Keep an open mind when deciding to add the best beaches in Venice to your list of must-see attractions in this beautiful Italian city. For the most part, these are quiet places of refuge and extraordinary beauty that are often not easily accessible. Sure, there are some sandy stretches around the Lido (on our list of best things to do in Venice, of course), but plenty destinations are in their raw state, with large barrier rocks and stunning native lagoon flora as stand-ins for endless lounge chairs and beach umbrellas.
Although we suggest renting your own boat to reach some of these barrier islands, there are a fair amount of reliable ferry services to shuttle you to and from these excellent beaches, which also double as top-notch day trips from the city centre.
RECOMMENDED: Full guide to the best things to do in Venice