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: Capri

Boat Tour of the Island with the Faraglioni

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 1 hour

  • Skip the line and depart with no wait
  • Guaranteed lowest price
  • No booking fees
Very good (224)

Departure from: Amalfi, Positano, Praiano

Private Capri Boat Tour from Amalfi Coast (Aprea Gozzo)

from € 750 Per boat | Max 12 passengers

Duration 4 hours 7 hours

  • A private 4 or 7-hour tour of Capri via a large gozzo boat with an expert skipper departing from Positano, Amalfi or Praiano.
Excellent (78)
Capri Boat Service - Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Luxury Capri Boat Tour by Fratelli Aprea Lancia/Gozzo

from € 160 Per barca | Max 9 persone € 250 -36%

Duration 2 hours 3 hours 4 hours

  • A luxury sail around Capri via a Fratelli Aprea lancia or gozzo boat, with welcome spumante toast and fresh fruit on board while we explore the island!
Excellent (157)
Laser Capri - Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Boat Tour of the Island with a Blue Grotto Stop

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours

  • Skip the line and depart with no wait
  • Guaranteed lowest price
  • No booking fees
Very good (224)

Departure from: Sorrento

Boat Tour from Sorrento to the Amalfi Coast

€ 119 per guest

Duration 8 hours

  • A small-group tour
  • Free time on land in Positano and Amalfi for a stroll
  • Transfers from your hotel to the port included
Excellent (480)
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

€ 17 per guest € 18 -6%

Duration 2 hours

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

Very good (234)

Departure from: Amalfi, Maiori

Private boat tour of the Amalfi Coast

from € 400 Per Boat | Max 7 passengers

Duration 7 hours

  • The freedom of a private tour
  • Expert skipper
  • The beauty of the Amalfi Coast
Excellent (38)

Departure from: Capri

Sparkling sunset

from € 250 per boat | Max 2 people

Duration 2 hours (Afternoon)

  • Boat tour of the island with champagne and snacks waiting for the sunset.
Excellent (997)

Departure from: Capri

Swim and sun, relax and fun! 3hour group tour of Capri

€ 50 per guest

Duration 3 hours

  • Maximum 10 passengers
  • Stop at the Blue Grotto
  • Swim breaks along the coast
Excellent (997)

Rent

Book a Scooter Online (from 2 hours to 5 days)

from € 30 per scooter

Duration 1 hour

Even if you are on the island for just a few hours, enjoy Capri to the fullest! ERent a scooter to skip the crowds and discover the island.

Excellent (375)
Vincenzo Capri Boats - Private Gozzo Boat Tour of Capri for a wonderful day Bestseller Verified

Departure from: Capri

Private Gozzo Boat Tour of Capri for a wonderful day

from € 129 Per boat | Max 6 passengers

Duration 2 hours 3 hours

  • A boat tour of the Faraglioni and grottoes along the coast of Capri with a stop to swim in the crystalline waters.
Excellent (75)

Departure from: Positano

Shared Amalfi Coast Boat Tour

€ 70 per guest

Duration 7 hours

  • Full day boat tour along the coast
  • Small group of up to 12 passengers
  • Free time on land to explore Amalfi
Excellent (619)

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 € 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 (1154)
Tel. +39 081 8373395
La Scalinatella Bestseller

5 stars - Capri

La Scalinatella

From € 550
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 (226)
Tel. +39 081 8370633
Casa Morgano Bestseller

Small Boutique Hotels - Capri

Casa Morgano

From € 350
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 (327)
Tel. +39 081 8370158

B&B and Homes - 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 (205)
Tel. +39 081 8371549

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Bellavista

From € 150
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 (86)
Tel. +39 081 8371463

Apartments - Capri

Fuorlovado 40

From € 170

Sleep in style in the center of Capri town.

Modern guest rooms
Centrally located in Capri town
Impeccable hospitality

Excellent (50)
Tel. +39 346 6487195

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Monte Solaro

From € 160
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 (354)
Tel. +39 081 8382124

5 stars - Capri

Villa Mediterranea

From € 544.50
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
Tel. +39 081 8379620
Grand Hotel Quisisana Bestseller

5 stars luxury - Capri

Grand Hotel Quisisana

From € 506
Breakfast included

Capri: The Piazzetta, The Faraglioni, The Blue Grotto, and...The Quisisana

  1. Hotel Quisisana is all the elegance of Capri
  2. VIP watching at the Quisi Bar
  3. Innovative luxury for more than 150 years
Excellent (946)
Tel. +39 081 8370788
Hotel Mediterraneo Bestseller

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

Hotel Mediterraneo

From € 90
Breakfast included

Your Mediterranean home-from-home

  1. The warm hospitality offered by the Schettino family
  2. A typical island home, with LCD television and Wi-Fi too
  3. The historic center of Anacapri is just a few steps away
Excellent (163)
Tel. +39 335 5666047
Hotel Il Girasole Bestseller

3 stars - Anacapri

Hotel Il Girasole

From € 100
Breakfast included

Anacapri's sunflower!

  1. The panoramic pool with sundecks and snack bar
  2. The luxurious suites with view of the sea
  3. The peaceful countryside of Anacapri
Very good (414)
Tel. +39 081 8372351

B&B and Homes - Anacapri

La Giuliva

From € 160
Breakfast included

Your panoramic B&B in the center of Anacapri

  1. The strategic location in the center of Anacapri
  2. The fabulous, sea view patio
  3. Free Wi-Fi: a welcome treat
Very good (69)
Tel. +39 340 3583818

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 (1769)
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 (664)
Tel. +39 081 8374108

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 (1132)
Tel. +39 081 8370181

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 (657)
Tel. +39 081 8370845

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 (1501)
Tel. +39 081 837 0616

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 (496)
Tel. + 39 081 8377472

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 (440)
Tel. +39 081 8370591

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 (907)
Tel. +39 081 8377024

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 (519)
Tel. +39 081 8371798

Restaurants - Capri

Monzù €€€

Marvellous, Mediterranean, Monzù!

  1. A table on the terrace, the blue all around you
  2. Chef Lionetti's delicacies
  3. The colors of the sunset on the Bay of Marina Piccola
Excellent (218)
Tel. +39 081 8370844

Restaurants - Capri

Da Giorgio €€

Decades of delicious dishes!

  1. Eat in the heart of the city of Capri
  2. Excellent seafood delicacies
  3. A stunning view over the Bay of Naples
Very good (761)
Tel. +39 081 8370898

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 (1228)
Tel. +39 081 8370122
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