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.

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!

The best experiences and tours in Capri in August

Rent

Your scooter will be waiting for you to hop on
From 10am to 4pm at an excellent price
We are in the center of Marina Grande, the port of Capri.

Scooter

From € 55 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 6 hours

Excellent
(463 Reviews)
Sorrento and Capri Boat Tour for Under 30s
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

The only tour exclusively for young adults under 30 years old
Music, beer, the final banana boat ride, and lots of fun
Boat tour all around the island of Capri + free time on land

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 79 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)
Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop
Shared

Departure from Capri

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

Motonave Capri

€ 17 per guest € 18

Duration 2 hours

Very Good
(263 Reviews)
Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
Reach the Blue Grotto quickly

Speedboats

€ 18 per guest € 19

Duration 2 hours

Very Good
(271 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast boat tour from Rome by high speed train
Shared

Departure from Rome

A day at sea along the beautiful coastline with a small group and an experienced captain
Spend time exploring the towns of Amalfi and Positano
Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 274 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)

Rent

Complete freedom during your time on Capri
No crowds and delays with public transportation
24-hour assistance, 7 days a week

Scooter

From € 70 Per scooter | Max 2 passengers

Duration 1 hour

Excellent
(463 Reviews)
Guided walking tour of Pompeii  Skip-the-line Tickets
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento

Spend a half-day visiting the stunning archaeological site of Pompeii
Fast-track entrance with tickets included
Official local guide in English and Italian

Minibus or bus to Pompei and other options...

€ 49 per guest

Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Excellent
(743 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour (Car from Positano to Sorrento Port)
Shared

Departure from Positano

Departure by boat from Sorrento + car transfer from Positano to the port
Boat tour with free time to visit the island by land
Drinks and snacks on board included in the price

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 119 per guest

Duration 9 hours

Excellent
(1869 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket
Shared

Departure from Capri

Open ticket: choose your tour date
Admire Capri by sea
Various departure times each day

Motorized Boat

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)
Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land
See the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour
Departure from Positano

Gozzo Shared Tour

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Excellent
(115 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano

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

Capri boat (shared)

€ 85 per guest € 90

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(657 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Swim, snorkel, and explore the island via traditional gozzo or Fratelli Aprea craft (with bathroom); masks, towels, and free beverages on board.

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 250 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Excellent
(130 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in August

Alle Ginestre
Most popular

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Your Mediterranean home-from-home.

  1. Finally, an affordable holiday on the island of Capri!
  2. The countryside of Anacapri, on your doorstep
  3. The view of the Bay of Naples, from the terrace
From € 80 Breakfast included
Excellent
(277 Reviews)

Restaurants open in Capri in August

Restaurants - Anacapri

When restaurants have wow! factor

  1. Reserve the private terrace that overlooks the infinite
  2. Taste the best home-growing local product
  3. The Chef Eduardo Vuolo's excellent cuisine
Excellent
(179 Reviews)

Hours

Hours: Lunch: 12:30pm - 2:30pm | Dinner 7:30pm to 10:30pm

Open every day

Annual closure: from 26 October 2021 to 7 April 2022