Esterházy Beach and Water Park, Balatonfüred
The Esterházy, which is a bit closer to Tagore Promenade than the other larger beach, the Kisfaludy, is considered the "elegant" beach of the city - not without a reason. Its well kept lawn, flower beds, the nice benches, the guiding signs at the beach, and the building with the main entrance emanates an aristocratic feeling, it was no surprise when it was awarded the three stars of the Blue Wave Flag in 2016.
On the nearly 30 000 m² area, free wifi, free water slide and 3 playgrounds await the visitors.
The Esterházy Beach has been a favorite among tourists of the Balaton for many years and it won the special award for the "Most Family-friendly Beach" in 2015.
The 450 meters long beach has a separate water park with a 50 cm deep pool for children and a 90-140 cm deep adventure pool for adults, both with slides. The water park requires an additional ticket for entrance.
For those looking for some activities, there are volleyball and streetball pitches, and sunbathing platforms and swing chairs can be rented. Besides the many fast food buffets and shops, we can also eat on the water of the Balaton at the restaurant on the end of a long pier.
For disabled guest, there is a ramp on the beach, an elevator at the end of the pier and there are also accessible toilets.
Next to the beach there is a pay parking lot but it is worth parking a bit farther at the free parking lot next to Kisfaludy Beach. It is not far from Esterházy, and at least we don't have to count the hours when we should be relaxing.
Before and after season: 09:00-18:00
Season (20 June - 20 August): 08:30 - 19:30
Official website: www.balatonfuredistrandok.hu