The Venetian Riviera offers Blue Flag sands and plenty of space for sunbathing, sandcastle building and trying your hand at watersports. Whether you're looking for lively sands teeming with bars and activities, or secluded spots tucked away in the woods, package holidays to the Venetian Riviera won't fail to provide you with the perfect suntrap to relax in.
At 16 kilometres long, this stretch of beach offers more room to relax than any of its nearby counterparts. Awarded the prestigious Blue Flag, Lido di Jesolo beach also boasts a plentiful expanse of clean sand and clear water.
The gradual incline into the sea makes this beach perfect for paddling with little ones, but there are also plenty of watersports activities you can book here for an excursion off shore. Stand-up paddleboarding, sailing and windsurfing are just a few of the activities available.
A short stroll from the water here are restaurants serving light bites and full a la carte menus, so you can indulge in local cuisine without giving up your view of the ocean. Check out Chiosco Bar Loredana for daytime snacks while you catch some rays.
Hemmed in by attractive pine forests, Bibione beach offers a little more peace and quiet than the busier tourist area of Lido di Jesolo. There are still rows of sunloungers to choose from here, but this doesn't stop the sand from being immaculate.
Spinning and zumba classes sometimes take place on the beach during summer, and year-round you'll find Piazzale Zenit across from the beach – a large square housing a playpark and sports areas.
Boat trips along the coast are popular in the warmer months, and Bibione is a great place to start from – or to visit along the way. Speak to your hotel for help booking onto a comfortable mini-cruise around the coastline.
The long, sandy beaches here are the main reason tourists visit Caorle. Split into two areas – the Levante side and Ponente – Caorle is home to a combined 15 kilometres of public and private beaches.
In the summer children's entertainment takes place on the sand, and there's always plenty of room to swim and paddle. This is another area where the shore slopes very gently into the sea, making it ideal for families with younger children.
Set back from the beach are a number of cafes and snack stands, offering refreshments to keep you fuelled for a hard day's sunbathing. Like many beaches in the area, these beaches offer rows of sunloungers you can claim for a few euros. We'd recommend picking one in front of a venue that will bring your cocktails to you on the shoreline.
Despite being close to Venice – around a 40-minute journey by ferry – this beach feels a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist areas. Set into a nature reserve, Alberoni is often named as the best beach in the Lido di Venezia.
There are dunes and pine forests to explore away from the shore, but also plenty of chances to play on the water. Cruising trips in the area can start as early as April, and if you're looking to take Italy holidays in the summer months this is another area where you can hire a jetski and really have some fun.