Are you planning a holiday in Italy and want to know which are the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi coast?
First of all, know that on the Amalfi coast there are myriads of enchanting places. From perched villages overlooking the sea to nature reserves, from ancient watchtowers to caves and nature trails. Above all, in every corner you can admire wonderful sea views!
Of course, there is no shortage of beaches. There are so many and it would be worth visiting them all. But if you’re short on time and can’t decide, here’s our list of the 5 best beaches on the Amalfi coast!
TOP 5 BEST BEACHES ON THE AMALFI COAST
FJORD OF FURORE, FURORE
A few steps from Praiano is the natural fjord of Furore.
This is an extraordinary place! The small and long beach is set between high rocky walls, facing a clear blue sea, and a 30 m high bridge overlooks it.
In addition to being a particular beach, here, every July, one of the most important diving competitions in the world takes place. Professional divers launch themselves from the bridge leaving the spectators with bated breath. It is worth attending at least once in a lifetime!
SPIAGGIA DEL CAVALLO MORTO, MAIORI
In Maiori there is one of the best beaches on the Amalfi Coast. It is the beach of Cavallo Morto or Cala Bellavaia.
It is an enchanting sandy bay, with a calm and turquoise sea.
A peculiarity of the beach is that it is only accessible by sea, so it is rarely crowded.
As for the name, ie Bay of the Dead Horse, it derives from some local legends according to which this beach was the cemetery for thoroughbred horses.
SPIAGGIA DI CASTIGLIONE, RAVELLO
Ravello is an incredibly beautiful town, especially for its villas (Villa Cimbrone, Villa Rufolo) and the Ravello Music Festival.
But not far away there is a beach, little known but enchanting. It is the beach of Castiglione.
Its hidden position saves it (for the moment) from the mass tourism typical of the Amalfi Coast.
To get there, you have to walk around 175 steps, but it’s worth it.
The beach of Castiglione is a small gravel cove surrounded by cliffs and ancient noble palaces. The emerald green sea has a shallow seabed, also perfect for children.
There is also a beach club. The only drawback is that, due to the rocks, it is very often in the shade.
SPIAGGIA DEL FORNILLO, POSITANO
There are several beaches in Positano.
That of Fornillo is one of the most quiet and pristine and beautiful to see and discover. Between pebbles, crystal clear sea and Mediterranean scrub, Fornillo beach is a must-see in the area.
Despite the surrounding wild high cliffs, there is no shortage of restaurants and beach clubs.
In addition to relaxing and enjoying the blue sea, this is a great place for snorkeling thanks to the beautiful backdrops and low boat traffic.
Furthermore, Fornillo beach has another peculiar feature: the presence of Torre Clavel. It is an ancient watchtower transformed into a historic residence in the early twentieth century by the Swiss architect Gilbert Clavel.
SPIAGGIA DEL PORTO, CETARA
In the ancient fishing village of Cetara there is a small beach with a particular history. In fact, it didn’t exist until about 40 years ago.
The beach was formed thanks to natural phenomena linked to sea currents and the weather due to the construction of the port of Cetara. Furthermore, part of it is the result of the excavation of land from the town following the 1980 earthquake.
The beach overlooks a sea that is particularly transparent and clean sea thanks to the sea currents. And from here you can admire incredible sunsets!
But, let’s admit it, one of the reasons why we include Porto beach among the best beaches on the Amalfi coast is Cetara itself. Or rather, its cuisine! Here you can taste the best tuna of the Amalfi Coast and Colatura di Alici, a tasty anchovy sauce that will make you fall in love!
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