We love the beach in September, it’s hot but bearable, accomodation is much affordable and it’s less crowded. Sure, you have to be lucky enough to be allowed to take some time off work.

We often choose Sottomarina because it’s close to home and it’s well organized. There’s a nice cycling path along the beach and in town, the old centre is alive and full of cafes and shops. Plus it’s close to Chioggia, which is a lovely little town verly similar to Venice, which makes a great day off the beach.

In Chioggia there’s a lovely fish market that s a great place to watch people and buy the catch of the day.

What I also like about a holiday in Sottomarina is that from Chioggia you can take a boat to Pellestrina, and if it’s cloudy or you want to take a break from the beach, it’s a nice day trip. I don’t think we would have been able to do a trip like that, with our bikes, on a hot day in July or August.

In September there’s a chance it might rain or be stormy. The air can get chiller soon, but storms make the overall much more interesting. Plus I love the sea and the beach in all seasons and with all weather conditions.

In the years we tried different camping sites (I think camping and mobile homes are the best options with a toddler) and we like to go back to the Oasi camping. It’s at the Southern end of the beach, very quiet, the mobile homes are not too close one to the other and big trees make a pleasant shade.

So, if you’re lucky enough to be able to take time off work in September, consider this month and Sottomarina for your beach holiday.