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Best Beaches Around Capri

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While the island of Capri is surrounded by an impossibly clear blue green sea, it is not the sort of place with wide sandy beaches for you to plop your towel onto. Rather, "beaches" in Capri are small, pebbly coves or elegant clubs built atop rocky cliffs. The Italian style of beach-going has its own distinct culture and charm, and this guide will help you soak up the sun like a local.

Good for
  • Nature Lover
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

11 Places

3 City Tips

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11 Places

Marina Grande

Beaches

Bagni Tiberio Capri

Restaurants

Marina Piccola

Beaches, Bodies of Water

Bagni Internazionali Capri

Restaurants

Sirene

Restaurants

El Merendero Snack Bar

Restaurants

Anacapri

Destinations

Lido del Faro

Restaurants

Il Riccio Beach Club & Restaurant

Restaurants

Belvedere di Tragara

Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks

La Fontelina

Restaurants

Gillian L's City Tips

  • If you do not want to spend an entire day at a beach club, look for a "spiagga libera'' ("free beach").
  • Almost every swimming area on Capri is run by what is known as a "stabilimento," or private beach club. The fee for stabilimento access includes chair and umbrella rental, plus use of changing facilities, bathrooms, showers, restaurant, and lifeguard.
  • If it is privacy you are after, rent a small boat for the day and explore a quiet cove.
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    Marina Grande
    Beaches
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    Gillian L Says:

    The arrival and departure point for visits to Capri, Marina Grande is always busy with ferries and smaller boats coming and going from its numerous piers; and the bus and funicular depots here are equally as bustling. To the left of where the ferry tickets are sold, you'll find a large and lively beach area where you can settle in the sand and watch the activity.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Marina Grande is the largest beach on the island.
    • In addition to Marina Grande's free beach, there are two private lidos here.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #14 of 57 things to do in Capri
    • Benvenuto a Capri !!! 16/11/2017
    • main port ... 15/11/2017
    • Marina Grande
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    Bagni Tiberio Capri
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean)
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    Gillian L Says:

    Just to the left of the ferry ticket offices, you'll find a small pier. It is from here that free 'gozzo' boats depart to transport you to lovely Bagni Tiberio. Set near the ruins of Emperor Augustus's ancient seaside villa, this beach club is very popular with Caprese families, since it is both low key and equipped with plenty of shady spots for those who don't want to spend the whole day in the hot sun. And it's proximity to Marina Grande makes it your best best bet if you are just visiting Capri for the day.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Book your chair and lunch as soon as you arrive; then take a quick walk around the Piazzetta and pay a visit to the Augustus Gardens before you settle in for the day.
    • There is an excellent restaurant with tables set over the water, or you can buy sandwiches and salads from the snack bar.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #57 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    • Fabulous location and food 06/10/2017
    • Loved it 25/09/2017
    • Bagni Tiberio Capri
    Address:
    Via Palazzo a Mare 46
    80073 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 7688
    Price range:
    US$25 - US$56
    Other:
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    Marina Piccola
    Beaches, Bodies of Water
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    Gillian L Says:

    Marina Piccola was Capri's first port and was once used by the emperors. Today, the area still seems to cater to 'royalty,' as its bay is filled with luxury yachts and private beach clubs. However, those on a tighter budget can enjoy two small, free beach areas next to Lo Scoglio delle Sirene.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Getting here: Walk along the shady Via Mulo, with its many steps, or take a boat taxi or bus from Marina Grande.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 57 things to do in Capri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Clear sea 13/11/2017
    • Seasonal 13/11/2017
    • Marina Piccola
    Address:
    Via Marina Piccola
    80073 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
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    Bagni Internazionali Capri
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean)
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    Gillian L Says:

    This beach club was built in the 1930s and retains much of its original retro charm. There are two levels to choose from: on the pebbles next to the water, or higher up on a platform looking out over the Marina Piccolo. The restaurant is also very good, with cold bottles of local white wine on hand to pair with whatever dishes you choose.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The sun dips behind the mountain here before 5pm.
    • I like the spaghetti alle vongole (spaghetti with clams) and the plate of mixed vegetables.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #82 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    • Nice beach club 15/10/2017
    • Beautiful spot 07/10/2017
    • Bagni Internazionali Capri
    Address:
    Via Marina Piccola 95
    80073 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 0264
    Other:
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    Sirene
    Restaurants
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    Gillian L Says:

