Pet friendly holidays

Where to spend the holidays with your pets 

To be welcomed with a smile and to enjoy your holidays with your "best friends", just remember to bring with you a sanitary card and a vaccination record card in order, and do not forget the muzzle at home!


The Bathing Ordinance No. 1 of 2024 (valid till 2nd November 2024) allows, under the direct responsibility of the owner of the dog and under his constant supervision, access to the beach in the bathing establishments equipped for the reception of dogs. On free beaches, it is allowed sunbathing and dog bathing (point 36, 37, 38 and 39 of the aforementioned Ordinance) from 6 to 7.30 am and from 7 pm until sunset, in the following free beaches and the stretch of sea in front of the same beaches:


Free beach between establishments 5 and 7;

free beach between establishments 51 and 52;

free beach between establishments 77 and 78;

free beach between establishments 132 and 134;

free beach between establishments 146 and 147.


The beaches prepared to receive your pets

There are, as you can see, several “pet-friendly” places, just pay attention to some important rules: dogs cannot be left free on the beach and are not allowed to dive in the sea. Some beaches provide small flexible showers, fresh water basins to fresh up your pets, as well as pooper-scooper and bags.


Where to look for beaches equipped to receive pets:


Cooperativa Bagnini Riccione

Cooperativa Bagnini Adriatica tel. +39 0541/640561

Bagnini Riviera

Marano beach 135/136


Rules to allow dog bathing in the sea:

Only by authorized establishments dogs are allowed to go into the water. The owner of the bathing establishment will have to identify both the path to reach the water mirror dedicated to this activity, and the area proper for the dogs' bath that must be limited to the water's edge. The dog must be accompanied with a leash. The swim at sea will be allowed from 8 pm to 10 pm in the presence of the owner. The immediate cleaning of any debris both on the beach and in the stretch of water concerned must also be guaranteed. This activity is allowed only by those establishments that have submitted a request (by S.C.I.A.) in relation to the water mirror to be used for bathing animals.

The order specifies that the bathing of the dogs will have to be carried out without disturbing the swimmers and without any interference or limitation to the bathing activities.


Dog friendly areas

In the following parks:

  • Parco Vittime civili del 2 agosto, via Sicilia

  • Parco della Resistenza,

  • Parco degli Olivetani, in the old kiln area

  • Parco delle Conchiglie (near Viale D’Annunzio no. 227)

  • In the parks on the following streets: via Ortona, via Massaua, via Riace, via dei Tigli

  • In the dog friendly area of via La Spezia


The municipal dog shelter

Municipal dog shelter telephone no. + 39 0541 645454 Website


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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