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

Departure from Capri

A boat tour of the Faraglioni and grottoes
Explore the coast of Capri
Stop to swim in the crystalline waters

Gozzo

From € 200 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(83 Reviews)
Small-Group Capri Boat Tour w/Swim
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Tour the island by sea on a traditional gozzo boat
Dive into the most beautiful coves and bays
Admire the Faraglioni from below

Boat

€ 50 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)
Island Tour + Blue Grotto Visit - Yellow Line
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best way to visit the island by sea!

Speedboats

€ 20 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Complete freedom
Great prices
No need to have a boating license

Gommone 40 cavalli

From € 150 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(508 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Flexible rental period
Assistance day and night
Capri on your own!

Scooter

From € 30 Per scooter | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 5 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(463 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

A traditional boat ideal for groups of family or friends.

Lancia Milano-Aprea 10

From € 250 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)
Tour of Capri from Marina Piccola on a Gozzo
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Boat tour with skipper around the island, swim under the Faraglioni, and stop at the Blue Grotto

Gozzo caprese and other options...

From € 180 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

(130 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 € 280 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(130 Reviews)
Discover the Capri of Your Dreams: Private Boat Tour
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Choose the length of your tour
English-speaking skipper
Optional stop at the Blue Grotto

Gozzo traditional boat and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 6 hours

Free cancellation

(289 Reviews)
Skip-the-line Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius Guided Tour
Shared

Departure from Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Visit Pompeii and Mount Vesuvius with an English-speaking guide
Skip-the-line entrance tickets included
See two A-list sights in one day via air-conditioned minibus

Pompei and Vesuvius from Naples and other options...

€ 109 per guest

Duration 8 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

(743 Reviews)
Boat Tour to Capri (full day)
Bestseller Shared

Departure from Sorrento

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

Boat to Capri

€ 119 per guest

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

(370 Reviews)

Departure from Amalfi, Capri, Naples, Positano, Sorrento

Expert sailor
Comfortable speedboat
Choice of departure ports

Tuccoli 30

From € 699 € 780 Per boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 hours

Where to stay in Capri in August

Restaurants open in Capri in August