Just before June came to end, I finally made my primo bagno, or the first swim of the season in Amalfi. Better late than never, right? I love swimming in the morning when the water is still calm and the beaches much quieter compared to the afternoon. I arrived in Amalfi early on a Saturday morning, and the colorful umbrellas on Amalfi’s Marina Grande beach were already set up and ready for the busy day ahead.
My favorite spot for a swim in Amalfi is the eastern end of the beach, which is the free area where you can either rent a sunbed and umbrella or simply throw your towel down on the beach. This is where you’ll find the Amalfitani, who also know that the water is the clearest and most beautiful on this end of the beach. Since it was still in the shade when I arrived, which you can see above, I took a morning walk along the harbor over to where the boats were already starting to arrive filled with visitors coming to Amalfi for the day.
I couldn’t resist snapping a photo of this happy bag my mother sent me for my birthday, which filled in last minute for a beach bag I couldn’t find. Thanks for the pretty bag, Mom! A little bit of sunshine in Amalfi … the perfect beginning to another summer on the Amalfi Coast!