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 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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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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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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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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Beaches of Nerano

  • Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

The first beach on the Amalfi Coast is Nerano, the coastal district of Sant'Agata sui Due Golfi. 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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Recommended Experiences and Tours

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Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Rome

Full-day with a private driver
Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello
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Duration 8 hours 12 hours

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Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Rome by High-Speed Train
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Stress-free pre-booked train tickets and transfers
Stop to visit both Amalfi and Positano
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Free cancellation

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Departure from Capri

Enjoy a boat all to yourself
Choose the itinerary you like best
Local, English-speaking skipper

Tornado 38 Speedboat and other options...

From € 560 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

A private boat tour via Aprea gozzo boat
Explore the Amalfi Coast departing from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Skipper, beverages, and beach towels included

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 600 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

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(115 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Choose your departure time
English-speaking driver
Wi-Fi and air conditioning on board

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 220 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour
Shared

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Only 8 passengers on board
Drinks provided
Free time on land in Amalfi

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Duration 7 hours

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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
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Guided tours - Sorrento

Day trips by land and sea departing from Sorrento for Capri and the Amalfi Coast

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Boat tours of Capri and the Amalfi Coast

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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

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Excursions by sea - Positano

The Amalfi Coast by sea

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

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Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

An ideal location for exploring the coast
Traditional architecture and style
Panoramic terraces and pool

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From Agerola to Nocelle through paradise

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Info and tips for visiting the Emerald Grotto on Italy's Amalfi Coast

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Walking along historic trails.

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

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From Laurito to Fornillo beaches that are postcard-perfect!

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