Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

Best Beaches in Positano & Beyond

Last Updated on March 29, 2022

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Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

Best Beaches in Positano & Beyond

Last Updated on March 29, 2022

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Since Positano is situated along Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast, soaking up some beach time is one of the most popular things to do in Positano. Plus, this is also where you’ll discover some of the best views of this cliffside village, too!

While the village isn’t particularly large, there are a couple of beaches in Positano to match your preferred style. Whether you’re after the trendiest beaches near the best restaurants in Positano or you’re craving some downtime at a secluded seaside gem after making the tricky journey to Positano, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

Are There Sandy Beaches in Positano?

The large majority of beaches along the Amalfi Coast are rocky, not sandy. (Frankly, this is a pretty typical European beach thing in general.)

However, while you won’t find any full sand beaches in Positano, you can find small sections of sand, depending on where you are.

What Is the Famous Beach in Positano?

The main beach in Positano that most everyone is familiar with is Spiaggia Grande. You may also hear it referred to as Marina Grande Beach or even “Positano Beach,” as it’s the one most often associated with Positano. Spiaggia Grande is also the largest beach in the village.

Are There Free Beaches in Positano?

Although Positano beaches are not fully free, you can usually find a free section on the majority of beaches in the village. You’ll notice that the free sections are the areas of sand without any loungers/umbrellas on them (as these require payment).

Can You Swim in Positano?

You most certainly can! Just be aware that the water here can get down as low as 57°F  (13.8°C) in February. However, most people aren’t traveling to Positano during this time anyway, since many shops and restaurants are closed.

Sea temperatures in the summer range from the mid to high seventies, with a peak temperature of 78.8°F (26°C) in August. For a full overview, you can also check out the sea temperature in Positano by month.

How Much Is a Sunbed in Positano?

This depends on exactly where you are (and potentially the season as well), but you can expect to pay around 20EUR per person, on average.

Best Beaches in Positano

Spiaggia Grande

When it comes to the pecking order of beaches in Positano, Spiaggia Grande is considered to be the cream of the crop. That’s because it’s the largest and most iconic beach in Positano. In fact, many people simply refer to it as “Positano Beach,” presuming that it’s the only one in the village.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

While it’s actually not the only one in Positano (or else this guide would be exceptionally short), it’s in the heart of the action, just below the central town.

What to Know Before You Go:

To rent a chair? Or not to rent a chair? That is the question!

I suggest making this decision before you arrive so that you’re not doing the awkward beach dance in between the two. If you’d prefer a more relaxed, luxurious experience, you’ll want to consider renting a lounger and umbrella. I’d recommend this for a longer visit, particularly if you’re looking to order food during your beach time.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

To rent your own personal lounger/umbrella combo, you’ll need to do so through L’Incanto. Pricing is dependent on the proximity of your chair to the water, with front-row seats available at a premium.

Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $27.82 (25EUR)
Non-Front Row Lounger & Umbrella:
$25 (22.50EUR)

Once you’ve secured your chair at Spiaggia Grande Positano, you may also take advantage of the food and beverage service.

Alternatively, if you’re just doing a quick beach visit and/or you’d prefer not having to shell out the cash, there’s also a free section located in the middle (Spiaggia Libera). While there are no chairs for rent here, this could be a good option if you’re planning to just lay out on a towel for a bit.

That said, keep in mind that the free section can get crowded, especially in the peak summer months. Depending on when you’re here, you may not have as much room to stretch out as you’d like.

How to Get Here:

Spiaggia Grande is located just below the main town center.

GPS Coordinates: 40.627477, 14.488128

Fornillo Beach

Still on the spectrum of the biggest beaches in Positano, Fornillo Beach Positano is the second largest after Spiaggia Grande.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

However, it’s a quieter and less touristy alternative to Spiaggia Grande, located about a 10-minute walk from the town center.

But not to worry, you won’t be sacrificing the view at Fornillo Beach! It’s still quite beautiful, it’s just often overshadowed by Spiaggia Grande.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

However, despite being quieter, it’s not what I’d refer to as a secluded beach, as is the case with some of the others in this guide. There’s still some action here, including several restaurants.

