Top 10 best beaches in the Amalfi Coast

Welcome to the Amalfi Coast, Italy’s crown jewel of coastal splendor. Nestled along the southern edge of the Sorrentine Peninsula, this region boasts a stunning array of beaches, each offering its unique charm and beauty. 

Whether you’re looking for a secluded spot to unwind or a lively stretch of sand with all the amenities, the Amalfi Coast has a beach that’s perfect for every preference. 

Here’s your guide to the top 10 best beaches in the Amalfi Coast, where the sun, sea, and sand come together in perfect harmony.

1. Spiaggia Grande, Positano

The iconic Spiaggia Grande is the heart of Positano’s seaside allure. This beach is not only famous for its picturesque setting, framed by dramatic cliffs and colorful houses, but also for its vibrant atmosphere. The 300-meter-long beach offers various amenities, including sun loungers, umbrellas, and a selection of chic bars and restaurants. It’s the ideal spot for those who love to be at the center of the action.

spiaggia grande positano

2. Fornillo Beach, Positano

A short walk from Spiaggia Grande leads you to the more tranquil Fornillo Beach. Smaller and more secluded, Fornillo offers a peaceful retreat with the same stunning turquoise waters but fewer crowds. Here, you can relax under the shade of the lemon trees or enjoy a quiet swim, making it perfect for a serene day by the sea.

fornillo beach positano

3. Marina Grande Beach, Amalfi

As the main beach of Amalfi, Marina Grande is a bustling hub of activity. Located right in front of the town, this beach is easily accessible and offers a wide range of facilities, making it perfect for families. The beach is a mixture of pebbles and sand, and its waters are invitingly clear. The backdrop of Amalfi’s charming architecture adds to the magical experience.

amalfi marina grande beach

4. Arienzo Beach, Positano

Known locally as the “300 steps beach,” because of the approximately 300 steps one must descend to reach it from the main coastal road above. Arienzo is accessible via a steep stairway that may be daunting but is well worth the effort. The reward is a beautiful, less crowded pebbly beach with crystal clear waters and excellent sun exposure. Beach service is available, including sunbeds, umbrellas, and a small beach bar for refreshments.

arienzo beach positano

5. Duoglio Beach, Amalfi

Duoglio Beach is just a kilometre away from Amalfi and can be reached by a long flight of steps or by boat, which adds to its secluded charm. This small, pebbly beach is known for its extraordinary clear blue waters and is a favorite among kayakers and snorkelers. The beach has basic amenities and offers a perfect escape from the more crowded neighboring beaches.

duoglio beach amalfi

6. Santa Croce Beach, Amalfi

Santa Croce Beach is another gem that’s slightly off the beaten path. It’s accessible by boat or via steps from the main road and is loved for its beautiful waters and the two restaurants that serve fresh seafood and local dishes right by the sea. It’s a fantastic spot for those looking to enjoy a meal with a view after a long swim.

santa croce amalfi beach

7. Minori Beach

The charming village of Minori offers a beach that is both scenic and family-friendly. The sandy shores are a rarity along the Amalfi Coast and make Minori Beach ideal for children to play and build sandcastles. The beachfront is lined with cafes and restaurants, providing plenty of options for a seaside lunch or gelato.

minori beach

8. Maiori Beach

Maiori boasts one of the longest stretches of beach on the Amalfi Coast. The sandy beach is well-equipped with beach clubs and water sports facilities, making it a great spot for those who are looking for more than just a swim. The promenade behind the beach is perfect for evening strolls.

maiori beach

9. Conca dei Marini

Located between Amalfi and Positano, Conca dei Marini offers a quieter beach experience. This secluded bay is surrounded by high cliffs and lush greenery, creating a stunning natural cove. The beach is pebbly, with crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling and diving.

conca dei marini beach

10. Tordigliano Beach

Tordigliano Beach is perhaps the most unspoiled on this list, offering a quiet, rugged beauty that is often missing from more popular sites. It’s less accessible, with no facilities, which keeps the crowds away. This makes Tordigliano the perfect choice for adventurers and those seeking solitude.

tordigliano beach

And this is it regarding Positano and Amalfi, the two coastal towns of the Amalfi Coast.
But surprises, the beaches are not finished!

If you’re staying in Sorrento or Naples, or you’re visiting the marvelous Capri Island, here are a few more beaches that are definitely worth it.

Sorrento Beaches

  • Marina Grande: this is the main public beach in Sorrento, a picturesque area with a classic fishing village feel. It’s lined with charming restaurants and cafes, making it a perfect spot for a leisurely day by the sea.
  • Bagni della Regina Giovanna: this beach is known for its natural beauty and historical significance, featuring ancient Roman ruins. It’s actually a rocky cliff area with a natural pool connected to the sea, ideal for those looking for a unique swimming spot.
  • Marina di Puolo: a relatively small beach located in a quaint fishing village, Marina di Puolo offers a more traditional, laid-back beach experience with several family-run restaurants serving fresh seafood nearby.

regina giovanna sorrento

Capri Beaches

  • Marina Piccola: located on the southern shore of the island, Marina Piccola is one of Capri’s most beautiful beaches, with clear blue waters and stunning views of the Faraglioni rocks. It’s sheltered from the wind, making it a popular spot for sunbathing and swimming.
  • Faraglioni Beach: although not a beach in the traditional sense, the area around the Faraglioni offers spectacular spots for swimming and sunbathing. Access is mainly by boat, which adds an element of adventure to your beach day.
  • Bagni di Tiberio: near the ruins of Emperor Tiberius’ villa, this beach is reachable by a pleasant walk from Capri’s Marina Grande. It’s a great spot for families thanks to its gentle waters and good facilities.

capri beach

Naples Beaches

  • Bagno Elena: one of the oldest bathing establishments in Naples, Bagno Elena is located along the Posillipo coast and offers a sandy beach with facilities, ideal for a comfortable day at the sea.
  • Mappatella Beach: this beach is located right on the Naples waterfront. It’s more urban and less picturesque than others, but it offers a real Neapolitan beach experience, vibrant and lively.
  • Gaiola Beach: a part of a protected marine area, Gaiola Beach is set against the backdrop of ancient Roman ruins and offers stunning views and crystal-clear waters. However, access is regulated to protect the environment, so check local restrictions before planning your visit.

gaiola beach naples

Ready to swim in our crystal clear waters?

And there you have it, a curated list of the finest beaches the Amalfi Coast has to offer, each promising a unique slice of seaside heaven. From the bustling sands of Positano’s Spiaggia Grande to the serene retreat of Arienzo’s 300 steps, there’s a perfect spot on the coast for every beach lover.

As you prepare to exchange your daily routine for the soothing sounds of the Mediterranean waves, remember that the full splendor of the Amalfi Coast’s beaches is best experienced firsthand. Who better to navigate these picturesque landscapes than Iamme Ia!, your dedicated guide to all things Amalfi?

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