Bellaria is a seaside resort north of Rimini. In this area the beaches are very child friendly with shallow water stretching a long way out, sandy beaches and during the summer the sea is beautifully warm. There are shops, bars and restaurants in Bellaria, but the nightlife is much less hectic here than in Rimini. There are plenty of apartments used by the Italians and by families from all over Europe. A little further north is the better known Cesenático, and the biggest town in the area, Cesená, is not far away inland. The prices in Cesená are somewhat cheaper than on the coast. Bellario makes a good base for tours to Venice, Bologna and San Marino. It is also well placed for exploring the historic town of Rimini.