The Grado Pineta quarter is ideal for a quiet family holiday, with the beach just a stone’s throw from greenery and many well-equipped bathing establishments to choose from. In this area of the island you can find a camping site, four hotels and countless flats, ideal especially for families who prefer peace and quiet after a day in the sun. However, there is no shortage of services: supermarkets, clothes and gift shops, bars and restaurants, personal services and bike rental (RIDE ME). Thanks to the new illuminated cycle path that runs along the beach, it is possible to reach the old town centre in fifteen minutes.
In recent years the Pineta beach has become a place much loved by kitesurfers from all over Europe, who gather here at the first breath of wind to launch themselves in spectacular and colourful pirouettes in midair.
DID YOU KNOW THAT… Grado Pineta was planted to protect the coastline?
In 1900, the Captaincy of Gorizia ordered the planting of 35,000 pines in the "Le Dune" locality, the area of sandy dunes on the sand bank of the "Mula di Muggia". The planting was successful, and the following year the actual afforestation took place, with 200,000 seedlings being planted in the Punta Barbacale area.
The promoter of this afforestation was Corrado Rubbia of Gorizia, a forefather of the famous Nobel price Carlo Rubbia, who suggested to the Austrian government that trees be planted to consolidate the bank and protect Grado, taking into consideration the prevalently east-west movement of both the water and the wind.
It starts from the Monti della Rotta at the points most critical for wind and tides. Despite some difficulties, the goal was achieved in 1921.