What to Know Before You Go:

Fornillo is actually made up of three small private beaches (where you must purchase a lounger/umbrella) and a free beach at the end.

Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $22.24 (20EUR)
Non-Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $16.68 (15EUR)

However, I think the free area is nicer than the one at Spiaggia Grande, so if you’re not looking to purchase a lounger/umbrella, I’d recommend coming here.

In addition, there are also several eateries along the beach as well as bathing houses where you can wash off. For more details on the restaurant I’d recommend here, be sure to check out my food guide containing the best restaurants in Positano with a view.

How to Get Here:

There are a couple of different ways you can reach Fornillo Beach – on foot, by shuttle, or on a private boat rental. Walking here is obviously free, whereas you’d need to book a sunbed and umbrella to take advantage of the shuttle option.

To get here from Spiaggia Grande, make your way to the dock and then follow Via Positanesi D’America heading west.

GPS Coordinates: 40.6264, 14.4822

Arienzo Beach

A beautiful half-free/half-private beach in Positano is Arienzo and its main draw, Arienzo Beach Club. This Positano beach club is one of the most famous in town.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

FUN FACT: Since Arienzo Beach faces southwest, it boasts longer sunlight hours than all of the other beaches in Positano!

What to Know Before You Go:

While you’ll have to pay to play at Arienzo Beach Club, the prices are actually quite reasonable. First off, shuttle service is complimentary for those making use of the beach club, which is a nice perk.

Secondly, you can land two lounge chairs and an umbrella for only $27.81 (25 EUR).

PRO TIP: If you’re traveling in the high season, you may want to contact the beach ahead of time to reserve your loungers, as it tends to fill up quickly.

Beach Club Hours:

Restaurant: 12PM – 3:30PM
Bar: 10AM – 6:15PM
Beach: 10AM – 6:15PM

How to Get Here:

Arienzo Beach is located at Via Arienzo, 16, 84017 Positano SA.

Arienzo Beach Club offers complimentary shuttle service departing from La Banchina pier every 30 minutes from 10AM – 1PM. Return service begins at 3:45PM.

 

Laurito Beach

Laurito just may be one of the best-kept “secret” beaches in Positano. Despite its small size, Laurito Beach is a little slice of paradise (providing you don’t mind a few pebbles).

This secluded and pebbly gem is perfect if you’re looking to rent a beach chair and prefer an intimate-sized beach without a lot of noise.

PRO TIP: Given that it’s a small beach, space can be extremely limited. For the best chance of snagging a comfortable spot, be sure to arrive early in the morning.

What to Know Before You Go:

You can either rent a beach chair here or enjoy the free section of the beach.

PRO TIP: Hungry after your beach adventure? Head to The Ristorante Da Adolfo, just steps above the beach. This laidback trattoria has been a village favorite for over four decades.

Laurito Beach is closed from October to April.

How to Get Here:

Laurito Beach is located at Via Laurito, 84017, Positano SA.

This beach can be reached by hiking or by boat. If you’re hiking, you’ll need to descend a steep 450-step staircase at the Positano intersection off the state road.

Alternatively, if you’re a patron of Ristorante Da Adolfo, you can also take advantage of free shuttle service.

GPS Coordinates:  40.6238111, 14.50371389

La Porta Beach Positano

If seclusion is your top priority, then you should consider a visit to La Porta Beach Positano. This beach is so exclusive, in fact, that it’s actually only accessible by boat!

Fortunately, however, the journey here is pretty brief, and you can catch a boat to this long, wide beach gem from Spiaggia Grande.

FUN FACT: This beach got its name from the cave above it known as La Porta. This ancient cave dates back eight millennia!

How to Get Here:

You’ll need to catch a boat to La Porta Beach from the Spiaggia Grande dock/port. You’ll see the platform on your right as you look out at the water on Spiaggia Grande.

Lido La Scogliera Beach Resort

If a luxurious and exclusive beach experience is more your speed, you should definitely consider a visit to Lido La Scogliera Beach Resort.

