Lido di Venezia's beaches
The Lido di Venezia is one of the Venetians’ favourite destinations during summer time. Its beaches are extremely charming and elegant, the seabed forms a gentle slope that allows even the smallest children to bathe safely, also thanks to the protection afforded by the S. Nicolò and Alberoni breakwaters and by the several breakwaters that extend from the shore in front of each bathing establishment. Several rows of tidily ordered and numbered huts are distinguished by their shape and colour according to the bathing establishment they belong to. Today’s accommodation facilities guarantee their guests holidays where comfort comes first.
The main characteristic of the equipped beaches on Lido is the hut: a large cabin with a veranda and an awning added to the closed structure. There are several bathing establishments and all of them rent the different types of equipment (hut, mini hut, small hut, deck chair, sun umbrella, sun bed and so on) for different periods, for a day/week/month or for the whole season.
A list of the bathing establishments follows:
Bagni Alberoni: http://bagnialberoni.com/
C.AP.L.I. Tel.: 041 5260356
Caribe beach Tel.: 0415261136
Kuyaba spiagge Tel.: 041 5265961
Miramare Tel.: 041 5260193
S.A.B. Stabilimenti Attività Balneari http://www.sabvenezialido.com
Spiaggia Paradiso Tel.: 041.5261560
Stabilimento balneare Sorriso Tel.: 041 5261066
Venezia Spiagge http://www.veneziaspiagge.it
Pachuka beach http://www.pachuka.it/
For whoever wants to enjoy the sun and the sea in total relaxation the island also offers free beaches, such as the sandy dunes at San Nicolò and Alberoni, the Murazzi rocks and the Bluemoon beach, strategically positioned close to the Santa Maria Elisabetta waterbus stop, which on the other hand is often very crowded with tourists also because it is equipped with showers and toilets.
The Alberoni beach is a WWF protected sanctuary and is extremely striking thanks to its vastness and semi-wild character, an ideal habitat for sea birds like the rare Bee-eaters and the Kentish Plovers, as well as the more common Little Egrets and Seagulls.
How to reach Lido di Venezia
The Lido di Venezia waterbus stop is called Santa Maria Elisabetta. It can be reached from Piazzale Roma or from the railway station by means of the Actv waterbus lines number 51 and 61 that go along the Giudecca Canal. If you are not in a hurry, you can arrive in an hour with waterbus line 1 that goes along the Grand Canal, also stopping at Rialto and Saint Mark’s. Actv line 2 skips a few stops and reaches Lido faster. From Chioggia with line 11 that is served by a combination of buses and ferryboats to cross the two harbour mouths and the island of Pellestrina. From Marco Polo International Airport or from Murano to reach Lido di Venezia you can use the motorboats of the Alilaguna Red or Blue Line. From Burano-Treporti-Punta Sabbioni you reach Lido by means of the Actv LN line. From Punta Sabbioni or from Tronchetto with the Actv ferryboats. You can arrive even taking a water taxi, but this solution is the most expensive one. After disembarking at the S.Maria Elisabetta stop you can take the buses of the A-B-C lines, called “Giralido” and the road taxis.
An order issued by the Mayor of Venice establishes that it is obligatory for all bathing establishments on Venice Lido to show the limits of the shore licences. This recognises the right of all bathers to stay on the beach without having to pay the establishments. The licence limits on the shore must be indicated with two blue poles placed at the opposite ends, bearing a notice showing the limit of the licensed area.