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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Guided walking tour of Pompeii Skip-the-line Tickets

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Duration 2 hours 4 hours

Free cancellation

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  • Fast-track entrance with tickets included
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Excellent (743)

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  • A private boat at sunset
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Capri and Blue Grotto boat tour from Sorrento-VIP tour

€ 139 per guest

Duration 8 hours

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  • Small groups of maximum 8 people
  • Blue Grotto entry guaranteed
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HP Travel - Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More Most popular Verified

Departure from: Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Castellammare di Stabia, Herculaneum

Capri Boat Tour from Sorrento, Naples, and More

€ 55 per guest

Duration 8 hours 10 hours

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Capri Boat Service - Capri in gozzo , swimming and Faraglioni Rocks Bestseller Verified

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Capri in gozzo , swimming and Faraglioni Rocks

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Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 8 hours

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Shared Gozzo Boat Capri Tour from Positano

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Unique Gozzo Boat Sunset Tour of Capri

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Capri Blu Tour: Shared Group Boat Tour

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Capri: Boat Tour incl. Blue Grotto

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You Know! - Capri boat tour from Rome by high-speed train Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Rome

Capri boat tour from Rome by high-speed train

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You Know! - Amalfi Coast boat tour from Sorrento Bestseller Verified

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Amalfi Coast boat tour from Sorrento

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Accommodations

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Imperial luxury

  1. The most unique view on earth (seriously)
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Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 250
Breakfast included

Your boutique hotel, made in Capri

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  2. Panoramic pleasures in your room and by the pool
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Al Mulino

From € 140
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A hotel in a countryside villa on the island of Capri

  1. The charm of a hidden corner of Capri's countryside
  2. Breakfast al fresco in the garden with homemade cakes and freshly picked fruit
  3. The authentic island hospitality of a local family to experience the best of Capri
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Alle Ginestre

From € 100
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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
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La Scalinatella Bestseller

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La Scalinatella

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Il Tramonto

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Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

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Monte Solaro

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Diva Suites

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Guide to restaurants on the island

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Dining under the lemon trees

  1. The fragrance of 130 lemon trees of the garden
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E' Divino €€

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  1. Order pizza all'acqua, a special100 years old recipe of pizza
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Il Geranio €€

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

  1. The stunning view of Faraglioni and Gardens of Augustus
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Excellent (1666)

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Villa Verde €€

A secret garden and a famous restaurant

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La Fontelina €€€

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La Terrazza di Lucullo €€€

When restaurants have wow! factor

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Da Luigi ai Faraglioni €€€

The lunch of a lifetime

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  3. Celebrate an unforgettable wedding party
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La Canzone del Mare €€€

Song of the sea

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  3. Taste a glass of wine with "white peaches" in it
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Mammà €€€

Food with soul, just like Mom used to make

  1. Michelin starred chef Salvatore La Ragione
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Lido del Faro €€

Taste the sea, savor the sunset

  1. The breathtaking sunset over the sea
  2. Taste excellent fresh seafood dishes
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