Beach holidays in Bibione: what to do and where to sleep

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Bibione is one of the most popular seaside tourist destinations in Italy. It is an idyllic beach holiday destination, famous for itswide beach of fine golden sand, eight kilometers long, for the infinite natural green spaces, the splendid thermal baths and the panoramic cycle paths that eliminate the need for a car.

Located in the region of Veneto in the north-east of the country, Bibione is one exceptional base for a beach holiday. Its strategic location within easy reach of a number of great attractions also gives the opportunity for amazing day trips to the surrounding area.



The blue flag beach is the main attraction of the city with its lines of sunbeds, umbrellas and Wi-Fi on the beach. And while sunbathing is certainly one of the main reasons why many tourists visit this seaside town in the summer months, Bibione is not just a destination for a quiet holiday.

You will also find numerous outdoor activities, from zumba and salsa lessons on the beach, to nature walks, cycle paths and horseback riding along the coast.

Its thermal baths are also not to be missed, recognized for their quality, where you can enjoy mud baths, saunas, hammams, massages and healing treatments. For the boating enthusiasts, the port of Bibione also hosts a nautical club.

Beach holiday in Bibione: what to do

With a population of around 2.500 inhabitants and an area of ​​just 28 square kilometers, the city of Bibione may seem small, but it certainly offers a large number of varied attractions. Here are the best things to do in Bibione, whether you come on vacation alone, with friends or with family.



Relax on the beach

Bibione beach - Veneto - Photo from Istock

Home to one of the largest beaches in Italy, it's no surprise that Bibione is a popular European beach destination. Along the eight-kilometer stretch of its Blue Flag beach, you'll find free Wi-Fi and plenty of sun beds and umbrellas.

Also there are many outdoor things to do in Bibione with free workshops for families, sports and games held on the beach, as well as spinning, salsa, yoga and sea gymnastics lessons.

The Caorle lagoon

It is a protected natural area which can be explored aboard tourist boats. The lagoon gives the opportunity to discover a particular flora and fauna.

Immersed in the lush vegetation and the only symbol of human presence in the lagoon, they can be visited i Casoni, characteristic houses that, in past centuries, were used by fishermen and hunters as a base for their activities.

Discover the markets of the city

Once a week in the city of Bibione, in the Spiaggia district, there is a flea market where you can find practically everything you need - from household items to accessories, fresh produce and clothing. Prices are much cheaper than in the supermarket so it is definitely worth spending a few hours in this market.

Il Bibione fish market is another suggestive market to visit in the city. Located in Piazza Mercato, the Fish Market is open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday from 8:00 to 13:00. During the summer it is open every day. There is also a fruit and vegetable market nearby.



Bibione thermal baths

Bibione Thermae è a spa on the sea, located in Via della Colonie. Known for its healing qualities, the temperature of the baths is on average 52 ° C. Bibione Thermae offers a wide range of treatments, beauty services and day packages for adults and children.

For those with skin, vascular, and joint disorders, specialized treatments are available such as hydromassage sessions, mud baths and thermal hydrotherapy. If you are not looking for something specific and just want to relax, you can opt for one massage in the wellness center or just immerse yourself in the thermal pools.

Opening time

  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday »: from 10.00 to 13.00 and from 14.00 to 19.00.
  • Saturday, Sunday and holidays: from 10.00 to 20.00

Go shopping in Bibione

All shoppers can head to Via Orsa Maggiore (which is the main street) or reach Palmanova Outlet Village e Noventa di Piave Designer Outlet, which are just a few kilometers from Bibione.

Explore the surrounding nature

Located both on the ocean coast and on a sheltered lagoon, Bibione is the ideal place to go out and explore the great outdoors. Surrounded by endless waterways, forests and protected natural parks, it is a paradise for nature lovers.

The two areas of the Bibione lagoon, Valgrande and Vallesina, are of great natural interest. Together, these natural areas make up approximately 475 hectares that span 320 picturesque streams and ponds, dense forests and farmland.


It is a protected area that is home to flocks of flamingos, deer, wild horses and wild boars and his amazing flora and fauna it can be admired on foot, by bicycle, on horseback or by kayak.