    Built on top of the rocks at the waters edge, face your chairs out towards the Faraglioni rocks at this restaurant/beach club and settle in for the day. What I like most about Lo Scoglio delle Sirene are the many small areas that are just large enough for two chairs, so you always feel like you have the whole place to yourself!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Like a Local
    Tips
    • You can rent small rubber boats, book a boat tour or organize a waterskiing adventure at the bar.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #163 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    • Bossy, unfriendly, pushy, unacceptable 26/09/2017
    • Great Pizza 22/09/2017
    • Sirene
    Address:
    Via Mulo 77
    80073 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 0221
    Other:
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    El Merendero Snack Bar
    Restaurants (Italian, Bar, Pizza, Fast food, Pub)
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    Gillian L Says:

    El Merendero Snack Bar is the best budget option in Marina Piccola. Here you can rent a low slung beach chair ('sadriao') for much less than what the private beach clubs charge.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The extensive sandwich menu and aperitivo hour are a nice alternative to a long pasta lunch.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #151 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    • Diddler ! 09/08/2017
    • Nice bar for lunch 15/06/2017
    • El Merendero Snack Bar
    Address:
    Marina Piccola Beach
    80073 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 338 148 6979
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$10
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    Anacapri
    Destinations
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    Gillian L Says:

    Most visitors to Capri come just for the day and don't have time to explore this side of the island, but they are really missing out! Calmer and quieter than the Piazzetta and the busy shopping streets, Anacapri offers a lot to see and do. Before you head to the beach, wander streets filled with a mix of boutiques, local bakeries, and fruit stalls.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • If you don't like vertiginous views, sit on the left side of the bus on your trip from Capri.
    • Don't miss the San Michele Church, with its incredible Mallorca tile floor.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    • Anacapri
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    Lido del Faro
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European)
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    Gillian L Says:

    If you want to stay at the beach until sunset, Lido del Faro is the place to go. This is where we locals go to celebrate wedding anniversaries and summer birthdays. You can swim in the saltwater pool or dive off the rocks into the ocean; and after all that activity, the good quality restaurant will serve up your fill of fresh local seafood and pasta dishes, along with an excellent wine list.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Call ahead and reserve one of the private areas for your sun chairs.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #27 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Incredible food, amazing location/views and great service! 13/10/2017
    • Locals favorite- go go go 07/10/2017
    • Lido del Faro
    Address:
    Str. Faro di Carena
    Località Punta Carena
    80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 1798
    Other:
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    Il Riccio Beach Club & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European)
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    Gillian L Says:

    Il Riccio is one of the the most luxurious choices for a day at the beach in Capri. Its whitewashed wooden decking and bright turquoise tables and chairs, built high above the water (and the famous Blue Grotto), make you feel as though you are on a boat. And the Michelin-starred restaurant is renowned for it's enormous dessert room — yes, an entire room just filled with dessert!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • Call ahead and have a boat bring you to directly to the beach club.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #23 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Perfect Lunch in Paradise!! 26/10/2017
    • Beautiful setting 24/10/2017
    • Il Riccio Beach Club & Restaurant
    Address:
    Via Gradola 4
    Loc. Grotta Azzurra
    80071 Anacapri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 1380
    Other:
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    Belvedere di Tragara
    Observation Decks & Towers, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Gillian L Says:

    Belvedere di Tragara offers one of the best views in Capri, and just a few steps beyond the overlook you will find a small sign for two beach clubs that sit just over 800 steps below, at the foot of the Faraglioni rocks.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Beach Goer
    • Senior
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If hundreds of steps up and down a small path is not your thing, go to the Marina Piccola and find a boat that can take you directly to the beach clubs.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 57 things to do in Capri
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • The vista 11/11/2017
    • Gorgeous views!! 19/10/2017
    • Belvedere di Tragara
    Address:
    Via Tuoro
    80076 Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
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    La Fontelina
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean)
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    Gillian L Says:

    This very elegant beach club has been a place to see and be seen for the past 50 years. The blue-and-white striped umbrellas are scattered all over the rocks, and you can choose to rent a sun lounger, a chair or a white mattress to lounge on for the day. The restaurant serves good sit-down meals and also allows you to order beers, gelato, water and more to enjoy at your beach chair.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • This is a very popular place. Call ahead to get the best spots with the best views.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 169 restaurants in Island of Capri
    • La Fantastic!! 14/11/2017
    • Paradise in Capri 15/10/2017
    • La Fontelina
    Address:
    I via Faraglioni
    Capri, Island of Capri
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 081 837 0845
    Other:
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