Beach Day on the Amalfi Coast

The beaches along the Amalfi 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 summertime, and the beaches can be extremely busy and overcrowded. The beaches are mostly small sandy bays and coves hidden in the hillside. In each town, you’ll find signs directing you to the main beaches, known as Marina Grande. In addition, there are equally beautiful but lesser-known beaches definitely worth a visit if you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing day involving sunbathing and swimming in crystal clear waters.  

We suggest visiting the following beaches on your free day today, and we're happy to help you map out the best route based on where you're staying:

  • Gavitella Beach, Praiano: Beaches that receive all-day sun are a rarity along the Amalfi Coast, but Gavitella’s southwestern exposure invites basking well into cocktail hour, complete with glorious sunsets. 
  • Spiaggia Arienzo, Positano: A hand-lettered, cobalt-blue sign perched on the edge of SS 163 marks the path to tranquil Spiaggia Arienzo. Sometimes called 300-Steps Beach, a stone staircase descends through a fragrant landscape with views of the famed coast.
  • Fioro di Furore, Furore: Far below the bridge spanning one of Italy’s only fjords, Furore Beach is nestled at the foot of an old fishing hamlet and offers a unique and beautiful site. The emerald-blue cove is ideal for early-risers looking to relax by the sea — the fjord’s steep, rock walls shade the beach by the afternoon.
  • Marina di Cetara, Cetara: Local families hang out at this charming town’s main beach, complete with a harbor, majolica-tiled cathedral, and views of the surrounding coastline.
  • Spiaggia di Cauco, Erchie: This beach is known for the two medieval Saracen towers, Torre Cerniola and Torredi Tummolo, that preside over it.
We're happy to supply you with even more recommendations and tips! Also, read about other unique and interesting activities on the Amalfi Coast and the best beach excursions in Italy.

Itineraries with Beach Day on the Amalfi Coast

Naples & the Amalfi Coast - 9 Days

Make the most of your time in Italy while visiting the cultural hub of Naples and stunning Amalfi Coast. Delight your taste buds trying the famous Neopolitan pizza and discovering the incredible street food the city offers. From there, delve into the history of Pompeii and Vesuvius before making your way first to sunny Sorrento and then to the incredibly scenic Amalfi Coast.

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.

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.