Free Beach Day in Sorrento

The beaches along Sorrento’s southern coast are some of the most beautiful in Italy. As a result, many people choose to spend all or part of their trip on this small stretch of coastline in the summer, and the beaches can be extremely busy and overcrowded. In contrast to the small sandy bays around the Amalfi Coast, Sorrento’s beaches are rockier, but the added advantage is that fewer people are surrounding you.

You’ll find the city’s main beaches around the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola ports. Or, a short drive will take you to lesser-known stretches of sand, offering a quiet and relaxing day sunbathing and swimming in crystal clear waters. We suggest visiting the following beaches:
  • Marina Grande: The public beach in Sorrento is small and easy to reach on foot. The pastel-colored houses and cliffs overlooking the beach feel similar to the Amalfi Coast. With its proximity to Sorrento, it's a popular choice for tourists and locals alike.

  • Marina Piccola: You'll find this beach below the Villa Comunale park. This public beach with volcanic sand also has some beach clubs. It's a central and easily accessible beach, making it very popular. Enjoy all the amenities you need and a panoramic view of the Gulf of Naples.

  • Bagni Regina Giovanna: This hidden spot is accessible from Sorrento with a guided sea kayaking tour or boat tour on the way to the Islands.

  • Puolo: Puolo Beach is a great reason to take a short drive along the coast for those with a car. It's a family-friendly spot perfect for a day swimming in very clean water. Here you can choose to spend time in a public or private area. 
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Itineraries with Free Beach Day in Sorrento

Southern Italy for Active Families: Naples, Sorrento & Amalfi Coast - 7 Days

If your family's been itching for a chance to tie on your hiking shoes, this seven-day itinerary is the choice for you, especially if you have teenagers who want to keep moving when they aren't posing in front of impressive photographic backdrops. You'll walk the cobblestones of bustling Naples and ancient Pompeii and hike the hills of Mount Vesuvius before you head to sunny Sorrento for sea kayaking along the cliffs and bays of a protected marine reserve. Finish off on the Amalfi Coast with a hike through a lush valley and winding route through town.

Italy with Small Children: Rome & Sorrento - 7 Days

This week-long trip will take you to some of Rome's most popular spots, then let you unwind on the beaches of Sorrento, while leaving plenty of wiggle room to accommodate the less-predictable petite family members. You'll start by cruising around Romes's highlights on a golf cart tour, then follow guided tours of the main sites that can be customized to your interests while being speedy enough to keep the smaller, fussier members of your party engaged.

Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast & Naples - 14 Days

Take two weeks to explore Rome and some of Italy's most popular coastal cities with this itinerary designed to make traveling with babies and toddlers simple. Private tours to Roman highlights like the Vatican, Colosseum, and Palatine Hill will make sure you can move at your own pace before you head to the coast. In Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast, plentiful free time allows for maximum flexibility and time to lounge on the famous beaches. Finish your trip in Naples, where everyone can enjoy making pizza and exploring the ruins of Pompeii.

Leisurely Italy With Small Children: Rome, Sorrento & Naples - 10 Days

Parents who want to travel with small children without disrupting their fellow explorers can turn to this 10-day itinerary. You'll explore Rome's archaeological and religious sites on private tours, with plenty of time to relax in the parks, then head to Sorrento for some time on the beach and boat cruises. Wrap up the trip in Naples with a pizza-making class and visit the islands of Ischia and Procida before you head home.