The half-moon shaped Cattolica's coastline is a wide expanse of golden sand overlooking the Adriatic Sea. The two-kilometre-long beach of Cattolica is situated just in the heart of the last stretch of the coast of Romagna bordering the Marches.
Those travelling by sea will have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views over this fascinating city dominated by the sheer cliff of Mount Gabicce. Its privileged position, sheltered from northern atmospheric disturbances, makes Cattolica's beach the ideal destination to spend pleasant seaside holidays enjoying fine weather and mild climate.
Over the last few years, more than 100 bathing establishments have committed to offering guests modern services and facilities, thus turning into elegant holiday villages which attract large numbers of families with children. Their caring and protective attitude towards the environment and sea allowed Cattolica's beaches to be given the so-called Blue Flag recognition for 18 consecutive years, which is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to the best European beaches featuring clean waters and high-quality services and facilities.
Family-run inns, luxury hotels and cheap guesthouses are all situated by the beach or along the tree-lined avenues leading to the charming sea front. Bathing establishments offer guests advantageous offers and promotions which give them the possibility to hire beach umbrellas and mattresses for a weekend, week, month or the whole summer season at reasonable prices.
The keys to the success of Cattolica's beach are its skilled bathing attendants, who are famous all over the world for their warm hospitality, friendliness and the state-of-the-art beach facilities they offer. Cattolica boasts well-kept and clean beaches where children can enjoy utmost freedom. Reliable lifeguards and breakwater barriers situated about ten metres far from the shoreline give children the possibility to bathe in total safety.
Bathing establishments offer tourists swimming pools, Jacuzzis, water attractions and chutes, swimming courses and fitness centres, proper facilities to play both beach and water sports, open-air gyms, both small and large boats, baby clubs and entertainment activities, thus standing out as real holiday villages.
Beach bars and restaurants propose tasty menus which are able to suit even guests' most demanding requirements, special children's menus, light snacks, tasty fish specialities and traditional cooking from Romagna. Summer life revolves around the beach, which in the evening offers guests the possibility to sip tasty appetizers while listening to the music played by the best disk jockeys of the Riviera, have romantic dinners in intimate fish restaurants overlooking the sea or attend absorbing shows and events.
Display the sections above to discover the services and facilities offered by Cattolica's beach and spend funny and relaxing holidays here together with your family and friends.
The City of Catholic hosts a large number of bathing establishments, but, for those who do not need additional services, there are three different free areas of the beach of Cattolica:
- The new dock area of Cattolica (1) near Piazza Galluzzi (Levante Beach);
- In front of Hotel Kursaal, in front of Piazza Primo Maggio (2);
- In the area of the mouths of Ventena, at the end of Viale Carducci (3).