Lido, can reach here by the water taxi. The scenarios are pretty different than Venice. It's another world alltogether, with beaches & tanned bodies (although mostly kids & old folks).
The photo shows the roofs of the huts, containing these people.
Go there for a lazy stroll, swimming & shopping, have a nice snack or splash on a fancy dinner with a lover.
If you're tired of culture, architecture and history and just want to relax on the beach, then take a vaporetto ride to the Lido Island.
Lido is where the "beau monde" comes together during the yearly film festival. Nice boulevards, expensive shops, even more expensive hotels, private beaches, parties, ...: this is what the Lido is all about.
During my stay in Venice, I spent 2 hours there, strolling on the boulevards and the beach. It's not really my kind of place, the beach is packed with cabins and seats and is not what I call pretty. But as said, nice to relax for a couple of hours if you have enough of Venice.
Lido is a slender island located between the lagoon and the open sea. The only reason to visit this island is to go to the beach. It has no notable architecture but if you want to relax on the beach, after all that walking in Venice, then this is the place to do it. From Venice you can reach Lido by vaporetto.
I haven't tried this yet... but some of my friends had already experienced these joyflights.
Choose a reputable company handling such joyflights and they can fly you over historical cities of Padova, Treviso and Chioggia, the wonderful islands of the Venetian Lagoon
(Pellestrina, Alberoni and Venice Lido) and old Venice city. They can even fly you over the Italian Dolomites! You can take great panoramic photos from your window-seat of the city below you.
I am told that each of such flight lasts for approximately 1 hour and the aircraft can comfortably accommodate 3 passengers.
It's not cheap but definitely a thrilling experience. Your memories-to-last-for-a-lifetime can set you back by as much as US$150 and more per person.
We'll try this recommendation on our next visit to Venice for sure.
For more details, please check directly with your hotel concierge.... I am merely passing on a tip my friends shared with me.
take a ferry ride to Lido Beach (dont not confuse with Paris Lido ). Take a ferry ride from rialto bridge or san marco to Lido . walk down from Lido ferry station to the beach ( 15 mins ) . Nice area for Window shopping , Seafood Pizza . Try the supermarket on the left side of the rd leading down to the beach . It has nice pollock fries on crab claws !!! worth tasting. !!
Venice Lido is only a short boat ride away from St.Mark's Square. With shores stretching 12km, it has one of the world's most attractive and exclusive beaches. If you are tempted to spend a day sunbathing and swimming, the concierge of your hotel will be only too pleased to reserve a beach hut for you. At the furthest ends of Lido, facing the sea, there is a fully-functioning private airport, the Nicelli Airport, and the Golf Club Lido with 18 holes.
This is a settlement about 2/3 of the way down the island of Lido. This is the church of Santa Maria Assunta, in the village. Malamocco was once the home of the capital of the lagoon confederation, until it was moved to what is now Venice, for greater safety.
Lido is 8km long, and as you head south (go by bike) you pass through some other small settlemnts. We stumbled across this, the cemetary near Malamocco. It was absolutely exquisite - and so beautifully tended. While we were there an old lady started to talk to Sue, I think she wondered if Sue had relatives in the cemetary who she was looking for. We had no idea what she was saying, but she was a kindly old lady, and she left an impression on us.
Just across the basin from St Marks is the island of Lido. This is the 'original' Lido, and gave its name to every other resort in the world that is called Lido - and it was once the playground of the rich and famous.
The beach is on the far side of the island, along with most of the good and expensive hotels. The beaches are mostly private (owned by the hotels) though you can pay for access without being a guest (though this is quite expensive). A cheaper option is the 'private public beaches', which you also pay for, but which aren't part of a hotel. Finally, the cheapest option of all is the public beach. This is at the northern end of the island. The sand here is actually pretty poor, seeming quite dirty in colour, and no way could it be called 'golden'. Facilities are very limited, though there was a lifeguard patrolling (or posing, more like). The nice weather and the lack of any other option brings people here.
If you go too far to the north, the beach is actually quite disgusting, strewn with litter and rubbish brought in by the tide, and absolutely stinking of rotting vegetation (and possibly even animals). It really turned my stomach :-S Stay as far away from that end as you can.
Did you know that Venice had a beach? If you have the time and just want to relax, consider going to Lido for the day. I wouldn't say it is the most stunning beach in the world, but it is good if you have been travelling hard for a long time and just need a break. (like I did!) You can catch the ferry there from just outside Piazza San Marco (takes about 1/2 hour).
If you plan to go Venice, take the time to drive to the Peninsula across from the city. There you will find a plethora of hotels and campgrounds at very affordable rates. The nice thing is the availability of a ferry service which starts very early and runs very late. It's also very cheap! A few bucks for round-trip. To arrive in venice by water is like magic, I won't even begin to describe it.
Go to Lido, rent a bycicle (near the vaporetto-stop). From there, go to Malamocco (ancient village) and Alberoni (full of green). Then take the ferry-boat and go to fishermen village of Pellestrina; continue until the dunes and the wood of the Oasis of Caroman.