The "Spiaggia del Frate" (Friar's beach), also known as "Sottosanta"
A splendid cove of fine gravel, framed by the green of the Conero Park and the white of the limestone rock, well-kept and suitable for couples. It is called this way because at the top of it, there was a convent of lesser friars dating back to the 13th century, but the historical Numanese call it "Sottosanta" because right above it there was the cemetery of the cholera victims of 1800, and for this reason "Sottosanta" means "under the cemetery".
The distinctive sign of the beach? A large white rock sticking out of the sea called "Sasso del Bo" (Ox's rock). It can be reached on foot from the centre of Numana by going down a path from Piazza Nuova or directly from the "Spiaggiola" beach.
Services: beach resort, bar. On the beach there is a small area of free beach.
Parking: near the tourist harbour or maxi car park at the entrance to the old town centre with reduced daily rate.back to all