Italy’s beautiful beaches are synonymous with Capri, the Amalfi Coast, and overcrowded umbrella lined lidos. Make your way across the Bel Paese, just a few hours from Rome, and instead you’ll find some of the best beaches in Italy that only the locals know about. Home to 29 Blue Flag Beaches, Le Marche is the perfect destination for those that want to escape the crowds and enjoy a relaxing seaside getaway. From June to September these are the best beaches in Le Marche for a coastal escape.
The Best Beaches in Le Marche for Wine Lovers
A favorite village frequented on our Italy itineraries, Numana’s beaches of Numana Alta, Numana Bassa and Marcelli Nord are all comfortably accessible by foot. Nestled between nature, the sea, and just minutes from Le Marche’s Rosso Conero wine country, Numana has some of the best beaches in Le Marche if you’re looking to rent a car and go wine tasting.
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The Pearl of the Italy’s Adriatic Coast: Sirolo
Sirolo is home to not one, but four of the best beaches in Le Marche. The blue flag beaches of Urbani, San Michele and Sassi Neri can easily be reached by bus or by foot from Sirolo. If you’re looking for something more secluded, the famous Spiaggia Due Sorelle (Two Sisters Beach) is the perfect place to escape the summer crowds. To reach the Spiaggia Due Sorelle you’ll need to take a boat from Sirolo or from the port of Numana or Marcelli. A trip to this beach is well worth the effort and endless white sandy seashore that awaits you.
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The Best Beaches in Le Marche just minutes from Emilia Romagna
Located in the protected natural park of San Bartolo, the Lido of Gabicce Mare is surrounded by nature. Founded in 1994, the mountain of San Bartolo offers hiking in the vicinity of quaint villages, castles, and beautiful villas, such as the magnificent renaissance residence of Villa Imperiale and the castle of Fiorenzuola di Focara. Sitting near the border of Emilia Romagna, Gabbice Mare can be reached in just a few minutes by car when visiting Le Marche’s neighbor. If you’re planning on doing some hiking there are plenty of routes to choose from including one that will take you to the top of Gabbice Monte for spectacular views of the best beaches in Le Marche.
Ancona’s Best beachside resort
Portonovo is the beach of choice for those staying in Ancona. In under 20 minutes by car you can go from city life to being completely immersed in the greenery of Conero Mountain’s protected park lands. The bay of Portonovo can also be reached by public transportation, offering both public beach access and a selection of well equipped seaside resorts. Hikers will delight at the network of trails surrounding Portonovo. Making it one of the best beaches in Le Marche for outdoor enthusiasts wanting a quick city escape for the day.
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A seaside city with plenty of renaissance palaces, only a 45 minute drive from Urbino, Pesaro offers beach life and culture all in one place. Lined with beach resorts you’ll find 3 blue flags beaches where you can work on your tan: Sottomonte Pesaro, Ponente Pesaro, and Levante Pesaro.
Even closer than Pesaro, Fano is just over a half hour drive from Urbino’s UNESCO heritage site, allowing you to indulge in Renaissance art and soak up the Italian sun by staying in just one place. Miles of sand, with a boardwalk that spans the entire waterfront, these are the best beaches in Le Marche’s city of Fano: Nord Fano, Sassonia Nord Fano, Torrette Fano.
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Tempt your taste buds with beach life near Europe’s most affordable 3-star Michelin
If you can’t afford to splurge on a night at Osteria Francescana, look no further than Uliassi in Senigallia. This elegant and stylish restaurant is positioned at the edge of the Adriatic sea, providing the perfect backdrop for imaginative cuisine that focuses on fresh and local seafood. Here you can get your fork on and be in walking distance to two of the best beaches in Le Marche: Spiaggia di Levante and Spiaggia di Ponente. We recommend extending your summer stay in Le Marche to soak up the full essence of la dolce vita along Italy’s eastern coast.
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The Best Beaches in Le Marche for Opera Lovers
Every year during July and August Macerata hosts its yearly opera festival at the Sferisterio. It’s one of Italy’s largest open air stadiums and is an excellent option if you’re looking to visit some of the best beaches in Le Marche by day and revel in theatrical performances by night. From Macerata you can reach the seashore in less than 30 minutes and have your pick from the Lungomare Sud and Nord located on the coast of Civitanova Marche.
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4 beaches perfect for a day trip from Ascoli Piceno
Famous among the locals for it’s lungomare and Molo Sud (Southern breakwater), every summer Ascolani flock to San Benedetto’s Riviera delle Palme for a dip in the Adriatic sea. These are the best beaches in Le Marche that are reachable by bus, train or car in under 30 minutes from Ascoli Piceno. San Benedetto offers endless white sandy beaches with plenty of nearby options to take shelter from the midday sun and dig into a plate of spaghetti alle vongole.
A bit further out from Ascoli, but well worth the drive if you have a car, are the beaches of Cupra Marittima: Lido Grottamare, Spiaggia Nord and Spiaggia Sud. More rugged, and less crowded, if you’re adventurous and willing to walk you’ll find more secluded beaches in this area. The pay-off is some of the best beaches in Le Marche that won’t require renting an umbrella to get your own slice of Italy’s eastern coast.