The Amalfi Coast is Italy’s most picturesque coastline. The towering cliffs and the idyllic seafront villages provide visitors with a truly enchanting view. Would you like to sail on the Amalfi coast? Here you can find some handy tips, like when to set sail and we also help to create a one-week itinerary.
The article includes the followings:
- Weather: the best time to set sail
- Ports and islands on the Amalfi Coast: ports that link gorgeous spots
- Sailing on the Amalfi Coast: a one-week itinerary
The best time to explore the Amalfi Coast is between April and June. At this period the weather is pleasantly warm and the water temperature of the Mediterranean sea also enable visitors to enjoy the first dips of the season. Would you prefer visiting later? Even such busy months as July and August can be perfect to revive in the beauty of nature uninterrupted. Simply rent a private boat and explore the hidden coves and secluded beaches of the Amalfi coastline.
The Amalfi Coast boasts favourable wind conditions and microclimate. It means that it’s not surprising at all to have the rain pouring down in one second followed by bright sunlight in the next. The average temperature in the summer varies between 26 and 29 °C.
Port of Salerno
Situated in the Gulf bearing the identical name, Salerno is a city as well as the capital of the Salerno province in the Campania region. Port of Salerno is one of the busiest ports of the Tyrrhenian Sea. It covers a shockingly huge area with a total territory of 1.7 million square metres. The entrance of the port is 280 m wide and the sea depth is 13 m.
The marina counts as one of the newest and most modern ports of Italy. Very well sheltered and equipped, and the staff is exceptionally helpful. Visitors can also try one of the many splendid bars or restaurants. The Marina has a 340,000 square metres water basin with a water depth of 8 m. Marina d’Arechi is suitable to accommodate as many as 1,000 boats and yachts. The length of the latter can be as long as 123 m.
Port of Agropoli
The port is located in the vicinity of Naples and Salerno and has great links. It accommodates mostly private boats and yachts. The port is dotted with some fine bars and restaurants and great hotels. Near the port, along with the docks, there’s a huge parking area which is easily accessible for boaters.
The adventure starts at Positano, which is where you return at the end of the journey.
Day 1: Positano
The most enchanting settlement of the Amalfi Coast, Positano, is nestled in a glen. The many houses built on the cliffs will stun you with breathtaking views. If you fancy a swim, choose Spiaggia Grande, where you can also try different kinds of water sports. The other popular beach of Positano is Spiaggia di Fornillo. Its sandy beach stretches for 300 m. There’re sun loungers and parasols available for hire and you’ll find splendid bars alongside the beach. If you’re a sea lover, give scuba diving a try.
Spend the night in the port of the village.
Day 2: Praiano
Praiano is situated in the middle of the Amalfi Coast, between Positano and Amalfi. It’s famed for being a hospitable and stylish resort. The water quality is excellent here, for which it has been awarded the Blue Flag. The splendid pebbly beach of Marina di Praia is nestled between two cliffs by Torre a Mare, which is an ancient Saracen tower. If you are visiting Praiano, explore the atmospheric cafes and restaurants in the village where you can try excellent seafood dishes.
‘Africana’ is one of the most famous nightclubs of the Amalfi Coast.
Spend the night in the town’s harbour.
Day 3: Conca dei Marini
The town is located 5 km away from Amalfi town. Its port is located in a small bay. The unique sight of the town’s coastline is the Grotta dello Smeraldo, which means Emerald Cave. The name stems from the emerald colour the sunlight tints the inside of the cave and its water. The 60 m long cove is accessible by boat, by lift or by the staircase carved into the cliff.
Spend the night in the town’s port.
Day 4: Amalfi
Owing to its profuse natural surroundings and mild climate, it’s a beloved holiday destination. You can find gorgeous beaches in the town and its vicinity, the most famous of which is Marina Grande. If you have a bit more time on your hands, climb the hill towering above the town or use the walking trail that is winding along the Valle dei Mulini.
Spend the night in the Port of Amalfi.
Day 5: Maiori
You can find the longest beach of the Amalfi Coast here, boasting a length of 1 km. It’s a sandy beach with crystal clear waters thus making it perfect for families with small kids as well. The beach is fringed with superb bars and restaurants and you can also rent paddle boats and jet skis. The main street of Maiori, Corso Regina, is only a few minutes away from the coast. It’s definitely worth visiting if you’re mooring here. Spend the night in the town’s port.
Day 6: Vietri sul Mare
On the east end of the 50 km long Amalfi Coastline, Vietri sul Mare is located at the foot of Monte San Liberatore. If you are after some beach time, explore the town’s beloved sandy beach.
Spend the night in Vietri sul Mare’s port.
Day 7: Sirens’ Island and Positano
Before the end of the journey, it’s worth going a bit out of your way to visit the Sirens’ Island. The tiny archipelago is situated between Capri and Positano. It includes the islands of Isca, Vetara, Gallo Lungo, La Castelluccia and La Rotonda. The enchanting island chain is an unforgettable experience to visit. The nearby waters are suitable for swimming and diving.
Finally, return to the starting point: Positano.
If you’d like to sail, the Amalfi Coast is a perfect choice. Call at its atmospheric towns’ and charming villages’ ports and enjoy the unique, fascinating beauty of the scenery.