What’s the Amalfi Coast like to visit in May?

Amalfi Coast Weather in May

Avg. temperature: 25°C / 77°F

Rain: 29 mm per month

Sun: 14 Hrs per day

Avg. Humidity: 73%

Summer is officially just getting started, which means that May is the month many of you will start to think about getting away again for another year. Many of you will dream of freshly cooked food, cold drinks in the sun, and stunning beaches to rest and relax on. Those of you that are already familiar with the Amalfi Coast will just cast your minds back to Capri, Cetara, and Positano to name just a few.

For that’s the beauty of the Amalfi Coast; there are so many hidden gems that you can go back over and over again, seeing something new and exciting every time you arrive. Picture yourself relaxing on the beach and then heading out in the evening to eat outside by the shore as the sun sets. These are the sorts of things that the Amalfi Coast was made for, and it might just be your next destination if you like the sound of what follows.

It’s warm enough for a dip in the ocean if the mood takes you

Finally, after all these months it’s warm enough to go back in the water without a wetsuit in sight. You can take a stroll down to the shoreline, dip your toe, and if the water is to your liking, you can have a paddle and a splash in the afternoon sun. What could be better than that?

Beaches like the Marina Grande and Vietri sul Mare are ideal for families as they offer plenty of kids activities on the beach and in the water. If you want something a little less hectic, then you might make your way over to the secluded beach of Minori for the afternoon.

Day trippers and coaches will make Capri and Positano much busier at lunchtime  

One thing to bear in mind is that May is one of the most popular months for day trippers and coach holidays. There’s plenty of sun, but it’s not so hot that you’re going to break a sweat just sitting on a coach. Because of the timing, and the beauty of the Amalfi Coast itself, there will be quite a few coach trips pulling into places like Sorrento, Positano, and even via the ferry to the island of Capri.

Whilst this all adds to the atmosphere of the Amalfi Coast, it might mean that you don’t always get the quiet lunch you were hoping for. Most coach trips pull into their chosen town or city by midday, and leave before the early evening. Book a table at your favourite restaurant the night before and you shouldn’t have to wait for your lunch in the sun.

Walk the Path of the Gods in the week to beat the weekend walkers

Walking is at is best in May because you have the perfect balance of uninterrupted sunlight and a gentle sea breeze that keeps the average highs of 24 degrees Celsius at bay.

The region is perhaps most famous for the Path of the Gods, and as a visitor to the Amalfi Coast you can’t afford to miss out on it. Set off in the morning so that you can stop somewhere for lunch and take an hour or so of rest during the peak temperatures. That way you’ll get home to your hotel with plenty of energy for the evening ahead.

Day trips to Pompeii are popular throughout May  

Italy is well known for Pompeii, and did you know that you’re only a few hours away from it by car? Hiring a car for the day and heading off for some sightseeing is a great way to breakup your holiday. Do it right in the middle of your stay and you’ll have plenty more time to enjoy the Coast in the second half of the holiday.

Booking ahead with boat tours will save you waiting at the shore

The boat tours are one of the most popular ways to see the Coast from a completely different angle, and with good reason. Day trippers and coach trips will often swell the numbers, so if you have your eye on a trip on the water, you’d be well advised to book ahead so you save yourself from queuing up on the shore.

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