You can swim in the lake from various places along the banks of Lauwersmeer. It gets very busy there on warm summer days, with thousands of people looking to cool off in the lake. In the northeastern part of the Lauwersmeer area, around the Nieuwe Robbengat, the Forestry Commission manages three recreational beaches (Suyderoogh, eastern and western beach). Here you can find sufficient parking space, toilets and various cafes and restaurants. In addition, in the Hoek van de Bant, in the northwest of the Lauwersmeer area, there is a site for day tourists. You can also visit the beaches near Oostmahorn on the west side of the Lauwersmeer National Park.