Why Balatonberény?

Balatonberény, due to the huge reed and trees surrounding the village, is the island of quiet and tranquillity offered by nature. It is an ideal destination for recovering from everyday life and the madding crowd. By means of its special location it has a quality offer to the lovers of culture and hiking.

It is the westernmost village of the southern shore of Lake Balaton, it is situated in the immediate vicinity of Kis-Balaton a few kilometres away from the firth of River Zala. It is located only a few kilometres away from the motorway M7, the airport of Sármellék, as well as the railway junction in Balatonszentgyörgy.

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For youngsters…

  • Free beach – it is a great asset on the shore of Lake Balaton.
  • Inexpensive – cheaper than the close Keszthely, Hévíz and the northern shore.
  • Night life in the neighbouring village – Black Magic and Delta Club in Balatonmáriafürdő, to where you can get quickly and easily even on foot.
  • There is no shortage of vines and cellars.
  • It is accessible by train without change from Budapest and Nagykanizsa as well.

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For families…

  • Safe, shallow waterside – you can allow your child to walk into the water for a long distance, you don’t have to worry about the sudden deepening water.
  • Our Municipal beach provides full service for families with babies and children.
  • Quiet and bustle-free atmosphere. Your night’s sleep will not be interrupted by the noise of a local nightclub.
  • Family-friendly bicycle tours – because of the lack of stiff climbs and ascents it is easier to cycle, you can go on tours even with small children.
  • Cultural recreation - Keszthely, which is 10 kilometres away, with its historical town centre, Festetics Castle and 13 additional museums is a real cultural centre.
  • Inexpensive – cheaper than the close Keszthely, Hévíz and the northern shore.
  • Using the motorway M7 it is quickly and easily accessible even from Budapest or Nagykanizsa.

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For seniors…

  • Quiet and bustle-free atmosphere. Your night’s sleep will not be interrupted by the noise of a local nightclub.
  • Flat bike routes – because of the lack of stiff climbs and ascents it is easier to cycle, you can go on tours even with small children.
  • Cultural recreation Keszthely,which is 10 kilometres away, with its historical town centre, Festetics Castle and 13 additional museums is a real cultural centre.
  • Inexpensive – cheaper than the close Keszthely, Hévíz and the northern shore.

Our beaches by Lake Balaton

Along our six kilometres long lakeshore there are three beaches serving different needs. One of our beaches is one of the oldest and cleanest bathing resorts of Lake Balaton, which is guaranteed by the award “Kékhullám Zászló” (Blue wave flag) given only to the most excellent beaches. Our beaches are less crowded than the ones on the northern shore.

One of the uniqueness of Balatonberény is our naturist camp site and beach, which has an area of more than five hectares and is the largest and oldest naturist bathing resort.

For those who have a desire for active recreation…

  • Go hiking, cycling or travel by horse-drawn carriage in the vineyard situated on the slopes of Marcali-hát, where viticulture and winery have centuries-old tradition. A picturesque view of Balaton awaits those who walk among the two hundred years old thatched cellars, which are national monuments. .
  • Walk barefoot on the natural, sandy shore of Csicsergő! Smell the scent of Lake Balaton, which cannot be confused with anything else!
  • Splash down in a kayak or a canoe, hire a paddle boat or a sail boat and feel the rocking of the waves of Lake Balaton!
  • Enjoy the unique experience provided by fishing at Lake Balaton and the numerous fishing sites on our lakeshore, which is very rich in fish.

For those who are looking for substantial entertainment…

We await our guests with high-quality cultural programs in the summer season. We vary our range of year after year holding our successful and traditional events as well.

The lovers of traditional Hungarian flavours and luscious wines of southern Balaton are welcomed by several excellent restaurants, taverns and snack bars. Our places of private accommodation provide high-quality services, comfort and perfect relaxation in a pleasant and rustic environment.

The history of Balatonberény

The chronicle of Balatonberény started about 6500 years ago according to the archaeological excavations. Learn about the history of Balatonberény from the beginning of the Roman Age to the present days!

Pictures of Balatonberény

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