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Pet-friendly beaches in Emilia-Romagna: Pet Proof Your Holidays

by /// June 12, 2023
Estimated reading time: 4 minutes



Emilia-Romagna is and has always been a welcoming land!

If you love to travel with your own pets, the Riviera Adriatica is a perfect pet-friendly destination, where you can spend your summer holidays with your four-legged friends.

From the beach towns of Comacchio to the beaches of Cattolica, the entire coast offers a wide range of services and dedicated pet-friendly spaces for a completely relaxing stay.

Spiagge Pet-Friednly (Ravenna)

On the one hand, there are the institutions (Region and Municipalities) that identify free access pet-friendly beaches and behaviours to be respected; on the other hand, private facilities – like beach establishments, campsites, hotels, etc. – offer pet owners and their four-legged friends a perfect stay by the sea.

Many beach establishments are now well-equipped to welcome you and your beloved pets. Every municipalities of the Riviera has got its own ones! There area beach umbrellas, agility courses and dog run areas, showers and swimming pools, free training classes, and – of course, water bowls and kibble galore.

A perfect pet-friendly destination such as Romagna cannot fail to also have adequate accommodations to welcome tourists and their pets, pampering them with practical and useful services.

Apart from all these solutions, which you can easily find on the internet or on tourist websites, the compass that guides pet-friendly services of the Riviera is respect for the health and well-being of animals.

The heat of summer is intense and hard for them as it is for us, so take care and pay attention to your beach umbrella-mates: they don’t want to get a tan but just to be next to you.

Comacchio and its beach towns

Lidi di Comacchio (Ferrara) | Vacanze a Quattro Zampe

If you have chosen Comacchio and its beach towns as your summer holiday destination and you are going to take your pets with you, here are the free beaches where you can go with them:

  • Lido di Volano: between Bagno Franco and Bagno New Age beach establishments, the free beach is about 30mt large and 25mt long;
  • Lido delle Nazioni: free beach, privately owned, between Bagno Albatros and Bagno Mexico;
  • Porto Garibaldi: located south of the Park Emilio residence. The free beach is about 30mt large and 50mt long;
  • Lido degli Estensi: adjacent to the Blue Moon beach establishment, it is 30mt large and 100mt long;
  • Lido di Spina: on the left side of the former Police beach resort. The beach here is about 30mt large and 50mt long.

You can access all these beaches with your pets, provided you follow certain rules, such as the periods and times in which you can let your dogs swim in the sea:

  • April, May and September: from sunrise to 10 am and from 6 pm to sunset;
  • June, July and August: from sunrise to 7 am and from 7.30 pm to sunset.

It is allowed for 5 dogs to swim in the same stretch of sea at a time, for a maximum of 10 minutes. Dogs must be kept on a leash.

Ravenna and its beach towns

Spiagge Pet-Friednly (Ravenna)

If we move from Comacchio to Ravenna, here are which pet-friendly beaches have free access

  • Casalborsetti: south of the seaside resort Overbeach, in a 70mt-large slice of beach;
  • Casalborsetti / Marina Romea: a 100m-long stretch of public beach between the Reno and Romea camping villages;
  • Marina di Ravenna: an 80m-long stretch of public beach, close to the northern side of Bagno Ruvido;
  • Lido Adriano: an 80m-long stretch of public beach north of Bagno Oasi;
  • Lido di Classe: near the mouth of Savio river, a 60mt-large free beach north of the cliff, right beside the mouth of the river;
  • Lido di Savio: a 40m-long stretch of public beach, south of the cliff at the mouth of the river Savio.

Pets must be kept on a leash and can swim in the sea right in front of the mentioned beaches. It is preferable to keep dogs out of the water in the central hours of the day, indicatively from 11.30 am to 2.30 pm.

Cervia e Milano Marittima

Bagno 81 | “Rimini Dog no problem”

According to the law, in Cervia and Milano Marittimadogs can access beaches and swim in the sea from 6 am to 8 am and from 9 pm to 00 am, provided that they are not dangerous or disturb other people (to reach the shoreline, it is necessary to use the appropriate walkways and connecting platforms).

At all other times access to beaches is forbidden to any animal, except for lifeguard dogs or guide dogs for visually impaired people.


Spiagge Pet-Friednly (Ravenna)

In Cesenatico there are 5 stretches of free beach that you can access with your dogs:

  • Località Villamarina: beach in front of the so-called ‘Zona Cesarini’;
  • Località Boschetto: so-called ‘Spiaggia Dei Diamanti’, Boschetto;
  • Località Ponente: beach adjacent to Piazza Spose Dei Marinai;
  • Località Valverde: free beach between Fincarducci and Eurohotel;
  • Località Zadina: free beach between the Tagliata canal and the Camping Cesenatico beach establishment.

Dogs can access the beaches and swim in the sea from 6 am to 8.30 am and from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Rimini e Riccione

In the two capitals of tourism in Romagna, Rimini and Riccione, dogs can swim in front of many equipped beach establishments on the coast, although access is limited to specific hours and periods.

As in the above-mentioned towns, there are rules and regulations to follow. Check out the ones about the beaches of Rimini and the ones about Riccione (otherwise in italian).

In Rimini, animals can swim in the sea from 6 am to 8 am and from 6.40 pm to 9 pm, in front of the licensed pet-friendly beach establishments.

In Riccione, it is possible to let them swim from 6 am to 7.30 am and from 7 pm to sunset in three different stretches of free beach:

  • Between beach establishments n. 5 and n. 7;
  • Between beach establishments n. 51 and n. 52;
  • Between beach establishments n. 77 and n. 78;
  • Between beach establishments n. 132 and n. 134;
  • Between beach establishments n. 146 e n. 147.

You can access these beaches with your dogs only if they are registered, have undergone parasite treatments and vaccinations and are not dangerous for other people.


Davide Marino

Davide Marino was born archaeologist but ended up doing other things. Rational – but not methodic, slow – but passionate. A young enthusiast with grey hair

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