The Amalfi Coast is justifiably world-famous for its breath-taking ocean vistas, drawing many visitors back year after year.
As a holiday destination, it really does have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for action-packed activities or lazy afternoons spent enjoying the sunshine. But whatever your itinerary, the chances are you’ll be planning at least a day or two exploring the region’s beaches – so we’ve put together a list of some of the best spots to get you started. Let us know which is your favourite!
Amalfi and Positano
If you’re staying in one of the famous Amalfi Coast towns, such as Positano or even Amalfi itself, the towns’ very own beaches are probably the best place to begin. With a beautiful backdrop of multi-coloured houses stretching up the hillsides behind, and an endless expanse of azure water ahead, these beaches are a real slice of Amalfi paradise. Enjoy a drink and just take in the view!
Vietri Sul Mare
Looking elsewhere, the beach of Vietri Sul Mare is unusual on the Amalfi Coast in that it is mostly sandy – a change from the other beaches, which are largely covered in pebbles. Combined with its convenient location, this can make the beach here a busy spot, but if you can find yourself a space to sit, it’s a beautiful place to relax. Plus, the sand means it’s ideal for visitors of all ages, and very family-friendly.
If you love sunbathing but struggle with mornings, the beach of Furore is an option for you. Unlike most other Amalfi Coast beaches, where the steep cliffs mean you’ll be in the shade from the early afternoon, Furore is still a sun-trap later in the day. The beautiful scenery here also makes it a popular spot for photography enthusiasts.
Of course, the Amalfi Coast is full of surprises, and these come in the form of hidden beaches, too! Renting a boat will give you the chance to explore enchanting, secluded bays, completely inaccessible by land, such as the sublime Cavallo Morto. The clear, deep waters here mean it’s a favourite spot for swimming and snorkelling, as well as general relaxation.
Finally, Duoglio is another beautiful spot for those with a boat, boasting crystal-clear waters and stunning views. As a disclaimer, this beach is technically also accessible by land – but only if you fancy tackling the 400 stairs to get there …
These are just a few of the beaches the Amalfi Coast has to offer, and as always, we’d love to hear about any others you’ve visited, so feel free to Contact Us! If you are looking to get the most from your Amalfi Coast trip, we’d love to show you around on one of our amazing tours. Our Exclusive Rome to Pompeii & Amalfi Coast Trip lets you combine a day of sightseeing at the historical site of Pompeii with a stunning drive along the Amalfi Coast. Or, if you’d rather spend a little longer on the Amalfi Coast, our Private Full Day Amalfi coast and Positano Tour from Rome could be ideal for you!