We made the drive into Venice, and instead of staying right outside of Venice we drove the extra hour to stay along the beach where we had 20 campsites to choose from. After 2 misses with no availability we found a good place.
Our campsite is right by the sea, so we were able to take our dinner down to the beach and cook it there. We had Spagetti for Bennetts pre-birthday dinner. The kids swam a lot, and when it swimming they dug in the sand, it was amazing.