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Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
Beaches of Positano
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Beaches of Positano

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From Laurito to Fornillo beaches that are postcard-perfect!

With its glamorous, celebrity-packed beaches, breathtakingly gorgeous seascapes, and boutique-filled historic center, its easy to see why Positano is the most sought after destination on the Amalfi Coast.

Laurito Beach

Positano's Laurito beach is a tiny little beach, which can reached via a flight of steps which starts in the small square opposite Hotel San Pietro. The name of the beach derives from the many laurels growing in the area. Laurito is divided into a free beach and a private beach, the latter belonging to a small hotel, and has two casual beach restaurants.

From the pier at Positano's Spiaggia Grande beach, small boats depart about every 30 minutes for the Da Adolfo beachfront restaurant...you can recognize them by the red fish flag waving from the mast. Note that reservations are more or less required to either dine or simply relax on a sun lounger here.

Arienzo Beach

The Arienzo beach is often called the 300 steps beach, because of the impressive number of steps visitors need to climb down to reach it. On their way down towards the sea, holidaymakers can catch glimpses of the gardens of some of the Amalfi Coast's most luxurious villas, including one which once belonged to Franco Zeffirellli. Facing the south west, the beach enjoys the sun longer than any other in Positano. The beach is divided into private and free areas.

How to get to the Arienzo and Laurito Beaches

By car: once beyond the center of Positano, head in the direction of Amalfi and, after circa a kilometer, you'll come across Hotel San Pietro. From here, a series of steps lead down to Laurito. After circa eight hundred meters you'll find the steps to Arienzo. Drivers can park along the stretch of road between the two flights of steps.

By public transport: Sita buses stop both at Laurito and Arienzo. Buses operated by the Flavio Gioia Coach company depart from the center of Positano. A shuttle boat service is available from both Positano and Praiano.

Marina Grande Beach - Positano

Ideal picture postcard material, Positano's main beach is one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan of all those on the Amalfi Coast. Along the large, three hundred meter long beach, which lies almost directly opposite the archipelago of Li Galli, there is a string of restaurants and bars and a famous discotheque (Music On the Rocks). Its easy to see why the beach has become the focus of the town's social life, where the locals come to mingle with the world's celebrities and tourists. The beach has two bathing establishments and a free area, from where excursions along the coast and shuttle boats to the nearby bays depart.

Fornillo Beach

Via a romantic walk, between the sea and the cliffs, beginning at Positano harbor, holidaymakers come to Fornillo beach: a well-established favorite amongst those searching for a more peaceful beach than that of Marina Grande. This said, given the vicinity to the center of Positano, during summer weekends even Fornillo can be crowded with sun worshippers.

How to get to the Marina Grande and Fornillo beaches.

By car: once in Positano, you can either choose to park long the state road and then make the climb down to the waterfront on foot, or leave your vehicle in one of Positano's expensive car parks, just outside the town center.

By public transport: Sita buses and, in the summer, all of the region's major boat companies.

Recommended experiences and tours

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from € 650 max 8-10 passengers € 750 -13%
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Naples to the Amalfi Coast + City Tour + Pizza

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Duration: 3-3.5 hours

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Sunland Travel - Pompeii HD collective tour from Positano PM Pick

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Nature

Excursions by sea on the Amalfi Coast

Climb aboard, set sail, and get ready to discover the magic of the sea surrounding the Amalfi Coast...

Il Sentiero degli Dei

From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

Beaches of Vietri sul Mare

Sweeping, accessible beaches and hidden bays reachable only by boat.

Trails on the Amalfi Coast - Hiking

Walking along historic trails.

La Baia di Ieranto

A sacred place, where the beauty of nature evokes an almost reverential silence.

Beaches of Nerano

On the furthest tip of the point: pristine water and excellent food!

Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The best places to take a dip in the crystalline waters along the Amalfi Coast's dramatic shore.

Punta Campanella

On the most extreme point of the Sorrentine Peninsula, home of the mythical Sirens.

Il Santuario dell'Avvocata

Following in the steps of pilgrims to a historic hermitage.

Beaches of Praiano

The dramatic Fjord of Furore and the beaches which catch the last rays of the day on the Coast.

La Torre dello Ziro

A historic watchtower perched above the coast.

Beaches of Amalfi

VIP or R&R: beaches to suit every style between Amalfi and Atrani.

Il Vallone delle Ferriere

Just behind Amalfi, a lush wood with fern-lined streams.

Beaches of Maiori and Minori

The most family friendly beaches on the Amalfi Coast.

Beaches of Cetara

Cetara has a number of peaceful beaches and excellent cuisine.

Sights

Positano

A vertical town where instead of roads visitors explore along steep flights of steps.

Beaches

Beaches of Vietri sul Mare

Sweeping, accessible beaches and hidden bays reachable only by boat.

Beaches of Nerano

On the furthest tip of the point: pristine water and excellent food!

Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The best places to take a dip in the crystalline waters along the Amalfi Coast's dramatic shore.

Beaches of Praiano

The dramatic Fjord of Furore and the beaches which catch the last rays of the day on the Coast.

Beaches of Amalfi

VIP or R&R: beaches to suit every style between Amalfi and Atrani.

Beaches of Maiori and Minori

The most family friendly beaches on the Amalfi Coast.

Beaches of Cetara

Cetara has a number of peaceful beaches and excellent cuisine.

Excursions by sea

Amalfi & Positano Boat Tours

The Amalfi Coast by sea: past and present, history and legend