Looking for the best Conero beaches, Italy? Find yourself amidst beaches, surrounded by bountiful nature and rocky mountains, and a sinuous landscape shaped by the wind and the sea. This is the Conero Riviera, one of the most beautiful maritime environments in the Marches Region.
If you are looking to combine an Italian beach vacation with some hiking and cultural activities, this Riviera fits you!
The coast is dominated by the 572-meter high Mount Conero. This mountain overlooking the sea is part of the regional park by the same name, Parco del Conero, a 6,000-hectare coastal reserve encompassing part of the territory of Ancona, and the coastal villages of Sirolo, Numana and Camerano.
Some of this Conero beaches (Italy) are long and wide, well-equipped, and easy to access, while others are accessible only via nature trails or boat, and are therefore the ideal destination for those tourists in love with nature.
Here a list of the 5 most beautiful Conero beaches, Italy.
Due Sorelle beach
The beach of Due Sorelle is the most famous of the Riviera del Conero, in the Marche region. The beach of the Two Sisters is so called because of the presence of two large twin rocks that can be seen from the sea; it is a place that is difficult to access and therefore never too crowded compared to other beaches in the Marche region.
You can reach it easily by sea: there are boats that leave regularly from Numana, Marcelli and Sirolo. The sea is crystal clear with stony bottoms, an ideal place for snorkelling and scuba diving. The whole beach is surrounded by lush vegetation that releases a heady scent. There are no services in the immediate vicinity of the beach and it is mostly frequented by young people.
San Michele beach
San Michele bay is one of the Conero Riviera gems set at the foot of Mount Conero. The beach, made of sand and gravel, alternates free public areas to serviced ones.
The stunning view of the deep blue sea showing up amidst the green forest and the white sand always strikes the eyes of those who suddenly face it while walking down the steep paths leading to the beach. A bar and snack area are available.
Sassi Neri beach
The beach is located between the beach of San Michele and that of the Due Sorelle; it is one of the most peaceful and wild of the Riviera del Conero. The beach has free access and it is suitable to those who prefer a total contact with nature. It is formed by large white pebbles on which big dark stones rise. No Facilities available.
Portonovo is also known as the “Baia Verde” (green bay) thanks to its location surrounded by the green of the Conero Regional Park and away from busy roads. Picturesque natural landscapes, a crystal clear blue sea, and a beautiful beach make the bay the ideal destination for a relaxing and unforgettable holiday.
The bay alternates stretches of public beaches and well-equipped bathing establishments that can be easily reached by car or by bus. Along the Portonovo beach there are many restaurants where you can taste a variety of fresh fish dishes such as local mussels, called “moscioli”.
For hiking lovers: Thanks to a network of hiking trails, you can explore the surrounding vegetation and discover the wildlife ponds, the eighteenth-century watchtower “Torre Clementina”, and the Romanesque “Santa Maria di Portonovo” church.
Facing the Conero promontory and easily reachable by car, bus or on foot, “Urbani” beach is one of the most beautiful Conero beaches, Italy, on the slopes Sirolo. We suggest going for a walk on the dock, or for the more adventurous, exploring the beautiful natural caves.
Don’t miss: On one side of the bay, there is a beautiful natural cave. Walking along the path leading to the beach, you can also reach the cliff “I Lavi” from which you can enjoy a stunning view.
Enjoy a traditional summer festival
The 14th day of August is by now associated with Numana, with its celebration of the Assumption of Mary that beckon each year thousands of people, both tourists and not.
In this occasion some fishermen, helped by scuba divers, bring to surface a Statue of Mary, giving her homage and celebrating her on earth during a Holy Mass.
The warm atmosphere is illuminated by candles, both carried by visitors on earth and floating on the sea. At the end of this wonderful evening, a turn on the boats with the fishermen and colourful fireworks in the sky.