Visiting this part of the Adriatic means enjoying the spectacle of two of the very few headlands on the entire coastline, San Bartolo and Ardizio, taking advantage of the tranquillity of small isolated coves or experiencing the more frequented yet just as inviting sandy beaches.

Forty kilometres of soft sand stretching from Gabicce Mare to Marotta, with an abundance of hotels, updated and reclassified over the years, and numerous campsites between Pesaro and Fano, where the beach is even wider and where the rocky shore creates safe havens for children, country houses and holiday farms for those who prefer to enjoy the sea while immersed in the green of the countryside. The beaches of Gabicce Mare, Pesaro, Fano and Mondolfo, have been awarded with the prestigious “Blue Flag” award for meeting the standards of sustainability concerning the development of the territory.

To the north and Romagna lies the more popular resort of Gabicce Mare, where the splendours of the “Riviera” of the sixties still survives.

Pesaro, instead, located at the mouth of the river Foglia, with its approximately eight kilometres of fine sandy shore between the natural park of San Bartolo and Ardizio, offers a more relaxed lifestyle. An ideal place for a family holiday or for those who prefer to take it easy far from the maddening crowd, though without renouncing the pleasures and fun that a holiday resort can offer. In summer, in fact, the entire area is alive with music, markets, food fairs, etc.

Further south, Fano has two beaches, the sandy Lido and the longer pebbled Sassonia that stretches as far as the mouth of the river Metauro. Halfway along the Lido and Sassonia beaches lies Fano’s picturesque fishing port, teeming with boats and the aroma of cooked fish (arrostite di pesce and brodetti alla marinara). Finally, at the southernmost end of the province and completing the “Pesaro and Urbino Riviera” stand the welcoming resorts of Torrette and Marotta. Sports such as sailing, windsurfing and beach volley are possible along the entire coastline, which also has specially equipped play areas for children.