On a trip to the Gulf of Naples, you won’t want to miss the island of Capri. Reachable only by boat, if offers hidden caves, charming villages, and stunning ocean views. Here's what to know if you’re planning on a day trip to Capri from Sorrento.
Spaggia Grande Beach
Positano, Campania, 84017
Take a beach break at Spiaggia Grande before or after your small-group or private tour of the top attractions along the Amalfi Coast, including Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello. Day trips depart from Sorrento or Naples, often include a stop for lunch, and can also be combined with a tour of Pompeii.
Things to Know Before You Go
There is a small area of free public beach along Spiaggia Grande, but most of the area is covered in beach clubs that rent loungers and umbrellas.
The Mediterranean sun is quite strong, so sunscreen and a hat are recommended.
The beachfront is lined with snack bars, restaurants, and cafés.
A stop at this sandy beach is a must for families with kids.
How to Get There
Spiaggia Grande is the beach located adjacent to Marina Grande, Positano’s port. If arriving by ferry, the beach clubs are just steps away. If arriving by bus, walk downhill to the port and beach.
When to Get There
Temperatures soar in southern Italy at midday during the summer months, so be cautious about sun exposure or hit the beach early in the morning or late in the afternoon to avoid the worst of the heat. The beaches along the Amalfi Coast get very crowded on the weekends from June through September, so visit in spring or fall if possible.
Positano’s Other Beaches
If you fancy a slightly quieter but equally beautiful beach, take the pretty footpath overlooking the water from Spiaggia Grande to Fornillo beach. Though this stretch of sand is less crowded, there are still snack bars, restaurants, and a number of beach clubs renting chairs and umbrellas.
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- Emerald Grotto (Grotta dello Smeraldo)
- Correale di Terranova Museum (Museo Correale di Terranova)
- Sorrento St. Anthony Basilica (Basilica di Sant’Antonino)
- Piazza Tasso
- Cloister of San Francesco (Chiostro di San Francesco)
- Tasso Theater (Teatro Tasso)
- Amalfi Coast
- Sorrento Foundation (Fondazione Sorrento)
- Via Capo
- Coral Museum (Museo del Corallo)
- Punta del Capo
- Baths of the Queen Giovanna (Bagni della Regina Giovanna)