What to do in Bibione with children

Punta Verde Zoo Park

One of the best zoos for small children in the area. The park extends over 100.000 square meters and it hosts about 1000 animals belonging to hundreds of species including Mammals, Birds and Reptiles. It is clean, neat and very interesting. The description of the animals is represented in a way suitable for children.

The visit of the Punta Verde Zoo Park lasts about 2 hours e gives emotions to adults and children. You can spend a day of leisure in a pleasant environment in the midst of a luxuriant flora.

Gulliverlandia e Aquasplash

It is a theme park especially addressed to families with children. Gulliverlandia stands on an area of ​​about 40.000 square meters, a stone's throw from the Aquasplash Water Park, in the tourist resort of Lignano Sabbiadoro.

What to do around Bibione

A day trip to Venice

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Who could resist a short trip to one of the most fascinating and attractive cities on the planet? The famous city of canals and bridges is a just over an hour from Bibione.

The list of attractions of Venezia it is long and one day will never be enough but even just taking a gondola trip, crossing the Bridge of Sighs and enjoying the atmosphere of St. Mark's Square will give you unique emotions.

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Discover Trieste and Udine

Trieste -

Venice isn't the only great place you can visit on a day trip from here. Trieste it is a beautiful historic city that has magnificent monuments such as the Miramare Castle and the Cathedral of San Giusto. Once again, you can get there from Bibione in just over an hour.

Udine it's another great option to go out for a day trip. This charming city has some beautiful churches and palaces to explore, as well as the impressive Udine Castle.

Visit Villa Manin

Villa Manin is a Venetian villa located 40 minutes from Bibione, in the province of Udine. It was there residence of the last doge of Venice, Ludovico Manin. The villa is also famous because in the 17th century Napoleon Bonaparte lived there for about two months with Giuseppina de Beauharnais.

The villa was restored in the XNUMXth century and houses a contemporary art center and international exhibitions.

Discover Portogruaro 

Portogruaro –

Not everyone has heard of Portogruaro, but it is an extraordinary area that offers incredibly suggestive glimpses.

You can visit splendid Venetian palaces, the Cathedral of Sant'Andrea, the leaning bell tower, the third most leaning tower in Italy and see the two characteristic fifteenth-century mills on the Lemene river.

Also you can visit the Concordiese Archaeological Museum which houses historical artifacts of inestimable value recovered in the excavations carried out in the city and nearby Concordia Sagittaria, a city of ancient Roman origins.

When to go to Bibione

Since Bibione is a seaside town, the most popular time of the year is during the hottest summer months, from May to September, when you can swim and play on the beach. However, keep in mind that this time of year is also the most expensive.

Going to Bibione in September is, in our opinion, the best moment as the temperatures are still warm, there is not much rainfall, the sea water is still warm and accommodation is much cheaper than during the high season.

Where to sleep in Bibione

The seaside resort of Bibione has about 100.000 beds in hotels, apartments, villas and campsites, mostly scattered along the seafront and the nearby streets. There are several pet-friendly facilities and there is even a dog beach!

Recommended hotels

Bibione offers excellent facilities all along its coast. These are some of the recommended structures, with very good reviews and excellent services:

Laguna Park Hotel - a beautiful high-end hotel

Grand Hotel Esplanada - mid-range hotel

Hotel Milano – hotel econimico

Strutture pet-friendly

Wood of the Neptune Empire - this property offers apartments with free WiFi. There is an outdoor swimming pool and a free garage. In addition, during the summer you can make free use of umbrellas, deck chairs and sun loungers at the partner beach.

Continental B&B City Hotel - Located just 200 meters from the coast, this hotel offers free private parking, a private beach area, a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

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How to get to Bibione

In the car - From Milan, take the A4-E70 towards Venice. Take the Latisana exit and follow the SR354 for Bibione.

By bus - There are several buses that connect Bibione to Italian and European cities. For example, you can travel with companies Flixbus the Eurolines.

By train - The nearest railway station is in Latisana, 23 km from Bibione. You can also travel by train to Venice, and finish your trip by bus or car.

By plane - The nearest airports are Marco Polo Airport in Venice, 95 km away, and Ronchi dei Legionari Airport in Trieste, 65 km away. You can reach Bibione by bus or train from both airports.

 

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