Dense, Mediterranean undergrowth with steep, white cliffs surround a clear, blue sea that has received the blue flag award for cleanliness no less than 18 times.
The Conero Riviera is characterized by 2 types of coastline divided according to comfort and Nature.
The area of coast to the South of Ancona has white, untouched beaches (Mezzavalle beach, Vela beach,Due sorelle beach, Sassi Neri beach and San Michele beach).
There are lots of small and large bays the most famous of which is Portonovo.
The Riviera continues with the splendid beaches of Sirolo and Numana ( Urbani Beach and La Spiaggiola).).
Then from lower Numana to Marcelli the rugged beaches become more � comfortable�, more suited to families or to visitors who want to enjoy the sea without too much effort.Here the fine, pebble beach slopes gradually into an uncommonly clean sea, also awarded with 5 blue flags for cleanliness. The beach is here is equipped with colorful beach bars that offer numerous facilities and lots of enjoyment without being overcrowded.
The Conero Riviera extends from Passetto, a famous beach in Ancona, as far as the mouth of the River Musone that marks the provincial border that is made up of three riverside towns Ancona, Sirolo and Numana.