One of the best summer chill out spots in Bratislava. Imagine hot sand under your feet while listening to live concerts, attending a dancing course or just enjoying some chill out music. Add some great cocktails, lively atmosphere and a view on the Castle and UFO bridge. That’s all here. No wonder the Magio beach is a popular place not only for tourists but also locals.


Magio Beach is spread along the Danube bank from Petržalka side (the side where the UFO tower is standing). To get there from the Old Town you will need to walk across the new bridge. It is a very nice walk and will take you only 5-10 minutes. The beach will be on your left.

The UFO bridge and tower

A sign with different activities welcomes the visitors and shows them the direction. You can’t get lost there :)

Soon you will see a sandy area with many loungers and flags. That’s the Magio beach :) It is an artificially built beach which means you can’t swim there – unless you want to try the Danube river :D We are joking – it is forbidden to swim in the Danube… but the whole place is worth of visiting – a great spot to chill out, have some drinks and socialize.

Magio beach with artificial sand

Magio gets quite busy in summer and you can have difficulties to find a spare lounger if you come during a hot day.

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Magio beach gets busy when the weather is nice   Walking alongside the beach

Some of the things fascinating us here are these big beds. What a great idea somebody came up with! Can you think of a better way of relaxing than lying in a big bed on a beach, listening to music and watching the sunset?

If you want to cool down in warm weather, you can do so in the small pool area near the bar. Have a mojito or an aperol spritz when doing so :)

The pool area in the middle of the terrace

They always play great music (usually Cuban) here and organize live concerts or even dancing courses, too. Check their website to see the program of the month.

When walking a little further, you will see there is another bar/restaurant where you can have some snacks or additional drinks. And another chill out area with some big hammocks (yeah)! :)

There is also another barwhere you can have some snacks   Another chill out area - with hammocks! :)

A few more steps away there is a beach volleyball field. Something for the sporty guys!

A beach volleyball field   A beach volleyball field

A beach volleyball field is very popular among locals

If you are a parent, you might be glad to find out that a playground for children is in the back part of the beach, too. It’s simply a win-win destination for all the family members :)

A playground for children in the back part of the beach   A playground for children in the back part of the beach

As we mentioned earlier, sometimes it is not easy to find a spare chair to sit on; however, it is not a problem. We also like to sit on the ground with feet in the sand. Enjoying a cocktail through a colorful straw… what a wonderful world :)

View on the Danube, Castle and St. Martin's Cathedral   Feet and cocktails buried in the sand are the best! :)

Later on when you are done with the beach part, take the concrete path along the river. There are ships which lie at anchor permanently and are great places for some extra sightseeing or taking bonus photos of the sunset. You can have the UFO bridge, Castle and St. Martin’s Cathedral in one picture from here :)

Take the concrete path along the river to get to one of the ships   Take the concrete path along the river to get to one of the ships

You can have a great view from this ship :)   A beautiful sight - especially when watching the sunset!

There is always something going on. The organizers are pretty creative and they come up with something new almost every year. Plus, you have free Wi-fi in the whole area, you can find a fresh fruit market here or a read some books in the self-service library. A regular open-air cinema that plays commercial movies and travel documents is of disposal, too – also for free :)

Official program
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Author: Maria Kecsoova

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