Do you dream of a relaxing and beautiful seaside holiday? Discover the 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania for summer 2024.

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With the arrival of warm spring weather and sunny days, the desire to drop everything and escape to the sea, lie on a beach and enjoy some healthy relaxation is growing. Do you dream of a seaside holiday full of relaxation and beauty? Campania is the region for you! With its 500 kilometres of coastline, it boasts an incredible variety of seascapes, from sheer cliffs to wide golden sandy beaches.


Let yourself be captivated by crystal-clear waters, hidden coves, and breathtaking views that will make your stay unforgettable. We present the 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania, true pearls set between the Amalfi Coast, Cilento, Ischia and Capri, with lots of tips on how to make your holiday unforgettable!

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The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania

Campania is a region that speaks many languages and offers many different types of landscapes. Whether you love the sea or the mountains, you are sure to find what you are looking for in Campania. A land of sun, sea and breathtaking landscapes, Campania boasts a coastline dotted with countless beaches, each with a unique and irresistible charm. From the uncontaminated bays of the Cilento to the suggestive bays of the Amalfi Coast to the sandy expanses of Ischia and Capri, the choice is truly vast.

For lovers of unspoilt nature, we definitely recommend the Cala Bianca beach (Marina di Camerota): a true paradise on earth, accessible only by sea, with white pebbles bathed by crystal-clear waters and caves to explore.


Just like Cala Bianca, the Baia di Ieranto (Massa Lubrense) is worth a visit: a protected nature reserve, immersed in the Mediterranean maquis, with a crystal-clear sea and a peace that regenerates the soul. The Fiordo di Furore is also worth a mention : a little corner of paradise amidst sheer cliffs, where a small fishing village overlooks an emerald sea. These beaches deserve a special mention but that's not all, let 's discover together the 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania!

10. The Baths of Queen Giovanna

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Bagni di Regina Giovanna

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Bagni di Regina Giovanna

The Baths of Queen Giovanna are one of the most popular and evocative destinations in Campania. The site is known for its incredible beauty and history, and is said to have been a haunt for Queen Giovanna d'Anjou in the 15th century. Its history and beauty make it a unique place for sunbathing, snorkelling, walking or swimming. Lovers of nature and adventure cannot miss this spectacle.


The Queen Joan Baths are open to the public from 1 June to 30 September and are always accessible free of charge, you just have to be willing to take a nice walk to reach them. The Bagni della Regina Giovanna can be reached on foot from Sorrento, or by boat from Marina Grande. The path to reach the natural pool on foot takes about 45 minutes and is quite strenuous, so we recommend comfortable trainers and a backpack equipped with food and water as there are no refreshment points as the area is totally and brutally wild. The boat trip, on the other hand, takes about 15 minutes and is more relaxing


The Bagni della Regina Giovanna are a natural pool located on the tip of the Capo di Sorrento, Italy. The pool is formed by a natural cliff that creates a sheltered bay with crystal clear waters, one of the most beautiful beaches in Campania.

9. Marina Piccola

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Marina Piccola

Marina Piccola is an ideal place for those who want to spend a day at the sea in a suggestive and attractive environment, one of the most beautiful beaches in Campania.

Marina Piccola beach is located in a small bay on the southern side of the island of Capri, one of the most beautiful islands on the planet. It is known for its scenic beauty, crystal-clear waters and lively atmosphere. The beach is not sandy, it is made up of many small white pebbles and is about 300 metres long. It is equipped with bathing establishments that offer all kinds of beach services such as umbrella and sunbed rental and catering services.


The sea on Capri is beautiful and the beach is small, making it a very exclusive place, perfect for a unique and somewhat luxurious relaxation, it will feel like being inside a film. Everyone can be a bit of a movie star on Capri!

In the vicinity of the beach is the Grotta del Bue Marino, accessible by boat and inside which you can admire stalactites and stalagmites; the Faraglioni, the set of numerous commercials, music videos and souvenir photos; and the Villa San Michele.


Getting to the beach of Marina Piccola is easy, you can get there by boat from Sorrento, from Marina Grande (Capri), by bus with line 1B and line 1KB, or on foot via the famous Piazzetta of Capri, in about 20 minutes downhill. 

Capri is the supreme moment of Mediterranean beauty. There exists a very vivid relationship between the rock and the sea. There, the signs of civilisation are well imprinted in the signs of nature. When I think of Tiberius' villa overlooking the Faraglioni, I recognise the uniqueness of the relationship between civilisation and nature.

