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Trieste for a beach holiday?

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Trieste for a beach holiday?

My friend and I are looking for somewhere to relaxe in August after we have been to a punk festivsal in Tolmin, Slovenia.

I have previously flown into Trieste as it is much cheaper than Slovenia's capital.

Are there places in or around trieste where we can swim/lie on the beach? Would this be ok to do in August or would it be swarming with Italians on holiday?

Thanks for any help!

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1. Re: Trieste for a beach holiday?

Trieste isn't a beach holiday destination. It is a working industrial port.

Are you actually looking for a "sandy beach" because you will have difficulty. Most of the coastline around Trieste into Slovenia and Croatia is rugged rocks. Hardly any sand to speak of. On the Italian side don't really see a "beach" until you get round to Grado (which will be busy).

Not ideal and will be busy but if staying in/around Trieste you could take the Linea 20 bus to Muggia


There are plenty of bus services and you can wander away from the Marinas along the coast towards Lazzaretto if you wish. No sand but better than lying around with the tankers

General bus services


Further afield on the Slovenian/Croatia side places like Portoroz and Umag and Porec are popular summer destinations (Germans amongst others) so will be busy.

You can get buses to Slovenia/Croatia



Edited: 22 March 2012, 14:11
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2. Re: Trieste for a beach holiday?

Thanks for reply, not too bothered about sand- have been to Piran and Portoroz but they were very dated I thought.....will keep thinking, thanks for you reply!

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3. Re: Trieste for a beach holiday?

One thing you could do is to sleep in Trieste and then take a (fast) boat to Lignano Sabbiadoro. There's a good roundtrip service. It also gets to some place in Croatia as well. And can be handy to avoid traffic on roads (lot of it to be expected in the days of the show!). I'd definitely give "Good Riddance" - punk pun intended :-D - to road on these days and give a go for the boat (or train, if available instead). With boat, it should take you about an hour to get to Lignano. A little more for the Croatian places. Lignano might be a busier place; but it's a fine sand beach, immersed within a young atmosphere.

Else from Trieste, you might try to catch a bus to get to nearby pebble beaches such as Sistiana. They should run on secondary roads where traffic might be less of an issue on those days.

Or, you could decide to sleep near Palmanova instead. From there you could reach the beach of Grado, and you're in a good position to reach Tolmin as well. BTW, I'm also considering attending the show.



Edited: 24 March 2012, 13:12
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