Veneto is a region full of surprises, rich in history and culture, but also beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes
The Veneto region is recognised as one of the most beautiful in Italy and there are always interesting things to do no matter the season. BBMag’s previous editorial features have focused on the region’s cultural legacy, the history of Prosecco, its five-star golf courses, romantic destinations for couples, and much more.
This time, however, it is Veneto’s Blue and Green Flag beaches that are in the spotlight. Whether you want to get together with friends and dine out in the local trattorias, enjoy a peaceful walk along the shore, or just take in the sea view with an exquisite drop of Prosecco, the region’s beaches certainly offer the perfect environment. Here is our list of must-visit beaches for those that love the sun, sand, sea and sky.
The island of Albarella, which tops our list of Venetian beaches, is one of the most luxurious destinations in the region. There is no shortage of things to do amid the local festivals, lush nature parks, open-air sports and, of course, a sensational beach. It is an island full of promise for those who enjoy adventure in the sun.
Also known as Barricata Villagio, the local beach (of the same name) gives visitors the chance for a refreshing dip. Barricata is part of the Delta del Po Park nature reserve, so is perfect for nature lovers.
Bibione is set to the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea—the back of the “Italian boot”. The waters are clear and calm and provide plenty of beach fun for tourists, as well as spectacular sunrises and sunsets. There are plenty of resorts to choose from, including some which have spas—a great option for those looking to unwind.
The town of Caorle is a mecca for history buffs, mostly because its beach was a Roman port half a millennium ago. In addition to enjoying the sun and gentle waters of the Adriatic Sea, tourists can opt for a guided tour to learn a little more about this historic city, as well as enjoy the water sports on offer.
With a 15km coastline of golden sand, Cavallino is home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. The entire coastal setting of Cavallino is a sight to behold as it captures where the sands of the Adriatic coastline meet the intracoastal lagoons, many of which you can navigate by boat. In addition to the beaches and dunes, many tourists flock to the area to camp out in one of the local nature reserves.
The small town of Eraclea is home to one of the closest beaches to Venice. Its big selling point is that it is an eco-resort, catering mainly for families. It is a perfect location for those wishing to combine a beach holiday with ecological tourism. For animal lovers, Eraclea is the ideal place to see horse races or observe rare and exotic birds.
Whether you’re looking for beach getaway with all the amenities or a more laid-back vacation with a little shopping thrown in, Jesolo is one of the accommodating destinations in the region. The beach is recognised as one of the most well-kept in all Italy and has won several awards for ecological preservation. So, as you might expect, the guided tours to learn more about ecotourism come highly recommended.
As the name suggests, this is the closest beach to the Venetian capital, Venice. It is possibly the most famous beach in the area, with plenty to do, from coastal walks to trying your luck in one of the casinos. There are public and private beaches, ready to be enjoyed alone, as a couple, or with family or friends.