The beaches of Sorrento not to be missed
Sorrento! And immediately your mind flies to the many songs that have made it famous: we almost seem to hear the notes of Torna a Surriento or Caruso, melodies that have carved the name of the famous town in the province of Naples in Italian musical culture. From its privileged position facing the Bay of Naples, Sorrento enjoys a splendid view of the sea and this has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations in Italy and abroad. From Corso Italia with its bars in Piazza Tasso to the Cathedral of Saints Philip and James, Sorrento, with its famous gulf, is a succession of panoramic views and suggestive streets, but who arrives in the Sorrento Peninsula, perhaps during a holiday on the Amalfi Coast, in addition to its architectural beauties and the many points of artistic and naturalistic interest, is attracted by the splendid sea: if you are leaving for a holiday in the area and are looking for some advice on the beaches of Sorrento, here is our list of those not to be missed.
The most beautiful beaches of Sorrento
The beach of Marina Piccola
The beach of Marina Piccola is located just below the municipal villa of Sorrento, not far from the port: along its strip of volcanic sand there are equipped establishments and sections used for free bathing. Particularly the way in which the beaches arrange umbrellas and sunbeds on special stilts. This beach is the ideal solution for a relaxing day at the beach, the best choice for families with children who can find bars, refreshment points, showers and services here.
The baths of Queen Giovanna
If you have in mind the scene of the clandestine meeting between Sophia Loren and Vittorio De Sica in Bread, love & … for sure this natural pool among the rocks is not new to you. Known as the Bagni della Regina Giovanna – it seems that the Queen of Naples, Giovanna II D’Angiò, entertained her lovers there – this cove is perfect for combining the pleasure of a bath in crystal clear waters, with a beautiful walk in nature . To reach it, of course, you will need to wear comfortable shoes, a hat to protect yourself from the sun and a good supply of water, but the effort will be rewarded: once you arrive, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the remains of a Roman villa from the 1st century B.C.
Those who love wild seascapes and small beaches framed by rocks will be enchanted by the Pignatella beach. This wonder of nature rises not far from the Bagni della Regina Giovanna. Here the sea offers spectacular colors that turn from crystalline blue to the most intense blue. To reach the Pignatella you just have to get on public transport, alternatively you can reach it by car or scooter: you can comfortably leave your vehicle in the small parking lot located a few steps from the cove. The breathtaking view that can be enjoyed from this enchanting bay is one of the reasons why the Sorrentines choose it first. Being a free beach it will be important not to forget your towel, as well as what you need to spend a day in complete relaxation.
Marina di Puolo
That of Marina di Puolo is a suggestive beach gathered around the small fishing village and is perfect not only for those who love the free beach, but also for those who do not give up on a sunbed and umbrella: here, in fact, it is possible to find both solutions. The low and sandy coast has made this beach one of the favorite destinations for families who can sit on the shore with the children. Precisely because of this it is possible that during the high season the Marina di Puolo is particularly crowded, which is why it is advisable to get there early in the morning.
Bay of Ieranto
Among the beaches of Sorrento that deserve a visit, there is the Bay of Ieranto, a small treasure hidden in nature. To reach it, in fact, you will have to go a long way into the vegetation following a trekking route that will give you great satisfaction. Inserted in the marine area of Punta Campanella, the bay is under the protection of the FAI, the Fund for the Italian Environment, and is a real naturalistic paradise thanks to its botanical and marine biodiversity. Here, in addition to enjoying the sea, you will have the opportunity to snorkel, birdwatch and walk in the Mediterranean scrub.
Discovering the beaches of Sorrento with Positano Scooter
The beaches of Sorrento are certainly an excellent reason to plan a holiday on this beautiful stretch of coast, but in many cases the path to reach them is just as satisfying as the time spent relaxing by the sea. Some points, in particular, lend themselves to a mini tour on the coast to be programmed by car or riding a scooter, perhaps alternating them according to the stage of the day.
If the path you have in mind is just that, you just have to take a look at the proposals of Positano Scooter: the scooter rental company based in Positano, in fact, has a fleet of gritty two-wheeled vehicles perfect for moving between bays and coves. There is only the embarrassment of choosing between models of different displacements under the Piaggio, Peugeot and Vespa brands. But there is more. If you are looking for a more suitable vehicle for covering long distances, perhaps with luggage in tow, you can consult the section dedicated to cars and choose the model that best suits your needs: whether it is a very stylish Smart, an iconic Fiat 500, a nice Beetle, or an elegant Porsche 718 Boxster, all rigorously convertible, you can count on solutions designed to enhance your every itinerary.
We are sure that at this point you have already felt the desire to leave, so you just have to choose the vehicle and the model that best interpret your travel style and leave. And if you need some more advice, you can contact the Positano Scooter staff who will be happy to help you find the most suitable vehicle for your needs. The journey is only at the beginning!