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

Choose from our selected and vetted tours & experiences. Book now for the best rates and availability!

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Departure from: Sorrento

Capri Boat Tour

€ 99 per guest

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area
  • Visit the island by land and sea
  • Free time to swim
Excellent (72)

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

Purchase your ticket for an island boat tour online and save!

Very good (247)

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (770)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

€ 114 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Departure from your hotel in Sorrento Area
  • Free time to visit Positano and Amalfi
  • Stops to swim
Excellent (72)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

from € 250 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (198)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Select: Positano, Amalfi & Ravello

€ 118 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Visit the most beautiful towns on the Amalfi Coast in a single day
  • Exclusive tour for maximum 19 people
  • Lunch featuring local specialties
Very good (195)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (211)

Departure from: Sorrento

Amalfi Coast Tour via Bus and Boat

€ 73 per guest

Duration 10 hours

  • The best of the coast in one day
  • Pick up from hotels in Sorrento and environs
  • Includes a visit to Ravello!
Excellent (72)
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Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour (Car from Positano to Sorrento Port)

€ 129 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Departure by boat from Sorrento + car transfer from Positano to the port
  • Boat tour with free time to visit the island by land
  • Drinks and snacks on board included in the price
Excellent (1017)

Departure from: Capri

Capri: Full/Half-Day Private Boat Tours

from € 300 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

  • Experienced captain
  • Kids' inflatable toys
  • Welcome drinks

Departure from: Capri

La Dolce Vita: Capri Boat Tour

€ 69 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • See the most beautiful side of Capri
  • Swim in the crystalline bays
  • Aperitivo on board
Excellent (211)

Accommodations

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

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 490
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 (1168)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

B&B and Homes - Positano

Casa Buonocore

From € 220
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 (161)
Tel. +39 089 875085
Hotel Poseidon Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Poseidon

From € 323
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 (1069)
Tel. +39 089 811111

4 stars - Positano

Hotel L'Ancora

From € 430
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 (298)
Tel. +39 089 875318

3 stars - Minori

Hotel Europa

From € 60
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 (479)
Tel. +39 340 3382917
Hotel La Certosa Bestseller

3 stars - Massa Lubrense

Hotel La Certosa

From € 124
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 (182)
Tel. +39 081 8081209

4 stars - Praiano

Hotel Margherita

From € 200
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 (1874)
Tel. +39 089 874628
Hotel Conca d'Oro Bestseller

4 stars - Positano

Hotel Conca d'Oro

From € 65
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 (761)
Tel. +39 089 875111

4 stars - Minori

Hotel Santa Lucia

From € 105
Breakfast included

A family-run property in the center of Minori

  1. Traditional Mediterranean hospitality in the heart of Minori.
  2. The delicious fish cuisine, typical of the Amalfi Coast.
  3. The vicinity to the beach and the sea.
Excellent (647)
Tel. +39 089 877142

Villas - Massa Lubrense

Relais Villarena

From € 90

A superb position in the heart of Nerano

  1. The historic residence of the marquis of Villarena, in the center of Nerano.
  2. The flavorsome cuisine of the Amalfi Coast served in the Dolce far Niente restaurant.
  3. The view of Li Galli from the elegant apartments.
Excellent (219)
Tel. +39 0818081779

Small Boutique Hotels - Positano

Positano Art Hotel Pasitea

From € 315
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 (1220)
Tel. +39 089 875500

B&B and Homes - Massa Lubrense

Casa Clementina

From € 160
Breakfast included

Where you can find peace again...

A B&B in the most pristine countryside of the Sorrentine Peninsula
Guest rooms newly renovated in 2017
A patio overlooking the sea to relax while watching the sunset

Excellent (92)
Tel. +39 081 350 4684
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