Bays, inlets and beaches on the Amalfi Coast
Monday, 30 July 2018
The section on the Amalfi Coast that goes from Vietri sul Mare to Positano is about 55 km long. It’s a breathtaking panorama to observe while you #goboating. The coast features many inlets and idyllic little coves that are worth visiting.
Starting from Vietri sul Mare, we suggest that you stop at the Crespella, a beach dominated by a 16th-century tower. This beach overlooks I Due Fratelli (The Two Brothers), the little Sea Stacks, icons of the city. Walk a little further and you’ll reach Cetara: descend the staircase that starts at the tower and you’ll reach calm and quiet Lannio Beach.
In Maiori you will find the longest beach on the coast, which extends up to almost 1 km. Here the landscape no longer overhangs because of the landslide that occurred in 1954. It destroyed the old village and is the reason for the current flat landscape. The little village of Erchie, nestled between two Saracenic towers, leans over one of the most beautiful beaches on the Coast and is located between Cetara and Maiori.
We even have a glimpse of Norway here: also known as “the village that doesn’t exist,” the Fjord of Furore is a corner of nature tucked into the rock and a cliff overhanging the sea. It’s just before Praiano, the village that is home to the most romantic bay ever: we are talking about the Gavitella, the bay on the Amalfi Coast where the sun sets later than other places due to its western location.
Finally, there’s Positano, the pearl of the Mediterranean. Its colourful houses overhanging the sea and its little streets featuring restaurants and shops have been photographed for ages. Marina Grande is the main beach in Positano (300-metres of sandy shore) and overlooks the famous Li Galli island, the beautiful dolphin-shape archipelago. If you prefer a quieter and more hidden place, take a walk among the waters and rocks to reach the wonderful Fornillo Beach. If you are more fearless, we challenge you to climb the long staircase that leads to the unique Arienzo Beach, commonly called “the 300-step beach.”
But Positano is more than just the seaside and shopping: after a 10-year renovation, the Villa Romana has come back to life. The luxury villa was discovered underneath the church of Santa Maria Assunta, and is said to extend along the entire bay! One of a kind, the Villa Romana will open its doors to visitors just after summer.
To plan your itinerary, check the timetable and the routes on our website and benefit from the brand new Terra & Mare ticket. See you on board!