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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Day tour of Capri from Amalfi Coast and Sorrento

Da € 550 Per Boat | Max 7 people

Duration 7 hours

Free cancellation

Full day tour of Capri on a Gozzo Fratelli Aprea with pick-up and drop-off in Positano with skipper.

Excellent (120)
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Departure from: Capri

Capri Day Tour - GOLD Day Trip Package

€ 94 per guest € 100 -6%

Duration 8 hours

  • Skip the lines for tickets
  • Explore independently at your own pace
  • Make the most of your time and money
Excellent (1)
Misal Sorrento Boat Charter - "Special Capri Dream Tour"  for Couples Only Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri, Naples, Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

"Special Capri Dream Tour" for Couples Only

Da € 529 Per boat | Max 2 passengers € 650 -19%

Duration 4 hours 8 hours

Free cancellation

  • Toast on board!
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  • Stop for photos in the most romantic places on the island
Excellent (73)
Capri Blue Boats - Tour of Capri from Marina Piccola on a Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Tour of Capri from Marina Piccola on a Gozzo

Da € 130 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 150 -13%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

Free cancellation

  • Boat tour with skipper around the island, swim under the Faraglioni, and stop at the Blue Grotto
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Capri Whales - Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (250 hp, license required) Bestseller Verified

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Capri Rubber Dinghy Rental (250 hp, license required)

Da € 200 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 9 hours

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Excellent (494)
Motoscafisti di Capri - Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line Most popular Verified

Departure from: Capri

Island Tour + stop by Blue Grotto - Yellow Line

€ 18 per guest € 19 -5%

Duration 2 hours

Buy the online ticket, save 1 euro and skip the line!

Very good (263)

Departure from: Capri

Capri Tour by Itama 40 Speedboat

Da € 380 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 4 hours 7 hours

There is nothing like exploring the coastline of Capri by sea, especially on board a powerful speedboat that lends a touch of luxury to your relaxing day at sea. Spend your time with us on our Itama 40 and explore the most beautiful corners of the island.

Excellent (8)

Food experience

Organic "Classico" Wine Tasting with Lunch on Vesuvius

€ 28 per guest

Duration 2 hours

Free cancellation

  • Organic wine from Vesuvius
  • Guided walk of the winery
  • Lunch with local specialties
Excellent (923)

Departure from: Capri

Capri and the Amalfi Coast by speedboat Itama 38

Da € 1,100 Per boat | Max 6 passengers € 1,200 -8%

Duration 8 hours

Free cancellation

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

Departure from: Capri

Half day tour by private gozzo around the Isle of Capri

Da € 260 Per boat | Max 6 people

Duration 4 hours

Free cancellation

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

Departure from: Sorrento, Amalfi, Positano, Praiano, Conca dei Marini, Nerano, Massa Lubrense

Day Trip to Capri on Luxury Boat

Da € 550 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 8 hours

  • A private minicruise
  • Sail around Capri and enjoy time on land
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Sorrento
Excellent (333)

Departure from: Capri

Full-Day Gozzo Boat Tour - Amalfi Coast

Da € 449 Per boat | Max 7 passengers € 500 -10%

Duration 7 hours

  • A full 7-hour boat tour of the Amalfi Coast via private gozzo passing Positano, Amalfi, and Nerano before returning to Capri.
Excellent (169)

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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Hotel Caesar Augustus Ad

5 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Caesar Augustus

From € 390
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)
Tel. +39 081 8373395

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 92
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)
Tel. +39 081 8371463

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)
Tel. +39 081 8371549
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 355
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)
Tel. +39 081 8370633

B&B and Homes - Capri

Diva Suites

From € 220
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)
Tel. +39 081 8370104

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Boutique B&B Bettola del Re

From € 80
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 (99)
Tel. +39 333 3950760
Il Tramonto Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Il Tramonto

From € 70
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)
Tel. +39 334 7125862

4 stars - Capri

Hotel Syrene

From € 162
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)
Tel. +39 081 8370102
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 280
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)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Monte Solaro

From € 90
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)
Tel. +39 081 8382124

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

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Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (54)
Tel. +39 346 6487195

4 stars - Capri

Relais Maresca Luxury Small Hotel

From € 152.15
Breakfast included

A balcony over the Bay of Naples just steps from Capri's beach

  1. One of the few waterfront hotels on Capri
  2. The open-air hall with a view of the Bay of Naples
  3. A Mediterranean dinner on the terrace with the flavors of the sea
Excellent (989)
Tel. +39 081 8379619

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)
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 (741)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

Restaurants - Capri

E' Divino €€

Tales of the unexpected

  1. The bohemienne atmosphere
  2. Its delicacies such as "gnocchi di baccalà" and "pasta alla genovese"
  3. The garden for summer meals, the fireplace for the winter ones
Very good (602)
Tel. +39 081 8378364

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 (976)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

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 (1198)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

Restaurants - Anacapri

Pizzeria Aumm Aumm €€

Yummy scrummy Anacapri!

  1. More of 30 types of pizza to choose among
  2. Homemade cakes
  3. A glass of "limoncello" at the end of the dinner
Excellent (848)
Tel. +39 081 8373926

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)
Tel. +39 081 8370723

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 (548)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

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 (691)
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 (503)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

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 (1602)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

Restaurants - Anacapri

La Zagara €€

Dine under the shade of a lemon grove

  1. Traditional island cuisine with a modern twist
  2. Tables under the shade of flowering lemon trees
  3. A wine bar with wine by the glass and finger food
Excellent (538)
Tel. +39 081 8372923
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