Jesolo was one of the first destinations that came to our minds when we were looking for beach holidays to Italy with kids. Do you know why? Because the Adriatic Coast, and in this case the Venetian Riviera, is a real jewel for families. There are miles and miles of gold and sandy beach and so many things to do in Jesolo with children that you can’t get bored.
Kids love to play on the beach, build sand castles and sunbathe until the end of the day. Parents always try to satisfy children’s desires, merging cultural visits and daily excursions on the territory. The perfect family vacation at the beach is then a combination of various elements as Italy is plenty of natural attractions, art and historic spots that worth a visit.
Discover how many things families can do in Jesolo
The beach of Lido di Jesolo
Children can live their holiday the fullest here! The beach is what families will come here for, as Lido di Jesolo is a sort of babies and toddlers paradise! The coast is large, sandy and golden with shallow water.
The 15 kilometres of the beach are divided into different beach resorts, most of them belonging to hotels that stand in front of the sea, with their own rows of coloured sunbeds and parasols. Families can find many facilities at the beach such as playgrounds, hot showers along the beachside path, toilets and changing cabins, bar and restaurants. This means that parents do not need to leave the beach, lazing all day long.
Many hotels may have their own beach resort, but beach facilities are not necessarily included in the price of hotel room, so check your booking reservation. The price of sunbed and parasol depends on what row you choose: the closer you are to the sea, the higher you will pay.
If you don’t want to pay for the beach, you can choose the public and free beaches – “spiaggia libera” in Italian – that are short stretches of beach located between one resort and the other.
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Not only beach life, more things to do in Jesolo with kids
Apart from sunbathing, there are various activities to entertain families with kids in Jesolo, such as parks, daily trip to Venice, cruises, bicycle adventures and much more.
Aqualandia is a Caribbean island in the heart of Jesolo. It is a water theme park, awarded as one of the best in Italy. There you can find 8 themed areas, 26 attractions (most of them are water related), the tallest bungee-jumping tower in Europe, and evening shows and entertainment activities.
Do you like sailing? Then do not miss the Jolly Roger cruises along the shores of Jesolo offering a pirate experience for the whole family in ‘the craziest galleon in the world.’
Venice is so close to Lido di Jesolo that families must plan a day trip to one of the best and beloved cities of the world. It simply takes one hour to get from Lido di Jesolo to Venice and it costs 20.50€ (daily fee ticket for bus+boat). The islands of Burano, Torcello and Murano are even an in just a stone’s throw away. So a beach vacation at Jesolo can be a good excuse to visit these marvellous destinations too.
Cycling itineraries in Jesolo
Jesolo is an ideal destination for active family and cyclotourist addicted. Along the sandy coast, there are 500 kilometres of cycling tracks, divided into 12 itineraries, suitable for beginners and pro, including at least four routes best suited to families with children. These tracks are both accessible by bike or MTB, and we can recommend them to well-trained children that are able to travel from 7.8km to 40km in a day.
RED PATH (BONIFICATION): Starting from Lido di Jesolo in Piazza Brescia, the trail follows the cycle path in the shade of the pine forest, until the centre of Jesolo.
Length of the itinerary: 21,4 Km
YELLOW PATH (URBAN): This is a completely urban journey, that offers an overview of the whole Lido di Jesolo. From the Lighthouse to Piazza Manzoni, passing through Piazza Marina – where Aqualandia Park is located – then to Piazza Aurora, the central Piazza Mazzini and Piazza Brescia until Piazza Marconi. The last stretch is wrapped in the shade of the Pineta and is therefore ideal to restore from the hottest day during summer.
PURPLE PATH (ANCIENT VILLAGES): This path brings families through the oldest villages of the peninsula until Lio Piccolo, from where you can enjoy the reddish sunsets on the lagoon. The itinerary includes the passage from Marina di Cavallino to Cavallino and to Punta Sabbioni.
Length of the itinerary: 36 Km
GRAY PATH (PIAVE RIVIERA): If you love history and natural landscape, this is the best itinerary for you. During the journey, you can visit the old historical centre of Caorle, the reclaimed lands of Torre di Fine and Brian, the seacoast of Eraclea and the wild nature of “Death’s Island”.
Generally speaking, the bike lanes of Jesolo are very easy, safe and can be travelled even by toddlers for shorter distances. Thanks to the investments made on the territory, it is thus possible to move around the beach and the town of Jesolo in a “green and eco way”. On-site, there are bike-sharing services with over 120 bikes available for free, several bike rents and many hotels offering rental services to guests for free. If you want to discover more about the cycle routes of Jesolo, pencil Jesolo Ambient Bike website.
Holidays to Jesolo with children: practical information
How to get to Jesolo on Venetian Coast
The town of Jesolo is located on the opposite side of the Venice lagoon, only 20km far away and 40 minutes drive from the “Serenissima”. Lido di Jesolo is the “Marina”, a purpose-built beach resort that faces the sea. When planning a holiday on the Venetian Coast and if you desire to sleep close to the beach, be sure that you book a family room at Lido di Jesolo.
You can easily get to Jesolo by car following the A4 highway until Mestre and exit at “Tessera Airport / Jesolo”. Those who come from Tarvisio, Udine or Trieste must exit at Noventa di Piave.
Jesolo is also reachable by public transports with the combination of train+bus from the major Italian cities. The nearest stations are Venezia Mestre and San Donà di Piave. Once you get off the train, you can take public buses that go to Jesolo and Lido di Jesolo.
Once you’ve reached your destination, you can leave your car parked and use a bicycle or public transport to moving here and there.
Best time to visit Jesolo
Mid Spring and the beginning of Summer are by far the best time to visit the Venetian coast and the town of Jesolo too. There are events, festivals and outdoor activities to engage families with children. July and August are the worst months to visit Lido di Jesolo and if you can choose your schedule, opt for early beginning of July or the end of August.
Far from the crowds of tourists, September is the best to live an outdoor adventure and the autumn, in general, can fulfil your holiday in yellow or red, as the nature in the backcountry of Jesolo offers fall foliage and birdwatching activities in the Lagoon.
If you are looking both for a slow and active holiday at the beach, choose the Venetian Coast and you will not regret it. Jesolo offers so many things to do that your kids will ask to come back again and again.