Ever since jumping on the boat for the Sant’Antonio procession and seeing the festival for Santa Maria Maddalena in Atrani, I have been wanting to visit this city’s charming little beach. I’m not even sure why I haven’t ever been swimming there before, but last Saturday morning I decided that should change. Hoping to avoid some of the summer chaos in Amalfi just next door, I jumped off the bus in Atrani instead and found the beach quite peaceful and relaxing.
The more time I spend in Atrani, the more I enjoy this little city for it’s beauty, quiet setting and friendly people. While there are an abundance of beach chairs for a reasonable price, I took advantage of the soft, black sand beach (yes . . . sand!) and nestled down next to this charming and colorful fishing boat.
The lifeguard was nearby with a striking red umbrella. I enjoyed watching the boats going back and forth connecting the Amalfi Coast with Salerno.
You just can’t beat the views of the Collegiata di S. Maria Maddalena from the beach where I was sitting!
Now that I’ve been to the beach in Atrani, I know I will certainly be going back again soon. It was a beautiful and relaxing day! If you are visiting the Amalfi Coast and staying in Amalfi or Ravello nearby, stop by Atrani for a lovely day and a bit of an escape from the summer crowds.
Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish says
Beautiful! We are moving to Sicily in a few days and seeing this makes me even more excited to finally get to Italy. Hope the rest of August is equally as enjoyable as your recent trip to the beach.
OK, so why did you cut the lifeguard out of the red umbrella shot? It is the south of Italy, afterall. LOL
I think I've been spoiled by the beaches in Italy. I just can't imagine going to a beach here…it's just not breathtakingly gorgeous like the ones on the coast of Italy. It's just not the same.
Ciao Dim Sum, Bagels, and Crawfish! Welcome to Italy! I think by the time you read this that you will have arrived in Sicily. How exciting! I look forward to reading about it on your lovely blog. Buon agosto anche a te! 🙂
Ciao Lisa! Let's just say I cut out the lifeguard because, well, she left a lot to be desired. 🙂
Ciao LuLu! I agree… the beaches here do tend to spoil a person. I hope you will be back here in southern Italy soon!
my wife and i stayed in atrani while visiting the amalfi coast. found it to be a little less expensive and a short, beautiful walk to amalfi. we hope to be back this fall.
Ciao Claybuster! Atrani is a short and beautiful walk to Amalfi. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay! Glad to hear from more Atrani fans. Hope you can come back to Italy again soon!
Great pictures! I'm going to be staying in Atrani for 2 weeks from next weekend. Can't wait!
Ciao Nicola! Atrani is one of my favorite spots on the Amalfi Coast. I hope you have a fabulous time!