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.
Safely on the beach
From 23rd May the bathing establishments are open, according to the regional safety protocol that guarantee health (Regional Law, Presidential Decree no. 82 of 17th May 2020). For this summer season (23 May - 25 October 2020) access to the beach is prohibited from 1 am to 5 am and beach establishments open at 7.30 in the morning. Beach equipment must be positioned safely (the space between the sun umbrella poles must not be less than 3 meters), the minimum distance between the sunbeds is 1.5 meters, except for members of the same family. These conditions apply in bathing establishments and free beaches too. Assemblies both on the beach and in the water are prohibited.
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.