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

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Children ride free
Save 1 euro
Skip the line

Speedboats

€ 17 per guest € 18

Duration 1 hour

Very Good
(271 Reviews)
Capri: Boat Tour incl. Blue Grotto
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Free time to explore Capri
Blue Grotto visit
Small-group tour

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 Reviews)

Experience and tour

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

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Flexible tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Boat Tour from Positano to the Emerald Grotto
Shared

Departure from Positano

Convenient departure from Positano
Boat with restrooms and shaded seating
Scenic cruise along the coastline

Emerald Grotto from Positano

€ 10 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Very Good
(7 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Pick-up locations in Sorrento, Naples, etc.
Visit Capri on land and by sea
English-speaking skipper

Motorized Boat

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 18 per guest € 19

Duration 2 hours

Very Good
(271 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Comfortable boat with cabin
Free time to explore Amalfi by land
Drinks on board!

Aprea 7.50 - Gionny

From € 350 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours

Excellent
(25 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

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

Lancia caprese

From € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)
Capri and Anacapri: Guided Tour from Naples/Area
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Visit Capri by land and sea
Limoncello tasting
Guided tour and free time

Motorized Boat

€ 110 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

B&B and Homes - Positano

A sea view villa in Positano - paradise on earth!

  1. You're in the heart of Positano
  2. The view of the sea from every balcony
  3. The sea of the mountains: the choice is yours!
From € 465 Breakfast included
Very Good
(11 Reviews)
Hotel Conca d'Oro
Most popular

4 stars - Positano

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
From € 290 Breakfast included
Very Good
(809 Reviews)

Residences - Positano

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
From € 155
Average
(106 Reviews)

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

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
From € 109 Breakfast included
Excellent
(186 Reviews)

Luxury Villas - Positano

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
From € 700 Breakfast included
Excellent
(163 Reviews)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

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
From € 460 Breakfast included
Excellent
(1278 Reviews)

4 stars - Positano

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
From € 350 Breakfast included
Excellent
(308 Reviews)

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
From € 368 Breakfast included
Excellent
(1114 Reviews)

3 stars - Minori

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 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August