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

Capri Blu Premium Tour: Shared Boat Tour (max 8 people)
Shared

Departure from Sorrento

Intimate group of maximum 8 passengers
Prosecco toast with a view
Free time to visit the town of Capri

Capri Boat Premium

€ 135 per guest

Duration 8 hours

(797 Reviews)
Shared Boat Tour from Positano to Capri
Shared

Departure from Positano

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

Capri boat (shared)

€ 85 € 90 per guest

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(657 Reviews)
Amalfi Coast boat tour from Rome by high speed train
Shared

Departure from Rome

A day at sea along the beautiful coastline with a small group and an experienced captain
Spend time exploring the towns of Amalfi and Positano
Enjoy a couple of stops for swimming and snorkeling in the crystal clear waters

Traditional gozzo boat

€ 274 per guest

Duration 12 hours

Free cancellation

(1869 Reviews)
Capri Island Classic Tour by Private Boat
Shared

Departure from Capri, Sorrento, Positano, Massa Lubrense

Total freedom and flexibility
Drinks on board
Pick-up included

Apreamare 38 ft

From € 699 € 999 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

(52 Reviews)

Departure from Capri

Sun loungers and umbrella reserved for the day
A private boat tour on board a traditional gozzo
Lunch at a seaside restaurant

Gozzo 8m

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

(350 Reviews)
Tour of the Isle of Capri by Private Gozzo Boat
Bestseller

Departure from Capri

Book your private boat in just a few clicks
Exclusive service
No commission to the hotels

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.80 and other options...

From € 160 Per boat | Max 10 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(216 Reviews)

Departure from Positano

A private boat at sunset
A romantic Prosecco toast on board
Drop anchor near the Li Galli Islets

Gozzo Fratelli Aprea 7.50 and other options...

From € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 2 hours

(115 Reviews)
Island Tour + Stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best way to visit the island by sea!
Flexibility: ticket is valid for boarding anytime during opening hours
Even more flexibility: ticket is valid for 3 days from the selected date

Speedboats

€ 18 € 21 per guest

Duration 2 hours

(271 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Ischia, Massa Lubrense, Piano di Sorrento, Vico Equense

Toast on board!
A luxury boat all for you and your partner
Stop for photos in the most romantic places on the island

NEW Gozzo 32 ft "Dolce Vita" and other options...

From € 749 € 850 Per boat | Max 2 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

Free cancellation

(73 Reviews)

Departure from Naples

Wine tasting
Visit the crater atop Mt. Vesuvius
Skip-the-line at Pompeii

Tour

€ 85 per guest

Duration 7 hours

(2427 Reviews)

Departure from Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Massa Lubrense

A versatile and comfortable boat
English-speaking skipper
Complete freedom

Jeranto 7.50 - Spassatiempo

From € 750 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

Transfer to Blue Grotto and Back- Blue Line
Shared

Departure from Capri

Save time and money
Kids ride free
The best, fastest and cheaper way to reach the Blue Grotto!
Flexibility: ticket is valid for boarding anytime during opening hours
Even more flexibility: ticket is valid for 3 days from the selected date

€ 18 € 20 per guest

Duration 1 hour

(271 Reviews)

Where to stay in Capri in August

Restaurants open in Capri in August