Capri offers no great expanses of sand. Instead, find hidden coves with pockets of sand and pebbles and rocky terraces framed by soaring cliffs, with steps or stairs descending into shimmering crystal clear water.
Most swimming areas are organised by stabilimenti balneari (beach clubs) that, for a fee, provide a changing cabin, towel, umbrella and deck chair. Most also offer a fine dining restaurant.
The best of Capri's beaches include the following…
This golden-sand beach is accessed on foot by a steep and rocky descent or more easily by water taxi from nearby Marina Grande.
Facilities include sun loungers, umbrellas, snacks and waiter-service drinks. Bagni di Tiberio is located on the north coast, near the ruins of a Roman villa.
This tiny pebble and sand beach lies between dramatic rock formations with fabulous views of the famous Faraglioni Rocks and shelves into crystal clear turquoise water.
Three separate bathing establishments offer a range of facilities, including private beachside terraces, umbrellas, sun loungers, deck chairs, cabanas, bathrooms and showers, and a seafront restaurant serves fresh seafood.
La Canzone del Mare also offers a solarium and two swimming pools filled with seawater. Marina Piccola is located on the south coast of Capri.
This bathing area is spread over rocky terraces at the foot of the dramatic Faraglioni Rocks, just metres above the sea.
While not suitable for small children, this scenic bathing spot offers stunning natural beauty. Facilities include umbrellas, towels, toilets and a restaurant known for its fine cuisine.
La Fontelina Beach is located on the southeast coast of Capri. The area is best reached by water taxi from Marina Piccola.
Located just along the coast from Marina Piccola, this tiny sand and pebble beach is framed by steep rock promontories. Facilities include umbrellas, deck chairs and a well-known seafood restaurant.
Arrive by water taxi from Marina Piccola or on foot via the famous Via Krupp pathway.
Discover smooth rock terraces interspersed among natural jagged rocks just metres above the turquoise sea at this picturesque bathing establishment, located beneath the lighthouse at Punta Carena.
A grotto-like swimming hole sits framed by jagged rocks. Facilities include umbrellas, sun loungers, towels and a fine dining restaurant renowned for its cuisine.
Lido del Faro is located on the southwest coast of Capri, around 10 minutes away from Anacapri.
Latest update: Isle of Capri beaches: 9 May, 2022