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

Experience and tour

Organic wine from Vesuvius
Guided walk of the winery
Lunch with local specialties

Wine Tasting with Lunch and other options...

€ 32 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 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

€ 40 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(965 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)

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)

Departure from Capri

A private gozzo boat
Stops to swim
See the Faraglioni and grottoes

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 150 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(216 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Depart from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
A private boat tour with skipper
4 or 7 hours along the Amalfi Coast

Gozzo Bella Vita

From € 350 Per boat | Max 8 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)
Capri Day Cruise
New

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

The most beautiful island in the Bay of Naples
Private boat with expert skipper
A number of stops to swim

Acquamarina 9 - San Francesco and other options...

From € 660 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Small Group Amalfi Coast Boat Tour
Shared

Departure from Positano

Only 8 passengers on board
Drinks provided
Free time on land in Amalfi

Gozzo Shared Tour Amalfi Coast

€ 80 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Salerno

Private shore excursion via air-conditioned vehicle along the Amalfi Coast with pick up/drop off at the port of Sorrento or Naples.

Luxury car o sedan

From € 300 per vehicle | Max 16 people

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(184 Reviews)
Skip the Line Pompeii Guided Tour + Lunch
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Licensed guide
Sampling of local products
Visit Pompeii in one day

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€ 99 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Hotel pick up in Positano
Visit the Grottoes
Free time to shop and sightsee on the island

Boat to Capri

€ 139 per guest

Duration 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 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 € 350 Per boat | Max 4 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)

Where to stay in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August

Hotel Santa Lucia
Most popular

4 stars - Minori

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.
From € 90 Breakfast included
Excellent
(690 Reviews)

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)

Restaurants open in Visiting the Amalfi Coast in August