Here you may find answers to the most common questions concerning:
USE OF EQUIPMENT
BEACH & RESTAURANT
PORT & MOORING
If you still can't find the answer to your question here below, feel free to email us at email@example.com.
Active or retired staff members, interns, consultants, trainees and accredited correspondents of the United Nations Office at Geneva and other Geneva-based international organizations;
Members of permanent missions, diplomatic and consular corps, accredited to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other Geneva-based international organizations;
Active staff members of Geneva-based international NGOs.
You may find here a (non-exhaustive) list of eligible organisations.
If you are still not sure whether your affiliation allows you to access the UN beach, feel free to ask us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You need to be eligible to enter, and either pay an entrance fee of CHF 5 or be a subscriber for the season. Bear in mind there are benefits you cannot have if you opt for just paying the entrance fee (see questions below about "Subscriptions").
No, unless they are guests of (accompanied by) someone who is elegibile to enter UN Port, or as a registered family member of a subscriber of UN Port.
Yes. If you are eligible to enter, you can either pay an entrance fee of CHF 5 each time you enter, or become a subscriber for the entire season.
If you opt to pay an entrnace fee, you will need to show proof of affiliation (e.g. your badge from an international organization, carte de légitimation, contract...).
Do bear in mind though, non-subscribers cannot borrow any equipment (such as paddleboards and kayaks) which is only available to subscribers, for free (no rental possible). Plus, during peak hours you’ll probably have to queue while you pay the entrance fee. Subscribers enter quickly by showing their digital cards.
If you'd like to subscribe for the season, click on the button "Subscribe" at the top menu.
Yes, but you need to be there onsite to greet them (they can't just enter on their own). Guards need to check that you are the eligible person inviting non-elegible guests.
Alternatively, if you arrive before your group of guests you may give a list to the guards with their names so you don't have to greet them personally at the entrance.
Remember: your non-UN / non-international guests still have to pay their entrance fee (or you can pay it for them).
Taking up a subscription for entire season allows you:
Click the button "Subscribe" at the top menu, fill out the form, select your subscriptions, and follow the steps.
No. You will not receive a plastic card to access the UN beach. To enter, you'll have to show your DIGITAL CARD with a QR code that you can find online by logging into your account (https://members.unport.org).
The best way to keep your digital cards handy is by installing our mobile app on your smartphone. Install it now via Google Play or the Apple Store. Alternatively, you can take a screenshot of the digital card and save it as image on your phone, or print it on paper.
Bear in mind: this digital card is different from the "equipment card" (see section below "Use of equipment").
When you log into your account, under “Membership”, and clicking on the button “New membership”, the system will give you the option to add subscriptions for family members.
Yes, if you are a subscriber for the season. Lockers are allocated on a first come, first served basis directly at the beach gate. The cost if CHF 50 for the season payable only by card, and you must bring your own padlock. Please inquire with the guards at the gate for availability.
USE OF EQUIPMENT
Yes. Equipement is only available to seasonal subscribers, for free. It is not available for rental to non-subscribers (sorry, no exceptions).
You need to exchange the piece of equipment you want to borrow for your "equipment card". You will be responsible for that equipment until it is returned. Ask the guards onsite.
Equipment cards (which you exchange to borrow equipment) can be collected from the guards at the main entrance. The cards are normally issued approxiamtely 7 days after the main subscription is purchased.
No. Only one equipment card can be issued per family (under the name of the main subscriber).
Yes, you can give your equipment card to someone else for that person to borrow equipment in your name. But bear in mind: since the card is in your name you are still responsible for the equipment until it is returned, and answer for any damages, if ever.
Yes you can, but since the card is in your name you are still responsible for the equipment until it is returned, and answer for any damages, if ever.
No. Equiment is only available to seasonal subscribers, for free. It is not available for rent to non-subscribers.
This means: if you enter the UN beach by paying the entrance fee (instead as a seasonal subscriber) you will not be able to use the equipment. This includes interns.
No. Equipment can't be reserved. It is only available on a first come, first served basis.
BEACH & RESTAURANT
Please visit our webpage "The Restaurant" via the top navigation menu.
No. Full privatization is not possible. Only group bookings at the restaurant or rooftop terrace. Please inquire with the restaurant for more details at email@example.com.
No. The garden area, including picnic tables/chairs, cannot be booked. It is used on a first come, first served basis. To ensure getting it on the day, arriving at the Beach as early as possible is advisable.
Please inquire directly with the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org or give them a call at +41 22 731 8782 .
No pets are allowed at the UN Beach.
PORT & MOORING
No, it is not possible at this time.
No, unfortunately there is no mooring currently available at UN Port at this time. However, anyone interested can join the waiting list.
Please note that only active seasonal subscribers of UN Port can be on the waiting list (if you are not yet a seasonal subscriber, you can become one via the above link "subscribe").
A refundable application fee of CHF 100 is required in order to join the waiting list - to be refunded to you the moment you are allocated a berth or wish to withdraw from the list. For the bank details to pay the fee, please send an email to email@example.com.
Unfortuantely it is not possible to give an exact time estimate on the waiting list. A minimum waiting time of 2 to 3 years can be expected.
Max boat size is 250cm wide and length should normally not exceed 5 metres, but it also depends on the allocated berth (some are more restrictive). At the time when a berth becomes available and it is your turn on the waiting list to take it, we will advise you.
Inside the harbour:
For boats up to 215 cm wide: CHF 1'000
For boats greater than 215 cm and up to 250 cm wide: CHF 1'300
Outside the harbour:
For boats up to 215 cm wide: CHF 800
For boats greater than 215 cm and up to 250 cm wide: CHF 1'040
No. Mooring at UN Port is seasonal, starting May-June (when the water level permits) until 31 October.