Where would you spend the perfect day on the island of Capri? Swimming beneath the Faraglioni, soaking up the summer sun on a comfy beach lounger, eating freshly caught pezzogna in the shade of a pretty pergola, drinking a glass of sangria whilst the sun begins to set...
There's a place in Capri where you can do all this...
THE MARINA PICCOLA BEACH
The Marina Piccola bay is the best beach spot if you're looking to take a dip against the backdrop of the dramatic Faraglioni rock formations.
Getting to Marina Piccola
Marina Piccola is on Capri's southern coast, and can be reached by bus from the Piazzetta or by foot, following Via Roma to Due Golfi, then taking the stairs down Via Mulo. It's a pleasant route and only about a 15 minute walk.
Near the small square where the buses to Marina Piccola stop, there is a flight of stairs leading to the pebble beach and the small Church of S. Andrea, built in 1900.
In Capri's Marina Grande, look out for our traditional 'gozzo' boat: by sea, it takes just ten minutes to get to Bagni Tiberio and one of the island's most beautiful beaches, washed by a crystal clear sea and warmed by the Mediterranean sun from dawn until dusk. On the beach and in the sea edge restaurant you'll enjoy a relaxing atmosphere and the kind of heartfelt hospitality normally reserved for old friends.
THE MARINA GRANDE BEACH
As soon as you arrive at the port on Capri, you will see the Marina Grande beach just after the pier where the high speed ferries from the mainland dock. This is the largest beach on the island, at first sight one feels it may be to close to the marina..however, the water is crystal clear. This beach is most popular for families with young children.
A small family-run bathing establishment in the Bay of Marina Piccola with solarium on the seafront and a fine restaurant with seafood specialities. Throughout June the restaurant is open on saturday evening whilst in July and August da Gioia welcomes guests every night of the week.
DA LUIGI AI FARAGLIONI
Open from dawn until dusk, Da Luigi ai Faraglioni is a prestigious bathing establishment where both islanders and holidaymakers come to enjoy blissful hours of relaxation: soaking up the glorious Mediterranean sun and swimming in the warm, crystal clear sea. A shuttle boat service links Da Luigi with the Canzone del Mare, in Marina Piccola, allowing for a comfortable return journey to the center of Capri.
The bay of Marina Piccola, the Faraglioni, the crystal clear sea, a beach nestled in a bay protected by an ancient block house..
... Torre Saracena, a taste of paradise, offers its guests the warmest of welcomes.
The Torre Saracena baths, founded in 1906, play an important role in the history of the island of Capris hospitality industry.
The bathing establishment, comprised of private beach, sun decks created on a series of wooden platforms, and an excellent restaurant, is the perfect place where to savour the delicious local cuisine or simply pass the time of day enjoying the sea and sunshine.
A terrace by the sea and, beneath a little wooden pergola, just a handful of tables and chairs. Snack bar Da Antonio is one of the few places in Capriwhich has remained almost entirely untouched by the passage of time.
A place in which to experience the magical atmosphere of bygone Capri, and enjoy the simple pleasures of a day by the sea.
Located close to the lighthouse, on the beach of Punta Carena, in Anacapri, the snack bar has two terraces: one drenched in the Mediterranean sun, the other shaded by the island's traditional "pagliarelle".
Da Antonio's Caponata has acquired legendary status on the island, as has the snack bar's white wine with peaches. Those in the know linger until late, so as to enjoy an aperitif whilst watching the sun setting over the water and the island's little fishing boats heading out to sea.