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Top 5 dog beaches in Italy

Monday, June 16th, 2008

Planning a summer trip to Italy with your dog? Check out these five pet-friendly beaches, grab a leash and get ready to enjoy a fantastic beach holiday in Italy with Fido!

1. Dog Beach – San Vincenzo, Tuscany

Entirely dedicated to dogs and their owners, the Dog Beach is fully-equipped for our four-legged friends. Located in San Vincenzo, Etruscan Coast, about 15 miles from Piombino and 40 miles from Livorno, this little dog-friendly beach offers an array of services including bar, information desk, dog sitting, beach umbrella and lounger rental, dog agility course, shadow area, and dog toilet facilities. A series of events are organized during the summer.

Access to the beach is free. Rental service and dog sitting hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. For more info on events and service prices check out (in Italian only).

2. Beach 33 – Rimini, Adriatic Sea

Set on the Adriatic coast, the 33 is the only beach equipped to welcome dogs in Rimini, a popular Italian beach resort well-known for its vibrant nightlife. Located close to Piazzale Kennedy, in the area of Rimini Marina Centro, this pet-friendly beach provides holidaymakers and their four-legged friends with dog water fountains, beach cubicles and showers. The Rimini Beach 33 is also a family-friendly beach which offers entertainment activities and features free leisure and sporting facilities, such as beach volley, beach tennis, table tennis, seesaws, carousels, and slides.

Tough they are accepted on the beach, dog pets cannot bathe in the sea. Moreover, ‘dangerous dog races‘ are not allowed on the beach. For further information on health requirements and beach etiquette visit (in Italian only).

3. Baubeach – Fregene, Rome Fiumicino

Also known as Baucountry Natural Park, this dog-friendly beach claims itself to be ‘the world’s first beach for free, happy dogs‘. Situated in Maccarese – Fregene - a beach area in the city of Fiumicino, Baubeach is the perfect place for pet lovers who want to enjoy a summer holiday in Rome with their dog. Beach chairs and umbrellas, mountain bikes, and an organic food restaurant are available for dog owners, whilst pools, playgrounds, dog organic food and animal behavior consulting service are offered to their pets.

Since 1998, Baubeach has promoted pet adoption and thanks to this successful association more than 800 dogs have been adopted in the last ten years.

4. Bau Bau Village (Bagni Sport) – Albisola Mare, Savona

Situated in Albisola Mare seaside resort, a few miles from Savona, Bau Bau Village is the ideal pet-friendly beach for your holiday on the Riviera delle Palme, North of Italy. Formerly known as Bagni Sport, this beach resort has been opened to dogs since 1996 and offers everything you need to swim, have fun and relax with your four-legged friend. Beach facilities include a bar-restaurant, dog grooming, professional dog agility course, gym, bocce game, dog showers with sweet water, and beach cubicles… everything you need to swim, have fun and relax with your four-legged friend.

Courses to learn how to swim with your dog are available on request. For further information on Albisola Bau Bau Village activities visit (English version available).

5. Baubeach (Spiaggia del Poetto) – Cagliari, Sardinia

The Spiaggia del Poetto is one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Italy and the Mediterranean sea. Located in the neighborhood of Quartu Sant’Elena, 3 miles from the city center of Cagliari, Sardinia, this wonderful beach stretches over 7 miles. Close to Lido Mediterraneo bar-restaurant and beach resort is a pet-friendly area called Baubeach, where dog owners and pets can stroll by the crystal-clear water and relax on the white sandy beach.

  • Italy – Health requirements:

When traveling to Italy, do not forget to bring your dog’s health certificate. This document is required for your pet being allowed on the beach. It should have been issued by a licensed veterinarian within 15 days before your holiday and provide proof of required vaccinations.

Photo of dog running on the beach originally posted by jmlambelet

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  1. RG PetComm says:
    June 16th, 2008 at 21:54

    I we have Dog Beach in San Diego, CA USA. Your beaches in Italy really sound rather amazing.

    For those who can’t leave your pets behind here are some travel tips:

    • Make sure your pet’s shots are up-to-date.
    • Do not administer any medication or treatments without first discussing them with your veterinarian.
    • Obtain documentation from your vet to show that your pet’s vaccinations are current, and that your companion is healthy.
    • If you are traveling to another country, check with that nation’s embassy.

    • If you are traveling by automobile, think about the animal’s safety as well as your own.
    • Do not leave an animal unattended in a vehicle.
    • Check with the Airline Carrier for specific requirements when traveling with your pet.
    • Try to book a direct flight to your destination to eliminate additional stress by airline transfers.

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    June 17th, 2008 at 07:46

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  4. Get your dog says:
    November 11th, 2009 at 07:05

    truly the dog owner must be in full joy when he go to that place, a place were you can relax together with your dog.

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  6. Donna says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 13:40

    There is a lovely free beach near Fano (50km) south of Rimini with the following features
    - nice warm water
    - reasonably shallow allowing smaller dogs to swim
    - a bar nearby with gelati, small meals and nice coffee
    - hotels within walking distance
    - close car park; and
    - fenced off

    Its almost as nice as the dog beach behind Cataniu Gardens in St. Kilda (Bayside Melbourne, Australia)

    Well our dogs love both


  7. Montecristo Travels says:
    September 7th, 2011 at 20:13

    We leave for Florence Italy in a few weeks – does anyone know where we can find infomration on what places are – and what places are not dog friendly? We assume Museums are out but Churches? restaurants? stores? We will write our own review when we return but some fore-knowledge woudl be great!

  8. Tatiana says:
    March 30th, 2013 at 17:25

    Hello! Thank you very much for your very important information. Last summer we were in Liguria and every day spent at the beach “Bau, bau Village”. There really is a wonderful service:)) But this summer we’ll stay in Ansedonia region Grosseto. Can you recommend a dog beach in the area? Thanks a lot! Best regards, Tatiana.

  9. Axrin says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 13:05

    We want to go to Pescara Italy at the end of June 2013, has someone know if we can take our dog to Pescara beaches? Do you know any official link where we can read about it pls? Thanks for the information.

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