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Water Sports on Lake Zurich
SUP, wakeboarding, sailing, swimming and surfing: these and many more water sports are possible on Lake Zurich.

Water Sports on Lake Zurich

In this overview, water aficionados can find their favorite kind of watersport and the best outdoor bathing facilities – or “Badis” as the Swiss call them – directly on Lake Zurich.

Lake Zurich is well suited to a wide range of water sports activities. Besides swimming, floating about in a rubber dinghy and lazing on an inflatable mattress, in recent years stand-up paddling (SUP) has developed into a popular trend.

Anyone who loves speed and adventure can try wakeboarding, wakesurfing or waterskiing. Those who are more wary of the water, meanwhile, might prefer a trip in a sailboat, canoe or kayak, or simply a volleyball match on the lake shore.


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The historic Utoquai swimming area is located adjacent to the lively lakeside promenade between Bellevue and Zürichhorn

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Fine-grained sandy beach at Lake Zurich – You feel like you are on a remote island at Mythenquai swimming beach

Enge swimming area attracts with relaxation the whole year with swimming in the summer and sauna in the winter

The Tiefenbrunnen swimming beach entices many along the lakeside promenade to swim in Lake Zurich

The swimming pool in Schmerikon is affectionately known by the locals as the "Badi Schmerkä". ...

The lido in Richterswil is a real gem on Lake Zurich. ...

The Strandbad Stampf in Jona is free for children and young people. ...

Speed across Lake Zurich on wakeboards and water skis – with boats from the Lachen Water Ski Club

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Wakeboarding, wakesurfing or relaxing on Lake Zurich with sport boats from Wakers Paradise

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Wakeboarding, wakeskating and wakesurfing courses plus equipment and boat hire in Stäfa on Lake Zurich

An excursion on Lake Zurich with a vintage sailing yacht is an unforgettable experience

Thomas Zwick sailing school provides sailing courses for all ages on Lake Zurich and the Greifensee lake ...

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Rent a boat at Zurich’s Nautical Center and enjoy Zurich from the water.

Enjoy the summer on Lake Zurich with a pedal boat – you can rent one in Stäfa

Exploring Lake Zurich with a pedal boat and enjoying the summer weather is a perfect way to relax.

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Stand-up paddling is becoming increasingly popular among water sport enthusiasts. A school at Lake Zurich offers courses

Glide along the water and enjoy the tranquility: a kayaking tour is an unforgettable experience.

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Rent a canoe in Schmerikon and enjoy a relaxed day on Upper Lake Zurich

A rubber dinghy trip through the tranquil, renaturalized Linth Canal is both fun and relaxing

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