Pretty beaches and coastal spots in Praiano

25th July, 2016
Located on Italy’s world-famous Amalfi Coast, the town of Praiano is an underrated gem often overlooked in favour of the larger towns of Amalfi and Positano nearby. Many flock to this glorious stretch of coastline for its unbeatable sea views and golden beaches, and Praiano without a doubt has its fair share. Here’s some of the picturesque and unforgettable coastal spots you’ll fall in love with during a stay at our Praiano villas.

Marina di Praia

Situated at the foot of a staggering cliff, the Marina di Praia looks out not only over the glistening waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea but also up to an ancient Saracen watch tower standing proudly on the clifftop above. Here you can enjoy an extremely romantic walk along the pebbled beach, taking you all the way around the cliff, while there also a number of excellent restaurants as well as the Africana, one of the Amalfi Coast’s most fashionable clubs, to enjoy.

Gavitella

Measuring just 30 metres long, Gavitella is one of the Amalfi Coast’s most sought-after beaches to visit, if you are up to descending the hundreds of steep steps you need to climb down to reach it from Praiano’s main square. More space, however, has been created in the form of two concrete platforms, meaning more people are able to enjoy the beach’s spectacular view of Positano, Li Galli and Capri, especially during the dazzling sunset. If you’re looking to spend the day at the beach, it’s also home to a lido, as well as an excellent restaurant serving both lunch and dinner. For those who are unable to get down (or up) the steps to the beach, you can also reach Gavitella beach by a shuttle boat, which departs from both the Marina di Praia and Positano’s Marina Grande.

Furore

Located just down the road from Praiano is the incredible village of Furore, which is situated within a fjord. It is one of the most fascinating geological features to be seen along the whole of the Amalfi Coast, and also features its own beach. As the beach only catches the sun during the early hours of the morning, it never gets too hot here. The beach can also be seen from the bridge above, which stretches along the entirety of the fjord, and opposite the beach, you’ll also find the old fishing village, where a museum dedicated to the village’s history can now be found. Every year, the beach is also home to a spectacular outdoor event in the form of a diving competition.

Image: Fiore S Barbato, Michael Costa, available under Creative Commons