While removed from the crowds of Spiaggia Grande, this beach still manages to hold its own as a status symbol around town. Equipped with a solarium and a seaside VIP terrace outfitted with sun beds and coffee tables, La Scogliera is the place to be if top-notch service is your idea of la dolce vita.

This gorgeous beach overlooks the Li Galli islands and really is a refreshing change of pace as far as Positano beaches go.

What to Know Before You Go:

Unfortunately, pets and children aren’t permitted at this adults-only seaside oasis.

How to Get Here:

La Scogliera Positano is located at Spiaggia, Via Marina Grande, 84017 Positano SA.

Beach Alternatives Outside of Positano

Marina di Praia Beach

Marina di Praia Beach is located just over 20 minutes from Positano in Praiano.

More of an intimate, secluded beach cove than a full-on beach, Marina di Praia is actually a natural fjord. It’s nestled between two giant rock ridges, creating a uniquely cozy atmosphere.

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That said, there are a surprising number of facilities here, considering! You’ll find everything from restaurants and clubs to bathing facilities. Ristorante Alfonso a Mare is a popular choice here.

PRO TIP: Marina di Praia is sunniest in the morning, as the rock formations tend to obstruct the afternoon light. If you’re hoping to tan or snap some photos while the beach is well-lit, your best bet is to come early.

If you’re looking to explore beyond the beach here, you can take a stroll to the Torre a Mare, located on the right-hand side. This Saracen tower dates back to the Middle Ages.

What to Know Before You Go:

There are no waves to catch here, but the beach can be ideal for snorkeling.

Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent.

How to Get Here:

Marina di Praia Beach is located at Via Praia, 84010 Praiano SA. It’s a 24-minute drive from Positano.

You can reach the beach by car, by bus, or by private boat rental.

If you’re driving here, you can park along the road leading to the marina. In the summer, a private car park is also available.

Bus Options: 

  • Sita bus (from Sorrento and Amalfi)
  • Tasso bus (from Praiano)
  • Mobility Amalfi Coast bus (from Praiano and Positano)

Fiordo di Crapolla

Located just over half an hour from Positano is the picturesque Fiordo di Crapolla.

Another enchanting and secluded fjord, Fiordo di Crapolla is perfect for the off-the-beaten-path traveler.

FUN FACT: Fiordo di Crapolla was a favorite hideaway of the Ancient Romans who used to swim here!

Between a 45-minute hike and a steep descent down to the water, this natural cove is one of the trickiest beaches in Positano to reach.

That said, if you can make the journey, the views are well worth the effort!

PRO TIP: Make sure to wear sneakers or sensible shoes when you visit, as you’ll need to descend (and then later ascend) 650 steps!

What to Know Before You Go:

This is a natural beach without facilities/restaurants, so it’s best to come prepared with any items you may need.

How to Get Here:

Fiordo di Crapolla is located at Penisola Sorrentina, Italy. 

GPS Coordinates: 40.5932, 14.3809

Fiumicello Beach

If you plan on spending a few days in Positano, you may want to venture beyond the town to Fiumicello Beach.

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One part free beach and one part beach club, this special spot has a little of everything. However, at a little over three hours away from Positano in Maratea, it’s definitely not ideal for a quick outing.

That said, if you’re looking to enjoy a full beach day and you’re craving a change of scenery – particularly hills and small caves – this might just be the spot for you.

How to Get Here:

Fiumicello Beach is located at Via Santavenere, 85046 Maratea PZ.

GPS Coordinates: 39.9975, 15.6999

You can travel here by car or by boat, but a seaside journey is the most efficient means of travel.

I hope this Positano beach guide has given you plenty of inspiration for a fun beach day! There are definitely more beaches in Positano than meet the eye, so I suggest setting aside time for a few of them on your Italy itinerary.

Have you visited Positano yet? If so, what was your favorite beach? If not, wish seaside spot is calling your name? Let me know in the comments below!

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Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

Since Positano is situated along Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast, soaking up some beach time is one of the most popular things to do in Positano. Plus, this is also where you’ll discover some of the best views of this cliffside village, too!

