Amalfi Coast Weather in July
Avg. temperature: 33°C / 91°F
Rain: 24 mm per month
Sun: 14 Hrs per day
Avg. Humidity: 66%
If you want to get away from it all back home in the height of summer, then it’s often a choice between July and August isn’t it? The beauty of the Amalfi Coast is that it really comes alive at this time of year, with tourists coming from all over to enjoy one of the last bits of the old Italy that still stand proud along the coast.
The beaches, clifftop gardens, fresh food, and mouth watering wine all need to be enjoyed and tasted, so we’ve put together a seasonal guide on how to do exactly that. Take a read, give it some thought, and then decide for yourself whether July will be the month you visit the Amalfi Coast this year.
July is busy enough to warrant reserving a sun bed, so be prepared
July is one of the peak months for tourists as the weather is good and the kids are done with school for another year. The great thing about this is that it makes the whole region feel energised, and there’s constantly stuff going on night and day.
If however you’re someone who likes to stroll down to the beach and have your pick of the sun loungers, then you may be in for a bit of a shock. It’s perfectly normal to reserve a lounger for the day with a towel, so feel free to do so if you have your heart set on a particular spot in the sun.
Nerano offers a break from the crowds if you still want to relax on the beach
This is one of the places you won’t find in all that many guide books, which is actually a good thing. As with the similarly quiet beach in Minori, Nerano’s main beach is sheltered and not so easily accessible as the very busy Marina Grande or Vietri sul Mare.
If you want to be able to get away from the crowds until you head out for a bite to eat in the evening, this is one of the places to go. Ideal for recharging your batteries as you top up your tan.
Hire a gozzo if you want to get out on the water like the locals do
Hiring one of the locals to skipper your gozzo for the day is a great way to see the coast. These small vessels have plenty of shade thanks to the clever wooden sunshades, and they allow you to enjoy something a little more authentic than the huge ferries and sightseeing boats that will be full to bursting with tourists at this time of year. All you need to do is find someone who is properly licensed and insured, and you’ll be able to relax on the water for the day whilst also beating the crowds. What could be better than that?
Check our guide on: Where to Stay on the Amalfi Coast
Sorrento offers plenty of shops and eateries when you need a break from the beach
You might never think that you’ll want to leave the Marina Grande, but eventually the urge will come to stretch your legs and you’ll want to know where to head to. Sorrento is very much the beating heart of the Amalfi Coast, and it’s where the locals go to shop, eat, and drink. Three things that make any afternoon in the sun one to truly remember when you look back on your holiday.
Walk along the winding side streets, sit and sip a cold drink in the famous square, and then treat yourself to something special in any number of the small historical boutiques that the place is known for.
Temperatures of 30 degrees or more make El Pirata an ideal destination
The heat at this time of year can leave you feeling a little thirsty from time to time, so where better to go than a real pirate ship? El Pirata is moored right on the shoreline, and makes for a great venue at any time of the day or night. Just make sure you have your phone ready so you can snap plenty of photos of the views out to sea to send to your friends and family back home. It’s what holidays are all about isn’t it?