Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

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

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast
  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Although the Amalfi Coast is a favorite seaside holiday destination, this part of the Italian coastline has very few beaches.

Don't expect to spend your time walking on long stretches of soft sand: on the Amalfi Coast, what is called a beach is often little more than a patch of pebbles or a rocky platform lying beneath the cliffs.

The majority of the area's towns are situated high above sea level and to reach the waters edge, holidaymakers will often have to make their way down long flights of steps or impervious coastal paths.

The reward for their efforts are some of the world's most enchanting bays, lapped by wonderfully warm, crystal clear waters.
Those holidaymakers who decide to rent a boat, will be able to reach otherwise inaccessible coves of the Amalfi Coast, and enjoy a little corner of paradise all to themselves, for hours.

A tip: try to get up early. The sun leaves almost all of the Amalfi Coast's beaches in the early afternoon, and for maximum hours of sunshine, you'll need to have breakfast on the beach!

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Beaches of Nerano

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The first beach on the Amalfi Coast is Nerano, the coastal district of Sant'Agata. Here you can enjoy crystal clear waters and sun until dusk and, if you're really lucky, you might even meet a mermaid.

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Beaches of Positano

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The subject of many a picture postcard from the Amalfi Coast, from the fashionable Marina Grande to the secluded Laurito and Arienzo, Positanos beaches are almost as famous as the town itself.

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Beaches of Praiano

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The only beach on the Amalfi Coast to catch the sun until it sets is located in Praiano, a picturesque little town nestled between the sea and the mountains, in the heart of the Amalfi Coast. Not far from Praiano, is the Fiord of Furore, one of the areas most fascinating sites.

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Beaches of Amalfi

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

At the center of the Amalfi Coast both some of the area's most fashionable and most peaceful beaches can be found, from Amalfi's lively Spiaggia Grande to the secluded beach of Duoglio and Castiglione, Ravello's only seaside district.

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Beaches of Maiori and Minori

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Erchie, Maiori and Minori: three of the largest and most family friendly of all the beaches on the Amalfi Coast. Close to car parks and bus stops, these sandy beaches have many bathing establishments, bars and restaurants.

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Beaches of Cetara

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

A pretty little fishing village, with picture postcard perfect beaches. The ideal choice for an unforgettable day by the sea, to be concluded with a meal in one of Cetara's sea edge restaurants, savoring the local tuna fish and legendary anchovy extract.

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Beaches of Vietri sul Mare

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Vietri sul Mare has some of the biggest beaches on the whole of the Amalfi Coast. Easy to reach, by car or public transport: Vietri sul Mare lies just off the A3 motorway and is the only town on the Amalfi Coast to have a train station (and ample parking). A great choice for families with young children.

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Recommendations

Excursions by sea - Massa Lubrense

Discover Capri and the Amalfi Coast by sea

Depart from Massa Lubrense
Pickup included
Group of private tours

Excellent
(183 Reviews)

Transport and Rental - Piano di Sorrento

Explore the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento on two wheels

Free delivery in the Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Round-the-clock assistance

Unlimited mileage and RCA insurance for all vehicles

Excellent
(2 Reviews)

Excursions by sea - Capri

Explore the most beautiful coastline on the island of Capri aboard a traditional wooden boat

  • Set sail from Marina Piccola, the most beautiful and peaceful spot along the coast
  • Opt for a boat rental without skipper for an independent and private sail
  • Relax on the comfortable sundeck on a historic "gozzo" boat
Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Excursions by sea - Positano

The Amalfi Coast by sea

Expert local skippers
Comfortable, stylish boats
All the main destinations on the Amalfi Coast

Excellent
(25 Reviews)

Excursions by sea - Sorrento

Luxury yachts for exploring Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast by sea

Exquisite vessels with luxury services and top-shelf amenities
Multiple departure ports and maximum flexibility
Optional gourmet menu to dine on board

Excellent
(13 Reviews)

Transport and Rental - Ravello

Discover the Amalfi Coast via Ape (tuk tuk), scooter, or boat

  1. Unique and unforgettable experiences
  2. A new way to explore the Amalfi Coast
  3. Professional expertise and flexibility
Excellent
(72 Reviews)

Inspiration

Il Sentiero degli Dei
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From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

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

Beaches of Positano
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From Laurito to Fornillo beaches that are postcard-perfect!

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

Beaches of Maiori and Minori
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The most family friendly beaches on the Amalfi Coast.

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