Zalew Bagry (or simply Bagry) is a popular leisure spot among Cracovians, hardly known to tourists. This artificial lake located in Płaszów district is just 5 km away from the Main Square.
There are 3 wild beaches, a guarded bathing spot where it is possible to rent pedalos or kayaks and Wakepoint – a watersport center designed for wakeboarding and waterskiing. The quality of water is checked regularly, so don’t be afraid of swimming there.
It is cool place for sunbathing, fun in the water, and hanging out with friends. It can be a little bit crowded in the summertime but there is no better spot to chill during hot days, completely for free.
For those who love watersports like wakeboarding or waterskiing the best place is Wakepoint. If you don’t have the equipment, there is a rental shop with boards, vests, helmets and wetsuits (10-25 PLN), first timers can take a lesson with an instructor (50 PLN per hour). Participating with your own equipment costs about 35-40 PLN for 1 person/1hour.
What is more, they have everything that is needed to totally relax – a small but clean beach with deckchairs, a beach bar with snacks and beverages, a volleyball court and WiFi. Check their FB profile to be up to the date with events and competitions.
How to get there? By tram (11 and 20) or by bus (108,125,158,185,605), get off on ‘Rzebika’ stop, the lake is about 15 min from there.