Swimming beaches


There are public beaches in 32 different parts of the city in the city area.  The water quality is monitored during the summer by beach water research.

The city’s public EU swimming beaches


“EU beach" means a beach that is estimated to exceed 100 swimmers per day during the current bathing season.

Väinölänniemi swimming beach
 

  • Kuopio’s favourite swimming beach
  • sandy bottomed and gradually deepening
  • summer time shower, wc and changing areas open 08.00-20.00
  • 2 beach volleyball pitches
  • diving platform (lifeguard monitored)
  • pier
  • ice swimming possibilities

Kirveslahti swimming beach
 

  • Kuopio’s second favourite swimming beach
  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts
  • ice swimming possibilities

Niuva swimming beach
 

  • Kuopio’s third favourite swimming beach
  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • suitable for families with children
  • wc and changing huts

Rauhalahti swimming beach
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • suitable for families with children

Small public swimming beaches

Honkalahti
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

Iso-Valkeinen
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

Jynkänlahti
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

Keinänlahti
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • suitable for families with children
  • wc and changing huts

Pitkälahti, Aurinkoranta
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • changing huts

Sammakkolampi
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

Särkiniemi
 

  • gradually deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

Valkeisenlampi, centre
 

  • sharply deepening sand beach
  • wc and changing huts

City’s outlying-area swimming beaches

  • Karttula
  • Airaksela
  • Syvänniemi
  • Kaislastenlahti
  • Kurkimäki
  • Maaninka
  • Melalahti
  • Nilsiä, Simola
  • Nilsiä, Kankainen
  • Nilsiä, Tahkonlahti
  • Nilsiä, Lastukoski
  • Rytky
  • Savulahti
  • Vehmersalmi
  • Juankoski, taajama Juanlampi
  • Juankoski, taajama Pikonniemi
  • Säyneinen, Ruukinranta
  • Muuruvesi, Kumpuniemi
  • Pitkämäki

Contact Details Contact Details

City hall customer service
Suokatu 42
080 091 8511

email address:
kunnossapito@kuopio.fi

Swimming beaches on the map Swimming beaches on the map

Ice swimming Ice swimming

In winter time there is the possibility for ice swimming at Väinölänniemi swimming beach, Juankoski hotel-restaurant Ruukin Kievari beach as well as Nilsiä Kankainen swimming beach