Along the Amalfi Coast you will be able to visit and experience among the best beaches of Italy and the world.
In the following article we prepared for you, to get prepared about what to visit during your vacation, you will find the best beaches and sea resorts of the Amalfi Coast.
A preliminary note: the best gems are the hidden ones
Before moving forward in our virtual journey through the best beaches of the Amalfi Coast we have to remind you that most of the towns of the Costiera are located a few meters above the sea level.
The coasts are quite rocky and sometimes, to reach the best spots, you will have to walk a bit and live what the locals call “the tiring way of reaching the seaside”. The best gems of the Amalfi Coast are, most of the time, not so easy to reach.
If you are planning to park your car a few meters far from the sea, the Amalfi Coast is probably not the right place for you.
For the ones willing to walk a bit, well… get ready to enjoy some of the most wonderful beaches of the world.
Between Amalfi and Atrani: the posh ones
We will start our virtual trip from some of the most appreciated, especially by the rich tourists, beaches of the Amalfi Coast.
Marina Grande, in Amalfi, is of of the most exciting ones and one of those places that are simply perfect for the ones willing to live a lively vacation.
Duoglio Beach, some 1 km far from Amalfi, is a very beautiful beach, but to reach there you will have to climb down about 400 stars. It’s a great place for the ones who want to live the sportive side of the sea: you will be able to rent kayaks, windsurf equipment and scuba-diving equipment.
If you want to match a day at the seaside, from Amalfi harbor you can join a boat tour taking you to the most hidden places of the Amalfi Coast, like Santa Croce. The ticket is pretty cheap: just 4,50 euro.
Atrani Beach is a favorite among family, especially the ones with little kids around! A classic, relaxing beach where you can spend from the morning to the evening a day of relax, sea, sun and peace.
The hidden beach of Ravello
Driving along the SS163, you can find Castiglione Beach, in Ravello. It’s one of the least known ones and so a true gem, usually famous just among some of the locals. The place is kind of hidden and a favorite among locals. It is one of the best spots along the Amalfi Coast, one of those that you really should be missing during your visit.
Beware if you are reaching the place by car: the best way to reach the spot is walking along the old pathways, parking your car either in Atrani or in Ravello.
You can also reach this beach using the public transportation offered by SITA buses.
Cetara: a nice trip in the most relaxing beaches of the Amalfi Coast
Cetara is a town mostly famous due to its “colatura”, a very tasty sauce prepared from anchovies. Even though you may want to visit the city mainly for its culinary mastery, it is also worth to pay a visit to the local beach.
The small beach hosts a small resort and also a restaurant, where you will be able to try the local specialties between some swimming and some rest under the sun.
From the center of Cetara, walking for a few minutes, you can also reach Lannio beach, a historical beach where in the past some monks were executed by Arab Pirates. Where the beauty meets history, even though in this particular portion of the Amalfi Coast it gets a bit macabre!
Maiori and Minori: for people looking for a less adventurous beach
Maiori Beach is a very singular landscape, at least if we compare it to the rest of beaches along the Amalfi Coast. Here you can find more than 1 km of beach, with 15 different chalets, circled by many hotels and restaurants.
If you are looking for some free beach, you will have to reach either the northern part or the southern part of the town.
You will also be able to rent water scooters to reach the most hidden places, like Pandora’s Cave and Sulphuric Cave.
Next to Maiori you can also visit Erchie, with a very small and characteristic beach. Along the beach you will be able to see the towers that were once used to give warnings to the town in case of attack from the Arabs.
Minori offers a small beach too: just 250 meters, wonderfully looking toward south. A smaller beach, a great place if you are looking for a more relaxing sea experience.
Let’s not forget Positano Beaches
Positano beaches are so wonderful that are almost on every postcard reproducing the famous town. It’s the destination of the international jet set and usually crowded with foreign tourists.
Laurito Beach is one of the most famous: the atmosphere is one of the most relaxing of the whole Amalfi Coast, even though, to reach the best spots, better you be a customer of the local hotels! If you are looking for a less crowded spot, where you can access even without being customer of one of the hotels, you can also visit Arienzo Beach, walking down the some 300 stairs directly descending to the beach.
Another famous beach in Positano is the Marina Grande: 300 meters of beach, circled by the very famous colored houses of Positano and with a wonderful view of Li Galli islands.
In the free area of the beach you can find also boat trips to reach some of the caves that can be visited just by the sea.
Vietri sul Mare: beyond your imagination
Vietri sul Mare closes our little tour of the best beaches of the Amalfi Coast. It’s easy to reach and it is the last town before Salerno, coming from the north.
The first beach we strongly suggest you to visit is La Baia: 400 meters of chalets, fun, sun and sea. The waters are not as good as the ones in the other ones, due to the close-by Harbor of Salerno though.
Marina di Albori is another location, close to the center of Vietri, connected also to many of the small caves around the coast of the town.
Wherever you want to be, whatever you want to visit, along the Amalfi Coast you can find all the beaches you need, picking up the one that may better suit your needs.
See you in Amalfi!