Capri in August

How to escape the summer crowds!

Capri in August

Summer is at its height, and so are the annual temperatures. Add the high season crowds and you have the recipe for a frustrating visit to the island and the Amalfi Coast. Here are a few tips on how to enjoy your holiday, even in August.

This is the month in which everyone seems to be on vacation: huge yachts drop anchor below the Faraglioni, paparazzi cruise the restaurants and clubs in search of stars to photograph, and it can be hard to find a free spot on the beach.

The Weather

August is often the hottest month of the year, and temperatures soar while the humidity can try the patience of even the heartiest travelers. At night, the island generally cools off, and by the end of the month, summer thunderstorms bring down both the heat and the humidity.

  • Average high temperature (in Celsius): 30° C
  • Average low temperature (in Celsius): 23° C
  • Chance of rain: 11%
  • Chance of clouds: 10%
  • Average sea temperature (in Celsius): 24° C
  • Average daylight hours: 14.30

What to Pack

The most important thing to put in your suitcase is your bathing suit, followed by light clothing and sun block. Throw in a pair of comfortable low sandals, and a rain jacket if you are visiting at the end of the month, along with a light sweater or wrap for going out in the evening in case the temperatures dip after a thunderstorm.

What to Do

Get away from the crowds! Rent a boat and take a tour along the coastline dotted with caves and coves, where you can find a corner of the sea and coast all to yourself even on the most crowded days of August. Here, you can take a dip in peace and quiet, with the sound of the sea breeze and cicadas as your only company.

We recommend booking a boat with a skipper at this time of year, since the water can be crowded with other vessels, making navigation difficult if you are not very experienced at sea.

How to Escape the Summer Crowds

This is not the time of year to make last minute plans. Book everything in advance, especially restaurants for dinner and sun loungers at the most popular beaches.

Avoid taking a day trip to Capri, if not by private boat. The ferry is too hot and crowded for a single day, so plan to stay over on the island at least a night or two, spending the day on the beach and taking the cooler afternoon hours to visit the island. This is the only way to enjoy your visit without being disapponted by the chaos and crowds!

The best experiences and tours in Capri in August

Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line and depart with no wait
Guaranteed lowest price
No booking fees

Motonave Capri

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 2 hours 2 hours 2 hours

Free cancellation

(263 Reviews)
Herculaneum: Guided Tour Departing from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

1.5-hour guided tour of Herculaneum
Round trip transfer Naples/Herculaneum
Expert guide to explore the ruins

Tour

€ 45 per guest

Duration 3 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Round Trip Marina Grande - Blue Grotto Transfer
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Skip the line and depart with no wait
Guaranteed lowest price
No booking fees

Motonave Capri

€ 19 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour 1 hour 1 hour

Free cancellation

(263 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Stop to Swim!
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Dive into the turquoise waters off Capri
Escape the crowds and chaos
Admire the Faraglioni from below!

Ferry boat - Departure 10.30 and other options...

€ 30 per guest

Duration 1 hour

Free cancellation

(378 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Private transportation from Naples
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Stop at both Herculaneum and Pompeii

Tour

From € 300 Per group | Max 18 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A boat tour of the Faraglioni and grottoes
Explore the coast of Capri
Stop to swim in the crystalline waters

Gozzo

From € 200 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

(83 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Shared

Departure from Capri

Tour the island by sea on a traditional gozzo boat
Dive into the most beautiful coves and bays
Admire the Faraglioni from below

Boat

Duration 2 hours

(508 Reviews)

2023 prices coming soon!

Departure from Naples

The highlights of the Amalfi Coast
A guided tour of Pompeii
Lunch at a traditional restaurant

Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(2427 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best way to visit the island by sea!

Speedboats

Duration 2 hours

(271 Reviews)

2023 prices coming soon!

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The fastest way to reach the Blue Grotto!

Speedboats

Duration 1 hour

(271 Reviews)

2023 prices coming soon!

From Sorrento: Hydrofoil to Amalfi & Positano
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Avoid traffic and delays
Admire the coastline by sea
Stop in both Positano and Amalfi

Hydrofoil from Sorrento 9:30AM

Duration 9 hours

2023 prices coming soon!

Where to stay in Capri in August

Restaurants open in Capri in August