If you are thinking of staying in Italy for your summer vacations, we want to suggest Le Marche! 173 km of coastline will leave you speechless for the beauty of beaches and landscapes, in some places still wild and very natural. Between white and golden beaches, rocks, cliffs, and crystal clear sea, come and discover the most beautiful beaches in the Marche!
Best Beaches in Le Marche
Beach of Numana Alta, Ancona
In Numana Alta, there are several possibilities: to the north of the small port, we find the beach of Numana Alta, one of the most popular in the area: it can be reached on foot from the center, or with the free shuttle bus, and you are greeted by a long beach that alternates between free and equipped stretches. Its northern part is called the Spiaggia dei Frati (Friars’ Beach), suitable for families with children thanks to the presence of breakwaters. Spiaggia dei Frati is one of the fascinating beaches of Numana and is also chosen by those who love snorkeling, as it is one of the perfect places to practice it in the Marche region.
Passetto Beach, Ancona
The beach of Passetto is the most famous and well-known beach of Ancona, a rocky stretch bathed by deep blue waters on which to relax far from the chaos of the city. This beach is usually quiet as lidos and services are much lower, so it is ideal for those seeking relaxation or spending a few hours fishing. For lovers, instead of strong emotions, the beach is bordered by several rocks where you can dive. The most famous of the beach is the “Seggiola del Papa,” named because of its shape.
Marcelli Beach, Ancona
Marcelli Beach is a stretch of coastline covered with golden sand and washed by a very blue sea. This beach is sometimes free and sometimes occupied by bathing establishments with their own umbrellas, rentals, and other tourist services. It is suitable both for relaxing and for having fun!
Sassi Neri, Sirolo
Sassi Neri is a long stretch of coastline bordering the beach of San Michele, which is encountered continuing towards the south of the Marche, characterized by clear waters and a large number of dark rocks in contrast with the color of the sea. Even this beach is very natural, with few services and suitable mainly for those who want to practice snorkeling, thanks to the deep waters, or relax away from the chaos.
Due Sorelle Beach
The Beach of the Two Sisters, with its white sand and crystal clear sea reminiscent of the Caribbean. The beach, awarded in 2019 with the blue flag, owes its name from the two stacks present in numerous selfies on social networks. This stretch of coastline lies below an imposing cliff and is enclosed in a huge indentation. The place is perfect for relaxing and for lovers of the seabed who can snorkel among the many rocks. The beach can be reached both by sea, in an easier way, and by land through the “passo del lupo” (wolf pass)
Starting from the beach of Mezzavalle, we enter the most naturalistic and wild beaches of the Marche region, the quietest and most suitable for relaxation and water sports. This beach is surrounded only by thick vegetation and cliffs, which separate it from any urban noise, allowing tourists’ total relaxation. The beach can be reached by swimming or through two beaten paths.
With the beach of Fontespina, we move from the picturesque white beaches to a darker beach, but obviously bathed by the ever-present crystal clear sea! This stretch of coast is mostly free, but there are also lidos, hotels, restaurants, rentals, and nightclubs.
Baia di Vallugola
Baia Vallugola is a beautiful pebble beach in the municipality of Gabicce Mare, in the province of Pesaro/Urbino (PU). This lovely beach is located behind the cliff of Monte San Bartolo and is included in the Regional Natural Park of the same name. Near the beach, there is also a lovely marina.
Fiorenzuola di Focara
Fiorenzuola di Focara is a medieval village overlooking the sea that is part of the Regional Natural Park of Monte San Bartolo and offers several attractions of historical interest, such as the ancient medieval walls, the ramparts, the Church of St. Andrew, and especially the Castle. But that’s not all, from the village you can also reach a beautiful beach in just 20 minutes’ walk.
Haven’t booked yet? Plan your trip: info on flights, hotels, and tours
We have talked about the beauty of the Le Marche beaches, and if you have come this far, it means that we have intrigued you, so let’s get straight to the point: organizing a trip to Le Marche is neither difficult nor too expensive! The capital, Ancona, is very well connected to the rest of the region both by road and by rail so, whether you choose to travel by car or by train, you will not have problems moving, for example, the entire coast is crossed by the A14 Highway and the State Road 16 that lead everywhere. As for accommodation facilities, contrary to what you might think, prices start from €45.00 per night in the summer season for a hotel room or B & B, then with breakfast included. For those who prefer to stay in an apartment, even in this case, the choice is vast and the prices modest.