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 to Capri (full day)
Shared

Departure from Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Stops to swim
Hotel pick-up included
Small-group tour

Boat to Capri

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours 9 hours 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour from Naples
Shared

Departure from Naples

Depart from Naples comfortably from one of our meeting points
Visit Capri and swim in unique places
Free time to explore the island

€ 159 per guest

Duration 11 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Full-Day Capri Luxury Yacht Cruise
New

Departure from Sorrento

Private luxury yacht
Option of lunch on board
Customizable itinerary

Askim 3 and other options...

From € 2,562 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano
Shared

Departure from Positano

Hotel pick up in Positano
Visit the Grottoes
Free time to shop and sightsee on the island

€ 139 per guest

Duration 9 hours (Morning)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano

Expert sailor
Comfortable speedboat
Choice of departure ports

Tuccoli 30

From € 700 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Day and Night Boat Experience to Capri
Shared

Departure from Sorrento, Positano

Round-trip hotel transfers
Limoncello tasting on board
Time for dinner on Capri

Barca per tour di Capri al tramonto e di notte

€ 109 per guest

Duration 7 hours (Afternoon) 8 hours (Afternoon)

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

Complete flexibility
A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer

Acquamarina 848 Cabrio and other options...

From € 800 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Amalfi

Boat up to 12 people on board
Hotel pick up/drop off
Packet light lunch on board

€ 159 per guest

Duration 11 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast Boat Tour + Stops in Positano and Amalfi
Shared

Departure from Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum, Portici, Torre del Greco

See Amalfi and Positano in one day
Transfer from the hotel to the port
Comfortable cruise on a modern boat

Amalfi Coast boat from Naples and other options...

€ 64 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(378 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A private boat with expert skipper
Two stunning destinations in one tour
Option to dock on Capri and/or in Positano

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)

Departure from Sorrento

A full day at sea
Choose the boat you prefer
Minibar on board

From € 900 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(370 Reviews)
Private Pompeii Tour & Wine Tasting
Shared

Departure from Naples, Sorrento, Positano

Visit the ruins of Pompeii with a guide
Relax over lunch and a wine tasting
Professional driver for stress-free transportation

Mercedes E or V class and other options...

From € 470 Per vehicle | Max 8 passengers € 500

Duration 8 hours

Excellent
(379 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in August

Restaurants open in Capri in August