Are you on the lookout for beautiful Amalfi Coast beaches that’ll help you catch some sun rays this year? From tourist hotspots to secluded coves, you’ll struggle to drag yourself away from these gorgeous locations!
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And when you throw in its fancy villas and traditional trattorias that are perfect for proposing?
Well, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the most romantic places in the world.
But did you know that there are a handful of Amalfi Coast beaches that’ll impress even seasoned travelers?
Seriously, whether you’re a fan of secluded pebble beaches or enormous sandy stretches, the Coast has them ALL.
And to save you from falling into any tourist traps, I’ve rounded up the best spots that are genuinely worth visiting.
Now, pack those bags, head to the Med, and prepare to catch some rays!
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19 Best Beaches On The Amalfi Coast
1. Marina Grande Beach (Positano)
Positano is well known for its natural beauty and impressive hiking trails, but Marina Grande is probably its glimmering gem.
And that’s largely because you’ll see everything from the Gulf of Naples to the amazing Faraglioni rocks from here!
It’s a hybrid sand and pebble beach that boasts crystal clear water, tons of deckchairs, and a large promenade.
On the promenade, you’ll find everything from chic boutiques to local restaurants and bars serving glorious aperitifs and fresh seafood.
I suggest walking 7 minutes to the iconic Da Vincenzo which has been featured in the 2023 Michelin guide.
Not only does it offer amazing waterfront views, but the interior is literally built onto the side of a cave.
And what could be more impressive than that?
Why it’s on this list: It has an excellent mix of beautiful water, great amenities, and a killer location. But it’s the view of Positano while sunbathing for me that makes it so special.
How to get there: If you’re coming from the center of Positano, you can head there from the Piazza dei Mulini. It takes around 5 minutes! If you’re arriving by ferry, you’ll be dropped just steps from the beach clubs here.
2. Spiaggia del Cavallo Morto (Maiori)
Otherwise known as Dead Horse Beach, this pristine (but wild!) beach can only be reached by private boat or kayak.
And that’s because of the danger of falling rocks on pathways from the area’s strong winds.
The water here is ridiculously turquoise, and this quiet cove boasts an almost 1 km stretch of uber-fine sands.
Plus, you can’t beat those rugged and unspoiled cliffs that tower over the tranquil sea!
Although the water is a huge selling point, it’s also extremely sunny here as the beach isn’t shielded from the afternoon rays.
It’s worth mentioning that there are both free and paid areas along this beach (there are approximately 15 paid spots!).
But you can easily stick to the free areas before hitting one of the nearby trattorias to break up your day.
Why it’s on this list: It’s a tranquil beach that’s almost completely unspoiled. So, it’s perfect for couples!
How to get there: You’ll need to rent a kayak or go out on a private boat to get here – it’s not remotely accessible by foot these days.
3. Spiaggia di Maiori (Maiori)
No list of the most beautiful Amalfi Coast beaches would be complete without Spiaggia di Maiori!
This easy-accessible sandy beach is ideal for families traveling with children, which means it’s usually on the busier side.
But with its aquamarine waters, plentiful sunbeds, and shading umbrellas, it’s still the perfect spot for sunbathing.
Despite being a family-friendly beach, this spot is usually tranquil and relaxing (because the stretch of sand is enormous).
Although there are plenty of restaurants dotted around the beachfront, you’ll want to prioritize Ristorante Torre Normanna.
It has its own beach club and offers incredible views over the waterfront from an ancient Norman Fortress!
Why it’s on this list: It’s family-friendly without feeling overly “kiddy” and has several great restaurants for a mid-afternoon fuel-up!
How to get there: You can either take a ferry to Porto di Maiori and walk 9 minutes via SS163. If you’re visiting by car, come off the A3 motorway at Vietri sul Mare towards Maiori. From here, you’ll see a large car park that’s right by the beach!
