Amalfi Coast Italy, called in Italian Costiera Amalfitana, is a popular tourist destination on the southern coast of the Sorrentine peninsula part of the Province of Salerno in southern Italy. It is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a cultural landscape.
The Mediterranean weather here is mild with warm summers and mild winters, attracting tourists in the millions year round.
The only road that unites the towns is Strada Statale or State Road which runs along the coast from Positano Italy on the west to Maiori on the east.
The area is known to cultivate lemons and for making the famous Limoncello Liqueur out of it.
Lovely view of Positano on the Amalfi Coast Italy
Amalfi Coast Italy Beaches
• Arienzo Beach is located out of Positano in direction of Amalfi It can be reached on foot. Coming down from the coastal road you will be surrounded by lush vegetation and a few villas.
Once on the beach you’ll encounter crystalline waters and spectacular sights. There is a possibility of renting sun beds umbrellas in the private beach or just go to the free area.
• Castiglione di Ravello Beach is the beach of the town of Ravello Italy. The beach is approximately 110 meter long by 25 meters wide and great for swimming. It can be reaches from the coastal road by an about 100 steps stairway.
This paradise is surrounded by three sides of cliffs and the Church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Atrani on top. Please visit the beach during the morning because due to its position the sun disappears in the afternoon hidden by the cliffs. During summers a small resort offers basic beach services
Map of the Amalfi Coast from Positano to Salerno Italy
Amalfi Coast Italy Beaches
• Duoglio Beach is located 1
km west of Amalfi along the coastline. The waters here are crystal clear
and the beach is less crowded than other Italian Beaches.
It is a popular beach for families with small children. The winds on this beach also make a great place for windsurfing. During summers you may reach this beach by ferry from the town of Amalfi
• Fornillo Beach is famous worldwide for its beauty. This beach was preferred by Cocteau and Picasso; today is the meeting place of the rich and famous.
You may reach the beach from the coastal road past the Covo dei Saraceni Hotel via staircases. You may enjoy the beach for free.
Gavitella Beach on the Amalfi Coast
• Gavitella Beach is near the town center of Vettica Magiore. As you go down to the beach you’ll see the Torre di Grado built by the Spanish.
In Gavitella you have many amenities like restaurant chairs and umbrellas for rent. Due to its position to the west facing Positano and the Island of Capri it is the only beach in the area where you may enjoy the sun until sunset.
Close to the Gavitella, is the Fontana dell'Altare, a natural swimming pool built into a grotto.
From here you may also reach Marina di Praia and La Praia Beach. The sights from this beach are just awe inspiring.
To reach this beach via the coastal road, look for the Tourist Information Point of Praiano, and use the staircase to reach Piazza San Gennaro.
From there find the other set of staircases to go down to the beach. It may also be reached by sea from Marina di Praia.
Conca dei Marini a natural fjord in Amalfi Italy
Amalfi Coast Italy Beaches
• Due Fratelli Beach meaning the Two Brothers is a small beach in Vietri sul Mare. This beach is about 70 meters long and allows the bathers to enjoy a lovely sight of the two stacks which gave the name to the beach.
Actually the two stacks evoke two brothers of an ancient local legend, telling about the death of two young warriors. During summers there are many amenities like restaurant with great sea food, and drinks at the bar. Don’t forget to try the local drinks made of lemons.
• Marina di Praia Beach located between Conca dei Marini and Praiano, is a natural fjord. The waters are deep and crystal blue. Marina di Praia Beach, along with the beach of La Gavitella it is one of the two main beaches of Praiano.
There are activities for the visitors like renting of sun beds and umbrellas and famous restaurant called Alfonso a Mare. This beach is easily reached by bus or even by foot from Praiano or Positano.
The secluded romantic beach of Santa Croce Amalfi Coast Italy
• Marina Grande Beach in Amalfi is the center of action in the coast from Vietri sul Mare to Punta Campanella. This beach is an ideal place for fun and relaxation. It is well kept and bustling vitality.
• Bagni di Regina Giovanna meaning Queen Joan's Baths is located in the Cape of Sorrento a few km from the town itself. Legend says the Queen Joan II of Anjou who lived in the 15th Century loved to bath in this stretch of blue sea. You can still see the remains of an aristocratic villa by the sea dating to the 1st Century AD.
• La Conca Azzurra is a private beach of the Hotel and restaurant bearing the name. Please see belw the description of the hotel.
• Torre Normanna is a private beach weel equipped of amenities operated by Restaurant and cocktail bar Torre Normanna, the biggest and oldest restaurant in Amalfi Coast.
For more information visit the Amalfi Tourist Office
Hotel Santa Caterina Amalfi
• Santa Croce Beach is reached by steps from the coastal road. You will be able to reach Santa Croce beach through a long flight of steps, departing from the main coastal road.
The name of Santa Croce of Holy Cross comes from the chapel found here once built in honor of the holy cross.
They are actually two beaches divided by a rock promontory but linked through a tunnel between the two. It is a large beach with amenities like sun beds and umbrellas for rent.
It also features a restaurant. The waters are as clear as you wished. But again, since it faces south you may enjoy the sun until early afternoon only.
• Spiaggia Grande meaning the large beach is the main beach of Positano, as well as the center for many of the activities of the village. The sands are gray but the waters are crystalline. You’ll find many amenities on this beach.
Hotel Il San Pietro Di Positano Italy near the Island of Capri
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