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

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)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Bestseller 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 8 hours

(115 Reviews)
Skip-the-line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour
Shared

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius with an English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entrance tickets included
See two A-list sights in one day via air-conditioned minibus

Pompei and Vesuvius from Naples and other options...

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)
La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Capri

English-speaking skipper
Aperitivo on board
The beauty of Capri by sea

Traditional Gozzo Boat

€ 59 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

Tour in the most instagrammable spots of the Amalfi Coast
Captain available to take pictures
Music and aperitif

New Life - Predator 60 and other options...

From € 270 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 1 hour

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 for island boat tour

€ 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)
Capri Sea-Fishing Experience from Sorrento with Lunch
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

A unique way to experience the sea off Capri
Sail to Capri for an island tour, swimming, and free time on land
Lunch on board featuring the catch of the day and local specialties

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 129 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Special Capri + Blue Grotto Boat Tour from Sorrento
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Beat the crowds to the Blue Grotto
Cruise around the entire island of Capri
Time to explore on land

Capri Boat + Grotta

€ 115 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(797 Reviews)

Experience and tour

Guided tour of the winery and vineyards
Lunch with a view featuring local specialties
Tasting of the 'CLASSIC' Vesuvio Lacryma Christi DOC wines

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(965 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

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

Lancia caprese

From € 100 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

An unforgettable half-day or full-day tour
Set off from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
Speedboat with skipper, beverages, and beach towels included

Romar Pepe Nero and other options...

From € 390 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

(115 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Sorrento, Conca dei Marini, Massa Lubrense, Nerano, Praiano

A private minicruise
Sail around Capri and enjoy time on land
Hotel pickup and drop-off in Sorrento

ApreaMare Diamond 38' and other options...

From € 475 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

(341 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

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
(1278 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

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August