It was over 32 degrees and all we wanted was the lake! We planned to walk alongside the lake, stopping at different beaches as we went.
So, we took the train to Lausanne. On arrival, we walked down towards Ouchy (you can also get a metro there if you don’t want to walk). Luckily it is all downhill and there is a lovely, wide and pushchair friendly path called Promenade de la Ficelle (approximately a 20 minute walk from Lausanne station to Ouchy).
Once we reached the lake we turned left and walked past Château d’Ouchy and along a beautiful, wide lakeside footpath, headed towards Pully. The walk from Ouchy to Pully was approximately 5km and took around an hour. The whole path is very accessible and the views across the lake are incredible. There are also lots of tiny beaches if you need to stop and cool off!
We reached Pully and came across Pully-Plage. For adults it was 6 chf to get inside (free for babies) and there were 2 large swimming pools, a beach volleyball court, a restaurant, access to the lake with a lifeguard, changing rooms, toilets, lockers, baby changing area and a lovely baby pool with a little slide. Also, importantly for babies, there were lots of trees for shade. We loved it in here and had a great time swimming with our son and cooling off! We also had the delicious plat du jour for lunch in the restaurant and they provided a highchair for our son.
After spending a few hours at this wonderful beach, we continued on our walk next to the lake to Lutry (about 3km away). The path continued to be very accessible and we even stopped for icecream mid-way through the walk. There were a few little play areas along the way as well, which we stopped at for a go on the swings.
The views continued to be spectacular and we were already getting too hot again so we headed to the old town of Lutry and it’s lovely, free public beach.
Just after the old town, we found Plage de Lutry. It was a lot busier than Pully Plage, but we still found a great spot in some shade and we all had a swim in the lake. There were diving boards in the lake and also a lovely Buvette de la Plage, serving food and cold drinks.
After this, we walked back to Pully, had another swim and caught the train from Pully to Geneva (via Lausanne) because it was getting late. There is a train station in Lutry though, so you could take the train back from there.
Train Station: Lausanne, Pully and Lutry
Parking: Parking Port d’Ouchy SA, Parking Chemin de la Plage and Parking Doret
Toilets: Public toilets along the route and also at Pully and Lutry plage
Restaurants and cafes: La Buvette de la Plage, Lutry and Pully Plage Restaurant
Accessibilty: Completely pushchair and wheelchair friendly