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

Shared Boat Tour to Capri from Positano or Praiano 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)

€ 130 € 140 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(726 Reviews)

Activities

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

€ 45 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(1098 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A swim at the Faraglioni, snorkeling in Marina Piccola, and a stop at the Blue Grotto via a gozzo boat with free minibar

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 400 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(164 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Choose your own itinerary
Luxury boat with experienced skipper
High-end services and option of docking

Aprea 36 - Domitta

From € 1,490 € 2,100 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 ore

(70 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 84 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1160 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Premium Tour: Boat Tour (max 8 people) Shared

Departure from Sorrento

The gems of the Amalfi Coast
Set sail from Sorrento
Prosecco toast

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 195 per guest

Duration 8 ore

Free cancellation

(1545 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, Conca dei Marini, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit the coastline independently with a scooter
No hassle to park
Fantastic photos with an action cam-micro SD kit included

Kimko Agility 125

From € 90 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 10 ore

(146 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
Complete freedom at sea
No boating licence requested

Lancia caprese and other options...

From € 130 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 5 ore 7 ore

Free cancellation

(164 Reviews)
Private Boat Tour Positano-Amalfi Coast (4 hrs) Bestseller

Departure from Positano

Comfortable boat with cabin
Free time on land for exploring Amalfi
Complimentary drinks on board

Aprea 36 - Domitta and other options...

From € 650 € 900 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 ore

(70 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private tour departing from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
A traditional gozzo piloted by an experienced skipper
Free time to visit Capri by land (if desired)

Aprea 7,50

From € 1,100 € 1,200 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 7 ore

(726 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Explore the coastline at your own pace
English-speaking skipper

Gozzo Caprese 7.80 and other options...

From € 220 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

(231 Reviews)
MOTORBOAT - UP TO 30 SEATS Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 23 € 24 per guest

Duration 2 ore

Free cancellation

(297 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

4 stars - Positano

Your dream holiday on the Amalfi Coast

  1. A peaceful vacation on the Amalfi Coast in a villa in Positano
  2. The effortless Mediterranean elegance in the sea view suites
  3. The delicious cuisine of the Amalfi Coast

Tel. +39 089 811498

Book on Booking.com

Or go to www.villagabrisa.it

4 stars - Positano

4 star perfection, in Positano

  1. The view of Positano from your bedroom balcony
  2. The fabulous Neapolitan cuisine served on the terrace
  3. Sea and beaches just a short walk away

Tel. +39 089 811111

Book on Booking.com

Or go to www.hotelposeidonpositano.it

4 stars - Positano

Positano's Dolce Vita

  1. The charm of a historic hotel in Positano
  2. The delicious traditional local cuisine
  3. The vicinity to the Spiaggia Grande beach

Tel. +39 089 875699

www.bucadibacco.it

3 stars - Positano

The beauty of Positano

  1. 5 minute walk divides the hotel from the sea
  2. welcoming family-run hotel
  3. the hotel is situated right in the heart of Positano

Tel. +39 089 875047

www.bougainville.it

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

Tel. +39 081 808 1026

www.hotelloscoglio.com