23 April 2022

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Sorrento is famous for the beauty of its gulf, intact it has inspired a well-known song that tells of the impossibility of leaving it without causing suffering to the loved one. On the border between sea and land, nestled between the inlets of the coast

jagged with views of the wonderful islands of Capri and Ischia, there are many hidden beaches not to be missed. More or less wild corners, often reachable through roads and paths known only to the locals.

La Marinella

It is a 10-minute walk from the Villa.
It is a beach with a sandy surface set in a cove, under the tuffaceous ridge overlooking the sea. It is reachable by the comfortable lift that starts from the beautiful panoramic terrace of “La Marinella“.
The beach is equipped with a bathing establishment equipped with all comforts.
The fine sand, of volcanic origin, is dark.
The shallow waters and the play area make it an ideal place for families with children.

Address: Piazzetta Marinella, 12, Sant’Agnello

Marina Piccola a Sorrento

Under the Villa Comunale of Sorrento, near the port, there is a thin strip of volcanic sand with a stretch of free beach and several private establishments.
Most of the private establishments have a small piece of beach and stilts on the sea where sunbeds and umbrellas are placed.
Almost all establishments have a restaurant/snack bar. From the communal villa, near the Church of San Francesco, there is an elevator. Otherwise you can safely walk from Piazza Tasso following the stairs.

Address: Via Marina Piccola, Sorrento

Regina Giovanna

The Bagni della Regina Giovanna is a natural swimming pool in Sorrento, a private swimming pool where Queen Joan of Anjou loved to bathe. The pool is the only point of easy access to the sea, but it is in the shade throughout the day. The whole area around has instead large rocks where it is a bit more complicated to dive and above all to go up. Continuing along the passageway that you will notice on your left you will arrive at the Solara area with more comfortable rocks where to lie down and where the descent and ascent from the sea is easier. There is also a private bathhouse where you can take a cot.

To arrive you have to take the bus (route A, Capo di Sorrento stop) or walk the 3 km from the center of Sorrento. There is also a parking for car or scooter.

Address: Traversa Punta Capo, Sorrento

Marina di Puolo e Cala Club

The area of Puolo is the most loved by Sorrentines and is the most popular with families for the presence of the beach and the shore with shallow water. Puolo is divided into two zones:

  • Free area: includes the area of Pignatella (rocks on the sea) and the beach of Puolo (dark sand) where you will also find bars, restaurants and points where you can rent deck chairs and sunbeds. (vd photo)
  • Private beach: CalaClub. To get here, enter on the google maps “Ka del Mar Beach Club”. The beach is pebbled and there is a solarium with sun beds and umbrellas, bar and restaurant.
    Arrive by car or scooter.


Continuing from Massa Lubrense in the direction of Termini (the last village of the Sorrentine peninsula) you will find Marciano with two descents to sea:

  • Capitan Cook: a private rocky beach with a great restaurant: Captain Cook. The place can be reached by a shuttle that takes bathers from the port of Marina della Lobra in Massa Lubrense and by a bus that leaves from the center of the village of Marciano. Wonderful place but very expensive. It is necessary to book.
  • Giardino Romantico: former Baia delle Sirene, is a beautiful natural beach overlooking the reserve of Punta Campanella, a protected marine area that extends between the town of Massa Lubrense and the town of Positano. The lido is equipped with comfortable loungers, large umbrellas, and a delightful restaurant with bar service. There is a stretch of cli , in addition to the solarium and the beach. It is also very convenient shuttle service from the parking lot to the beach. To get there you need to follow the signs to Via Nastro d’oro 20.

Baia di Ieranto

Arrived at the extreme tip of the Sorrento Peninsula, near the village of Nerano, the path that leads to the Bay of Ieranto, a protected nature reserve. The path, of about 1 hour, leads to a small beach overlooking Capri.

Nerano can be reached by the Sita bus that leaves from Sorrento station, by car or by motorbike. From the square of the village follow for a few tens of meters the main road downhill and you will find the entrance of the path on the right.

The path proceeds in plain for about 1km. After a descent between the dry stone walls, the view opens onto Capri, of which you can clearly distinguish the Faraglioni, Punta Campanella, the profile of the Amalfi Coast and the islets of Galli. Along the way you will notice the remains of lime kilns: at the beginning of the ‘900 in fact the Bay was owned by Italsider who made it a mining village for the extraction of lime. Along the way you will find a fork, on the one hand, you go up to Mont’Alto and Punta Penna, on the other you go down to the small pebble beach of the Bay of Ieranto.


The beach of Marina del Cantone, is located in Nerano.

It is very wide, made of pebbles, with free areas, bathing establishments and restaurants built on stilts. The water is always very clean and pleasantly cool.
There are public car parks near the beach. On average, a day  will cost you 10.00 Euro.
In all the restaurants on the beach you will find spaghetti alla Nerano, the dish invented here based on pasta, zucchini and cheese. It is said that the original version is of the restaurant “Da Mariagrazia”.
From Marina del Cantone starts a path that, in about a quarter of an hour walk, leads to the Recommone Bay where there is the beach La Conca del Sogno, with its restaurant (open also in the evening).
In the inlet there are two caves: the Recommone Cave and the Fishermen’s Cave, very pleasant to take a little cool in the summer days.


La spiaggia di Tordigliano è la spiaggia perfetta per trascorrere una giornata immerso nella natura incontaminata.
Per arrivare bisogna percorrere la Statale 163 che collega i comuni della Costiera Amalfitana e superare il segnale stradale (località: Tordigliano/Chiosse) e procedere dritto per circa due minuti.
Non essendoci segnali che la indicano, è consigliabile usare Google Maps oppure chiedere informazioni alle persone della zona che sapranno indicare il punto esatto in cui si imbocca il sentiero.
I tanti motorini parcheggiati nei pressi della discesa sono un buon punto di riferimento per individuare l’imboccatura del sentiero.
Una volta individuato, scavalcare il guard rail e vi ritroverete su una piattaforma in cemento da cui comincia la vostra discesa. Il percorso che conduce alla spiaggia è abbastanza semplice da percorrere: in circa 15 minuti raggiungerete la spiaggia piccola, mentre in circa 30 minuti quella grande.
Indossare un paio di scarpe da ginnastica e portare un ombrellone, cibo e tanta acqua. Evitare di andare in auto, consiglio motorino o taxi.