|Shopping|| 5 || km ||Airport|| 140 || km |
Balatonlelle is situated in the Somogy county, on the southern shore of Lake Balaton, 135 km from Budapest and west of Siófok. Parking is free throughout the whole area of Balatonlelle. Lake Balaton is often affectionately called the “Hungarian Sea”. Balatonlelle has a more than 2-km-long well-equipped free beach. The water deepens gradually and therefore it is very popular with families with small children. Water football, beach volleyball, tennis courts, a giant slide, pedal boats and sports equipment rental make this area very popular among visitors.
Next to the free beach the new Napfény Strand water park (Sunshine Beach) awaits for its guests. It features all kinds of water attractions, a water playground, water slides, a wave pool, saunas, a steam bath, a solarium and massage facilities. The pools can be heated, so they can be used in the colder months as well. The newest feature of Napfény Strand is a giant water slide. A whole range of cultural programs await for the tourists here. Some examples include sailing, boat trips, tennis, fishing, wine tours, cultural programs, parks and forests as for children's facilities there are: a holiday park, an amusement park and a circus. The focal point of summertime activities in Balatonlelle is St. Stephen's Square. Here amateur bands entertain the public with their concerts, while people browse the offerings of the local market. Portrait artists are also part of the colorful venue. Children can enjoy the circus which is open all summer long. Besides the cultural programs, there are lots of concerts to choose from. You can enjoy an organ concert every Saturday evening in the Roman Catholic church. The following summer festivals make the season even more enjoyable: the Balaton Boat Exhibition, the Fisherman's soup cooking competition, the Wine Festival of Balatonlelle, the water show and fireworks display on the 20th of August and the Regional Strudel Baking Competition. Every August the Wine Festival is organized in the honor of St. Donat, the patron saint of vineyards. Hungarian folklore programs help to make the Wine Week more colorful. Tourists can sample the local wines while fans of Hungarian cuisine will be delighted to find all the best of Hungarian food here-piles of sausages, trotters and ham are enough to tempt anyone!