There are over 170km of pebble or white sand beaches, clear waters, lush nature, and more. Le Marche has one of the most diverse and beautiful coastlines in Italy. There are many options for families with children. You can find places to relax for couples looking for a peaceful getaway. Wild corners and natural parks await adventure-seekers. The stunning views of the mountains, natural parks and villages beyond the coast attract many tourists throughout the summer. Let’s go to Le Marche and see the best beaches!
These are the top 10 most beautiful beaches in Le Marche
You will find here a gallery listing the top 10 Le Marche beaches. All of them are proudly wearing the Foundation for Environmental Education’s “Blue Flag”. Le Marche is an hidden treasure in Italy that deserves more attention. We are going to give it our full attention! These are the top 10 beaches in Le Marche, Italy.
1. Sirolo, Spiaggia delle Due Sorelle
Beautiful turquoise water and white-pebble beach. Le Due Sorelle is without doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Le Marche, Italy. Its name is derived from the twin stacks, which rise majestically out of the water and look almost like two nuns praying.
This pristine beach is only accessible by water (by ferry from Numana, or by canoe), and it is completely wild. Passo del Lupo is a difficult, naturalistic route that allows you to enjoy the views of the “two sister” mountains. It is a sight to behold from Mount Conero.
Le Due Sorelle, located near Sirolo is a charming medieval village with a small square that overlooks the sea. It is the most famous spot on the Conero Riviera. Here, tourists can enjoy many cultural events during the warm summer evenings.
2. Senigallia, Spiaggia di Velluto
The beach is soft and has a powdery golden sand. It also boasts emerald-blue water. These are the beaches at Spiaggia Di Velluto, Senigallia’s Velvet Beach. Many bathing facilities offer beach volleyball, tennis, football and kids’ playgrounds.
Senigallia, located on the Adriatic coast between Ancona and Pesaro, is the capital of Italian cuisine. There are many small, delicious restaurants to choose from, as well as the three famous restaurants owned by Moreno Cedroni (one of the most creative Italian chefs and awarded 2 Michelin stars).
“Mezzavalle, Portonovo (Ancona)”
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3. Portonovo, Spiaggia di Mezzavalle
Portonovo bay in Conero Park is a true oasis of green and bleu. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Le Marche, Italy. This spot is ideal for snorkeling, windsurfing and diving.
Mezzavalle, with its beautiful gravel and intense green sea, is undoubtedly the most striking beach in Portonovo bay. This beautiful spot seems almost too idyllic to be true. It is entirely free and accessible by only sea or steep paths. Its wilderness is what makes it special.
Ristorante da Giacchetti is a great place to eat while you’re in Portonovo’s. For something more local, you can try the moscioli Di Portonovo (mussels) and the stoccafisso All’anconetana (“stockfish stew”), paired with a regional wine (white wine).
4. Sirolo, Spiaggia dei Sassi Neri and Spiaggia San Michele
Sassi Neri and San Michele are two of the most stunning Le Marche beaches. It is actually one long stretch that has been divided into two beaches. One side is Sassi Neri beach with its dark pebbles and seabed. The other side has the fully-equipped San Michele bathing facilities. The beach is composed of gravel, pebbles and rocks. It is ideal for snorkeling.
5. Sirolo, Spiaggia di Urbani
Urbani, which lies beneath a village-like village, is one of the most visited beaches in Le Marche. It can be reached by bus or car and is ideal for families with young children. A beautiful cave can be found on the other side of the bay. The path to the beach leads to a detour that takes you to “I Lavi”, a cliff. It is worth the effort, as it offers breathtaking views.
6. Numana, Spiaggia dei Frati
Numana, also known as the Queen of the Conero, is home to beautiful beaches of fine gravel, nestled among coves of extraordinary beauty and large inlets. Spiaggia Dei Frati (Friars Beach) is one of the most stunning Le Marche beaches in this area. It’s a great spot for couples and snorkelers.
Alternatives include Numana Bassa beach. This coastline is home to many restaurants and shops that offer local cuisine right by the sea. This beach is suitable for families with young children.
You will find La Terrazza, an elegant outdoor restaurant with a stunning view of the Conero Riviera, in the heart of Numana. It is just a few steps away from the main square.
7. Civitanova Marche
Civitanova is the perfect place to relax and enjoy wellness or for summer sports and adventure. Civitanova Marche is one of the most beautiful beaches in Le Marche. It boasts 8 km of sandy beaches or pebble beaches, as well as numerous family-friendly swimming spots.
You must visit the medieval-era village with its beautiful gardens and Art Nouveau architecture. Also, don’t miss the ride along the numerous cycle paths leading to the heart Chienti River Park.
The Blue Flag proudly waves from this beach, which has fine sand and clear water. There are also pine forests, oleanders blooming, orange groves and spectacular walks among Art Nouveau villas. Grottammare is one the most beautiful beaches in Le Marche, but it offers so much more.
Grottammare’s historic center is one of the most beautiful villages it has to offer. This is a small, medieval gem perched on a hill that overlooks the sea.
9. San Benedetto del Tronto
There are 9km of sandy beaches that gently drop into the ocean. This is a great beach for families with kids. It also has a beautiful promenade lined by palm trees, oleanders, and other plants. San Benedetto del Tronto, undisputedly, is the most visited Le Marche beach. It attracts thousands of tourists each summer.
Ristorante Degusteria Del Giante is a great place to eat, as it surprisingly reinvents regional dishes.
Gabicce, located on the Baia degli Angeli, is one of the most sought-after beaches in the Blue Flags. It is a beautiful beach with stunning backdrops and a waveless ocean, which makes it perfect for swimming, snorkeling, or just relaxing in one the fully-equipped bathing facilities.
Tourists can explore the entire area on their bikes in total safety and tranquility.
Sea and Beyond: The best beaches in Le Marche, and many more
We recommend that you combine the coastal tour with the discovery of medieval hilltop villages, lush countryside, breathtaking views of the mountains, as well as some local culinary delights to fully appreciate Le Marche’s charm. Your holiday will be unforgettable because you can see so many things in one place.