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8. The Bay of Ieranto

The Bay of Ieranto is a small bay located on the Sorrento Peninsula. The bay is known for its incredible wild beauty, crystal clear waters and rich history. Basically, the Baia di Ieranto is rightfully among the most beautiful beaches in Campania but also among the most inaccessible or not easily accessible because it is located in the frame of the Sorrento Peninsula and can be reached on foot only by crossing a path immersed in the Mediterranean maquis.


This small cove offers breathtaking panoramic views. The white pebble beach, surrounded by lush vegetation, invites you to relax in the sun or snorkel among the seabed rich in marine life. An ancient Roman villa, a Saracen tower and a tuna fishery tell stories of a fascinating past, while the silence and quiet of the place offer an ideal refuge for those who wish to immerse themselves in unspoiled nature.


The Bay was donated to FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) so that it could be protected from the dangers of speculation and defacement. It has also been the subject of numerous recovery and reclamation activities; in fact, today it is possible to find many juniper and rosemary plants. Being a very wild place it offers stimulating and fun activities such as birdwatching, kayaking, and snorkeling.

How do you get to the Bay of Ieranto? There is the possibility of reaching it by sea but not everyone has a boat, those who want to reach it on foot will have to equip themselves with comfortable shoes and technical equipment. The car can be parked in Nerano, there are many private parking lots or on the street, and then walk to the bay, the path leading to the cove is about 6 km long. The trail is not prohibitive but it is quite challenging, we always recommend appropriate clothing, plenty of water and enough food.

7. Cove of the Infreschi

Campania's 10 most beautiful beaches: Cove of the Infreschi

In the heart of Cilento lies one of the most beautiful beaches in southern Italy: the Cala degli Infreschi. Located in the heart of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, it is a true jewel of nature. Its wild and unspoiled beauty has made it one of the most iconic beaches in Italy, awarded as the most beautiful in 2014 by Legambiente.


Cala degli Infreschi can be reached in three ways: by sea, by car via the road that starts in Lentiscosa and then continues on foot a fairly steep section, or by going directly on foot via the Infreschi hiking trail. The trail is always the recommended option because it is very scenic and offers spectacular views of the inlet.


The beach is very small, being totally wild and natural, so there are no amenities, you have to equip yourself very well with food, water and everything you need to spend a day of adventure and beauty. The beach of smooth white pebbles gives almost massaging sensations, watch out though because the sea there is immediately deep and you lose contact with the seabed from the very first steps, this makes for perfect snorkeling and kayaking activities.

Time in the cove may be limited as the beach is small. About 70 people may occupy the beach, as there is no space, so it is advisable to go early in the morning and leave when the sun is high in the sky, to allow others to enjoy the beauty of the Infreschi Cove as well.


Cala degli Infreschi is an ideal place for those who want to spend a day in complete relaxation, surrounded by unspoiled nature. Its wild beauty and tranquil atmosphere make it the perfect destination to escape the daily chaos and regenerate in contact with nature.


Tip: If you decide to visit Cala degli Infreschi, remember to bring water, food and a hat with you, as there are no services on the beach.

6. Punta Licosa

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Punta Licosa

One of the most popular destinations for tourists but not only is located in the heart of Cilento and is Santa Maria di Castellabate. Set of the famous movie "Welcome to the South," it welcomes thousands of tourists from all over Italy and Europe every year. Not far from Castellabate and Ogliastro is one of the most striking and beautiful beaches in Campania: the beach of Punta Licosa.

A promontory that rises and juts out over the Tyrrhenian Sea, covered with lush Mediterranean scrub, offering breathtaking views of the Gulf of Salerno and the islands of Capri and Ischia.


According to legend, Punta Licosa was home to the famous island of the Sirens, including the mermaid Leucosia, whose song made all sailors fall in love with her, causing them to be shipwrecked on the coast. Today, Punta Licosa is an oasis of peace and tranquility, where one can immerse oneself in unspoiled nature and enjoy spectacular views.

The crystal-clear sea and rocky coves invite you to dive into the clear waters, while paths winding through the Mediterranean maquis offer the possibility of trekking and admiring unique views.

5. Lentiscelle Beach

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Lentiscelle Beach

Cilento is one of the most enchanting places in Italy, particularly in southern Italy, an area rich in nature, history and beauty. Right here, in the heart of Cilento, are some of the most beautiful beaches in Campania, one of which has also earned the Blue Flag for the incredible quality of its crystal-clear water: the Lentiscelle Beach in Marina di Camerota.


The beach is located at the end of the built-up area of Marina di Camerota, which is precisely why it is easily accessible both on foot and by car, and it is also very easy to find parking space considering the vastness of the parking lots. 

The wide bay of about 800 meters, is characterized by a mixed shoreline of golden sand and pebbles polished by the sea. Its crystal-clear waters, which fade from blue to turquoise, are a paradise for snorkelers and divers, who can admire the rich marine life that populates the seabed.