4. Bagni Regina Giovanna (Sorrento)
Are you looking for a beachside getaway that’s a mere 10 minutes from central Sorrento?
If so, Bagni Regina Giovanna is a dream. It was one of my favorite spots we visited on our trip here last year.
It’s on the smaller side as it’s just a single small cove that’s filled with seawater.
But it’s a gorgeous place to visit for a quick swim after hiking around the nearby trails or bustling around town.
You’ll even spot adrenaline junkies hurtling off the cliff sides and into the water (though I don’t recommend it!).
It can get a touch busy after 10 am during the high season, so it’s best to try and arrive as early as possible.
Why it’s on this list: It’s an all-natural swimming cove that makes for some incredible holiday snaps!
How to get there: You can either walk from central Sorrento, which takes around 40 minutes. But be careful because there is no sidewalk along the road, and cars whiz by. Otherwise, hop on the 5070 bus to Caposorrento. It’s then just a 10-minute walk to the beach. There’s also parking nearby if you’d prefer, but it can get pretty full early in the day.
5. Spiaggia della vite (Amalfi)
Some people say Spiaggia della Vite (Vine Beach) is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi coast.
This small, heavenly beach is near Conca dei Marini, a small village located between the more famous Amalfi and Positano.
Prepare to climb quite a few stairs to reach this little earthly paradise.
But I assure you, it’ll be worth it.
It’s not known as some other spots, and I would have loved to keep it that way. But this list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning it, so I had to share it with you all.
This beach is a small oasis of crystal-clear waters, peace and tranquility. It has a unique beauty that makes this magical cove one of the most special places on the Amalfi Coast.
There is only one place here where you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, but there are no showers on the beach.
There is also a small restaurant that serves incredible fish delicacies, but it’s a bit expensive. So, if you are on a budget, bring lunch with you.
Why it’s on this list: Little known compared to other beaches, but one of the most magical coves with a quiet, serene feel to it.
How to get there: You used to be able to take the stairs located next to the Hotel Belvedere in Conca dei Marini, but now you can only reach it by boat unless you book umbrellas at the lido. To do that, call the restaurant Zeffiro Sereno and book sunbeds and an umbrella there. You can then go down the stairs next to Hotel Belvedere (almost 300 steps!). Once you are on the Conca dei Marini beach, you’ll see a little boat that will take you to the Lido in a couple of minutes.
6. Spiaggia del Cauco, Erchie
This small beach might not be on your radar yet.
But this sand and pebble gem is home to crystal-clear water and stunning greenery that you need to see.
And the impressive overhanging rock walls are truly breathtaking.
Get here in the morning if you’re a fan of sunbathing; due to its location, the rocks cast shade on the majority of the beach from the early afternoon.
To add to the area’s appeal, there’s an old tower that reflects in the glistening water that makes the entire place feel magical.
The entire beach is only about 100 meters long, so you’ll want to get here early to secure a spot!
It’s not great for amenities (there aren’t any!), but you can take a short walk to the nearby beaches if need be.
Why it’s on this list: The Torre Cerniola oozes ancient charm and often lights up at night if you’re looking for an impressive holiday shot! And hey, the sunsets don’t hurt either.
How to get there: Traffic isn’t allowed directly on the beach (and no ferries are allowed either!), and you can’t reach it on foot. You can either get here by boat, rent a canoe at the nearby beach in Erchie, or by swimming from there.
7. Fiordo di Furore (Furore)
If you’re on the hunt for things to do on the Amalfi Coast, you should add this amazing inlet to your list!
Fiordo di Furore is best known for its arched bridge, rock formations, and bobbing boats.
I thought I’d mention that the pebble beach itself is tiny, and you’ll need to rock up early to secure a spot.
You’ll find this place between Praiano and Ravello, and you can easily spend a few hours picnicking on the sand.
Just be warned that the beach tends to remain shaded for most of the day. So, it’s not the best pick for sun worshippers!
