5 beaches not to be missed on the Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is one of the most fascinating stretches of coast in the world. Between cliffs overlooking the sea and pastel-toned houses, enchanting beaches and coves bathed by crystal clear waters are hidden that will make you fall in love at first glance. Below we have selected 5 that everyone, at least once in their life, should visit. And we admit it: it wasn’t an easy choice at all, because there are so many beaches not to be missed!

Cala della Gavitella in Praiano

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One of the most beautiful beaches on the Amalfi Coast is located right in Praiano. We are talking about Cala della Gavitella, a small corner of paradise nestled between the cliffs. Due to its happy western exposure, it is also the only beach on the coast to be perpetually kissed by the sun. Here the sunset plunges directly into the sea creating a spectacle so exciting that it literally leaves you breathless. To reach it you have to face a long staircase (which has more than 400 steps) but it’s really worth it. Near the cove there is the Fontana dell’Altare, a magnificent natural pool formed in a cave in the rock.

The Furore Fjord

A few kilometers from our boutique hotel is the Fiordo di Furore beach, one of the most evocative corners of the Amalfi Coast. It is a small inlet nestled between two sides of the mountain and overlooked by the state road bridge that cuts through the narrow gorge. The beach is surrounded by a series of colorful houses and some old buildings used in the past for local productions. According to an ancient legend, it was the devil who created the fjord but in reality the deep fissure in the rock was dug over the centuries by the Schiato torrent. Even the famous director Roberto Rossellini was fascinated by it, and shot several scenes of “The Miracle” here, one of his masterpieces.

The Duoglio beach in Amalfi

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Among the unmissable beaches of the Amalfi Coast we could not fail to mention that of Duoglio in Amalfi, which is just 8 kilometers from our boutique hotel. Bathed by crystal clear waters, it is mainly composed of pebbles and is almost 170 meters long. It can be reached via a staircase of around 400 steps (with some steep sections) which descends from the state road but once you arrive at your destination you will be speechless in front of the beauty of its sea. The beach is equipped and there are even two small restaurants where you can taste the famous fried fish cuoppo (and more).

The Marina Grande beach in Positano

Another beach not to be missed is Marina Grande in Positano. It is located just over 10 kilometers from our boutique hotel and, in addition to being particularly suggestive, it is also quite extensive due to the very small parameters of the area. It extends for about 300 meters and from the shore you can glimpse the famous Li Galli archipelago, made up of three wonderful islets: Gallo Lugno, La Rotonda and La Castelluccia. The beach is also surrounded by a very charming scene of colorful houses. Frequented by the Italian and international jet set, it is perfect for a swim or to lie down and sunbathe but if you love tranquility it is not suitable for you.

Castiglione beach in Ravello

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And last, but not least, Castiglione beach in Ravello, which is located just over 10 kilometers from our boutique hotel. Located in the hamlet of the same name, on the border with the village of Atrani, it is perhaps one of the lesser-known beaches in the area but at the same time one of the most beautiful. It extends for about a hundred meters and is lapped by clean, crystalline waters. In the center there is a bathing establishment while access is free on the sides. The only drawback of this beach is that, being nestled between rock spurs and exposed to the south-east, it progressively loses the sun in the early hours of the afternoon.