Capri in August

How to escape the summer crowds!

Capri in August
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Capri in August

Christina

(Capri.com team)

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.

How to Arrange a Boat Tour of Capri
How to Arrange a Boat Tour of the Amalfi Coast

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. .

Beaches on Capri
Beaches on the Amalfi Coast

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!

Recommended experiences and tours

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Capri Blue Boats - Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola

from € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Set sail from the bay beneath the Faraglioni on a traditional wooden boat, easy to navigate for a day in complete freedom.
Excellent (90)
Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 86 per guest € 90 -4%

Duration 8 hours

The perfect day trip for a complete DIY tour of Capri

Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours (Morning)

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (221)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by gozzo boat (7.80 mt)

from € 370 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)
Capri Relax Boats - Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by private gozzo boat

from € 160 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)
Plaghia Charter - Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri

€ 85 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • Full-day tour
  • Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
  • Drinks and snacks included in the price
Excellent (573)

Departure from: Capri

Capri and the Amalfi Coast by speedboat Itama 38

from € 900 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Capri

Full day around Capri by speedboat "Itama 38" (12 mt)

from € 900 Per boat. Up to 10 persons.

Duration 7 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Capri

Transfer to Blue Grotto - Blue Line

€ 15 per guest € 16 -6%

Duration 1 hour

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (221)

Food experience

Organic Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Taste wines made on Mount Vesuvius
  • Enjoy lunch with a view over the Bay of Naples
  • Take a guided walk through the vineyards
Excellent (603)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

from € 230 Per boat. Up to 6 persons.

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (187)

Departure from: Sorrento

Sorrento Coast discovery boat tour from Sorrento

€ 39 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Board a traditional boat with 12 passengers and an English-speaking skipper for a 2 hours tour along the Sorrento Coast
  • Stop for swimming and snorkeling at Puolo Bay
  • Taste homemade liquor "limoncello" at the end of the tour
Excellent (561)

Accommodations

Choose among our selected and reviewed accommodations on the island, with more than 12.000+ dream rooms reserved.

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Availability and prices

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
Breakfast included

Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
  2. The tempting cuisine at the Terrazza di Lucullo
  3. The infinity pool directly over the sea
Excellent (1124)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

From € 70
Breakfast included

Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

  1. The strategic location in the center of Anacapri
  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
  3. Free Wi-Fi: a welcome treat
Very good (69)
Tel. +39 340 3583818
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 1,000
Breakfast included

Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

  1. A luxury gem with view of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
  3. The delicious Mediterranean cuisine served at lunch
Excellent (315)
Tel. +39 081 8370158
Hotel Orsa Maggiore Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Anacapri

Hotel Orsa Maggiore

From € 200
Breakfast included

Paradise on Capri

  1. A splash in the panoramic swimming pool
  2. An al fresco feast in the Carruba restaurant
  3. Private pampering for two in the spa
Excellent (224)
Tel. +39 081 837 3351
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 330
Breakfast included

Irresistable Capri, beautiful boutique!

  1. Each room is your own island home-away-from-home
  2. Sample the best traditional cuisine from Capri at lunch
  3. Two pools and a fitness room for soaking in and working out
Excellent (215)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

3 stars - Anacapri

Villa Ceselle

From € 140
Breakfast included

Your elegant island home, in Anacapri

  1. A holiday in a historic house, in the center of Anacapri
  2. Meals to remember at the Da Gelsomina restaurant
  3. A swim in the pool overlooking the Bay of Naples
Excellent (172)
Tel. +39 081 8382236
Boutique B&B Bettola del Re Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 70
Breakfast included

A welcoming B&B with a shabby chic vibe in the heart of Anacapri

  1. A fabulous location int he center of Anacapri
  2. Book the spacious Deluxe
  3. Linger over breakfast on the terrace
Excellent (88)
Tel. +39 333 3950760
Il Tramonto - The Sunset Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto - The Sunset

From € 50
Breakfast included

Bed & Breakfast (with sunset included!)

  1. Watch the sun set, aperitif in hand, from the terrace lounge
  2. The effortless elegance of a traditional island home
  3. Discover Anacapri, the "other" Capri
Excellent (237)
Tel. +39 334 7125862
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 363
Breakfast included

Capri: The Piazzetta, The Faraglioni, The Blue Grotto, and...The Quisisana

  1. Hotel Quisisana is all the elegance of Capri
  2. VIP watching at the Quisi Bar
  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
Excellent (921)
Tel. +39 081 8370788

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Hotel Sina Flora

From € 1,000
Breakfast included

A family hotel with island style!

