If you are travelling with the family, perhaps with still young children, the larger lidos are probably the best choice. Lido Brissago, Lido Locarno, Lido Tenero and Lido Ascona are equipped with areas for children, water slides and children's pools and have nearby parking facilities. In some cases, children under 3 or 6 years of age do not pay admission. Among the lidos with free entry, Ascona's public lido has a nice playground for children.
If, on the other hand, you are looking for a beach for you and your friends, the public bathing area in Tenero is the ideal place to lie in the sun and have a drink. Here the sunset is truly stunning. Other beaches popular with young people for their "hip" atmosphere are Shaka Beach in Vira Gambarogno (where there is one of the Swing the World swings), the public lido in San Nazzaro and Crodolo Palm Beach in Ronco sopra Ascona.
Perfect corners for sports enthusiasts are Lake View Locarno and the public lido in Magadino. But many lidos are simply suitable for all tastes or a surprise to be discovered, such as the one in Gerra Gambarogno which reopens this summer.