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Beaches and Bathing Resorts

The Sorrentine peninsula and its beaches are famous for their crystal clear waters and the typical Mediterranean marine vegetation in which they are immersed.

Along the Coast of Sorrento, you’ll find many coves set between the cliffs, where you can spend some time to relax and sunbathe in nothing but tranquility. The beaches around Sorrento are different from the usual beaches: mainly composed of pebbles instead of sand and all of them have great bathing establishments, perfectly equipped to suit your needs.

The most beautiful beaches are definitely those reachable only by sea, as they are less crowded and still unspoiled.

Below we have selected the best seaside resorts and beautiful beaches of the Sorrentine Peninsula according to the advice of locals:


The two main beaches in Sorrento are the Marina Grande and Marina Piccola, situated only a few steps away from the heart of town and the school: you’ll find out what it truly mean to swim in Sorrento water.

It is recommended that you access the beach of Marina Piccola from Villa Comunale through the stairs carved into the mountain. 

The beach is composed prevalently of volcanic sand and from the shores you may enjoy the splendid panorama of the Gulf of Naples.

On the beach, you find diverse beach establishments that offer sun beds, sun umbrellas, entertainment services, showers, bar, restaurant and diving.

The entrance fee varies from a minimum of 10,00€ to a maximum of 15,00 € per person for sun bed and entrance (a discount is available at Marina Piccola for Sant'Anna students!).

Marina Grande is a free beach, located steps away from the school.



This beach is only reachable by foot and accordingly, it is less crowded in respect to all the other beaches of Sorrento. In this area, there was once a majestic seaside villa of the Roman era, from the first century BC. Today, it is only possible to visit the ruins. 



Next on the list are the beaches of Massalubrense, the most frequented by locals, where you can relax in the sun, with light sea breezes caressing you. Formed in part by pebbles and in part by sand, it is distanced only 2 km from the centre of Sorrento and is equipped with beach establishments.  



We’ve now come to what is considered to be one of the most beautiful seaside areas of Italy: Nerano. Composed of endless beaches and popular amongst worldwide VIPs, the Nerano bay is a true corner of heaven on earth. The bay is composed of diverse beaches, all formed of pebbles, clear water and rocky bottoms which renders it ideal for swimming and snorkelling. 



We then have Positano, one of the most patronized spots by tourists, with its very characteristic town streets and alleys, which lead you to some of the most wonderful, blue-watered beaches you’ll ever see.



The leranto Bay is found in the heart of the Riserva di Punta Campanella (Punta Campanella Reserve) and is part of the Nerano village, municipality of Massa Lubrense.

The beach is a real corner of paradise and is composed of sand, white pebbles and pristine, crystal clear waters. A unique experience is the view that you enjoy from the bay which faces the faraglioni of Capri.

The trail is not rated the easiest, however the extraordinary beauty of the walk and the variety of plants and flowers, render it one of the most beautiful itineraries of the Sorrentine Peninsula.


Come dive into these magical waters, and experience this Mediterranean heavenliness first hand.



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