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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HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (353)
HP Travel - Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrentine Peninsula & Capri: Boat Tour from Sorrento

€ 55 per guest

Duration 10 hours

Free cancellation

  • Pick-up locations in and around Sorrento
  • Visit Capri on land and by sea
  • English-speaking skipper
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Capri

Tour of Capri on a Gozzo from Marina Piccola

From € 150 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • 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.
Excellent (128)

Departure from: Sorrento

Capri + Blue Grotto Half-Day Tour from Sorrento

€ 89 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Modern comfortable gozzo boat
  • Snacks and drinks on board
  • Swim under the Faraglioni
Excellent (347)
HP Travel - Capri: Boat Tour from Naples/Area Bestseller Verified

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

Capri: Boat Tour from Naples/Area

€ 64 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Meeting points in and around Naples
  • English-speaking crew
  • Visit Capri on land at your own pace
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

  • Flexible tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (353)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour from Sorrento to Capri

€ 95 per guest € 99 -4%

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Stops to swim
  • Hotel pick-up included (Sorrento and surrounds)
  • Small-group tour
Excellent (347)

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 1 hour

  • Children ride free
  • Save 1 euro
  • Skip the line
Very good (270)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour by Traditional Gozzo

From € 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • A swim at the Faraglioni, snorkeling in Marina Piccola, and a stop at the Blue Grotto via a gozzo boat with free minibar
Excellent (128)

Departure from: Naples

Sorrento Coast and Amalfi Coast Boat Tour from Naples

€ 149 per guest

Duration 12 hours

  • Departure and return to Naples
  • Boat tour including stops in Positano and Amalfi
  • Drinks and snacks on board
Excellent (1786)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 139 per guest € 149 -7%

Duration 9 hours

Free cancellation

  • Hotel pick up in Positano
  • Visit the Blue Grotto
  • Free time to shop and sightsee on the island
Excellent (347)

Departure from: Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Full-Day Transfer: Pompeii, Mt Vesuvius, Herculaneum

From € 330 Per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Visit Pompeii, Herculaneum, and Mt Vesuvius in one day, with pick-up, drop off, and transfers via air-conditioned car with driver.
Excellent (184)

Accommodations

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

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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 (1251)

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 130
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 (174)

Luxury Villas - Positano

Villa Oliviero

From € 350
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 € 175

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)
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 94
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 € 310
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 (157)

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 159.85
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 (1276)

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 € 299
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 (1109)

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 50
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 € 189
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 (2020)

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 130
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 (808)
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