Lido di Jesolo is a 15-kilometer long strip of sandy beach along the Adriatic, part of the town of Jesolo, located near the lagoon of Venice. The area is known as a popular summer beach destination, with cheerful beach clubs lining the shore and a long boardwalk of shops behind. Visiting Lido di Jesolo is easy from Venice, as long as you ensure you know the correct transportation lines relative to your destination at Lido di Jesolo. Below is our guide to how to arrive to Lido di Jesolo from Venice, along with some local tips on what to do once you get there. We would love to hear from you about any of your favorites for visiting the beach in Lido di Jesolo in the comments below.
How to Arrive to Lido di Jesolo from Venice
First of all, it’s important to know where exactly you need to go at Lido di Jesolo as it is a very long island, so it’s important to know if you’re heading North or South.
a) If you need to go to the northern part of the beachfront (the one nearer to Lido di Jesolo city center), you can take the ATVO charter bus from Piazzale Roma, that will take around 1 hour to get there.
b) If you need to go to the southern part of the beachfront (the one close to the lighthouse), it’s better to take the ACTV motonave line 14 from San Marco until Punta Sabbioni (see route map here). From Punta Sabbioni, take bus line n. 5 which goes to Jesolo (see bus time table here). You can then exit the bus at the best stop for your destination.
For example, if you’re heading to Acqualandia (the water theme park in Jesolo), it’s better take the motonave from San Marco and then the bus. On the other hand, if you want to go to visit Sea Life, a large aquarium, it is better to take the bus from Piazzale Roma.
Things to Do in Lido di Jesolo for Families
If you are visiting Venice with kids, stay a little longer so that you have time to go at least for the day during the summer season to visit some of the sites or enjoy the beach at Lido di Jesolo.
– A visit to the Acqualandia water park. Acqualandia is a water park in Jesolo with themed waterslides, pools, and activities appropriate for all ages. The park is created as a Caribbean Island scene!
– A visit to the Sea Life Aquarium. The Sea Life Aquarium is a fun Venice Italy family destination with interactive exhibits and active conservation projects.
– Playing on the beach. The beaches of Lido di Jesolo are famous for families, with rows of private beaches that rent out chaises and umbrellas at reasonable rates (14-21 euro/day for 2 beds and one umbrella) and offer games, snack bars, showers, and other amenities. The boardwalk behind the beach is also lined with family-friendly cafes and gelato shops.
Local Tips for Visiting Lido di Jesolo
Every morning the fisherman boats arrive arriving near the Jesolo lighthouse, with fresh fish sold directly from the fisherman himself. If you have rented a holiday apartment, it’s perfect to cook fresh seafood from the lagoon! The best time to go is from around 8 am.
If you’re staying in Lido di Jesolo and you want to do a off the beaten path adventure, you can rent a bike and have a stroll in Lio Piccolo. It’s a natural park with the typical lagoon environment where you can fine uncontaminated nature, very local places, and lot of birds. If you’re lucky enough you will be able to see also the famous pink flamingos! They are very shy though!
Don’t forget to sign up for Prontopia before you arrive to connect with a Local Venetian for help getting where you need to go from your local connection in the city.