Wednesday Review: The Beach in Prague
Last week we went to O2 zlate lazne, also known as “the beach”. There’s a beach in Prague!?!?! That’s right! Well, actually it’s more like a park on the river with some sand (which was shipped in of course). It was different then I had expected and definitely VERY different from the Southern California beaches that I’m used to, but it was still a really fun place.
When you walk into the park/beach at the far end you will see Czech Barbeque stands on your left selling kabobs and sausages and beer with tables out in front. On your right there is a patio type area with more tables and chairs where there was a wedding going on the night that we were there. As you walk farther along the path you will see a bar on your left and then some sand volleyball courts and a little sand beach on your right. Farther down there will be more Czech Barbeque stands on your left and a big grassy area with a fun fountain on your right. At the opposite end of the park/beach there is a big children’s play park, which you have to pay to get in, but it looks like so much fun.
The atmosphere at the beach is chill and relaxed. People are out sun bathing, kids are running in the grass, some are playing in the sand and tons of people are talking and drinking beer. It is all very clean and really nicely done. There are little statues and fountains and a giant chess board with playing pieces. The food was good, nothing special, just BBQ but great for a hot summer day and the perfect match for the yummy beer. The view of the Vltava river is beautiful. Over all I would highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already. It’s a good place to make the best of the summer heat and enjoy a nice beer and good chat with some friends.
Rejoicing in the journey - Beth Stedman
Photographs by Tamara Stedman and Beth Stedman