The most beautiful beaches in the Marche, Italy

The twelve best beach resorts in the Marche region of Italy

Conero - Two Sisters BeachMarche – who has not been, will be, who has been – will not forget

In the Marche region of Italy (see map), you’ll encounter the warm and calm Adriatic Sea, seaside towns, fishing villages and local cuisine. Lovers of coolness can choose to rest in the mountains of Sibillini. There is always the possibility to find a good place away from the bustling crowds in agriturismo houses like Colle Reniano, Fonte Carella or La Corte. If you are interested in shopping, you often come here to buy shoes.

Undoubtedly, the beaches are the highlight of summer holidays in Marche. Learn in detail about the beach tourism opportunities in this Italian region and choose the best for you.

Numana – beaches and hotels

Due Sorelle - Numana

The resort of Numana (see map) is located 20 km. from Ancona. The old town is located on the hill of Conero and the new town spreads out on the sea coast. Noumana is an ancient port founded by Italian tribes in the VIII century B.C. The beach strip is about 6 km long and is well equipped with infrastructure for tourism. The nightlife is located in the southern part, in the quarter Marcelli. Particularly famous is the beautiful beach of the Two Sisters – it is cozy, quiet and safe for the little ones.

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Beaches in Porto Recanati

Porto Recanati in the province of Macerata

Porto Recanati (see on the map) is next to the ancient Roman colony of Potentia, founded in 184 B.C. The port itself was built in 1510 by order of Pope Julius II. The castle of Zvevo (visit recommended!) long served as a reliable outpost in the Adriatic. After the invasion of corsairs the castle was fortified by Torrione tower. Every year the city attracts tens of thousands of tourists from all over the world. Especially enjoyable is an evening stroll along the promenade, tasting ice cream and local specialties. Be sure to try the fish dish il Brodetto, the famous local soup.

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Beaches at Cupra Marittima

Cupra Marittima

Cupra Marittima (map) is a famous beach resort in the province of Ascoli Piceno. It is part of the famous Palm Riviera (Riviera delle Palme). It also includes Grottammare and San Benedetto del Tronto. Endless rows of palms, oleanders, pines and bougainvilleas frame the edge of the sea, giving a fresh and festive feeling.

The city is known for its annual September music festival, as well as for its unique Cera di Cupra beeswax-based creams.

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San Benedetto del Tronto

San Benedetto del Tronto in the province of Ascoli Piceno

San Benedetto del Tronto, in the province of Ascoli Piceno, won first place among the area’s resorts back in the 1960s. It is the biggest diamond in the crown of the Riviera of Palma. But not only the lush greenery and perfectly equipped beaches attract foreign tourists. Nearby is the Sentina National Reserve, one of the favorite places for wildlife lovers. Gourmets can enjoy the famous “brodetto alla sambenedettese” accompanied by Falerio dei Colli Ascolani, Rosso Piceno and Rosso Piceno Superiore wines.

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Grottamare in Ascoli Piceno

Riviera of Palms includes another gem of beach tourism, Grottammare. The typical seaside architecture, the cleanliness of the town and the beach, the abundance of vegetation and the friendliness of the locals make it a profitable alternative to other resorts in the region. You can choose to stay in the old part of town on a hill or a hotel on the beach. Enjoy the liberty-style villas on the seafront and the famous Canarian palm trees of Phoenix canariensis. Rent a bike and ride the new cycle track.


Summer is not just a season, summer is a mood and summer is associated with vacations at the sea. That’s why we want to tell you about the best beaches on the Italian Riviera del Conero, which stretches from Numana to Ancona.

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The 10 best beaches, from the most traditional to the most secretive. These are true treasures, framed by the white cliffs overhanging the water and the greenery of the Conero Reserve.


Get in touch with the daily life of fishermen and the rhythms of the sea as you stroll along the Numana pier, then head to the pier. This is how you will come to Spiaggiola, the first of the two beaches of Upper Numana . You will be amazed by the bright colors: behind you will be the mountain of Monte Conero, and in front of you the turquoise sea: such a picture you will see in the best beaches of the Conero coast!


In this hot season, what could be better than a walk along the edge of the crystal-clear surf! From Spiaggiola, we recommend walking to Frate Beach, another small cove by the mountainside in the historic center of Numana . “Frate” means “monk” in Italian. And do you know why the beach is so named? Because exactly above this place at the top of the mountain in the XIII century was a monastery.

Next on our way along the Conero coast in search of the most beautiful and unusual beaches is Sirolo. How nice to indulge in a cup of coffee while sitting in a cafe in the central square and admiring the view of the sea! It is so pleasant to stroll through the small streets. After reaching the Teatro Cortesi, go down the road that leads to Urbani beach. There are both equipped and a few free beaches here. Be sure to walk around the southern part of this bay at the foot of Sirolo: there is a picturesque cave and a typical pier.


In the municipality of Sirolo there is another beach that is a must visit, that of San Michele. This beach, just like the beaches of Upper Numana and Urbani, has been awarded with the Blue Flag, the international mark of environmental and water quality. From the historic center of Sirolo, this wonderful bay can be reached on foot via a path that starts from Parco della Repubblica.

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Again we suggest a walk along the coast, from San Michele beach to Sassi Neri (“dark stones”) beach, which has also been awarded the honorary Blue Flag. Why is the beach called that? It has a dark rocky bottom, which creates a great contrast with the crystal clear water and all the hues of Mount Conero. There are shuttle buses to the coast of Sirolo, and you can take them to the beaches of Sassi-Neri, Urbani and San Michele.


Do you like wild beaches? The first such beach on the Conero coast is the beach of Due Sorelle, the “Two Sisters”. You’ll always recognize it by the two rocks protruding from the water: it makes the nearby cove look so romantic. The beach of Due Sorelle can be reached by boats that depart from the port of Numana.


Now we have reached Ancona. Portonovo beach is also Blue flagged; it is called the “green cove” because here the pebbly shore merges with the nature of the Conero Reserve, creating a unique spectacle! Be sure to try the “mosholi”, wild mussels, a typical dish of the summer season.


If you like the wildest and most pristine beaches, Medzavalle is just that! Two paths lead to this place, located on the north side of the promontory: the path that starts at the 5.4 kilometers of the provincial road Conero or the road, in some places steeper, that starts before the traffic circle of Portonovo. The walk will not be easy, but the breathtaking views will reward all efforts! There are no equipped establishments in Medzavalla, but there is a bar-restaurant.


If you want an unforgettable experience, from the bay of Medzavalle go left and you will reach Trava, a strip of rocks about a kilometer long along the blue Adriatic Sea. Here you can even have a little beauty treatment for your skin: there is a clay quarry not far from the beach!

Picturesque and leisurely Finland

SPIJAJA DEL PASSETTO Our journey along the best beaches of the Conero coast is nearing its end. From Numana we gradually reached Ancona, the administrative center of the Marche region. We suggest admiring the view from the War Memorial: from here it seems that the blue of the sea merges with the blue of the sky. Then go down the steps or use the paid panoramic elevator to reach the Passetto Caves. These colorful grottos, where fishermen used to hide their boats, adorn the rocky coastline and make Ancona’s city beach so picturesque!

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