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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Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private Tour of Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi

From € 315 Per boat | Max 4 passengers € 350 -10%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Private boat tour with skipper
  • 4 or 7 hours to explore Capri from Positano, Praiano or Amalfi
  • Choice of boats
Excellent (101)

Food experience

Organic "Superiore" Wine Tasting + Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 35 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio DOP Superiore wine
  • Lunch on traditional dishes while enjoying the view
  • Visit the vineyard and winery
Excellent (923)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Private Gozzo Boat Tour for an Unforgettable Day

From € 150 Per boat | Max 6 passengers € 199 -25%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • A boat tour of the Faraglioni and grottoes
  • Explore the coast of Capri
  • Stop to swim in the crystalline waters
Excellent (84)

Departure from: Capri

Exclusive tour by luxury motorboat around Capri

Opened. Book now!
From € 390 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 3 hours 4 hours

Free cancellation

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • VIP service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (212)

Departure from: Positano

Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri

Open from 15 June
€ 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Full-day tour
  • Stops for a swim and time on land from Marina Grande
  • Drinks and snacks included in the price
Excellent (631)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Boat Tour with Blue Grotto: Open Ticket

Open from 15 June
€ 18 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Open ticket: choose your tour date
  • Admire Capri by sea
  • Various departure times each day
Excellent (240)

Departure from: Positano

Amalfi Coast Boat Rental from Positano Without Skipper

From € 230 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • Sail the coastline between Positano and Amalfi
  • Complete independence
  • Small gozzo boat or rubber dinghy
Excellent (101)

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of Capri

From € 130 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

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

Departure from: Capri

Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat

Opened. Book now!
From € 190 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Book your private boat in just a few clicks
  • Exclusive service
  • No commission to the hotels
Excellent (212)
Capri Blue Boats - Tour around Capri by Traditional Gozzo Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour around Capri by Traditional Gozzo

Open from 1 July
From € 240 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 250 -4%

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Swim, snorkel, and explore the island via traditional gozzo or Fratelli Aprea craft (with bathroom); masks, towels, and free beverages on board.
Excellent (120)

Departure from: Capri

Dolce Vita Capri Tour by Speedboat

From € 500 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

  • Boat tour around Capri on board a stunning Riva Aquarama Special

Departure from: Capri

Rent a Lancia Caprese from Marina Piccola

Open from 1 July
From € 80 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

  • Set sail from the bay beneath the Faraglioni on a traditional wooden boat, easy to navigate for a day in complete freedom.
Excellent (120)

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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5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

Open from 1 July
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 (1210)

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

Opened. Book now!
From € 110

Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (54)
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 510
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 (233)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Monte Solaro

From € 120
Breakfast included

Where the most beautiful view on the island of Capri... is all yours!

  1. Watch the sun setting over the sea from your terrace
  2. Ten minutes from all of Capri's tourist attractions
  3. Typical island hospitality, in a family-run B&B
Excellent (363)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

Opened. Book now!
From € 100
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 (100)

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 370
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 (344)

5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 450
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

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 106.25
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 (90)

3 stars - 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 (210)

B&B and Homes - Capri

Diva Suites

Open from 1 July
From € 330
Breakfast included

Your suite, in the shadow of the Faraglioni

  1. The sea of Capri on your doorstep
  2. The irresistible island cuisine at La Canzone del Mare
  3. The view of the Faraglioni, from the swimming pool
Very good (82)

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto

Opened. Book now!
From € 120
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 (246)
Hotel Syrene Bestseller

4 stars - Capri

Hotel Syrene

Open from 1 July
From € 288
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 (398)

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 (1882)

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 (621)

Restaurants - Capri

Capri Pasta Delicatessen €€

Delicatessen and gourmet take away

  1. Order the delicious homemade ravioli capresi
  2. Top class take away food
  3. Excellent catering service
Excellent (418)

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 (975)

Restaurants - Anacapri

Le Arcate €€

Under the arches

  1. A genuine healthy cuisine
  2. Just a walk from the centre of Anacapri
  3. A great wines' selection
Very good (899)

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 (555)

Restaurants - Capri

Terrazza Brunella €€

The terrace above the bay

  1. Vegetarian and gluten-free options
  2. The stunning view over the bay of Marina Piccola
  3. Pretend to be in an old movie
Excellent (1308)

Restaurants - Capri

Al Grottino €€

Historic eats and island treats

  1. Homemade pasta
  2. The 15th century building in which is located
  3. The exquisite seafood flavour cocotte
Excellent (788)

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 (740)

Restaurants - Capri

Buca di Bacco €€

When bite-size is the right size!

  1. The famous pizza "sfilatino"
  2. Pretend to be in the first decades of 20th century
  3. Reserve the table next to the panoramic window
Very good (812)

Restaurants - Anacapri

da Gelsomina €€

Unforgettable food with an unforgettable view

  1. Sample island specialties against the backdrop of a breathtaking sunset
  2. Relax in the peaceful silence of the Anacapri countryside
  3. Taste the delicious wine made from the surrounding vineyards
Excellent (1238)

Restaurants - Capri

da Gioia €€

Fish, seafood and... Faraglioni!

  1. The spectacular view from the terrace
  2. The excellent seafood
  3. Take a dip between a course and another
Very good (238)
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