The unmissable beaches of Capri during a holiday
It may be for the relaxed atmosphere that reigns on the island, or perhaps for the glamorous mood that winds through its alleys to the famous Piazzetta when evening falls, or for the way in which historical-artistic heritage and landscape beauties combine. giving life to a unique result in the world. Certainly, Capri is a destination that fills the dreams of travelers from all over the world who come here to treat themselves to a unique experience. Among the aspects that make this beautiful corner of Campania the perfect destination for a summer holiday, of course, is the sea: the beaches of Capri are one more beautiful than the other and represent the most iconic views of the whole island.
The unmissable beaches of Capri
If you are ready to go and already think about the transparent waters in which to dive, you just have to discover with us the most beautiful beaches of Capri and start dreaming of your holiday.
The dock for the hydrofoils is immediately found and it is the largest beach in Capri. Thanks to its extension it is perfect for those traveling with children. Easily accessible by funicular, bus and taxi, the bay of Marina Grande also has access for the disabled. On this stretch of coast, characterized by a long expanse of pebbles, there are two equipped establishments, but it is also possible to opt for free bathing. From here, moreover, you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Gulf of Naples and Mount Vesuvius.
Exposed to the south and protected by Monte Solaro, the bay of Marina Piccola offers a breathtaking view of the Faraglioni, not surprisingly it is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Capri. Easily accessible by bus, taxi or on foot, Marina Piccola offers a long expanse of pebbles and a large shore, which is why it is perfect for those on holiday with children. Thanks to its location, it is the ideal beach to watch the sunrise, but if you choose it for a day at the beach, remember that the sun goes away in mid-afternoon, so it is preferable to arrive early in the morning. In addition to the bathing establishments, in Marina Piccola it is also possible to find stretches of free beach, such as the two coves that are located along the sides of the Scoglio delle Sirene.
Staying in Marina Piccola there is another small jewel that is worth a stop: Torre Saracena. It is a pebble beach that rises next to the inlet dominated by the ancient Saracen tower and it is to this imposing structure that both the bay and the bathing establishment which offers sun beds and umbrellas owe their name.
La Canzone del mare
And it is also in Marina Piccola that we find one of the historic establishments of Capri: La Canzone del Mare. Its name evokes the song of the Sirens who, according to the Myth, seduced Ulysses right here, and is synonymous with that Dolce Vita which from the 1950s has reached us intact with its atmosphere. Structured on a comfortable system of terraces, this beach framed in an inlet overlooking the Faraglioni is the ideal choice for an exclusive holiday.
Palazzo a Mare
Also known as Bagni di Tiberio, the beach of Palazzo a Mare is located in the northern part of the island and offers a real dive into history: its position next to the ancient Palatium of Octavian Augustus, later inherited by Tiberius, creates the perfect setting to breathe the ancient splendor of imperial Capri – Villa Jovis and Villa Damecuta are an example. Equipped with beaches and refreshment points, this bay of black sand and gravel is set between the rocks of a high cliff and is the ideal place to enjoy the crystal clear waters of Capri and its beautiful backdrops, but given its size it tends to get crowded in hurry, so the advice is to arrive very early.
Among the iconic beaches of Capri, Faraglioni occupies a special place: it is a real natural swimming pool bordered by the rock of Monacone and the splendid Faraglioni. You can access the sea directly from the cliff, by diving or going down a ladder, the seabed is immediately deep and for this reason it is not recommended for those arriving on the island with children. It is also considered the most glamorous beach in Capri: here there are no sunbeds, but spectacular mattresses placed directly on the rocks. In high season, and on weekends in particular, it is practically impossible to find a place without having booked.
Al Faro di Punta Carena
Among the points of the island that preserve the most scenic beaches is Anacapri: here is the descent to the sea of the Punta Carena lighthouse. This bay owes its name to the imposing lighthouse – it is the second largest in Italy – which stands out on a cliff whose shape resembles the hull of a ship. This beach is perfect for treating yourself to an aperitif in the bars that arise around the lighthouse, preferably at sunset: this point, in fact, is the only one on the island where you can admire the sunset at sea.
For those who want to enjoy a day at the beach away from the places frequented by tourists, there is the Gradola Beach: we are always in Anacapri, one step away from the entrance to the Blue Grotto. This small cliff with free access is one of the favorite places for the inhabitants of the area, to access it you will only need what is necessary to lie on the rocks. If you prefer an equipped beach, Gradola also offers two bathing establishments, bars and restaurants.
The beaches of Capri seen from the sea
Between descents to the sea and paths in the pine forest, reaching the beaches of Capri is also an opportunity to discover the beautiful landscapes of the island. To admire them, however, it is also possible to choose a very special way and that is a boat tour.
If you can’t wait to reach the beautiful beaches of Capri from the sea, perhaps aboard a boat equipped with all comforts, with snacks and drinks included, you can contact Positano Scooter, the scooter rental agency that also offers tours by boat in the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast.
By choosing, for example, the Capri tour, you will leave for a day at sea towards the island. After leaving the port of Positano you will be conquered by some of the most spectacular views: the Marina Piccola beach and the bay of the Punta Carena lighthouse, as well as the Faraglioni and the Salto di Tiberio will be the main stops of a truly unforgettable experience. During the tour there will also be time to immerse yourself in the picturesque historic center of Capri to breathe that special atmosphere that makes it unique.
Book your boat tour to Capri and get ready to discover the most authentic face of the island: just consult the section of the site dedicated to boat tours or contact the Positano Scooter staff who will show you the full range of services available and you will recommend the solution that best suits your needs.
The journey is about to begin!