7 of the Best Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

Written by Rem Malloy, since 1995 Rem has been guiding and designing trips to Italy and all of Western Europe and is considered an expert in his field for over 30 years.

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The Amalfi Coast is one of Italy’s top tourist destinations. It’s known for its rugged cliffs, stunning views, and scenic fishing villages. Dubbed a World UNESCO Heritage Site, this portion of Italy sees thousands of tourists each year.

The beaches are one of the top attractions, and there are so many to visit that it can be hard to choose.
If you want to make sure you see the best of the Amalfi beaches, here are seven that should definitely make the itinerary.

Gavitella Beach

This beach has one of the best locations on the coast. It receives sun all day long, right down until sunset. Guests can find a restaurant and sun loungers waiting for them when they arrive on Gavitella and visitors can take a dip in the natural swimming pool, which is surrounded by a rock grotto.

Furore Beach

This beach is definitely one to add, and then cross off the bucket list. It’s a hidden beach inside a beautiful Fjord.

The water is so blue that it looks fake, and the nearby mountains offer plenty of shade from the sun. Even if you don’t like to swim, this beach is a must-visit, just for the photo opportunities alone.

Laurito Beach

Located in Positano, this small beach can be reached by a flight of stairs opposite of Hotel San Pietro.

The beach is divided between a free public beach and a private beach dedicated to the hotel. Guests can enjoy the two onsite restaurants and beautiful laurels, which is where the beach got its name.

Tordigliano Beach

This beach is one of the largest on the coast. There are a lot of hidden crevices and rocks that break the beach up into smaller sections. Tordigliano has been left undeveloped which makes it more beautiful and less crowded than the other options on the coast.

Reaching the beach can be a bit of a challenge as visitors must take a long, steep trail to the shoreline. However, it is certainly worth it, and if you are able to get there then you’ll be glad you did.

Praiano Beach

This tiny beach is surrounded by mountains and is a great place to visit if you love seaside views. The beach is pebbly and not great for sunbathing. However, renting a boat for the day is one of the highlights.

If you prefer to stay on land, the colors and designs on the boats really decorate the scene. Photographers usually love Praiano Beach just for the boats alone.

Cetara Beach

Visitors say that Cetara beach looks just like the back of a postcard. It’s located in a tiny fishing village that is made up of traditional cottages. After a day spent lounging on the beach, most tourists will head to one of the nearby restaurants to try the best tuna fish on the Amalfi Coast.

This town is also known for its famous anchovy syrup. Make sure to grab a bottle to bring back as a souvenir.

Erchie Beach

Legend says that Hercules himself founded Erchie. The beach here is divided into two by an ancient tower, making two mini areas for sunbathers.

Like many of the beaches on the Almalfi Coast, this one is surrounded by a small fishing village. Visitors tend to spend a good deal of time in the local restaurants. And, the fish dishes are known to be delicious.

Any visit to the Amalfi Coast should include a day or two at the beach. You’ll have a ton to choose from so hopefully, this guide will have helped you. If you’d like to discuss your visit to the Amalfi Coast please do get in touch; we’d love to help you plan your vacation.

About the Author

Rem Malloy started Italy4real back in 1995 with his mother, Deborah de Maio.

He specialises in Italian tours as well as customised tours to France, England, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Greece and Spain. He was also featured in the Travel Channel show Mysteries at The Museum in 2016.

Rem has family in Italy and his mothers home town is Cava di Terrani, near the Amalfi Coast. The family has a street named after them in Sorrento, Via Luigi de Maio; a relative who was mayor of Sorrento.

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