As the sun rises it lights up the waves, the beach, the bathing establishments equipped with sun beds and umbrellas, the children’s playgrounds, the gyms and the pools, the many restaurants for a casual meal barefooted in the sand.

From 18th May 2020, the access to the beach is allowed. From 23rd May the bathing establishments can reopen, according to the regional safety protocol that guarantee health and counter the spread of COVID-19 (Regional Law, Presidential Decree no. 82 of 17th May 2020)


The beach comes to life step by step, the early guests arrive and bath in calm and shallow waters, followed by families with children and active holiday lovers.

As the sun goes down the sea breeze of the evening cools the waves and the beach. The bathing establishments close and leave the place to nightlife, cocktails and dinners, music and meetings.


List with bathing establishments and free beaches


Il mare d’inverno: bathing establishments open in low season, heated areas and facilities, to enjoy the sea in winter too. Information at the dedicated page.


Local bathing establishment associations 



The name (in local pronunciation Arcaton) comes from the Greek and Byzantine occupation dated back to the sixth century AD: "Archeion" is the name of a plant, the burr, which still grows spontaneously in some areas of the beach now occupied by the bathing establishments but which was once abundant on the desert shore of Riccione.

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