Would you think that Venice has or does not have great beaches? Well, that's a tricky question.
As a maritime city, you may think that it is so easy to choose some great beaches in Venice. However, the answer to the question 'Is there any beach in Venice?' could be intended either way. Yes, there are but also, no, there aren't.
Why? You will see reading throughout the article!
Are there nice beaches in Venice Italy? Let's explore Venetian coastline
Let's start this article in medias res. The province of Venice is full of great, nice, sandy beaches. Even Venice has some islands with great beaches facing the Adriatic Sea. What you won't see, however, are beaches in the islands located inside the Venetian lagoon.
From north to south, the coastline has plenty of extended sandy beaches where locals but also tourists usually spend their holidays during summer.
From Bibione (in the northern part) to Chioggia (southern part), let's discover the greatest beaches to have some rest. In the first part, we'll mention all the beaches in the province of Venice, while in the latter part, all the lidos that are actually located within its municipality.
The greatest beaches in the province of Venice: from Bibione to Sottomarina (Chioggia)
This part of the country is very famous for the extensiveness of its sandy beaches.
There is so much sand that sometimes walking at the beach seems more like taking a walk in the desert.
You can find places which are more extended than others, and places more wild. The province of Venice, in fact, offers a greatly varied coastline.
Bibione Beach, the northest beach of the province of Venice
Bibione is renowned for its sandy and golden beaches included in an environment rich in biodiversity.
It is located approximately 1 hour and a half drive from Piazzale Roma.
If you are looking for a place where to relax with your family and children, you are in the right place. The calmness of the water and the shallow seabed make this destination very popular among families. Lastly, here you'll find all sorts of facilities on the beach.
Caorle Beach: sandy lidos and the wild natural area of Brussa beach
This town is located between Bibione at its north and Eraclea at its south.
It's another place full of activities for families. Here the beach is amazing with fine and golden sand. Among the popular ones, we can mention Spiaggia di Levante and Spiaggia di Ponente, located next to the city center. However, if you are interested in something more wild, you can explore Brussa beach. It is a 900 hectare coastal site located in the Naturalistic Oasis of Vallevecchia, an uncontaminated lagoon environment.
Typical of this area are the casoni, wooden houses built with woven reeds where, until the 1960s, fishermen used to live.
The town itself is a good destination for a day trip from Venice. Its beautiful architecture with the little church facing the Adriatic Sea make some locals call the city 'Little Venice'.
Eraclea Beach, a small village with a lido perfect for families
Eraclea, located between the famous Jesolo Beach and Caorle, is a lesser known place for tourism. However, it's perfect to spend some time far from overcrowded beaches and chaos.
Here in fact you can find many public lidos, as well as some private ones. Eraclea is known not only for the golden sand, but also for the great pine forest where you can hide during the hottest hours of the day.
It's highly recommended if you want a quiet and relaxing vacation in a place not far from Venice (about 1 hour drive from Piazzale Roma).
Jesolo Beach: some of the most famous lidos in the province of Venice
Jesolo is located in such an extended area that you can easily find the right beach for your vacation.
There is the area called 'Jesolo Pineta', for example, where the pine forest is so extended that many holiday houses are located inside of it.
There is also 'Jesolo Lido', where most of the hotels, shops and nightclubs are located. It's the center of the nightlife and also a great center for shopping and entertainment.
Have you ever heard of the famous theme park 'Caribe Bay'? It's frankly amazing!
Cavallino Treporti Beach: wild areas is the northern part of the Venetian lagoon
The Cavallino area extends for approximately 15 kilometers from Port of Piave Vecchia and Punta Sabbioni.
Maybe here tourists will not find the best facilities like beach umbrellas and bars, but discovering this area means to enjoy truly wild places.
How to explore the area? There are so many trails you can enjoy either by bike or walking, and that will show you the best this land has to offer.
Cavallino is indeed perfect to spend some days camping and for outdoors activities. This area won't let you down!
Chioggia Sottomarina Beach: the southern part of the lagoon
Another famous destination near Venice is Sottomarina (Chioggia). Its beach faces the sea, while the city of Chioggia faces the lagoon. Here, tourists find many sandy lidos, most of them equipped with facilities, but also a great town for shopping and entertainment.
In the seventies, Sottomarina was famous for the alleged healing and tanning properties of its sand. The high salinity rate, in fact, made many visitors come here to enjoy the so-called sandblasting. What was that? A spa treatment consisting of covering the body with sea sand to promote a golden tan.
Even nowadays, Sottomarina beaches are renowned for their tanning properties but also for the quality of its air, which is said to be good for people with breathing problems. Come here in the early morning to experience it by yourself!
And now, let's discover the beaches actually belonging to the city of Venice!
All the beaches in Venice: the best beaches within the city
Do you remember the question that made this article begin and our answer? Well, it's true that there are no beaches in the main part of the city of Venice.
However, there are some great places in the nearby islands where you can spend an amazing holiday or day trip. And not just Venice Lido!
The island of Venice Lido (Lido di Venezia): a truly glamorous island
Known for hosting the Film Festival every September, Venice Lido is also famous for being 'the lido of the city'.
You can spend your time sunbathing in one of the fully equipped lidos of Lido Beach, or choose to explore the island by bus, car or bike. It's really enjoyable and really close to the city of Venice (approximately 15 minutes by boat, departing from San Marco).
To know more, visit here our guide to Venice Lido!
Pellestrina Beach: where the true soul of Venice is hidden
Visiting this small island seems like you are entering another time. Everything here is so calm and people live their own life according to the rhythm of the sun and the sea.
The island is joyful and hides some great beaches where you won't find many tourists.
It's a truly surprising island and we recommend you to visit it not only for sunbathing but also for discovering the other face of Venice. A less touristy but way more authentic one.
Beach of Cà Roman: a natural and completely wild area
In the southern part of the lagoon, there is a place truly untouched by humans. Here you won't find any beach umbrella and the lido is left wild and natural.
Cà Roman is so rich in biodiversity that it also houses a natural oasis. Such a natural jewel needs in fact to be protected by human touch.
At the end of this tour, are you ready to explore the best beaches we have in the Venice area?