Heading to the beach in Amalfi for the first swim of the season!
This spring has been an odd one on the Amalfi Coast with many days of rain and surprising chilly weather. When the weather finally got the messsagio that it was time for summer, the beaches went from empty to busy practically overnight. Everyone was eager for the primo bagno … or first swim. I’m not up to cold water temps so my first swim didn’t happen until a couple of weeks ago at the beginning of June.Temptingly clear but cool water in Amalfi
The water was quite chilly like it usually is in April or May, but that also meant it was still as beautiful and clear as it is in early spring. Just look at that turquoise!
I must admit that I enjoyed the sunshine more than the swim since the water was still too cool for me to really enjoy. Just look at the boy wading into the sea in the photo below and his body language pretty much expresses just how chilly the water felt.Hot hot sun and cold water …
Either side of the Marina Grande beach in Amalfi has a free area where you can just throw down your towel. Or in between there are several places to choose from for a sun bed and umbrella if you’re staying longer and want to be more comfortable. Seeing as it was my first swim … and sun … we didn’t stay long.Amalfi’s Marina Grande Beach
The recent scorching temps have warmed the water up quite a bit and it finally looks and feels like summer around here. The beach season has begun!
I too am totally in love with Amalfi; my son and I were there for the last 2 weeks of June, this being my third trip. The water was somewhat fresh, but lovely to fall into after those hot, humid days. The scramble over the stones from the water to my towel was painful…
Hi Karin, Thanks for stopping by and for your comment! That walk on the pebbly beach is pretty painful … but the swim is worth it! 🙂