Enjoy the pleasures of fresh water at Lake Annecy

If you like water sports, you should try them while on vacation around Lake Annecy, in Haute-Savoie. This lake is in a quiet location and offers a wide choice of aquatic activities which you can fully enjoy. In addition, you will find around the lake many campsites with many locations to enjoy more leisure activities such as the water park.

A 4-star campsite for more comfort

When in a camping Annecy, we suggest you choose a 4-star campsite that offers great services to allow you to spend a dream vacation. In addition to the fact that this kind of campsite offers many infrastructures (slide, heated swimming pool, water park, playgrounds and others), it offers various types of accommodation such as mobile homes, tents, caravans, apartments or another chalet. Among the camping areas near Lake Annecy is L’Idéal. A campsite that offers a whole range of activities and lively evenings for vacationers. This is one of the good addresses in Annecy that you can consider before booking.

Enjoy the beaches around the lake

Lake Annecy is bordered by 11 magnificent beaches which offer great natural diversity and where you can practice different kinds of sporting activities. With water of around 24 ° C in summer, the beaches of the lake are favorable for the practice of swimming, whether for adults or children. However, be aware that the majority of beaches are chargeable, but allow a quiet and supervised swimming.

Sliding sports

If you like sliding sports, you can also do it on Lake Annecy. You can enjoy water skiing, wake surfing and wake boarding there. So many activities allowing you to enjoy thrills and improve your performance. The ideal time to do some board sports on the lake is more in the morning or late afternoon, when the water is still calm and uncrowded.

You can also go sailing, windsurfing, catamaran or kite-surfing on Lake Annecy. It is enough to watch for the breeze days to take full advantage of the North wind and have better sensations. We must be careful of the south wind which is more violent during the Favergien period.


If you like to row, Lake Annecy is the place to be. You can go canoeing, stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking to admire the beautiful landscapes around the lake and discover impressive corners.


Lake Annecy is also ideal for diving. However, it is a dive in fresh water, which is very different from a dive in the sea, but the landscapes in depth remain very attractive and spectacular. If you have diving experience, you can visit the wreckage of the Le France boat, which is located deep off Annecy-le-Vieux.

To sail

Finally, you can take cruises on Lake Annecy. You will find many boat rental companies nearby for a ride with family or friends. If you have your own boat, you can take a cruise to Annecy, Doussard, Annecy-le-Vieux, Duingt, Veyrier-du-lac, Menthon-Saint-Bernard, Saint-Jorioz or Sevrier.


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