There is a debate whether the proper term for referring to the 15 kilometers stretch of sand which borders Rimini is “beach” or “beaches”.

Beach ratings

First of all, this wide stretch features a rather homogeneous profile, at least from the point of view of cleanliness and sand texture. Indeed, given the care for the environment protection, the beach of Rimini has often been awarded the blue flag. This distinction is granted not only for excellence in this respect, but also for the anthropogenic amenities meant to turn sunbathing into a memorable and delightful experience. In addition, the beach of Rimini has often been appreciated as one of the best beaches in Italy by force of the fine white sand and the calm and shallow waters washing it. This is why the beach of Rimini is excellent for family pastimes.

Private and public beaches

On the other hand, the beach is divided into several parcels, which legitimates the use of the term “beaches”. Most of these parcels are private properties, meaning they pertain to certain hotels or restaurants that have rented the space for the use of their own clients, the fees for gaining access to their beaches being either included in the prices for the specific services or products or payable whenever the client (or non-clients) want to go to the beach. There are, however, public parcels which justify the talk about public beaches in Rimini, but these are fewer.

There is yet another aspect to be cleared up. People who simply want to swim and are not interested in sunbathing can enter a private beach without paying the amount required in normal circumstances, provided that they do not linger too much on the stretch of sand and head directly for the sea. Private beach owners are obliged by law to grant free access in such circumstances.

Amenities

All in all, most of the beaches are fitted with the essentials for decent sunbathing: sunshades, lounge chairs, toilets and showers, though the public beaches do confine to being fitted with the most basic of these facilities (toilets, for instance). Furthermore, plenty of sports facilities can be spotted on these beaches, so tourists can enjoy playing beach volley, Frisbee, windsurfing or surfing. In addition to all that, lifeguard posts are spread throughout the beach of Rimini, every 150 meters or so, which means the authorities managing the beach are duly interested in the safety of people coming here to sunbathe and swim.

In order to ease the interventions, as well as to map the 15 kilometers long stretch in view of enhancing orientation and practicability, the beach, as said, is split into more parcels, each of these parcels being assigned a number clearly visible to whoever is interested in learning where they are and in transmitting the information to another person (for instance).

Pets (dogs) on the beach

Another issue related to the beaches in Rimini is whether tourists (or locals, for that matter) are allowed to being their pets (dogs, as a rule) with them. It seems the authorities have an increased sensitivity to such aspects, which is why there are certain parcels on the beach of Rimini where areas laid out especially to such ends can be spotted. Beaches no 26, 33, 149 and 150 in Marina Centro are fitted for visitors with dogs. The Libeccio beach in San Giulian Mare and the Tamarindo beach in Viserba share the same policy with respect to bringing pets to the beach. In order to benefit from such facilities, dogs must be healthy (a condition ascertainable by a certificate) and leashed, and sometimes even muzzled.

The beach and the Riminesi

As an overall note, the beaches in Rimini strike by their friendliness and familiar air. This is due, in part, to the fact the beaches are not exclusively tourist-oriented venues, but locals too use them for the specific pastime during the summer season. The beach is a natural part of the Riminesi’s life and going to the beach is a mainstream leisure for locals of all ages. Thus, the beaches of Rimini are an excellent occasion for tourists to observe the Riminesi in their most unaffected habits.

Rimini, Italy

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