After too many days of clouds, the sun came out this week and with it arrived a beautiful beginning to July on the Amalfi Coast. It has been a quiet week here on the blog, as I have been escaping from the computer a bit and enjoying some time on the beach. The water is deliciously warm these days, and it is hard to resist going down to the beach when the water sparkles in the hot summer sun. It seems the perfect time of year to share with you a great book and website I enjoy called Le 100 spiagge della Costiera Amalfitana (The 100 Beaches of the Amalfi Coast). If you have ever wondered what that tiny nook was called where you went swimming, or what a beach is called or how it got its name, this is the book for you.
The website has a map that goes down the entire Amalfi Coast from Vietri sul Mare to Punta Campanella. While the website is only in Italian, you can order the book in English here. That way you can plan out exactly where you want to go swimming on your next trip to the Amalfi Coast! Here are a few of my top choices in the Amalfi area where I have been recently. You all know about Santa Croce, my favorite beach on the Amalfi Coast:
The Castiglione beach, below, next to Atrani is a beautiful spot for a swim. There are quite a few stairs to get down to it, but it is worth the hike. The views of Atrani from the water are outstanding!
Another spot I like is the beach located behind the port in Amalfi called Le Sirene after the restaurant Lido delle Sirene located there. The water is deep and beautiful, and the beach is never as crowded as the main beaches in Amalfi.
Now that I have this book, I am looking at all the little beaches I want to go swimming at now. Many are only reachable by water, which makes them all the more alluring. There is so much to discover and explore here on the Amalfi Coast!
What is your favorite beach on the Amalfi Coast?