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Friuli Venezia Giulia

Guide to accessible beaches of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Kilometres of fine sand await you in Friuli Venezia Giulia, well equipped with impeccable services to welcome anyone.

09 August 2022

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In Grado and Lignano Sabbiadoro, nature is complicit in offering itself generously to everyone: wide and flat beaches, the crystalline Adriatic Sea with mostly easy-to-access and shallow seabeds. The capital Trieste reveals the magic of the sea in close contact with the city.

Here is a guide to accessible beaches for the disabled and bathing establishments in Friuli Venezia Giulia that have made inclusivity their flagship. Relaxation and comfort guaranteed, for a barrier-free holiday.

Grado, the Island of the Sun

Suspended between the sea and a lagoon, connected to the mainland by a thin strip of land, Grado enjoys a privileged panoramic position.

If you are looking for wheelchair accessible beaches, this is a good option. Grado beach is easy to access due to its natural conformation: vast and flat, with fine golden sand, a crystalline sea awarded with Blue Flag recognition. The coast stretches to the south, illuminated by the sun for the whole day, which has earned it the nickname "Island of the Sun".

There are many beaches on the coast of Grado equipped for impeccable reception of people with reduced mobility, places to relax accessible to all. Ideal also for families with small children and the elderly. The car parks are very close, platforms and ramps lead up to the umbrellas, beach wheelchairs are available for swimming in the sea.
Some of these beaches include the Pineta Beach, with a restaurant where you can taste an excellent first course of fish, and the Airone Beach, which in addition to catering offers a library space with numerous books available to customers and intimate reading corners.
If you choose the Bagni Costa del Sol, be sure to consult the program of events, including live music and cabaret, while at the Tivoli establishment, in addition to the classic umbrellas, you can enjoy the pleasure of an exclusive gazebo by the sea.

Even in the time of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the thermal Marine Baths of Grado were one of the most popular tourist destinations in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Today, this authentic therapeutic water park is inclusive, allowing anyone to swim in the pools with the help of lifts that facilitate entry.
The thermal spas have a sea view, in ideal continuation of the beach and the "menu" is of the most varied: swimming in fresh or salt water pools, thalassotherapy treatments, heliotherapy and beauty treatments. A splendid way to experience a wellness holiday.

Lignano Sabbiadoro, between beach and pine forest

On one side the Adriatic Sea, on the other the lagoon, in the center you, enjoying relaxation. In Lignano Sabbiadoro, an enchanting peninsula located between Trieste and Venice. Behind the coast opens a dense pine forest great for a break in the cool.

The two beach establishments Portofino Ufficio Spiaggia 14 and 15, which manage a stretch of coastline, are strongly inclusive. They are equipped with every comfort, offering service to all. There are no barriers, in these beaches children can find play areas dedicated to them and people with reduced mobility have chairs available to access the sea and reserved bathroom facilities. The owners are passionate wine lovers: don't miss a glass of Ribolla Gialla, Tocai, Chardonnay or Picolit. A sea view tasting adds a special taste of bliss.

Also wheelchair accessible are the Lido del Sole, which boasts a beautiful terrace where you can enjoy a gourmet break, and the Bagno 7 Foca. In addition to 7 kilometers of inclusive access beach, Lignano offers accommodation with no architectural barriers: the Residence Alle Vele, connected to the beach by a short path where cars cannot pass. The rooms are comfortable and spacious and you can choose those facing the pine forest, for a view of greenery, or overlooking the sea, best admired from the terrace.

A trip recommendation after so much idleness? A motor ship adventure on the Marano Lagoon where the landscape holds surprises, populated by unique examples of fauna and flora. It starts from Lignano Sabbiadoro and touches two Nature Reserves: that of the mouths of the Stella river and the Canal Novo Valley.

Trieste: the magic of the sea in the historic center

City of art and culture, Trieste is an unmissable stop on a trip to Friuli Venezia Giulia. Here there is the thrill of the sea residing in symbiosis with the monumental historic center. After a tour through squares and cathedrals, you can rest in bathing establishments with unique charm.

At Bagno Ausonia there is no beach, but equipped terraces where you can let yourself be caressed by the breeze, in a bath of light. Access to the sea is facilitated. Moving a little towards the Bay of Grignano, you will find a dream corner at the Sirena establishment. The manned seats go up to the sea, or you can use the two beautiful swimming pools surrounded by maritime pines.

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