Spiaggia del Frate (literally, “Friar’s beach”) is a piece of paradise nestled between the white of the rocky cliffs, the blue of the sea and the green of the Mediterranean maquis. The beach is particularly relaxing, providing with a true sense of peacefulness thanks to the sound of the sea in the background.
Besides, this enchanting cove of fine gravel framed by the Conero Natural Park and its limestone cliffs is well kept and features a beach establishment, making it the couples’ choice.
The name comes from a 13th century convent of Minor Friars that was located right on top of the beach. However, in the 19th century a cemetery for cholera victims was built on the slope above the beach. Thus, some Numana residents continue to call it Sotto Santa (literally, “under the cemetery”).
The distinctive symbol of the beach is a large white rock emerging from the sea known as “Sasso del Bove”(literally, “Ox’s rock”).
Spiaggia del Frate is located in the Conero Riviera and is easy to reach on foot from Numana walking for about 10-15 minutes. How to reach Spiaggia del Frate:
– from the center of Numana: walking along a downhill road that leads to La Spiaggiola, then heading north along the shoreline until you reach Spiaggia del Frate;
– from the Port of Numana: walking across the marina then heading north along the shoreline until you reach Spiaggia del Frate;
– from Piazza Nuova di Numana: walking along a downhill path that leads to La Spiaggiola, then heading north along the shoreline until you reach Spiaggia del Frate.