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This classy beach is attached to the Cappuccino Grand Café by the Halensee Lake in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. Described as a ‘chill-out place’, think floating wooden decks and lounge furniture, overlooking the lake. It’s the ideal spot to sip on cocktails or champagne over lazy summertime weekends in the city.
Website: Ku’damm Beach
This lively summertime beach is a place where summertime festivals and open air concerts dominate the calendar. It’s all about barefoot dancing and soaking up the beats of the summertime. For those who want to get their grill on, it’s possible to hire barbecues, cutlery and tables to do it yourself in the sun.
Website: Strandbar Rummelsburg
This large floating deck on the River Spree offers an array of beachy activities, making it the perfect way to while away the summer. As well as a sandy beach, there’s a swimming pool, hammocks, beach volleyball, a cocktail bar and a barbecue. The Badeschiff deck also runs yoga sessions twice a week, and throughout the summer there are various events and open air music sets. Badeschiff is open year round, but the summertime ‘bathing season’ runs through until the end of September.
There’s no actual sand at this ‘beach’, but everything else about this place has a beach vibe. Found in the heart of Berlin on the banks of the River Spree, a band of pristine grass running alongside the river is home to rows of colourful deckchairs. It’s easy to lose track of time here, especially with a cocktail in hand.
Website: Capital Beach
A short trip away from Berlin’s city centre, the ‘White Lake’ is in a stunning location, surrounding by parkland and meadow. While sandcastle building and chilling under the palm trees is the order of the day on the beach, it’s also possible to have a barbecue and buy cocktails from bamboo-clad beach bars. Most importantly, this is a place where keen swimmers and paddlers alike can cool off in the water.
Website: Strandbad Weissensee
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