Balatonszárszó is a resort place with a real family atmosphere in the southern shore of the Lake Balaton.
The family houses from the last century, the old folk houses and the church have historical aspects what determine the atmosphere of the town. A meeting in 1943 in Balatonszárszó is an important event in the Hungarian history, and the tragic death of the famous Hungarian poet – Attila József – belongs strongly to the past of the village. A monument can be found in the park at the shore it stand for the memory of one of the greatest Hungarian poets, Attila József. Not so far from there you can find his house, where he spent his last days. Today it is the poet's museum. On 70th anniversary of death of Attila József a literature, musical and art festival was started, called Week of the Musical Poems. Another important program in Szárszó is the Summer in Szárszó a series of various cultural events. In the background of the above mentioned cultural programs we have the Hungarian sea that provides wide-ranging possibilities for the water sports. All the three beaches in Szárszó are free of charge. In the weekends animators provide programs to the children. In Szárszó all members of the family can find the chance for the relaxation and the best programs too. The short sandy beach in the central beach of the village is especially favorable to the families with small children.