Jamaica Beach

Jamaica Beach, Sirmione: Address, Jamaica Beach Reviews: 4.5/5

Jamaica Beach
4.5

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Ryan S
Cardiff, UK164 contributions
Couples
It is very different to swim in a lake as you dont have to put with the salt with the sea or chlorine with swimming pools. The swim with fresh water is just great. As of Jamaica beach Its a flat rock beach can be slippery in some parts and its mainly shallow until you get to the end where it drops off. I do recommend swimming in lake garda and i think this is the best area to swim at, you get amazing views of the lake and the roman villa ruin in the back of you that you can only sea while in the water.
Written August 25, 2020
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George H
Tirol, Austria3 contributions
Couples
A short walk from the old castle - 15 mins or so, there is also a transport for a couple of euros

We spent 4 hours here from about 3pm. It was a really wicked area. Quite busy but enough space for everyone.

If you like laying a towel down and chilling then its awesome. The water is very shallow around and so you can sit at different depths enjoying the sun. If you go out past the rock shelf it is deeper for swimming.

The beach is not sandy, rock shelf and rocky but quite okay, not sharp. The rock shelf under the water is pretty slippery.

Really nice atmosphere, will go again
Written September 10, 2020
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milesyb0y76
Belfast, UK104 contributions
Couples
We spent a Few days here. Not sandy, more like large flat rocks, amazing freshwater lake to swim in. Swim shoes would be handy. Great beach bar with great service.
Quiet simply a stunning place
Written June 27, 2022
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Ceitinn
Geneva, Switzerland39 contributions
Couples
Overcrowded would be an understatement. Due to the amount of people and limited space on the lakeside everyone is elbow to elbow.
I’d recommend avoiding the main spot and getting access by boat or the pizzeria on the other side of the main location which is a little less crowded.

Alternatively if you’re just wanting to enjoy the views, and not a swim, you get great views from touring the Grotto above. Enjoy a swim at any of the other locations nearby ;) (minus the rocks)
Written August 16, 2020
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trooper92
St. Gallen551 contributions
Couples
The „beach“ consists of big stone plates in and beneath the water. Not too much space, not much shade and probably very slippy steps into the lake (we didn’t try). A bar and music - but the place is probably a little overhyped.
Written October 9, 2020
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Tracey M
Preston, UK64 contributions
Family
Wow! Loved the time we spent here. Great place to chill listen to some tunes and people watch. View is fantastic and would happily have stayed all day. Can’t wait to go back. Drinks reasonably priced and food available if required.
Written July 2, 2022
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Marcel
3 contributions
Couples
One of the best place I ever swimming drunk. With view on mountains and old Roman’s castle, I cannot wish better place... even my white skin was not shining so bright because of these white rocks which are there as a beach.... magical place
Written October 3, 2021
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MikesWorld1111
Nice, France651 contributions
Family
Giamaica beach is on the tip of Sirmione's peninsula, underneath the Roman ruins of Catullo's caves. It is very secluded because it can be reached only by private boat or by walking in the water (knee deep) for about 500 yards. You must walk toward the Roman ruins, then walk down to the Spiaggia delle BIonde beach, make a left and walk along the path. I strongly recommend water shoes because rocks very slippery and can hurt feet. Once you arrive to the beach you will find a nice green lawn with olive trees to provide shades. You must bring anything you need because no services are available on site. It is a free beach and it is very impressive thanks to the imposing slabs of rocks on which you can walk out to the deep part of the lake.
Written August 2, 2014
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kaonyx
West Sussex, UK154 contributions
Couples
My boyfriend and I visited this beach twice at the end of May/beginning of June while visiting Lake Garda.

The first time was a sunny Thursday afternoon (when we got there) around 4pm (but later got a bit cloudy). We walked down a small hill from the restaurant located at the top to find a very chilled out area with bar (altho I don't think they served food, other than crisps), and a grassy area overlooking the rocky entrance into the lake, with people laying in self-brought hammocks tied to trees (I think this is why it gets its Jamaica beach name).

There were toilets next to the showers and changing rooms, so all the essential facilities were available. And the water was warm enough to comfortably swim in, even in late May - we had visited Riva del Garda at the very north end of the Lake a few days before, and the water was so cold that my feet felt like they were going to fall off! The water doesn't get very deep because of the rocks, but still enough to swim and float about! That's probably why the water is so warm.

We visited again on the Saturday at the same time, around 4pm (which happened to be an Italian public holiday and much hotter), and this time it was rammed with people, so much that we barely found space to lay our towels. But it still had a chilled out vibe with people playing guitars, laying in hammocks, drinking Corona, and generally having a relaxed time.

In general, the pros of this beach are the chilled out atmosphere, great views and warm(ish!) water, and the only negative could potentially be too many people.
Written June 3, 2018
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Eggo1969
Baulkham Hills, Australia197 contributions
We visited on a warm October day. Easy to get to just keep walking along the north eastern section of the peninsula once you've been through the old town (to the right hand side). You do need to walk through some sections of water so wear appropriate footwear. We took some panini that we bought in town and had an afternoon of swimming and relaxing on the grass area. Well worth the small walk to get there.
Written October 12, 2014
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