Beautiful Beaches of the Amalfi Coast - Photo Article

May 20th 2011 by Laura Thayer
Campania | Costiera Amalfitana | Positano | Amalfi | Vietri sul Mare | Nerano | Salerno | Atrani | Erchie | Sunny | Seaside Hotels

Enjoy a summer beach holiday savoring the natural beauty of the Amalfi Coast in Campania.

The soaring mountains, the mesmerizing blues of the Mediterranean Sea and the picturesque villages clinging to the cliff sides form a dramatic backdrop to the beautiful beaches of the Amalfi Coast. Travelers come from around the world to experience the natural beauty of this coastline in southern Italy. Surely one of the best ways to do so is to soak up the sun and enjoy the views from one of the beaches on the Amalfi Coast. From popular and packed with sun seekers to quiet secluded coves, the Amalfi Coast has a variety of beaches along its coastline. Here are some of the most beautiful to choose from on your next summer holiday in Campania.

Marina Grande Beach, Amalfi
is the historic heart and soul of the Amalfi Coast, and its central location and beautiful setting make it a popular destination. During the summer months, the Marina Grande beach is filled with colorful lines of beach umbrellas and is one of the liveliest and most enjoyable beach scenes on the Amalfi Coast. The beach is pebbly and the water changes in hues from a dreamy shade of turquoise to deep blue.

Le Sirene Beach, Amalfi

For a quieter beach experience in Amalfi, visit the rocky Le Sirene beach at the opposite end of town. The sun reaches this beach until late afternoon, but it is especially lovely for a peaceful morning swim.

Santa Croce Beach, Amalfi
The most pleasant way to reach the secluded Santa Croce beach is by boat from nearby Amalfi. The summer boat service takes beach goers back and forth regularly to one of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast. And it is much more comfortable than the long walk down the stairs from the Amalfi Coast Road! Spend a day at the Santa Croce beach soaking up the sun, diving into the incredible turquoise water and enjoying a leisurely lunch at one of the beachside restaurants.

Marina Grande Beach, Positano
The large Marina Grande beach in Positano is the place to see and be seen on the Amalfi Coast. In this town famous for its fashion, you can take a break from soaking up the sun to stroll through the pretty shop lined streets just a few steps from the beach.

Fornillo Beach, Positano
One of Positano’s gems is the Fornillo beach located in a pretty cove just a short stroll from the center of town. Enjoy the picture perfect views of the 16th-century watchtower and the pretty Li Galli islands while enjoying the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.

Set at the base of a narrow river valley, Atrani is one of the most charming villages of the Amalfi Coast. From the town’s pretty beach, which is covered with a soft black sand, you can enjoy a view of the beautiful Collegiata di Santa Maria Maddalena.

Chiaia del Cantone, Nerano
Located near the tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, Nerano is the westernmost village on the Amalfi Coast. The pretty Marina del Cantone stretches out along a small harbor lined with pebbly beaches and seaside restaurants.

Marina Beach, Erchie
One of the most isolated and least touristy villages on the Amalfi Coast, Erchie is located just west of Salerno on the eastern end of the coastline. Enjoy the sun and clear sea under the medieval watchtower at the end of tiny village’s pretty beach.

Marina Beach, Cetara
The fishing village of Cetara is just west of Vietri sul Mare at the easternmost end of the Amalfi Coast. The center of the village is charming and peaceful, and the beach along the harbor a perfect spot for savoring the beauty of the Amalfi Coast

Photo Credits: Laura Thayer

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  1. Julie says:

    Beautiful post and photos! We're looking forward to our trip to Italy (Tuscany, Rome, Positano and Capri) next month. We'll be sure to check out some the other suggested beaches as well. Thanks for the great info!

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  3. JB McMunn says:

    There is a great little beach at the south end of Praiano. Several restaurants.

  4. Laura says:

    Ciao JB! Yes ... Marina di Praia is a beautiful spot, and the restaurants there are excellent. I love how secluded it feels! Thanks for the great addition to the list!

  5. Laura says:

    Ciao Julie! Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Wishing you a wonderful trip to Italy this summer!

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