While I never need an excuse to hop on a boat and head to Positano, what lured me there on a stunning October day last weekend was an invitation from Eleonora from Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino to join her at Positano’s Laurito beach for the afternoon. Eleonora had already tempted me to discover this secluded and tiny beach near Positano in an article she wrote about the Laurito Beach over at The Travel Belles. Peaceful, local and gorgeous – the best of the Amalfi Coast!
Following Eleonora’s great instructions, I waited at Positano’s main pier for the little boat with the red fish marked Da Adolfo, one of the two restaurants at the Laurito Beach. In the distance I spotted a tiny cove with two buildings. Could that be it? As the boat approached the shore, I could see the red sign for Ristorante Da Adolfo and Eleonora and her son waving from the beach. A magical beach experience was about to begin!
The beach space is very limited, so you’ll want to arrive early in the day to get the best spots. The view looking down the Amalfi coastline is spectacular, with the Li Galli islands and even the Faraglioni off of Capri in the distance. I love this view, which isn’t visible from Amalfi.
After playing in the sun and talking and talking, it was time for lunch! The Ristorante Da Adolfo is just a short flight of steps up from the beach, but with a pebbly floor and the seabreeze it feels as if you’re eating right on the beach.
Boy was I lucky to be with Eleonora, because she knew just what to order! We started with one of her favorites, mozzarella grilled on lemon leaves. Delicious! After that there was a zuppa di cozze (mussels) that we just had to order after catching the tantalizing aroma wafting over from the next table. Yum! They were so good that neither of us even thought to take a photo – practically a miracle with two bloggers at one table!
It was such a pleasure to meet Eleonora after years of emailing, writing together and following each other’s blogs. Meeting in such a beautiful setting was perfection. It felt a little unreal—the company, the wonderful conversation, the sunshine—all too good to be true! After a very busy summer, it was the moment of inspiration, connection and grounding that I had been searching for.
The faded color of these buoys scattered across the rocks caught my eye. They look as worn and rough as the rocks.
An absolutely amazing day. That’s the only way to put it! Many thanks to Eleonora for inviting me to join her at the Laurito beach in Positano. I’m already looking forward to the next time!
While you’re dreaming of a beach day on the Amalfi Coast, head over to Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino and check out Eleonora’s gorgeous photos of her escape to Positano for the Weekend!