Oh, and remember that you’ll need to shell out around €7.50 if you want a sun lounger!
Why it’s on this list: The rock formations alone are worth seeing. But you can also get excellent shots swimming under the bridge or on the steps down to the beach!
How to get there: You can get here by taking the 5070 bus from Positano to Fiordo di Furore. I don’t recommend driving here as parking spaces are virtually non-existent!
8. Spiaggia di Atrani (Atrani)
There’s no shortage of beautiful Amalfi Coast beaches, but Spiaggia di Atrani is up there with the best.
The beach is right below the characterful village of Atrani, which is perched on the hillside.
From the pretty pastel houses to the forestry peeking out from the cliff’s face, you’ll want to angle your beach towel toward the town!
And the amazing viaduct arches and ancient churches in view of the golden sandy beach just add to the wow factor of this beach.
Plus, there’s no shortage of umbrellas and loungers for hire if you want to escape the summer sun.
Why it’s on this list: This beach is beautiful, but the charming village is what makes this a wonderful spot for your Instagram feed.
How to get there: You can take SS163 from Amalfi and follow road signs until you hit Atrani. From here, the beach is just steps away. Just be warned that the beach car park is fit for no more than 30 cars, so you’ll need to arrive very early.
9. Spiaggia di Castiglione (Ravello)
Spiaggia di Castiglione is right on the waterfront in Ravello, and it’s on the smaller side at 100 meters long.
But don’t count this small beach out of your Amalfi Coast itinerary, as the waters are clear and crystalline.
And as the beach is tucked between rock spurs and perched in front of pastel houses, you’ll get plenty of shade!
What makes this one of the most beautiful Amalfi Coast beaches is the darker sand.
It makes the water appear everything from turquoise to indigo and it’s just beautiful.
While you’re here, you can also head to the beach club and Lido for seafood and cocktails!
It’s worth mentioning that the water here is immediately very deep (even from the shallows).
So, I don’t advise visiting with kiddos with no swimming experience, as it’s just too risky.
Why it’s on this list: The black sands are a huge selling point, as well as the surplus umbrellas and loungers dotted around!
How to get there: You can take the SS163 toward Ravello and park near the steps that lead down to the beach (although it’s tough to find space!).
10. Marina di Praia (Praiano)
This beach isn’t technically a hidden gem, but it’s hidden from everyone on the street above (AKA Amalfi Drive).
So, it’s perfect if you’re on the hunt for a secluded pebbly beach that offers gorgeous views of the ocean.
Boats are allowed up to the jetty here, and you’ll be able to spend an afternoon watching them zip around the coast.
And hey, you can even head on an excursion boat tour for a closer look at the rugged cliffs!
While you’re here, feel free to rent a sun lounger, stop by the kiosk for ice cream, or hit one of the trattorias.
Trattoria Da Armandino is always a solid option that serves sweet treats and seafood. But it’s also a dream for risotto, pasta, and freshly caught fish!
Why it’s on this list: It’s secluded enough to feel relatively private, but there’s a lot to do here! Plus, you can’t beat the amenities and local restaurants.
How to get there: You’ll need to travel by car to get here if you’re coming from outside of Praiano. Otherwise, you can usually get to the stairs that lead down to the beach by walking from Amalfi Drive and Via Praia.
Address: Via Praia, 84010 Praiano SA, Italy
11. Spiaggia della Gavitella (Praiano)
Gavitella Beach is one of the Amalfi beaches that’s less well-known, making it perfect for couples.
Not only is this a glorious place to watch the sunset (the natural surroundings don’t block any rays!), but the amenities are great!
It’s more of a beach for locals because it’s not typically known to tourists.
But you can still head to the Cala della Gavitella Beach Club if you’d like a sun lounger or umbrellas.
Honestly though, a towel plopped on the concrete is more than enough to enjoy the azure waters and rugged rocks.
If you need a bite to eat, feel free to leave the pebble beach and head to La Gavitella Restaurant for next-level seafood.
