers and sailors at their pleasure on the water.

An adventure for the whole family on holiday at Lake Achensee in Tyrol.

Lido Pertisau

The centerpiece of the lido in Pertisau is the 5,000 sq m sunbathing lawn. A diving platform, a water trampoline and an artificial iceberg (made for climbing) ensure action. If you prefer to go swimming with your kids, there is also a children’s slide. Beachvolleyball courts can also be found here. The kiosk provides the guests with snacks, ice cream and refreshments. The shipyard of the “Lake Achensee Shipping” is right next to the lido. The entrance is free of charge.

Buchau bathing beach

Huge and especially suitable for children is the Achensee lido in Eben in the Buchau district. From the parking area you can reach the lido in a couple of minutes. There you will find a large sunbathing lawn and children’s playground. The entrance is free of charge but there is a minor fee charged for parking.

Lido Achenkirch

There is a large bathing lagoon with a jetty on the north bank of Lake Achensee. A huge children’s playground and a beach volleyball court are the highlights. The admission is free, parking fee is charged.

The water temperatures at Lake Achensee

How warm does the water get at Lake Achensee?
In summer, the water warms up to 17 to 20 degrees Celsius. If it is really warm over a longer period, the temperature reaches up to 22 degrees Celsius. This is the highest temperature that can be reached due to the depth of nearly 133 meters. Therefore, a jump into the water is guaranteed refreshment.

The water temperatures of Lake Achensee in winter 
Since a couple of years, brave swimmers take a swim in the Lake Achensee at the „New Year’s Eve swim“. The lake has only 4 or 5 degrees Celsius at this time.

Sailing and (Kite) Surfing

TWV-Achensee is one of the largest sailing clubs in Austria, the home club of internationally renowned master sailors and organisers of national and international high-level regattas.

The reason Lake Achensee is so popular among sailors is the ideal wind conditions. In normal fair weather, a thermal updraft with a slight south wind (1-2 Beaufort) in the morning and strong north wind (3-5 Beaufort) in the afternoon develops between the towering Karwendel mountains to the west and the Rofan and the Unnütz in the east.

In the autumn, the so-called “Föhn” (a warm air wind typical in the Alps) brings with it strong south wind, which is choppy and veering. The skilled among the sailors and surfers are then in their element. Sailing is a strength and endurance sport, which also requires coordination and smarts - and for children and young people, it is really ideal. Sailing on your summer family holidays with a clear view of the Alps – what a delight!

Ideal conditions to go sailing, surfing or kiteboarding are yours to enjoy during holidays on Lake Achensee, Austria.