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The most beautiful beaches in Positano

June 19, 2019

Positano is synonymous with sea and crystal clear waters, the brightest sun and fragrant lemons. Thanks to its both exclusive and wild atmosphere, the vertical city is one of the most popular destinations for a holiday on the Amalfi Coast.

Positano is synonymous with sea and crystal clear waters, the brightest sun and fragrant lemons. Thanks to its both exclusive and wild atmosphere, the vertical city is one of the most popular destinations for a holiday on the Amalfi Coast.

And talking about holidays, the thought of idyllic beaches is immediate – and legitimate. Positano, apparently small, hides a myriad of beaches and coves embedded in the rocks … a true paradise for sunbathing and diving in the clearest blue.

 

The most popular beaches

 

One of the most famous beaches in Positano is Laurito, small and apparently wild. Its name comes from the laurel plants growing here and creating a suggestive vegetal frame. You can reach it on foot, through a long flight of steps with a panoramic view, or by boat starting from the Positano pier. You can choose to relax in the free access area or enjoy specialities of the Neapolitan kitchen in the two restaurants facing the sea.

Fornillo is among the largest Positano beaches, but also one of the quietest: the ideal location for those looking for silence and peace. Located between the historic towers Torre Trasita and Torre Clavel, Fornillo can be reached walking between dream and reality. A romantic path between sea and rock leads to an island of peace, far from the hustle and bustle.

If you prefer a lively and sparkling atmosphere, you love crowd and music in the air, Marina Grande is the beach made for you. Not far from the Hotel Palazzo Murat, it is the most famous in Positano and it is not surprising: situated in a strategic point, it offers unforgettable views from every corner.

In front of you the Li Galli islands, behind you the multi-coloured waterfall of typical Positano houses … a delight for your eyes!

The pebble beach stretches for 300 meters, in a succession of bathing establishments, restaurants and a nightclub, as well as a free access area. Marina Grande is the favourite meeting point of locals, tourists and celebrities, who love to combine a swim in the sea with moments of socialization. All with a breath-taking view.

 

Small seafront jewels

 

The most famous locations are not the only deserving attention, indeed! In Positano you will find authentic sand, pebble and rock pearls, all to be discovered.

Arienzo, in the surroundings of Positano, welcomes you in ninety meters of equipped beach and a unique atmosphere. It can be reached by land, following three hundred steps immersed in dense Mediterranean vegetation (it is also called the “beach of three hundred steps”). The special position, to the south-west and surrounded by a cliff, gives warm sunrays until late afternoon.

Fiumicello owes its name to the stream coming from Monte Pertuso. This beach is circumscribed and nice, little frequented therefore perfect for days of pure relaxation by the sea. To reach it, get a boat, the land access is private.

If you love taking pictures, you can’t miss Torre di Clavel, a beach located in the direction of Punta Campanella and so called by the  homonymous 16th century tower. Just 35 meters long, it consists of an expanse of pebbles and is bordered by two majestic rocks: the water here is always clear and very clean and the scenery is worth endless souvenir photos.

You can access the beach through a descent from the tower, but it is private. So, the best solution is to rent a boat from Fornillo – 200 meters away – and reach it by sea.

Cavone is the last beach of Positano, in the extreme point of the city. Water is crystal clear and clean thanks to the lack of sand, but some stones cover part of the beach. As for Arienzo, the south-west exposure allows long sunny hours.