Surrounded by water on all sides, Italy has a unique coastline with nooks and crannies that create quiet swimming coves and picturesque seascapes. Italy participates in the Blue Flag Program, so travelers can easily identify beaches that are safe for swimming by the distinct blue flag.
Italy’s beaches are most crowded during July and August when Italians join the throngs of foreign tourists heading to the beach to escape the heat. Whether you’re searching for an upscale resort or a secluded seaside village, there’s a lounge chair on the sea just waiting for you.
Most visitors experience the Amalfi Coast while navigating the twists and turns during a scenic drive on the coastal road. The view is breathtaking with jagged cliffs and blossoming flowers, but the best way to experience the coast is to visit one of its seaside villages.
The busiest stretch of the coast curves between the villages of Amalfi and Positano. Erosion has destroyed much of the beach areas in this region leaving small private beaches at hotels and beach clubs. The fanciest hotel in Amalfi is the expensive Hotel Santa Caterina where you can walk a winding garden path to the beach and take the elevator, carved into the rocky cliffs, back up to the hotel.
Positano has been a welcome beach retreat since the days of Roman nobility and even the ancient Greeks. There are 2 public beaches — the secluded Fornillo beach and the main beach center at Spiaggia Grande. The elegant Il San Pietro di Positano hotel is the utmost in luxury with a private beach cove for sunbathing and swimming.
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7 Best Beaches in Italy
Being a boot-shaped peninsula, Italy is covered with beaches on all its sides; so irrespective of which part of the country you go to, you will always have access to beautiful coastlines, clean water, great food, lots of sightseeing opportunities as well as a warm Mediterranean climate.
These are 7 of the best beaches in Italy.
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