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Spiaggia del Fornillo

Address: Positano, Italy
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Ranked #2 of 32 things to do in Positano
Owner description: This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire...
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Owner description: This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One afther another, green and rocky mountainsp lunge dramatically into the mediterranean blue sea. The famouse Amalfi Coast road clings to the mountainsides revealing a succession of picturebook wiews each seemingly more stunning than the one before. Not so many years ago much of this coast was only accessible by boat. Now it is a fashionable resort area which retains the charm of past times.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

From the great beach, facing the water, walk the pathway to your right and you will reach Fornillo. Since it is January, the beach was empty. Someone told us that in summer, Fornillo would be better, less people. It is a smallish beach - but clean.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Positans "second beach" has a tranquillity far different from its main beah nearby which affords you a choice. During season it has its concession stands and umbrella rentals along with a selection of excellent luncheon restaurants. Off season it is a paradise of serenity and great beauty. The sea affords a calmness which pacifies the spirit into wonderings of ancient... More 

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Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

While in Positano at the end of October for five days, we asked hotel staff about the beaches nearby. We wanted to spend a very relaxing day in the sun and ocean for the afternoon. Staff recommended we walk to Fornillo Beach. There are many more beaches near Positano and transport can be had via water taxi from Spiaggia Grande.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Escape from the tourist masses, walk 10 minutes and find yourself on a small, almost private-like beach without the clutter and loud noises.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Quite a busy, bustling restaurant in Positano. Service was ok, as was the food - I can't really say more than that. It didn't get us excited, and it didn't make us grumpy either. Which makes it fairly pricy for average fare. It had none of the little touches that some Italian restaurants have - like a free tot of... More 

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Gainesville, Fl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful place to relax, people watch, and appreciate that you are relaxing along the Amalfi Coast! The beach is rocky, but do you really care?

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Sea kayaking, cheap sun loungers and clean and tidy. Great experience. Short walk to the main part of Positano. Love it

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San Mateo, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is what people were calling the local beach. It was more quiet and peaceful. I enjoyed swimming, having some pulpo stew and peach wine spritzer at the small beach shop, and laying on the lounge chairs. The beach snack shop will run you up to the main beach for free via boat after.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The beach was very pretty and not too crowded but you may want to bring along water shoes because it is rocky.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The water here is nice and clean. Just note: the beach is pebbly/rocky. There are plenty of great restaurants (and they are not overly priced) close by so when you get hungry you can grab something to eat or grab some gelato. You can rent chairs and your hotel should provide you with a beach towel.

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