The beautiful river Danube runs through Novi Sad.
To take advantage of its beauty, back in 1911 Novi Sad regulated a beach and turned it into a “little paradise” near the Danube.
What used to be only a seasonal beach, now the very popular Štrand is opened all year round, while the swimming season officially begins in May.
Novi Sad is unique for the popularity of its so-called “wild beaches”. They are unfurnished beaches without lifeguards but are very visited. If you decide to swim at some of these beaches, which are located close to the Danube, you do so at your own risk.
Among the most beautiful beaches, of course there are also pools. Novi Sad has four swimming pools, two indoor and two outdoor. The most popular outdoor swimming pools are pools at the SPC Fairgrounds, while the indoor swimming pools at Spens are popular during the winter. Spens also has an Olympic size outdoor pool for the summer months.
Also, there is an indoor pool in the part of town called Klisa.
For the youngest visitors in the vicinity of the city is a large aqua park “Petroland”, which provides countless opportunities for fun and enjoyment for both youngsters and adults.
One of the Novi Sad’s biggest and the only beach that is city owned and under regular maintenance that has been opened since 1911.
When it was opened ladies that visited the beach were dressed in swimming suits that covered more that they were revealing, comparing to todays fashion.
When you purchased a daily ticket, back than you would have to pass the inspection of your swim suit, and only once allowed you could enter the beach.
All the ladies that dared to take off the top on the beach, they were banned from visiting the beach for life.
Beach is around 7 acres and around 7 of greens, so if you are not a fan of the sand you can catch some shade under a tree on the grass.
The beach has a lifeguard service, and a emergency doctor on call, and if you plan to stay during the summer season you can even rent a small cabin and store your stuff.
Number of caffes and fast food stands give a special touch to this beach, so people of Novi Sad often say “Danube is my seaside”.
During the summer season Strand’s administration organizes all kinds of entertainment for both adults and for children, the offer is complemented by numerous sporting and cultural events such as:
The tournament in beach volleyball, basketball, head tennis, tournament in football, handball and volleyball, and Danube regatta.
Special attention is aimed towards the youngest visitors and for them every season Strand organizes various workshops, theater performances, sculpting and competition in volleyball.
Strand is a big part of “Exit” festival, so parties are organized daily during the festival.
Since 2008, the Strand is open all year round, and tickets are priced only in season.
Ticketing office work hours:
Daily ticket is 50 Serbian dinars, season ticket is 1045 Serbian dinars.
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Pools at the SPC Fairgrounds open each year in early June, and close the swimming season in late August. Opening hours of the pool are 06:30 to 18:30, and all visitors can enjoy the large Olympic swimming pool in the open. In this complex you can find two swimming pools that are intended for the youngest, and take swimming courses as well.
Daily tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the pool.
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Pools at the SPC Fairgrounds open each year in early June, and close the swimming season in late August. Opening hours of the pool are 06:30 to 18:30, and all visitors can enjoy the large Olympic swimming pool in the open. In this complex you can find two swimming pools that are intended for the youngest, and take swimming courses as well. Daily tickets can be purchased at the entrance to the pool.
More info available at spens.rs
The Officers beach, known as the “Oficirac” is a long sandy beach, located on the Petrovaradin side, next to the Zezelj bridge. Oficirac is generally known, mostly because of the entertainment, that can be found there day and night. As it does not have a garnished infrastructure, or paved access Oficirac is labeled as a “wild beach”.
In addition to the parties, you can find a beautiful sandy beach for enjoyment, relaxation and various sport activities, both on the beach and in the water. At the pop up stands and cafes you can find some of the best summer cocktails, and all pets are welcome.
This beach has no lifeguards and so swim at your own risk.
This beach also disappears when the Danube is high so it can usually only be found during the dry late summer season.
Šodroš is a wild beach, which is located at the beginning of the Fishing Islands, namely the Peninsula, which the locals like to call the island. Danube sleeve gets so low sometimes that, so during this period you can basically skip to it. On the other side is Kamenica, where you will mainly find families with children.
The beach is in a quiet place and is suitable for holidays, but also for sporting activities.