  1. The pool with view of the sea and the Faraglioni
  2. Bedrooms bathed in the Mediterranean sun
  3. Breakfast in your room with a view
Excellent (229)
Tel. +39 081 8370211

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Villa Eva

A unique hotel, in the enchanted garden of Anacapri

  1. A dream holiday on Capri, which won't cost you a fortune
  2. Feel a little more like an islander, a lot less like a tourist
  3. Experience the Capri the masses have yet to discover
Very good (205)
Tel. +39 081 8371549

B&B and Homes - Capri

Capri Town

From € 94

Your home in the shadow of the Piazzetta

  1. Breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Bay of Naples
  2. A house in the heart of Capri - just for you!
  3. Two minutes and you're in the legendary Piazzetta
Excellent (26)
Tel. +39 331 7277715

Guide to restaurants on the island

A table with a view, dinner on a budget, an elegant gourmet meal...here is our guide to the best restaurants on Capri.

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da Paolino Don't miss

Restaurants - Capri

da Paolino €€€

Dining under the lemon trees

  1. The fragrance of 130 lemon trees of the garden
  2. Order as starter the "bomba", a pizza stuffed with tomato, mozzarella and ham
  3. The variety of lemon desserts with a unique flavour
Very good (1723)
Tel. +39 081 8376102

Restaurants - Capri

Pulalli Wine Bar €€

Eat and dream beside the clocktower of Piazzetta

  1. The clocktower nex to you and a stunning panorama around
  2. The exquisite list of wines
  3. Delicious traditional cuisine
Excellent (643)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

Restaurants - Anacapri

Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

  1. The breathtaking sunset over the sea
  2. Taste excellent fresh seafood dishes
  3. The irresistible Anacaprese Lemon Cake
Excellent (511)
Tel. +39 081 8371798
Aurora Don't miss

Restaurants - Capri

Aurora €€€

A meal at Capri's gastronomic museum

  1. Order pizza all'acqua, a special100 years old recipe of pizza
  2. A unique wine tasting experience
  3. The Neapolitan traditional sweet delicacies
Very good (1104)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

Restaurants - Capri

La Fontelina €€€

Fish cuisine and sangria at the foot of the Faraglioni

  1. Eat in one of the most fascinating place in Capri
  2. The special Sangria
  3. Exquisite tipical seafood
Very good (643)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

Restaurants - Capri

Mammà €€€

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
  2. The "menù degustazione" tasting menu
  3. A bright terrace looking over the Bay of Naples
Very good (476)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

Restaurants - Capri

Da Luigi ai Faraglioni €€€

The lunch of a lifetime

  1. Eat beneath Faraglioni's rocks
  2. Tasty traditional island cookery specialties
  3. Celebrate an unforgettable wedding party
Very good (432)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

Restaurants - Capri

Villa Verde €€

A secret garden and a famous restaurant

  1. A meal in the wonderful courtyard
  2. Reserve the whole wine cellar for dining with your friends
  3. The wide selection of national and international wines
Very good (876)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

Restaurants - Capri

E' Divino €€

Tales of the unexpected

  1. The bohemienne atmosphere
  2. Its delicacies such as "gnocchi di baccalà" and "pasta alla genovese"
  3. The garden for summer meals, the fireplace for the winter ones
Very good (576)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

Restaurants - Capri

La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

  1. Live the magic atmosphere of the sixties
  2. A spectacular view of Faraglioni
  3. Taste a glass of wine with "white peaches" in it
Very good (244)
Tel. +39 081 8370104

Restaurants - Capri

Rendez-Vous €€€

Meet and eat at Rendez-Vous!

  1. Luxury inside and out
  2. Unspeakable Mediterranean delicacies
  3. Eating in the icon-place of Capri: The Grand Hotel Quisisana
Excellent (117)
Tel. +39 081 8370788

Restaurants - Capri

Da Giorgio €€

Decades of delicious dishes!

  1. Eat in the heart of the city of Capri
  2. Excellent seafood delicacies
  3. A stunning view over the Bay of Naples
Very good (732)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

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