Why it’s on this list: It’s an all-natural beach that balances amazing oceanfront views with manageable crowds.
How to get there: You can head along SS163 until you reach Via Gennaro Capriglione. From here, there’s a staircase that leads you to Piazza San Gennaro. Walk toward the church on the right side of the street until you see a staircase to the beach.
12. Spiaggia di Arienzo (Positano)
You’ll want to pull on your walking shoes if you’re visiting this Amalfi Coast beach, as it’s at the bottom of 300 steps!
This beach is a great alternative to the much larger Marina Grande as it’s less busy.
And you’re surrounded by lush forestry, palms, and cliffsides, but you’ll also be perfectly placed to watch the boats bobbing by.
The beach itself is divided into a private area which includes a restaurant and bathing establishments and a free area.
Oh, and the Arienzo Beach Club and cocktail bar which is just 5 minutes from Lucibello Pier!
Like many other Amalfi Coast beaches, the water here is crystal clear, and the beach is a mix of sand and pebbles.
Why it’s on this list: It gets tons of sun throughout the day and is rarely shrouded in shade.
How to get there: You can get here from central Positano by car. It’s about 2km away and is pretty clearly signposted. You can park your car on the straight road that leads down to the steps, but you’ll want to arrive early.
13. Marina di Vietri (Vietri)
Marina di Vietri is tucked into the rocks of the Lattari Mountains.
It’s usually frequented by families, and, like in most beaches on the coast, there are additional charges for loungers and umbrellas.
But overall, its proximity to the city of Salerno and the gorgeous views of Vietri sul Mare make it worth a visit for couples too!
Unlike other beaches on the Amalfi Coast, this is a fully sandy beach and is home to a couple of lovely fish restaurants.
Plus, the lack of cliff sides means you get tons of uninterrupted afternoon sun!
Why it’s on this list: It’s relatively affordable to rent a sunbed for the day, and it’s not typically as busy as other Amalfi Coast beaches. And it’s accessible on foot!
How to get there: Once you get to Vietri via Amalfi Drive, you can park in one of the parking near the beach. There are no free parking spots like there used to be, but it’s to be expected, especially in high season, in such a tourist spot.
Address: Vietri sul Mare, SA, Italy
14. Marina Grande Beach (Amalfi)
Characterized by a crystalline sea and a distinctive rocky texture, Marina Grande Beach is a must-visit spot on the Amalfi Coast.
Home to everything from colorful umbrellas and loungers to a beautiful pier and promenade, it’s a tourist’s dream.
Just so you’re aware, you’re hitting a different establishment every time the umbrellas change color here!
It’s right by the town’s Piazza Duomo, which is home to the Amalfi Cathedral and the bustling Via Lorenzo.
The downside to this (and the number of restaurants nearby!) means there’s a steady flow of people.
So, if you’re looking for tranquil Amalfi Coast beaches – this isn’t it!
If you get tired of the vibe here, you can always pay to visit the private Lido delle Sirene which is just 10 minutes away.
Why it’s on this list: It’s bustling, offers tons of shopping, and gets plenty of sunshine throughout the day.
How to get there: There are several ways to get here, but it’s best to take a car along Corso delle Repubbliche Marinare. You can then take SS163 until you hit the parking lots around the beach which should be around 20 meters away.
Address: Amalfi, SA, Italy
15. Spiaggia del Duoglio e Di Santa Croce (Amalfi)
Some Amalfi Coast beaches are bustling, but this secluded inlet is anything but!
This beach isn’t the most accessible place in the world as a landslide destroyed the only footpath.
But once you’re here, you’ll be able to hop off the jetty, dine at the 2 beach clubs, and grab an Aperol at Da Teresa.
It’s probably as relaxing as a trip to Amalfi is going to get (as it’s known for being a tourist hotspot riddled with crowds!).
