The Beach

The Riviera Beach
Vintage Riviera Beach Picture

The Riviera Beach is located on Wrigley Drive close proximity to the Geneva Lake Path, the Lake Geneva Library, the Riviera Ballroom and within walking distance from restaurants and the business district.

We've Gone Mobile! Get your Lake Geneva Daily Beach Passes on your Mobile Device!

Beginning May 28th the City of Lake Geneva is offering two ways to purchase beach passes. Cash/Credit Card at the 3 beach Kiosks or avoid long lines by downloading the VIPLY app to your smartphone.

  • Select your beach location (Lake Geneva, WI)
  • Enter the number of passes needed
  • Complete the purchase
  • Scan the QR code at the entrance
  • Receive your wristband and you're on the beach!

Beach Rates

  • $8 per person
  • Children age 6 and under are free
  • Seasonal Pass are $80 per year

The Rivera Beach is always open to the public. Admission is charged during business hours (9 am until 6 pm every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day) when lifeguards are on duty.

When Lifeguards are not on duty, the beach is still open to the public and swimming is at your own risk.

The Riviera Beach is open during summer months, beginning May 28, 2022 through September 5, 2022, with Lifeguards on duty from 9:30 am to 6 pm (weather permitting) with the following exceptions:

  • There will be no Lifeguards on duty May 31 to June 3
  • There will be no lifeguards on duty August 29 to September 2

On Memorial Day weekend, Labor Day weekend, and after August 14, Lifeguards will be on duty 10 am to 5 pm.

Beach bathrooms are open when the beach is staffed during business hours. Bathroom facilities are available in Library Park when closed at the beach.

Daily Admission Wristbands

Daily admission to the beach can be purchased at any of the 3 pay stations located near the beach entrance during regular beach hours. The pay stations accept bills (not larger than $20 bills), debit and credit cards. The pay stations do not give change; however change can be obtained from the beach house with proof of purchase.

Upon payment, the pay station will issue a voucher that is redeemed at the Beach House for the wristband(s). The beach attendants are there to assist you with using the pay stations.

Download the VIPLY app on your smartphone for an alternate to our pay stations. Beach Passes may be purchased in advance only on VIPLY.

If you purchase on VIPLY, use your smartphone to scan the QR code with a beach attendant to receive a wristband.

Resident Beach Passes

Resident Annual Beach Passes are available to individuals who reside in the City of Lake Geneva.

Beach passes may be purchased for $3 each and up to 6 passes per residence.

Please submit a copy of your current utility bill and the fee, either by mail or drop box at City Hall; or by email. They may also be purchased at Lake Geneva City Hall (626 Geneva Street).

Note: Residents must show a current utility bill with their Lake Geneva address as proof of residence. Owning property alone is not a qualification for obtaining beach passes. The beach pass must be displayed in order to be granted admission to the beach area. Passes are not refundable or replaceable

  • Beach Rules

  • No Glass Containers
  • No Pop-Up Canopies
  • No Tables Larger Than 2 by 2 (Limit 1)
  • No Alcohol/Drugs
  • No Smoking
  • Dogs and Other Pets Are Not Allowed
  • No Knives or Weapons
  • Food and Personal Flotation Devices Are Allowed in the Beach Area

Parking

  • Metered parking is available along the beachfront for $2 per hour - 5 hour max.
  • No change or refund given at meter. Parking is enforced from 9 am to 7 pm Daily.
  • Free parking is located several blocks in on smaller side streets
  • Please see instructions how to use the meter or download PARKMOBILE App before your visit

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are provided at the Riviera Beach by the Water Safety Patrol.

For more information on swimming lessons, contact the Water Safety Patrol at 262-245-6577 or visit the Water Safety Patrol website.

The beach is open to the public every day of the week. Admission is charged during business hours when Lifeguards are on duty.

Water Conditions

Water Conditions

During the beach season, water quality is tested weekly and the results are posted on this webpage. The beach is under Advisory if the average beach level of contaminates exceeds 235 cfu/100 ml. The beach is closed if the average level exceeds 1000 cfu/100 ml, or if a health hazard or major pollution event exists.

Conditions

  • LG-1 West End - cfu/100 ml
  • LG-2 Swim Pier - cfu/100 ml
  • LG-3 East End 146.7 cfu/100 ml
  • Average 146.7 cfu/100 ml

Sample Results for September 7th, 2021