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Római-parti Beach Opens for the Summer

Római-parti Beach Opens for the Summer

If you’re looking for a unique and refreshing experience during the hot summer days, head to Római-parti Plázs, the city’s only free Danube beach. Opening on June 28th, just a day before the international Danube Day, this beach offers a perfect getaway for those seeking to enjoy the river’s cool waters without any entrance fees.

Located in the 3rd district of Budapest, Római-parti Plázs has a rich history and has been a beloved spot for locals for centuries. The beach underwent strict inspections to ensure the water quality is suitable for swimming, and the authorities will continue to monitor it daily throughout the season, which lasts until August 20th.

What makes Római-parti Plázs special is that it’s the only natural bathing spot in Budapest where visitors can enjoy swimming in the Danube free of charge, reviving the tradition of river bathing that was widely accepted before 1973. The beach has been meticulously prepared, with the shoreline surveyed, the water quality tested, and the sand and riverbed cleaned to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all.

Visitors can expect a range of amenities, including colorful sun loungers, free drinking water, restrooms, changing rooms, showers, and complimentary bicycle storage. Lifeguards and the Hungarian Red Cross Danube First Aid Service will be on duty to ensure the safety of beachgoers. However, swimming is only allowed within the designated area marked by buoys, indicating a water depth of 120 cm, and during the opening hours from 10 am to 7 pm daily.

To reach Római-parti Plázs, you can take bus 34 and get off at the Szent János utca stop, just a short walk from the beach. If you’re cycling, secure bicycle storage is provided at the Óbuda-Pénzügyőr SE area. For those driving, parking is available on the perpendicular streets, such as Őrtorony utca, Szent János utca, Losonc utca, and Kalászi utca, subject to availability.

A helpful tip: bring flip-flops or water shoes, as the shore can be rocky and hot during the day. The beach is exposed to the sun in the morning, so it’s best to wait for the afternoon shadows to cover the area before settling in.

Don’t miss the chance to experience a unique part of Budapest’s history and enjoy the refreshing waters of the Danube at Római-parti Plázs this summer!

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