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

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More
Shared

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

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)

Departure from Capri

A traditional gozzo boat all to yourself!
Visit the Blue Grotto
Swim in the crystalline coves

Gozzo Caprese and other options...

From € 190 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

Excellent
(175 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)
Sorrento and Capri Boat Tour for Under 30s
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

The only tour exclusively for young adults under 30 years old
Music, beer, the final banana boat ride, and lots of fun
Boat tour all around the island of Capri + free time on land

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 79 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Rent a rubber dinghy or small gozzo boat
Depart from Positano and sail along the Amalfi Coast
No boating license needed!

Rubber Dinghy 5.70 m and other options...

From € 230 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(115 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)
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)
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

Excellent
(163 Reviews)
Positano and Amalfi: Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Visit Amalfi and Positano
Set sail from Sorrento
Water and beverages on board

Amalfi Coast Boat

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(797 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)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

A 7-hour tour from Positano to Capri
Aboat ride around the island
4 hours of free time on the island

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 100 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)
Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Positano

Small-group tours (max 12 passengers)
An entire day dedicated to exploring the Amalfi Coast
Free time to visit Amalfi

Amalfi Coast Boat (Shared)

€ 70 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(657 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Villa San Michele
Most popular

3 stars - Ravello

Your seaside villa and beach, in Ravello!

  1. A 'maison de charme' in Castiglione di Ravello
  2. Mediterranean cuisine overlooking the Bay of Salerno
  3. Your very own beach on the Amalfi Coast
Excellent
(800 Reviews)

Villas - Praiano

The irresistible allure of the Amalfi Coast

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

5 stars - Praiano

White magic, on the Amalfi Coast

  1. An authentic design hotel in the heart of the Amalfi Coast
  2. The gourmet Mediterranean cuisine at "Un Piano nel Cielo" restaurant
  3. The private beach accessed by glass elevator
Excellent
(956 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August