Coming to the Capri and looking for some beach time? Not all the beaches are so obvious to get to and there are some amazing beaches where locals go. We have put together this list together with our local tour guides to give you the best beaches in Capri.
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8 Top Beaches in Capri
Capri is one of those special places that is unlike anywhere else I have been. To say it is beautiful doesn’t do it justice with words. I have been lucky to have visited Capri many, many times, and hopefully, you will visit it as well.
Don’t come here expecting wide, sandy beaches. This is a volcanic island so most of the beaches are rocky. Therefore bring some water shoes with you if you have them. Luckily most beaches have an organized structure there where you will pay between $15-$30 per person and get a sun bed and an umbrella.
8. Marina di Mulo
You will find this beach on the southern part of the island. Generally, on the southern part of the island, you will find beaches that are much less crowded today. Back in the day, this was where the stars came and were quite the glitzy area.
While you won’t find many stars here anymore, the beach is still spectacular. If you decide on this beach, come early to make sure you grab a seat and also because the sun disappears around 4 PM.
Address: Piscina di Venere, 80076 Capri
Tours of Capri & Pompeii
7. Marina Grande
This is Capri’s biggest beach. It is also very close to the port, so it therefore attracts the most visitors and can be quite busy. If you are just arriving to Capri for the first time, chances are you will come and visit this beach.
This beach is very safe for children due to the shallow waters. There are also refreshment stands nearby to get snacks and drinks. Take some awesome photos and soak in the beauty that is Capri.
Address: Via Marina Grande, 80073 Capri
6. Faro di punta carena
The name translates as the ” lighthouse of the point in the shape of a hull ( of a boat)”. Yes, there is a lighthouse that you can see from this part of the island. It is also part of Anacapri, which is the area a bit higher up.
While the beach itself is probably not the best place to hang out for the day, there are a few bars here that are worth visiting more towards the evening. The reason is that this is the only point where you can actually see the sunset from the water! The two main bars are Da Antonio and Maliblu bar. Enjoy a nice spritz while enjoying the sunset. You won’t regret it.
Address: Str. Faro di Carena, 80071 Anacapri
This beach is also located in Anacapri. It is not far away from the super famous Blue Grotto. If you are looking for a more private or intimate beach day then this is the place. You will find very few tourists here and is usually frequented by the locals.
The beach itself is free, but there are two places Da Giovanni and Riccio, close by if you are looking for sunbeds and a more comfortable surrounding. They also happen to be lounge bars and restaurants. . Both are quite trendy in the evening.
4. Piscina di Venere
If you are looking for a more secluded experience then Piscina di Venere ( The Pool of Venus) is the one for you. Due to it’s tricky and difficult to reach site, plan on hiring a boat to get you there. Once you arrive, agree with the captain at what time you would like to return and he’ll pick you up.
There isn’t any organized structure here so make sure you bring a backpack with lunch and water, because you will be on your own. It is definitely worth it however!
Address: Sorry, not even Google knows about this one!
3. Torre Saracena
This beach is also part of the Marina Piccola. You can easily reach it by foot going down the via Mulo. You can also catch a bus to back up the hill! The beach here is small and the water takes up almost the entire area. However if you are with kids, it is great, because the water doesn’t get deep right away.
There is a small structure here with the same name where you can eat and get a sun-bed. The only thing to be aware of is that the sun will disappear quite early in the afternoon due to its position.
Address: Via Krupp, 80076 Capri
2. Da luigi ai faraglioni
This is definitely one of the most beautiful beaches of all the beautiful beaches in Capri! You will enjoy a great view of the Famous Faraglioni which are the famous, massive rocks right next the island. I don’t recommend this particular beach for those with kids since the only into the water is by jumping off the rocks or a ladder.
To access it you either have to walk 200 stairs through a little forest or by boat from Marina Piccola. I suggest taking the walk down, and taking the boat back:) Call in advance since it is packed on the weekends with locals and tourists alike. For about 35€ per person, you gain entrance and have a sunbed. They also have an amazing fish restaurant. Enjoy.
Address: Via dei Faraglioni, 5, 80073 Capri
Tours of Pompeii & Amalfi Coast
1. Bagni di Tiberio
I think most people would agree that this is Capri’s best beach. It is named after the Roman Emperor Tiberius who pratically gave up his power in Rome to become a secluse here in Capri. Hard to blame him since Capri is one of the most beautiful places on earth.
This beach is good for children and there is a beach club to set up sunbeds and umbrellas. There is also a restaurant which serves up great dishes of pasta and other kinds of seafood.
Address: Via Torra, 80076 Marina Grande