Can you swim in the Amalfi Coast?

The breath-taking beauty of the Amalfi Coast is mostly due to the stunning sapphire waters lapping against its shores. But can you swim on these shores is the question! Most of the time, yes! Swimming is welcome at most of the beaches lining the coast, with majority free of rough currents and waves. Discover the very best spots to visit for your next journey to the Amalfi Coast.

Vietri Sul Mare

Vietri Sul Mare has some of the largest beaches on offer and even has some hidden spots only the most well-informed traveller knows of. Vietri Sul Mare is the only town on the coast with their own train station, so visiting for a beach day is very easy. The main beach, named La Baia is one of the longest beaches around, spanning out 400 metres.


Cetara’s buildings line right next door to the shore, leaving only a small strip of beach sand that is teeming with both locals and tourists. The colours of the water, sky, and buildings create an enchanting atmosphere, giving you the perfect photo opportunity with the family. This town is famous for its fresh tuna so make sure to refuel on the seafood after your beach day.

Erchie, Maiori, and Minori

These are the three biggest beaches around! Swarming with tourists, these beaches are perfect for families with young children. The waters are calm and soothing, with bars and restaurants lining the nearby streets.  


At the centre of everything is Amalfi, home to fashionable beaches ranging from secluded shores to lively main stretches. After meeting the locals and other tourists in the main beach Spiaggia Grande, head to Duoglio beach to get to one of the most tranquil water spots around. Taking a boat to the tiny coves for a truly unforgettable day.


One of the Amalfi Coast’s most hidden treasures is the Furore Fiord. Where a massive fjord opens up to create a hidden beach. This magical beach merely has a long staircase to descend into the sand. With a stone bridge that spans the length of the fjord, letting you see the tranquil scenery from above. After getting your fill of the beach, a trek along the many hidden walking tracks to arrive at the local bars and restaurants nearby.


Always featured in the coast’s postcards, Positano is famous for its picturesque beaches. Its massive marina Grande Beach is by far it’s most popular, with umbrellas and lounge chairs lining the shore, the town brings an air of luxury to this beach. Restaurants and bars are only steps away from the coast, giving beachgoers a chance to tuck in the local’s specialities. There is even a Music on the Rocks club, named Discotheque, which located right on the beach itself.

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