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

Pompeii Vesuvius Small Group Tour from the Amalfi Coast
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Maiori, Minori, Praiano

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius in one day
A local expert guide in the ancient ruins
Skip-the-line tickets included

Coach

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line
Save money
See the island highlights

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Shared

Departure from Capri

A personalized experience with a small group
A traditional wooden gozzo boat
Time to swim off the island's coastline

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
Choice of boats
From two hours to a full day

Default resource and other options...

From € 180 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 65 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
GOLD Day Trip Package
Shared

Departure from Capri

Purchase tickets in advance
Enjoy a three-course lunch
Organize your day in complete freedom

Gold Tour

€ 79 € 100 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(1 Reviews)
Sorrento coast and Capri boat Tour - Bestseller
Shared

Departure from Amalfi, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Boat tour for small groups
Sorrento Coast and Capri from the sea
Drinks, snacks, limoncello

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours 11 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Expert crew
Luxury private boat
Efficiency of services

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 972 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Departure from Capri

Explore Capri independently
Six hours with delivery at the port
Map of the island included

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)
Group Guided Hike: Path of the Gods to Positano
Shared

Departure from Agerola

A half-day group hike
A local expert guide
The Path of the Gods with unforgettable views

Resource 1

€ 39 per guest

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

(163 Reviews)
Mt. Vesuvius Tour with Wine Tasting - From Pompeii
Shared

Departure from Pompeii

Convenient direct trasfers
Tasting and light lunch included
Guided excursion to Mt. Vesuvius

Tour

€ 55 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Luxury vehicle
Amalfi, Positano e Ravello in one tour
Private driver

Private Luxury Vehicle

From € 380 Per vehicle |Max 19 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Restaurants - Nerano - Massa Lubrense

One of Nerano's most storied restaurants

Seasonal dishes made with quality local ingredients at this family-run beach restaurant.

(80 Reviews)