Marina di Camerota, the pearl of Cilento, is an ideal destination for any type of holiday. Discover the beauty of this place from the sea to the food to the historical and natural attractions.
Marina di Camerota is one of the pearls of Cilento. A seaside village wedged into the Cilento rock creates breathtaking viewpoints and panoramas. The small village is suitable for any kind of holiday from the typical family experience to a trip with friends, passing through a romantic escape (here you can find our romantic tour).Let's find out together what are the best attractions in the village of Marina di Camerota.
The best beaches
Among the major attractions of Marina di Camerota, there are undoubtedly the beaches. The small fishing village has some of the most beautiful beaches in Cilento. The coastline starts with the beach of the boats or the Port - or also called the San Domenico beach- is the closest to the city centre and immersed in the heart of the nightlife of Camerota.
Continuing along the coastline we reach the Flamingo beach. Next to the first beach, it alternates stretches of private and public beaches and is the most popular destination for young people on holiday here.
Lentiscelle beach is one of the longest and most beautiful in the whole town. The water and the high crystalline seabed are the breathtaking natural stage.
On the other side of the city, we find Calanca beach. Enclosed in a rocky cove that allows you to reach it after a long walk along the cliff.
Cala Bianca is one of the most beautiful beaches in Marina and one of the most sought after in Italy. It owes its name to the particular conformation of the soil, covered with white pebbles.
These are just some of the most beautiful beaches of the Camerotana coast but there are also others such as Spiaggia del Troncone, Pozzallo and Mingardo.
The Infreschi bay and the Pozzallo cave
In addition to the beaches, Marina di Camerota offers coves, bays and caves that offer natural landscapes that are not found elsewhere in Italy. The first is undoubtedly the Baia Degli Infreschi. Inserted in the territory of the Cilento and Valle di Diano National Park, it is composed of a cove, surrounded by more or less submerged caves and the ruins of Saracen watchtowers. A small cove but with immense landscape beauties.
The Pozzallo Bay is located next to Cala Bianca. It has the characteristic of having some of the most crystalline waters in all of Cilento. Just over 70 meters long but shallow, it is perfect for both families with children and a group of friends.
Both of these places can be visited by boat having the opportunity to reach natural places of particular interest and attraction.
Not far from the Marina is the small hilltop village of Camerota. A high city of Greek foundation that has its great beauty in the panoramic glance. In fact, in the Marina di Camerota area, many archaic artefacts have been found dating back to the first populations that populated Campania and the first Greek civilizations that moved south of Cuma too.
One of the points of interest is also the medieval castle with the Norman tower of the twelfth century that stands out in Piazza Vittorio Emanuele III.
This wide historical presence has led Marina di Camerota to have an important role in the culture of Cilento, so much so that there are two museums here: the Muvip, a virtual natural museum and the Grotta Della Cala.
In the virtual museum, testimonies of the territory are collected. There are several sections from the local artisan production of pottery to local crops, passing through a section on Prehistory and its link with this town.
You can also find prehistoric evidence in the Grotta Della Cala museum, a set of prehistoric caves in which the remains of some Neanderthal and Sapiens men were found, as well as furnishings and wall paintings.
The maracucciata is a type of polenta that you can only eat in these places because a native and particular ingredient is used: the maracuoccio.
An ancient legume, used as a food for livestock, which was also often used by the poorest families during famines. It can be used like other legumes with soups, but also, as I anticipated, in the form of polenta, which is served together with croutons with oil, garlic and chilli. It is also used as an ingredient in a particular flour to make biscuits.
It grows in the lands adjacent to Marina di Camerota (Lentiscosa) and also has its Slow food praesidium.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to enclose in a few articles all the beauty of the places that make up the seaside village of Marina di Camerota, there are dozens of other things to see and experience that you absolutely cannot miss.
So you just have to run to Marina di Camerota to enjoy all its pleasures.