6 Of the Best Beaches of the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi beach
Amalfi beach

The Amalfi Coast is famous for its stunning scenery and far reaching coastal views. Many people head here during the summer months but, in fact, you can visit throughout the year. All along the Amalfi Coast, villas to rent are popular with holidaymakers looking for a relaxing break, and often that involves spending some time chilling out on a beach. But in a region as stunning and diverse as this one, which beaches should you visit? Here are six of the best.

1. Castiglione di Ravello Beach

Ravello is one of the most popular destinations for tourists on the Amalfi Coast. Villas here attract people throughout the year, and there are many excellent things to see and do in the town. The beach is known for being one of the best in the region; it is small, sheltered and very beautiful, especially in the morning when it receives the full force of the direct sunlight bouncing off the Mediterranean.

2. Gavitella Beach

This lovely beach is located in Vettica Maggiore, another popular destination on the Amalfi Coast. Villas to rent here are popular with visitors who delight in the pleasures of the beach being so conveniently located near the town centre. One of the best features of the beach is that it remains sunny throughout the afternoon, unlike many others in the area. There is a good restaurant here, and you can rent sun loungers for the day.

3. Lannio Beach

Lannio Beach is located in Cetara, which is a pleasant little fishing village. It is very popular with locals and tourists, so that means finding parking space can often be difficult unless you get here early in the morning. But it’s not hard to spend an entire day here and there is a bar where you can buy drinks and snacks.

4. Tuoro Vecchio Beach

This is private sandy beach near Cetara; it is quite popular as there are not many sandy beaches in the area. It is easy to reach by car or bus and you can also use the bar and restaurant facilities of the hotel while you are there. Being a private beach, there is a small charge.

5. Arienzo Beach

This delightful beach is quite near Positano, one of the most picturesque and popular places to stay on the Amalfi Coast. You can walk or take a bus to the beach, and the journey itself is very pleasant. The water is crystal clear and you can rent sun loungers for the day. Part of the beach is free, while part is private.

6. Tordigliano Beach

Close to Positano, this is one of the largest beaches in the area. It is both sandy and rocky in various degrees and, despite its size and beauty, it is not crowded or overdeveloped. It’s a bit of a hike down to the beach (and up again!), but it’s well worth the effort. You can also approach it by boat.

For a wonderful holiday on the Italian Amalfi Coast, villas to rent provide you with the freedom and independence to enjoy the very best this region has to offer. As demonstrated, there are plenty of beaches to choose from – the ones above are just the start.

About the Author

Jonathan Magoni is Senior Manager of Cottages to Castles, a family owned company specialising in high quality holiday villas, apartments and cottages in Italy. For spectacular Amalfi Coast villas or accommodation in the Italian lakes, ski resorts or city centres, we offer only the very best. Discover Italy at your own pace and without time restrictions in our hand picked villas and cottages.

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