Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

How to handle the August crowds and heat

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

August is the traditional summer holiday month in Italy, and the Amalfi Coast hits its peak crowding and heat during this time. Everyone seems to be on the beaches, the traffic slows to a crawl, and hotels and restaurants are booked up weeks in advance.

The Weather in August

August (and July) are the hottest months of the year in southern Italy, though thunderstorms at the end of the month sometimes bring some relief. Pack summer clothing, sandals, hats, and sunscreen.

  • Temperatura massima media: 30°
  • Temperatura minima media: 23°
  • Probabilità di pioggia: 11%
  • Probabilità di cielo nuvoloso: 10%
  • Temperatura del mare: 25°
  • Ore di luce giornaliere: 14.30

What to Do in August

The most important strategy for arranging an August visit to the Amalfi Coast is booking everything well in advance, including hotel stays, boat tours, restaurant tables, and any other tour or experience you are interested in. Everything from accommodations to guided tours book up weeks in advance, particularly on Capri.

Avoid touring in the hottest hours of the day, instead scheduling visits and walks early in the morning or late in the afternoon.

The Beach

The most crowded beaches are those that are easy to reach on foot or by car, so opt to spend your day at the quieter spots that are only accessible by sea. There are water taxi and shuttle services from Amalfi and Positano that can take you to a number of nearby coves where there are beach clubs and restaurants in the morning and pick you back up in the evening for just a few euros.

Beaches in Positano
Beaches in Amalfi

Boat Tours

You can catch a boat tour to Capri from a number of towns along the Amalfi Coast. These are small boats that seat up to 30 passengers, a great option for visiting the island in the high season summer months when the ferries are crowded. You can take a similar tour of the Amalfi Coast, with boats that stop at Positano and Amalfi for a quick walk through the center of town.

Book a boat tour

If you would like more privacy and independence, book a boat with skipper all to yourself! Most private boat tours on the Amalfi Coast are by traditional wooden gozzo boat, a type of craft that comes in a number of sizes from the smallest, fitting up to 6 passengers, to the largest that fits up to 12. These boats are perfect for exploring the coast or for heading from Amalfi or Positano to Capri.

Book a private gozzo boat with skipper

Events in August

On 15 August, Positano celebrates the feast day of “Santa Maria Assunta”, the town's patron saint. Fireworks light up the sky above the beaches, and the coastline is crowded with tourists and locals watching the show.

The best experiences and tours in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Departure from Capri

Welcome limoncello
Expert captain with safety training
Inflatable toys on board


From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 6 ore

Shared Boat Tour from the Amalfi Coast to Capri
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Positano, Praiano

The most convenient way to visit Capri
guided tour of the island by boat and 4 hours of free time to visit the beauties of Capri
stop for a swim in the crystalline waters of the island of Capri;

Capri boat (shared)

€ 100 € 105 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto Shared Boat Tour from Sorrento

Departure from Sorrento

A small group on board
Aperitivo with drinks and snacks
Stops to swim and snorkel

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 159 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour of Capri by Traditional Gozzo

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat
A private tour
Limoncello tasting on board

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 350 € 400 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 ore 8 ore

(175 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour + Snorkeling

Departure from Naples

Visit the highlights on Capri
Snacks and drinks on board
Snorkel in the Mediterranean


€ 190 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 38 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)
Capri and Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento

Departure from Sorrento

Beat the crowds to the Blue Grotto
Cruise around the entire island of Capri
Time to explore on land

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 125 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Sunset Boat Tour from Positano (Small-Group)

Departure from Positano

Traditional aperitivo on board
Photo ops of the sunset
Luxury gozzo boat with skipper

Sunset Shared

€ 85 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

Capri Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 8 people)

Departure from Sorrento

Intimate group of maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco toast, drinks and fruit included
Free time to visit the town of Capri

Capri Boat Premium

€ 155 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)
Private Capri Boat Tour from Amalfi Coast (Aprea Gozzo)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private tour via Aprea gozzo boat with an expert skipper
4 or 7-hour tour around Capri
Set sail from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi.

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Nerano, Praiano

Flexibility and freedom
Traditional gozzo boat
WC and music on board

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.5 m and other options...

From € 550 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 ore

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

See Amalfi and Positano by sea
A private tour for a relaxed pace
Comfortable boats

Abate Primatist G46 and other options...

From € 600 Per boat | Max 11 passengers

Duration 4 ore

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Farmhouse Holidays - Agerola

Organic farm stay in the hills above the Amalfi Coast

Convenient location, just far enough from the crowds
Historic farmhouse surrounded by fields and vineyards
Hike or bike through the surrounding hills

(13 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August