While the village isn’t particularly large, there are a couple of beaches in Positano to match your preferred style. Whether you’re after the trendiest beaches near the best restaurants in Positano or you’re craving some downtime at a secluded seaside gem after making the tricky journey to Positano, you’ll find what you’re looking for.

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Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

Are There Sandy Beaches in Positano?

The large majority of beaches along the Amalfi Coast are rocky, not sandy. (Frankly, this is a pretty typical European beach thing in general.)

However, while you won’t find any full sand beaches in Positano, you can find small sections of sand, depending on where you are.

What Is the Famous Beach in Positano?

The main beach in Positano that most everyone is familiar with is Spiaggia Grande. You may also hear it referred to as Marina Grande Beach or even “Positano Beach,” as it’s the one most often associated with Positano. Spiaggia Grande is also the largest beach in the village.

Are There Free Beaches in Positano?

Although Positano beaches are not fully free, you can usually find a free section on the majority of beaches in the village. You’ll notice that the free sections are the areas of sand without any loungers/umbrellas on them (as these require payment).

Can You Swim in Positano?

You most certainly can! Just be aware that the water here can get down as low as 57°F  (13.8°C) in February. However, most people aren’t traveling to Positano during this time anyway, since many shops and restaurants are closed.

Sea temperatures in the summer range from the mid to high seventies, with a peak temperature of 78.8°F (26°C) in August. For a full overview, you can also check out the sea temperature in Positano by month.

How Much Is a Sunbed in Positano?

This depends on exactly where you are (and potentially the season as well), but you can expect to pay around 20EUR per person, on average.

Best Beaches in Positano

Spiaggia Grande

When it comes to the pecking order of beaches in Positano, Spiaggia Grande is considered to be the cream of the crop. That’s because it’s the largest and most iconic beach in Positano. In fact, many people simply refer to it as “Positano Beach,” presuming that it’s the only one in the village.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

While it’s actually not the only one in Positano (or else this guide would be exceptionally short), it’s in the heart of the action, just below the central town.

What to Know Before You Go:

To rent a chair? Or not to rent a chair? That is the question!

I suggest making this decision before you arrive so that you’re not doing the awkward beach dance in between the two. If you’d prefer a more relaxed, luxurious experience, you’ll want to consider renting a lounger and umbrella. I’d recommend this for a longer visit, particularly if you’re looking to order food during your beach time.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

To rent your own personal lounger/umbrella combo, you’ll need to do so through L’Incanto. Pricing is dependent on the proximity of your chair to the water, with front-row seats available at a premium.

Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $27.82 (25EUR)
Non-Front Row Lounger & Umbrella:
$25 (22.50EUR)

Once you’ve secured your chair at Spiaggia Grande Positano, you may also take advantage of the food and beverage service.

Alternatively, if you’re just doing a quick beach visit and/or you’d prefer not having to shell out the cash, there’s also a free section located in the middle (Spiaggia Libera). While there are no chairs for rent here, this could be a good option if you’re planning to just lay out on a towel for a bit.

That said, keep in mind that the free section can get crowded, especially in the peak summer months. Depending on when you’re here, you may not have as much room to stretch out as you’d like.

How to Get Here:

Spiaggia Grande is located just below the main town center.

GPS Coordinates: 40.627477, 14.488128

Fornillo Beach

Still on the spectrum of the biggest beaches in Positano, Fornillo Beach Positano is the second largest after Spiaggia Grande.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

However, it’s a quieter and less touristy alternative to Spiaggia Grande, located about a 10-minute walk from the town center.

But not to worry, you won’t be sacrificing the view at Fornillo Beach! It’s still quite beautiful, it’s just often overshadowed by Spiaggia Grande.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

However, despite being quieter, it’s not what I’d refer to as a secluded beach, as is the case with some of the others in this guide. There’s still some action here, including several restaurants.

What to Know Before You Go:

Fornillo is actually made up of three small private beaches (where you must purchase a lounger/umbrella) and a free beach at the end.

Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $22.24 (20EUR)
Non-Front Row Lounger & Umbrella: $16.68 (15EUR)

However, I think the free area is nicer than the one at Spiaggia Grande, so if you’re not looking to purchase a lounger/umbrella, I’d recommend coming here.

In addition, there are also several eateries along the beach as well as bathing houses where you can wash off. For more details on the restaurant I’d recommend here, be sure to check out my food guide containing the best restaurants in Positano with a view.

How to Get Here:

There are a couple of different ways you can reach Fornillo Beach – on foot, by shuttle, or on a private boat rental. Walking here is obviously free, whereas you’d need to book a sunbed and umbrella to take advantage of the shuttle option.

To get here from Spiaggia Grande, make your way to the dock and then follow Via Positanesi D’America heading west.

GPS Coordinates: 40.6264, 14.4822

Arienzo Beach

A beautiful half-free/half-private beach in Positano is Arienzo and its main draw, Arienzo Beach Club. This Positano beach club is one of the most famous in town.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

FUN FACT: Since Arienzo Beach faces southwest, it boasts longer sunlight hours than all of the other beaches in Positano!

What to Know Before You Go:

While you’ll have to pay to play at Arienzo Beach Club, the prices are actually quite reasonable. First off, shuttle service is complimentary for those making use of the beach club, which is a nice perk.

Secondly, you can land two lounge chairs and an umbrella for only $27.81 (25 EUR).

PRO TIP: If you’re traveling in the high season, you may want to contact the beach ahead of time to reserve your loungers, as it tends to fill up quickly.

Beach Club Hours:

Restaurant: 12PM – 3:30PM
Bar: 10AM – 6:15PM
Beach: 10AM – 6:15PM

How to Get Here:

Arienzo Beach is located at Via Arienzo, 16, 84017 Positano SA.

Arienzo Beach Club offers complimentary shuttle service departing from La Banchina pier every 30 minutes from 10AM – 1PM. Return service begins at 3:45PM.

 

Laurito Beach

Laurito just may be one of the best-kept “secret” beaches in Positano. Despite its small size, Laurito Beach is a little slice of paradise (providing you don’t mind a few pebbles).

This secluded and pebbly gem is perfect if you’re looking to rent a beach chair and prefer an intimate-sized beach without a lot of noise.

PRO TIP: Given that it’s a small beach, space can be extremely limited. For the best chance of snagging a comfortable spot, be sure to arrive early in the morning.

What to Know Before You Go:

You can either rent a beach chair here or enjoy the free section of the beach.

PRO TIP: Hungry after your beach adventure? Head to The Ristorante Da Adolfo, just steps above the beach. This laidback trattoria has been a village favorite for over four decades.

Laurito Beach is closed from October to April.

How to Get Here:

Laurito Beach is located at Via Laurito, 84017, Positano SA.

This beach can be reached by hiking or by boat. If you’re hiking, you’ll need to descend a steep 450-step staircase at the Positano intersection off the state road.

Alternatively, if you’re a patron of Ristorante Da Adolfo, you can also take advantage of free shuttle service.

GPS Coordinates:  40.6238111, 14.50371389

La Porta Beach Positano

If seclusion is your top priority, then you should consider a visit to La Porta Beach Positano. This beach is so exclusive, in fact, that it’s actually only accessible by boat!

Fortunately, however, the journey here is pretty brief, and you can catch a boat to this long, wide beach gem from Spiaggia Grande.

FUN FACT: This beach got its name from the cave above it known as La Porta. This ancient cave dates back eight millennia!

How to Get Here:

You’ll need to catch a boat to La Porta Beach from the Spiaggia Grande dock/port. You’ll see the platform on your right as you look out at the water on Spiaggia Grande.

Lido La Scogliera Beach Resort

If a luxurious and exclusive beach experience is more your speed, you should definitely consider a visit to Lido La Scogliera Beach Resort.

While removed from the crowds of Spiaggia Grande, this beach still manages to hold its own as a status symbol around town. Equipped with a solarium and a seaside VIP terrace outfitted with sun beds and coffee tables, La Scogliera is the place to be if top-notch service is your idea of la dolce vita.

