Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

How to handle the August crowds and heat

Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August
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Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

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.

Recommended experiences and tours for August

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Partenza da Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • A private gozzo boat
  • Stops to swim
  • See the Faraglioni and grottoes
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Partenza da Capri

La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

€ 59 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • See the most beautiful side of Capri
  • Swim in the crystalline bays
  • Aperitivo on board
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Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Eccellente (959)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 a persona

Durata 2 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
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Partenza da Capri

Rent a traditional wooden boat, without licence

Da € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Durata 2 ore 3 ore 4 ore 7 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Traditional wooden boat without a skipper
  • Complete freedom at sea
  • No boating licence requested
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Partenza da Capri

Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 a persona € 19 -5%

Durata 2 ore

  • Skip the line
  • Save money
  • See the island highlights
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Grassi Junior Boats - Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour Most popular Verificato

Partenza da Positano

Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 80 a persona

Durata 7 ore

  • Only 8 passengers on board
  • Drinks provided
  • Free time on land in Amalfi
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Charter System  -  Capri, Romantic Couple's Tour (luxury) Bestseller Verificato

Partenza da Capri, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Capri, Romantic Couple's Tour (luxury)

Da € 539 Per boat | 2 passengers € 759 -29%

Durata 6 ore 8 ore (Mattina)

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Maximum flexibility
  • Drink on board
  • Possible pick-up
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HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket Bestseller Verificato

Partenza da Capri

Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

€ 18 a persona

Durata 1 ora

Cancellazione gratuita

  • Flexible tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
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Partenza da Positano

Boat Tour of Capri - Speed Boat

Da € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Durata 8 ore

  • Reach Capri quickly
  • Time to explore on land
  • Expert service
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Capri Blue Boats - Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola Bestseller Verificato

Partenza da Capri

Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Durata 2 ore 3 ore

Cancellazione gratuita

  • A tour by gozzo boat around the island departing from the bay opposite the Faraglioni and with a stop to swim off the coast of Capri.
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Partenza da Sorrento

Ischia and Procida Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 149 a persona

Durata 8 ore

  • A small-group boat tour of Ischia and Procida with an English speaking skipper
  • Enjoy the amazing view of Ischia and Procida from the sea
  • Visit both Ischia and Procida by land with two stops on the islands
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Accommodations

Choose among Positano.com's selected and reviewed accommodations, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1256)

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 180
Breakfast included

Positano's boutique guest house

  1. A villa within steps of the sea washing the Amalfi Coast
  2. Start the day in style, with breakfast on the terrace
  3. The library overlooking the center of Positano
Excellent (177)
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 90
Breakfast included

The magic of Positano in your room

  1. Romantic moonlit dinners on the terrace
  2. Every room and suite has a marvelous view of the sea
  3. Jacuzzi with a view: relaxation, Positano-style
Very good (809)
Villa Oliviero Bestseller

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 300
Breakfast included

Your dream retreat in Positano

  1. Your very own luxury villa on the Amalfi Coast
  2. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Positano
  3. Relaxing in the Jacuzzi or steam room, in the garden
Excellent (42)

Residences - Positano

La Caravella Positano Beach

From € 180

A bed on the beach... well, almost!

  1. Sleep within steps of Positano's Spiaggia Grande beach
  2. Home-from-home comfort and rooms with a view
  3. The sea and mountains: fun for everyone
Average (106)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 79
Breakfast included

A bed on the beach (well, almost!)

  1. Just three steps and you're on the beach of Marina del Cantone
  2. A delicious fish supper at the "Pappone"' restaurant
  3. The spectacular views of the sea surrounding Nerano
Excellent (186)

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Magia

From € 280
Breakfast included

Villa Magia, the pinnacle of your dream villa

  1. One of the most spectacular views along the entire Amalfi Coast
  2. The perfect position at the highest point in Positano, accessible by car
  3. The lush Mediterranean garden, where you can settle in to gaze at the sea
Excellent (162)
Positano Art Hotel Pasitea Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 90
Breakfast included

The art of hospitality - in Positano

  1. Traditional Mediterranean elegance on the Amalfi Coast
  2. Luxurious suites with hydromassage baths facing the sea
  3. The stunning works of art in the gallery in the hall
Excellent (1282)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 280
Breakfast included

In the heart of the historic center of Positano

  1. The view of the sea from every single balcony and terrace
  2. The rich breakfast of fresh fruit and pastries
  3. The location in the center of Positano, close to the Spiaggia Grande beach
Excellent (308)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 264.50
Breakfast included

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
Excellent (1111)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 45
Breakfast included

Total relaxation just steps from the Minori seaside

  1. Just 50 meters to the beach
  2. A balcony or private terrace facing the lovely Roman Villa and museum
  3. A generous, delicious breakfast
Average (490)

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 241
Breakfast included

A little piece of paradise - in Praiano

  1. A typical Mediterranean villa with views of the sea surrounding Praiano
  2. The unique flavors of the Amalfi Coast, courtesy of Restaurant M'ama!
  3. The splendid terrace with solarium and hydromassage swimming pool
Excellent (2030)
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