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 (108)

Departure from: Positano

Capri Boat Tour with Pick-up from Positano

€ 129 per guest

Duration 9 hours

  • Pick-up by car or minivan in Positano
  • Boat tour of Capri from Sorrento
  • Free time to explore Capri on land
Excellent (72)
HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (178)

Departure from: Naples

Amalfi Coast Tour from Naples

€ 72 per guest € 90 -20%

Duration 8 hours (Morning)

  • Visit Positano, Amalfi, and Ravello in one day
  • English and Spanish spoken
  • Free time to visit all three towns
Excellent (1117)

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Nerano

Amalfi Coast tour on a Classic Luxury Boat

from € 820 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • Minicruise along the Amalfi Coast on a Luxury gozzo boat
  • Free time for swimming in the most beautiful bays along the coastline.
  • Time to visits to Positano and Amalfi city centre.
Excellent (321)

Departure from: Capri

Classic Capri Boat Tour via Apreamare Gozzo

from € 160 Per boat | Max 12 people € 160 -0%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • Snap photos of the Faraglioni, swim in the Green Grotto, take a boat tour of the island with a Blue Grotto stop on board an Apreamare gozzo
Excellent (346)
Grassi Junior Boats - Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Positano

Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

€ 90 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Boat tour + 4 free hours to visit Capri by land: see the best of Capri with a 7-hour tour departing from Positano!
Excellent (90)
Capri Whales - Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (40 hp, no license required) Bestseller Verified

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Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (40 hp, no license required)

from € 120 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 9 hours

  • Complete freedom
  • Great prices
  • No need to have a boating license
Excellent (484)

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

from € 250 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 4 hours

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (198)

Departure from: Positano

Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 70 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Full day boat tour along the coast
  • Small group of up to 12 passengers
  • Free time on land to explore Amalfi
Excellent (612)

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri

from € 160 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

  • Professional skipper
  • Comfortable boat
  • The best of Capri by sea

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (770)

Accommodations

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Availability and prices

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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 490
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 (1173)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

4 stars - Capri

Hotel Syrene

From € 252
Breakfast included

4 stars and a secret garden

  1. The unbeatable location - on Via Camerelle!
  2. Rooms with a view of the Faraglioni
  3. The lemon garden, with pool and bar
Excellent (390)
Tel. +39 081 8370102

5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 539
Breakfast included

Luxury suites in the heart of Capri town

  1. Stay in a chic design suite
  2. Live just a few steps from the Piazzetta
  3. Savor the view over Capri from an island villa
Tel. +39 081 8379620

B&B and Homes - Capri

Capri Town

From € 300

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 (30)
Tel. +39 331 7277715
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 350
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 (333)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 550
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 (228)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

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 (207)
Tel. +39 081 8371549

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 147
Breakfast included

A centrally-located hotel with views to die for? You've found it!

  1. The beautiful views of the sea surrounding Capri
  2. The strategic location slap-bang in the center of Anacapri
  3. Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel
Very good (88)
Tel. +39 081 8371463
Il Giardino dell'Arte Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Giardino dell'Arte

From € 159
Breakfast included

A garden B&B with an artistic touch

  1. Views of the sunset you're unlikely to ever forget
  2. Breakfast featuring homemade treats and freshly-picked fruit from the garden
  3. A relaxing dip in the jetted pool for 12
Excellent (519)
Tel. +39 081 837 3025

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Villa Pollio

From € 95
Breakfast included

Live like a local in a historic island home

  1. An authentic island villa in the center of Anacapri
  2. Completely renovated and furnished in 2017
  3. A warm welcome from the Pollio family
Excellent (32)
Tel. 0818372277
Hotel Mediterraneo Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Mediterraneo

From € 100
Breakfast included

Your Mediterranean home-from-home

  1. The warm hospitality offered by the Schettino family
  2. A typical island home, with LCD television and Wi-Fi too
  3. The historic center of Anacapri is just a few steps away
Excellent (164)
Tel. +39 335 5666047

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 120
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 (93)
Tel. +39 333 3950760

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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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 (1812)
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 (686)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

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 (1161)
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 (669)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

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 (478)
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 (929)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

Restaurants - Capri

Il Geranio €€

Fine food and a view ... of the Faraglioni!

  1. The stunning view of Faraglioni and Gardens of Augustus
  2. A romantic dinner on the terrace: just the blue of the sea and the sound of the waves
  3. Delicious fresh seafood
Excellent (1537)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

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 (538)
Tel. +39 081 8371798

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 (522)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

Restaurants - Capri

Monzù €€€

Marvellous, Mediterranean, Monzù!

  1. A table on the terrace, the blue all around you
  2. Chef Lionetti's delicacies
  3. The colors of the sunset on the Bay of Marina Piccola
Excellent (233)
Tel. +39 081 8370844

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 (779)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

Restaurants - Capri

La Capannina €€€

Dining with the De Angelis family

  1. The vast selection of wines and spirits from all over the world
  2. The famous pasta dish "ravioli capresi", prepared according to the traditional recipe
  3. Dine with celebrities
Very good (602)
Tel. +39 081 8370732
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