The Beaches of Positano
Fornillo beach in Positano is accessible by walking from the main port of town. There is a boat dock and restaurants. You’ll find yourself on a walkway going up and down a winding path, beginning at Positano harbor, people who are curious come to Fornillo beach: a well-established favorite for those searching for a more peaceful beach than that of Marina Grande. This beach has less tourists, but not by much. Here you may see more locals. This said, located in the center Positano, during summer weekends even Fornillo can be crowded with sun lovers. If you are at the dock at Marina Grande (the main beach of Postiano), turn to the right and follow the farthest turn directly to this beach. It is a stroll of about 1/2 KM to Fornillo beach. Umbrellas and lounge chairs are available to rent at this beach.
Marina Grande Beach
Marina Grande’s is Positano’s main beach is one of the liveliest and trendiest of all those on the Amalfi Coast. Along the long three hundred meter long beach, which lies almost directly opposite the archipelago of Li Galli islands. There are restaurants and bars and a famous disco (Music On the Rocks). Its easy to see why the beach has become the focus of the town’s social life, where the locals come to mingle with the world’s celebrities and international tourists. The beach has two bathing establishments and a free area, from where excursions along the coast and shuttle boats to the nearby coastal town. Umbrellas and lounge chairs can be rented, boat excursions and kayak rentals also available.
Da Adolfo restaurant and lounge chairs make this a sought after place to visit all season long. Catch the small boat with the flag at the main dock in Positano for a free ride to the restaurant (reservations needed). Leave early before lunch to ensure you get enough time there! The last boat leaves early, ask when you are there 1:00 PM is the last boat to da Adolfo. There is a fee to rent the chairs, it is about €7,00 for the whole day. Enjoy swimming in the blue seas and endless views up to Capri. Tre Ville’s new and trendy beach club is the white building, it’s a great place to enjoy the sea and a refreshing aperative.
The Arienzo beach is often called the 300 steps beach, because of the impressive number of steps visitors need to climb down to reach it. Don’t forget you have to climb back up. On their way down towards the sea, holidaymakers can catch glimpses of the gardens of some of the Amalfi Coast’s most luxurious villas, including one which once belonged to Franco Zeffirellli. This stretch of coast has some of the most beautiful Villas in all of the Amalfi Coastline and Positano.