Although it’s great for families who want to dip in the shallows, it’s more suitable for couples looking for a quiet getaway.
Oh, and don’t forget to explore the secluded cave which contains the remains of the Santa Croce Chapel!
Why it’s on this list: It’s a breath of fresh air compared to the hustle and bustle of central Amalfi!
How to get there: You can get here using the dedicated sea shuttle service that runs from the Amalfi port (it usually costs around 4 Euros). If you’re dining at the Santa Croce Restaurant, the owners might even give you a lift back!
16. Spiaggia Marina Piccola (Capri)
The beautiful bay of Marina Piccola is a sand and gravel beach on the Amalfi Coast’s bustling island of Capri.
Although the Faraglioni rocks are a major attraction at this beach, you’ll also want to stop by the Blue Grotto.
It’s only accessible via a boat tour, but the almost luminescent blue water inside the caves is well worth seeing.
The beach itself is relatively wide (and free!), and there’s plenty of space to lay down a towel.
Oh, and did I mention that this spot is largely protected from the wind with southern exposure and is relatively warm even during winter?
If you need to rent umbrellas or sun loungers, stop by the La Canzone del Mare beach club.
It’s not cheap, but the private cabanas and air conditioning are worth checking out!
Why it’s on this list: For the amazing views of the Faraglioni rocks.
How to get there: You can just walk from the center of Capri along Via Roma and Due Golfi before going down the “Scoglio delle Sirene” cliff. Otherwise, hop on a bus that stops by the Church of Sant’Andrea. From here, it’s just a short walk to the beach!
17. Spiaggia del Lannio (Cetara)
When it comes to romantic Amalfi Coast beaches, you can’t beat Spiaggia del Lannio in Cetara as it’s so secluded.
Now, this pebble beach is tiny and just 100 meters long, but it’s worth stopping by to check out the gorgeous rocky ridge that gently hugs the cove.
It’s mostly a sandy beach with clean, crystalline waters, and there is a bar and a lido where you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.
There’s also a little restaurant overlooking the beach that’s very renowned by locals for its incredible fresh fish delicacies.
Why it’s on this list: As it’s a gradually eroding beach, this beautiful spot is somewhere you need to see before it completely disappears!
How to get there: Park your car in the public car park in Cetara, then take the road that descends to the beach next to the tower in Cetara’s harbor.
Address: Cetara, SA, Italy
18. Spiaggia Crestarella (Vietri sul Mare)
This sandy and pebble beach is known for its crystal turquoise waters and secluded nature.
It’s entirely private and offers around 70 umbrellas and 50 sunbeds in total.
For that reason, it’s crucial to head down early in the morning and claim your space before the summer sun peeks out!
But I will say one thing – once the beach’s capacity is reached, that’s it.
So, at least it’s not subject to overcrowding!
Just FYI, the beautiful Crestella Tower that defines this coastal strip is visible from virtually every angle.
Throw in the glorious Torre Crestella Restaurant on Via Cristoforo Columbo (with waterfront views) and you have a couple’s paradise!
Why it’s on this list: For the views of the Torre Crestella, the private feel, and the green-blue waters.
How to get there: Just stroll down from the city center by walking down Via Cristoforo Columbo!
19. Fornillo Beach (Positano)
Easy to reach and incredibly beautiful, Fornillo Beach is a small and serene beach offering gorgeous harbor views.
This pebble beach is carved right into the rocks and is just 10 minutes from the main town.
And if the glimmering turquoise water wasn’t aesthetic enough, this spot is guarded by Torre Trasita and Torre del Fornillo.
These ancient towers guard both ends of the 300-meter-long beach and just add to the quaint and historic feel of the beach.
Why it’s on this list: It’s a nice change from the bustling Marina Grande, and the views are just as good!
How to get there: You can just walk from the pier at Spiaggia Grande di Positano (around 10 minutes). Otherwise, you can get a free shuttle from the main beach if you don’t want to walk.
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