The beach is mostly free, so you can access it for free and relax for as long as you wish, perhaps resting in the many caves underneath Mount Aeneas that towers above the beach. Those who want more services can lean on the many bathing establishments on the beach without having to think about anything. The characteristics of Lentiscelle beach make it perfectly suitable for families who want to relax but also for young people who want wide open spaces and clean sea. 

4. Palinuro natural arch beach.

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Palinuro natural arch beach

Palinuro's Natural Arch Beach is a real jewel of the Cilento region, one of the most fascinating and popular places for locals and tourists every summer. The beach is characterized by an enchanting rock formation that rises from the sea, creating a striking and artistic natural arch, perfect for lovers of photography and landscapes.


The beach is made up of half sand and half small pebbles, making the seabed as blue and crystal clear as an aquarium, clean enough to see small fish swimming ashore, a perfect place for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts. The sea is considered one of the most beautiful in Cilento because of its colors that fade from blue to azure to aqua green.


The natural arch, the beach's grand protagonist and main attraction, in addition to being a scenic element of great beauty, is a landmark for boat lovers, who can explore the sea caves in the area.


The Natural Arch Beach is equipped with bathing establishments that offer sunbed and umbrella rental services, bars and restaurants, however, it is also possible to enjoy the beach totally free and without restrictions.


Whether you are a lover of relaxation or water activities Palinuro's Arco Naturale beach is perfect for you, one of the most beautiful beaches in Campania on your doorstep, a must-see destination for next summer.

3. Maronti Beach

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Maronti beach

Maronti Beach is the largest on the island of Ischia and one of the most beautiful beaches in Campania. Ischia, pearl of the Gulf of Naples and the Mediterranean, boasts numerous beaches, one more beautiful than the other, but the Maronti Beach stands out above them all. It is located in the municipality of Barano and can be easily reached by car or bus, offering ample parking for a fee.


This corner of paradise is composed of dark sand and stretches for about 3 km. Bathed by a crystal-clear sea that fades from azure to deep blue, this beach is a paradise for lovers of relaxation and outdoor activities. The Maronti beach is perfect for families with children, who can safely play on the seashore as the seabed gradually becomes deep without any danger.


The beach is perfect for lovers of sporting activities such as kayaking, SUP there are bathing establishments and businesses that provide rentals, even simply for a pedalo. The beach is very large and allows for long walks, playing racquetball or beach volleyball.


The presence of numerous bathing establishments, equipped with sunbeds, parasols and catering services, makes it ideal for those who want total comfort. If you are planning a holiday in Ischia, do not miss the opportunity to visit this enchanting beach.

2. Crestarella Beach

The 10 most beautiful beaches in Campania: Crestarella Beach

The Crestarella Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Campania. Located in Vietri sul Mare, it is a true jewel of the Amalfi Coast. The small beach is nestled between two bastions and has two stacks, called the Two Brothers, acting as guardians on its horizon.

The beach is made up of small white pebbles smoothed by the sea, the water is a unique shade of turquoise that gives a relaxing effect, almost as if you were in Italy, especially in Campania. The bay is unspoilt, there is silence and respect for other bathers.

The Crestarella Beach can be reached either by sea or via a long, very scenic trekking path. It is a perfect choice for those who want an escape from the world immersed in the beauty of the sea. Here you can dive, snorkel, swim or simply relax on the beach sunbathing and enjoying the view.

A word of advice: It is important to go early in the morning because, especially in the summer months, the beach is very crowded, as it is popular, so it may be difficult to find a spot.

1. The most beautiful beaches in Campania: Baia del Buon Dormire

The Bay of Good Sleep, located in the heart of the Cilento and Vallo di Diano National Park, is a real hidden gem that gives visitors an unforgettable experience.


The Bay of Good Sleep is an unspoiled beach of unparalleled beauty. Its being beautiful goes hand in hand with its popularity; in fact, it is a destination for many tourists and hikers who traverse the trekking path to reach the beach, a roughly 2 km, 30-minute walk. Of course, the beach can also be reached by boat, if you own one or plan to rent one.


The beach is totally wild so there are no beach facilities; bring sunscreen, a hat, lots of water and food, but most of all a desire for adventure and crazy experiences. Admission is free but it is best to go early in the morning to avoid overcrowding and enjoy the peace and tranquility that distinguishes this place, worthy of the name it bears.


The sea in the bay is one of the most beautiful in Italy. A heavenly sea with turquoise and green colors and transparent water on the shore. In words you cannot explain you just have to go there and see it with your own eyes, it will be absolutely worth it!

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