This gorgeous beach overlooks the Li Galli islands and really is a refreshing change of pace as far as Positano beaches go.

What to Know Before You Go:

Unfortunately, pets and children aren’t permitted at this adults-only seaside oasis.

How to Get Here:

La Scogliera Positano is located at Spiaggia, Via Marina Grande, 84017 Positano SA.

Beach Alternatives Outside of Positano

Marina di Praia Beach

Marina di Praia Beach is located just over 20 minutes from Positano in Praiano.

More of an intimate, secluded beach cove than a full-on beach, Marina di Praia is actually a natural fjord. It’s nestled between two giant rock ridges, creating a uniquely cozy atmosphere.

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That said, there are a surprising number of facilities here, considering! You’ll find everything from restaurants and clubs to bathing facilities. Ristorante Alfonso a Mare is a popular choice here.

PRO TIP: Marina di Praia is sunniest in the morning, as the rock formations tend to obstruct the afternoon light. If you’re hoping to tan or snap some photos while the beach is well-lit, your best bet is to come early.

If you’re looking to explore beyond the beach here, you can take a stroll to the Torre a Mare, located on the right-hand side. This Saracen tower dates back to the Middle Ages.

What to Know Before You Go:

There are no waves to catch here, but the beach can be ideal for snorkeling.

Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rent.

How to Get Here:

Marina di Praia Beach is located at Via Praia, 84010 Praiano SA. It’s a 24-minute drive from Positano.

You can reach the beach by car, by bus, or by private boat rental.

If you’re driving here, you can park along the road leading to the marina. In the summer, a private car park is also available.

Bus Options: 

  • Sita bus (from Sorrento and Amalfi)
  • Tasso bus (from Praiano)
  • Mobility Amalfi Coast bus (from Praiano and Positano)

Fiordo di Crapolla

Located just over half an hour from Positano is the picturesque Fiordo di Crapolla.

Another enchanting and secluded fjord, Fiordo di Crapolla is perfect for the off-the-beaten-path traveler.

FUN FACT: Fiordo di Crapolla was a favorite hideaway of the Ancient Romans who used to swim here!

Between a 45-minute hike and a steep descent down to the water, this natural cove is one of the trickiest beaches in Positano to reach.

That said, if you can make the journey, the views are well worth the effort!

PRO TIP: Make sure to wear sneakers or sensible shoes when you visit, as you’ll need to descend (and then later ascend) 650 steps!

What to Know Before You Go:

This is a natural beach without facilities/restaurants, so it’s best to come prepared with any items you may need.

How to Get Here:

Fiordo di Crapolla is located at Penisola Sorrentina, Italy. 

GPS Coordinates: 40.5932, 14.3809

Fiumicello Beach

If you plan on spending a few days in Positano, you may want to venture beyond the town to Fiumicello Beach.

Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast

One part free beach and one part beach club, this special spot has a little of everything. However, at a little over three hours away from Positano in Maratea, it’s definitely not ideal for a quick outing.

That said, if you’re looking to enjoy a full beach day and you’re craving a change of scenery – particularly hills and small caves – this might just be the spot for you.

How to Get Here:

Fiumicello Beach is located at Via Santavenere, 85046 Maratea PZ.

GPS Coordinates: 39.9975, 15.6999

You can travel here by car or by boat, but a seaside journey is the most efficient means of travel.

I hope this Positano beach guide has given you plenty of inspiration for a fun beach day! There are definitely more beaches in Positano than meet the eye, so I suggest setting aside time for a few of them on your Italy itinerary.

Have you visited Positano yet? If so, what was your favorite beach? If not, wish seaside spot is calling your name? Let me know in the comments below!

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Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast
Are you looking for the best beaches in Positano? Fortunately, there are plenty of spots to soak up the sun in this cliffside Amalfi Coast village. Whether you’re looking to splurge on a beach lounger at a posh Positano beach club or you’re seeking the quiet seclusion of a rugged Positano beach off the beaten path, you’ll find it all here. Come discover the best beaches of Positano – and exactly where to find them – in this Positano guide! #positanosummer #positanomustdo #positanoamalficoast