San Benedetto del Tronto and Porto Recanati, Marche
Le Marche has some of the best beaches in Italy and when you will visit any of them you will be impressed. You will be spoilt for choice as Le Marche boasts both sandy as well as pebble-stoned beaches with some located near towns such as Porto Recanati, Marche and others that are completely immersed in nature.
From the popular beach resort of San Benedetto del Tronto which is perfect for families to the secluded paradise of Mezzavalle, there is a beach for everyone! There are three different types of beach in Le Marche: bigger, livelier seaside towns with great party life, atmosphere, tourists and promenades, smaller beaches offering more privacy and frequented by locals and rocky alcoves and limestone cliffs prime for exploring.
There are so many types of beaches around Le Marche that it can be difficult to choose one. So, we’ve compiled a list of the best 5 beaches in Le Marche.
San Benedetto del Tronto beach
San Benedetto del Tronto is a stunning beach resort town with a rich history and a busy fishing port. It has a charming Old Town district with a medieval tower on the town’s highest point. The beautiful town of San Benedetto is blessed with lush palm tree plantations, a wonderful promenade, and a full length dedicated cycling path.
In summer this is a popular resort, but with 8 km of wide sandy beach with palm trees actually growing in the sand there is plenty of space for everyone. The most pleasant stretch of beach – and the highest concentration of good hotels – runs from the centre of town southwards.
The beach to the north of the large port area is less inviting, although it offers many more stretches of free, public beach.
By night: San Benedetto is also a lively place with a fun nightlife that’s great if you’re younger.
Don’t miss: Stroll along the pier of the San Benedetto del Tronto Port to encounter the sculptures of the Molo Sud public art gallery and the Gabbiano Jonathan Monument.
Porto Recanati, Marche
Nicknamed “The Sofa of the Riviera”, Porto Recanati(Marche) has nine kilometres of gravelly beach and shining waters. It is an old fishing town and has a traffic-free promenade, some interesting shops and playgrounds for children. It is a quiet and a welcoming beach resort, ideal for families to spend a relaxing holiday.
A few steps from the city centre of Porto Recanati,Marche, the gravelly beach of Scossicci is the ideal place for sea lovers to relax and play sports. Near the city centre, there are plenty of coffee bars, restaurants and services available, with showers for rinsing off the salt water and games for kids.
By night: Walking through the streets and alleys of Porto Recanati, Marche, you can stop to taste the local fish dishes in one of the many restaurants or go for a stroll along the main street “Corso Matteotti” and check out the many shops. During summer weekends the street turns into a pedestrian thoroughfare, and hosts antique and handicraft markets
A curiosity: Porto Recanati, Marche, is also characterized by extensive bike paths that run along the seafront and pass through the beautiful countryside to Loreto.
Grottammare is a tourist resort located at the mouth of the Tesino river and is surrounded by hills where the ancient medieval village stands.Grottammare has 5 km of impressive fine sandy beach with a shallow seabed making it one of the safest beaches for children.
Indeed, the beach is one of the most loved in the Marche, in the Riviera delle Palme, in fact many families choose this quiet town of Marche to spend their holidays, especially if you have small children.
The beaches are wide and composed of fine sand of light, colour and the presence of pedestrian areas where you can walk: it makes it suitable for the smallest of the house.
The Marotta beach is one of the most beautiful in the Marche region and every year it hosts thousands of tourists from all over Italy who choose it as a destination for their holidays. Marotta is a delightful seaside resort located between Fano and Senigallia, two towns that are gaining more and more interest.
The beach is about ten kilometres long and consists of clear sand, in some stretches of coast it is rocky mixed with gravel. The sea is crystalline and of a particular colour that goes from turquoise to cobalt blue as you move away from the shore. The seabed is sloping, making bathing pleasant ,even for those who are not expert swimmers.
Marina Faleriense beach
The beach of Marina Faleriense is located in the homonymous hamlet south of Porto Sant’Elpidio. The beach of Marina Faleriense of Sant’Elpidio is frequented both by families with children and by lovers of water sports; it is in this part of the Adriatic coast that Kitesurfing is practiced.
The beach is broad and long and composed of pebbles mixed with gravel, both light coloured. The promenade, the Faleriense, has a bike path that runs parallel to a long row of palm trees and is rich in accommodation and restaurants where you can eat typical local dishes.
DOG-FRIENDLY: the beach of Marina Faleriense has a free beach for dogs located south of concession 37 (Via Faleria – Porto Sant’Elpidio), the same beach used for Kitesurfing.
Le Marche Hotels – Where to Stay
Best luxury hotel: Castello Di Monterado, Monterado
Best for historic charm
Set in the small medieval village of Monterado, this castle dates back to 1732. It offers large luxury suites with LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Castello Di Monterado once belonged to the Duke of Urbino, and it still retains original frescoes. Outside, you will find a summer swimming pool, a chapel and ancient woodlands.The property is 10 km from the Adriatic Sea.
Rooms from € 220/night
Best mid-range hotel: Villa Cri Cri B&B di Charme , San Benedetto del Tronto
Overlooking the sea, Villa Cri Cri is an eco-friendly property with a garden and air-conditioned rooms, each with a private terrace. The property is set in the Marche countryside, 3 km from San Benedetto del Tronto. Breakfast is served daily and consists of organic jams, homemade cakes and biscuits and fresh fruit from the property’s own garden. The sandy beaches are a 7-minute drive, while Sentina Natural Reserve is 7 km away.
Rooms from € 80/night
Best budget hotel: Residence Mareamare 4*, Grottammare
Perfect for a family holiday
Located on Grottammare’s beachfront, Residence Mareamare offers free Wi-Fi and a small outdoor pool with hydromassage jets. Air-conditioned apartments and studios all feature a balcony or terrace. The property is set in the central pedestrian area of Grottamare, where you can find plenty of shops, cafés and restaurants. The medieval city of Acquaviva Picena is 12 km away.
Rooms from € 65/night
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