Last weekend, we spent a wonderful day at the Plage du Chauchy in Saint-Prex, a picture-perfect medieval village on the north shore of lake Geneva, not far from Morges in Canton Vaud.
If you’ve never been, this charming & well-preserved market town, with its ancient entry gate and clock tower, makes a fab day-out if friends are visiting from abroad. You can reach it by boat too – definitely an experience the little ones will remember forever!
There are four different lake beaches in Saint-Prex but we spent the day at the Plage du Chauchy (chemin de Chaucy 4, click here to google map it). Equipped with toilets, buvette, picnic tables, playground and 7 meters-high diving platform, this is a 5-star picnic spot where the whole family can kick-back & relax.
Although they call it a ‘plage‘, Chaucy doesn’t have sand or pebbles: it’s a 700 square meters lawn-only beach with plenty of shade and relatively less-crowded than other beaches of the same size. It’s great for a spot 0f freshwater swimming or a big dive in the lake too!
You can bring a ball for a game of football, tennis-table racquets & balls, a book or bathing suits, there is enough here to keep the entire family amused and chilled-out, whiling away a lazy summer’s day. My Little Missy was kept quite busy chasing after the ducks that were roaming around looking for a good napping spot.
I don’t believe in ‘signs’, but when I realized that the little buvette here serves up delicious homemade ice-creams from Gelateria Veneta in Lausanne I felt a shiver of foodie pleasure running down my spine…considering my obsession with Italian-style gelato, this is definitely I sign I was happy to embrace without hesitation!
chemin de Chaucy 4
1162 Saint-Prex (VD)
Click here to see the google map.
FREE ENTRY. Free parking available nearby.
Take a look at the CGN summer scheduling to reach Saint-Prex by boat from Geneva or Lausanne.