Amalfi Coast Weather in August
Avg. temperature: 33°C / 91°F
Rain: 37 mm per month
Sun: 13 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 64%
With the summer at its zenith, there’s perhaps no better time to head on over to the Amalfi Coast for some well deserved sun worshipping. It’s a little corner of the old Italy that has managed to stay true to its roots and traditions no matter what has gone on in the rest of the world. If that sounds like just the sort of place you want to visit so you can recharge your batteries, then read on.
The great thing about the Amalfi Coast is that it offers you something different every time you visit. The people, the food, the wine, the scenery, the list could go on and on forever and a day. If you want to experience something that will stay with you for the rest of your life, and fill up on some amazing fresh food, then August might just be the prime time to go and experience it all.
August is the peak month for the sun if you want to top up your tan
The sun seekers descend on the Amalfi Coast in their droves in August as temperatures rarely dip below 30 degrees Celsius in the afternoon. The skies are flawlessly blue, the humidity is fine, and the calming sea breeze ensures you can feel your skin glow without overheating. That said, you might want to think about planning ahead so that you’re not queuing up all the time.
Booking your hotel in advance should be the first step. If you book in the off-season then you should have the pick of the hotels, so aim to have everything finalised before the end of January. Other than that, it can be really beneficial to your stay if you book a restaurant for your first night once you’ve checked in, and buy some boat tickets a few days in advance. That way you won’t be standing in line in the baking hot midday sun.
A number plate system has been introduced, which limits rental car access. Now, only rental cars with even plates can drive to the Amalfi Coast on even dates, and odd numbered plates on odd dates. This means in August you can only stay for an even number of days if you rent a car, and public transport options are even more crowded!
The crowds will flock to the Marina Grande and the Vietri sul Mare
The beaches really come into their own in August, and none more so than the Marina Grande. It’s the biggest and most popular stretch of sandy coast on the Amalfi Coast, and its central location means you’re never more than two minutes away from something cold to drink, or tasty to eat. Don’t forget the Vietri sul Mare either. With its fine sand and calm shore break it is ideal for young families who want to keep the kids entertained for a few hours.
If you fancy a bit of a quiet one however, then you might head on over to Minori. It’s only accessible by some rather steep steps down the cliff face, which puts off a lot of people and ensures you can get some well deserved rest and relaxation. There’s also Nerano too if you feel like varying things up. (You can also check our list of best beaches on the Amalfi Coast)
The gozzos are a great alternative to the packed out ferries going to Capri
The ferries over to Capri are always reasonably priced, but in August you might find that they are full to bursting with your fellow tourists and holidaymakers. If you want to be able to relax on your way across to Capri without feeling like you’re surrounded by the crowd, then you might think about finding a gozzo to hire for the trip.
The locals have been using them for centuries, and the wooden covers provide plenty of shade from the midday sun. Their size is also a real plus point for those of you looking for a more sedate trip across the sea. They come in sizes anywhere from 6 to 30 seats, which means you get a much more personal experience than on some of the giant ferries.
Check the guide on: How to Get to the Amalfo Coast
Head to Positano on the 15th August and you won’t be disappointed
This is the feast day of the famous Santa Maria Assunta — the patron saint of Positano. If you want to get to know the locals and see how their culture has shaped their daily lives, then this is a must-see event.
Aside from that, there are plenty of kids clubs run on the beach and in the large chain hotels if you feel like dropping the little ones off for an hour or two.