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Free Beaches on Capri

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Here are all the free public beaches on the island of Capri

Free Beaches on Capri
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Guide to all the free public beaches on Capri: where to find the most beautiful on the island!

On Capri, the beaches are few and tiny! The rocky cliffs which line the coast are one of the island's beauties, but leave little space for beaches...and those that are on the island are often stone ledges from which you can dive directly into the deep water.

Once you exclude the stretches of shore occupied by private beach clubs, there is very little space left where you can simply spread a towel. Here is our complete guide to the free public beaches on Capri, complete with some tips to enjoy your day on the water's edge to the max!

The Best Places to Pick Up Picnic Supplies:

  • Da Aldo: deli in Marina Grande. Aldo prepares the most famous traditional "panini capresi" on the island. There is always a bit of a line in the morning, but it's worth the wait! Cost: EUR 5 per panino (they are often big enough for two people!)
  • Capri Pasta: take away in Capri town. If you are in the center of Capri, this take away deli on Via Parrocco Canale near the Piazzetta has hot and cold prepared dishes.
  • El Merendero: kiosk on the Marina Piccola beach with excellent panini and sangria.
  • Snack bar da Antonio: landmark café at the Punta Carena lighthouse, famous for its caponata salad (croutons tossed with mozzarella, tomatoes, and other seasonal ingredients).

Free Public Beaches in Marina Grande

The free beach in Marina Grande is the easiest to reach by foot from the port, as it is located right behind the ferry ticket office. Though it is quite near the commercial port, the water is always clean. This beach is suitable for kids and you'll find it crowded with local families. It gets sun all day long.

  • kid-friendly
  • easy to reach by foot
  • morning to evening

Otherwise, there is the small Palazzo a Mare beach, which can be reached by following the path which begins near the "Da Paolino" restaurant, in the upper part of Marina Grande. There is a small, protected cove and is again perfect for kids.

  • kid-friendly
  • accessible by foot path
  • morning to evening

Free Public Beaches in Marina Piccola

In Marina Piccola , there are two small beaches near the Scoglio delle Sirene. They are always very crowded, as the water is particularly clear and there is a gorgeous view over the Faraglioni. These are also suitable for children. The only drawback: they are in shadow from mid-afternoon on. You can get to Marina Piccola using the Via Mulo stairs or by bus from the center of Capri.

  • kid-friendly
  • good for early risers
  • accessible by stairs or bus

Gradola (near the Blue Grotto, Anacapri)

Gradola isn't a true beach, but rather a rocky stretch of coast where you can dive directly into the water (there are also ladders to get up and down). It is located near the Blue Grotto and the water is always very clean. You can get there using the Grotta Azzurra bus route which leaves from the center of Anacapri.

  • best for adults
  • near the Blue Grotto
  • accessible by bus

The Punta Carena Lighthouse

If an islander wants to spend a day at the beach, they head to the Punta Carena lighthouse. Located at the far western edge of the island, this beach is at the foot of the largest lighthouse in Italy and is the only beach on Capri which gets sunlight until dusk. Here there are only rocky ledges and space is limited. If you don't want to lay your towel on hard rock, you can rent a sun chair inexpensively from da Antonio (the same which makes the famous caponata listed above!).

  • best for adults
  • good for late risers
  • waterfront restaurant
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Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

Book online to reserve your scooter for your day on Capri!
Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
From 10am to 4pm: visit Capri while skipping the long lines and waits for public transportation...at an excellent price.

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from € 40 € 55 -27% Per scooter

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Oasi Motor - Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours) Pick

Transport and Rental

Rent your scooter online - Full Day (6 hours)

Book online to reserve your scooter for your day on Capri!
Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on.
From 10am to 4pm: visit Capri while skipping the long lines and waits for public transportation...at an excellent price.

By Oasi Motor

from € 40 € 55 -27% Per scooter
Capri Relax Transfers - Private transfer "from Naples to your hotel in Capri" Pick

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Private transfer "from Naples to your hotel in Capri"

Travel in style with a private and exclusive transfer organized by Capri Relax Boats... 24h/24h.

The service includes:

- Sedan or minivan Mercedes (from airport, station, hotel)
- Speedboat "Itama 38" (12 mt | Naples-Capri)
- Open-top taxi Capri (from the port to the hotel)

By Capri Relax Transfers

from € 750 Per transfer, not per person.

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(Amministratore Unico)

Capri Relax Transfers - Private transfers from and to Capri Pick

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Private transfers from and to Capri

Travel in total relax with a private transfer organized by Capri Relax Boats by speedboats "Itama 38" (12 mt)... 24h/24h

By Capri Relax Transfers

from € 450 Per transfer. Up to 9 persons.

Andrea Albanese

(Amministratore Unico)

Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80" Pick

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Tour of the Isle of Capri by boat "Fratelli Aprea 7.80"

Do you really want to enjoy the blue sea of Capri?
The best option is to book a private boat to sail around the island!
With its discreet charm the "Fratelli Aprea 7.80 open cruise" is the model that more than others represents the tradition and the classic line of Gozzo Sorrentino.

By Capri Relax Boats

from € 150 Per boat. Up to 7 persons.

Andrea Albanese

(Amministratore Unico)

Capri Blue Boats - Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola Pick

Excursions by sea

Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola

A small wooden boat without skipper (Starting from 2 hours)

By Capri Blue Boats

from € 70 Up to 5 passengers

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Ciro Capri Boats - Boat Tour of Capri Pick

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Boat Tour of Capri

Boat tour around the island of Capri on board a traditional 7.5 meter "gozzo" boat, with a large cushioned sundeck

By Ciro Capri Boats

from € 140 From 1 to 6 passengers

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Beaches on Capri

Free beach or private beach club? Here's all the information you need to organize a day at the seaside on Capri.

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Restaurants

Bagni di Tiberio €€

Lunch by the sea, like an Emperor

Tel. +39 081 8370703

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

Tel. +39 081 8371798

La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

Tel. +39 081 8370104

Torre Saracena €€€

Fish on the beach

Tel. +39 081 8370646

da Gioia €€

Fish, seafood and... Faraglioni!

Tel. +39 081 8377702

Bathing Establishments

da Gioia

Beach club and restaurant at the Bay of Marina Piccola

La Fontelina

Swim at the foot of the dramatic Faraglioni

Torre Saracena

Crystalline water and a view over the Faraglioni

da Antonio

The most famous "caponata" of Capri

da Luigi ai Faraglioni

Relax between the Faraglioni

La Canzone del Mare

The historical meeting place of Capri

Bagni di Tiberio

The beach of the Empereor

Lido del Faro

A crystalline sea and the most beautiful sunset in Capri