Baia di Ieranto
Baia di Ieranto
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kreembee
Algiers, Algeria135 contributions
A wonderful spot if you don't like the overcrowded lidos. You will start right from Olga's little shop (look right you will see the path). Very tough at first but you will get used to it, just go slow, stop to watch the view and don't forget to cover your head because part of the path is in full sun. Take it easy and watch your step unless you are like me and you could run your way down8 It's a great workout for your legs, your joints and your concentration. At one point there is a sign: if you go left the path is a bit longer but easier, if you go right it is steep but you will descend straight to the sea! Please respect this little piece of paradise, I have seen plastic bottles left by idiots on the path and ice cream sticks on the rocks (on the weekend there is a little boat that sells snacks to the tourists). Snorkle is just amazing, enjoy!
Written July 25, 2022
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John K
Frankston, Australia25 contributions
Friends
As a group of seven holidaying near Sorrento we took two cars and parked in a public car park just as we entered Nerano. Tickets were purchased at the Tabacchi 50m down the road. The average age of the group was in the mid sixties so we set off at a leisurely pace along the clearly marked track 60m further on from the Tabacchi. The walk to Jeranto was very pleasant and the views back toward Marina del Cantone were stunning with many yachts and smaller boats visible. On reaching a small farmhouse overlooking Jeranto Bay we took the left fork and made our way down a reasonable track to a beautiful picnic area where we had lunch. This part of the walk took about 40 minutes. Nearby was an ancient watchtower with views over del Cantone again. The walk down to the bay itself was very pleasant and the old quarry buildings were worth exploring. Quite a few locals and tourists were sun baking and swimming. The walk out of Jeranto up the many uneven steps was steep and challenging but all agreed worthwhile. The beers at the Tabacchi at the end of the walk, about 3 hours all together, were well deserved. A great walk even for the over 60s.
Written June 2, 2014
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addpaws
York, UK74 contributions
Couples
First off this had to be one of the most amazing places we went to around Sorrento.
The bay is part of a conservation area so is unspoilt, and has no roads leading to it.

Getting There:
No roads - so is only accessible by path, or from the sea - we walked to the bay after parking in Nerano, and the path is signposted to the right just after the square. The path is marked by occasional signs and paint marks along the rocks.
WARNING - there is about a 40 minute walk over uneven, steep paths and leave at least an hour to get back uphill (the path rises steeply up through around 200m). Coming back take the route through the olive grove - much easier path and less steep.
Take all you need (plenty of water etc) as there will be nowhere to buy from and no sunbeds etc and Don't make the walk back in the hottest part of the day!!

The walk -
The walk to the bay is often along cliffs so has amazing views over the coast and, nearing the end, over the Baia di Ieranto. There is a watch tower and museum at the end, as well as a conserved farmhouse and olive grove - but the highlight has to include the beach!

A small pebbled beach which was quiet when we went in July and has amazingly clear blue waters - see the photos attached. Could have spent the day here! With calm water there is another beach round the outcrop of rocks only accessible by boat or swimming!

It is a fair walk especially at hot times of the year - but if you are up for the walk the rewards are amazing and an area I guess few tourists will have visited.

Note - probably best on weekdays as suspect more locals visit on days off. Also worth getting a free map, which includes all the walks, from the local tourist office in Massa Lubrense main square.
Written July 21, 2012
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malgo
Brussels, Belgium181 contributions
Couples
Great if you like places off main tracks. Go to Nerano, park the car. Take a route on the right to the main road, a bit on the side when you face the sea. It took us 30 min to the beach. Way back is more difficult as you have to climb 300 m up . Then it is easy walk. You may also visit a small castle. Take water for the whole day. Bad surprise - there were stinging jellyfish in the water so swiming was not do pleasant.
Written October 1, 2019
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Smitlaz
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We did this walk from Sorrento...just jump on the local bus and get off at Nerano (2nd to last stop). You can buy water and food at the shops there, which Id Recommend as there is nothing at the other end.

The walk is easyish...a few rocky paths to navigate but thats all. Its mainly downhill there and uphill back.

The bay is GORGEOUS...the few of Capri is stunning anf I could have looked at it all day.

Warning: There is little shade, no phone service, no where to buy water and...we got a small sting from a jelly fish. (I would recommend wearing sea shoes in the water is its quite rocky). The water also gets deep very quickly so I wouldnt advise letting small children go in the water alone.
Written June 12, 2014
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danielb79
London70 contributions
Family
A lot has been written about Crapolla in the area of Massa Lubrense. This is far better. Contrary to Crapolla, the walk itself is nice and you can take a detour to an old Napolitan tower.
The walk each way takes just under an hour (I did it with a 2 year old on my back). The path is very easy to find, well sign-posted on the road to the right as you head out of Nerano towards Marina del Cantone. The path itself is initially fairly flat and easy, with great views of the sea. The end is steeper as you head towards the sea. If you go via the tower (15 minutes detour at most) the path to the beach goes through an olive tree plantation with a pic-nic area. This avoids the steps on the more direct route.
The beach (pebbles) itself is very clean, with great views of the bay all the way to punta della campanella.
Further on there are also remains of an old quarry and related buildings for those interested in a small historic extra.
Written May 15, 2014
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Julie K
County Durham, UK87 contributions
Family
We were staying in Nerano which is a great base for walking..the signage outside of the church highlights some of the trails and there are walking guides which can be bought from the store down in Marina del Cantone. The route is waymarked by a coloured sign painted onto walls and rocks and by arrows as you walk up through the village. There were others taking the route so it's not too difficult to get lost. The walk itself took us about 80 minutes at the most. In parts it becomes a little narrow and precipitous, then flattens out for a good while. The views are outstanding, there were butterflies and flowers, a little shrine set into the cliffs, and you can also see evidence of recent bushfires (reminded us of the heather burns on the North York moors!) After about an hour, the path splits, one way to take you to the tower on the Headland and the other down to the bay itself. The walk down was very rugged and a little slippy. We wore trainers and converse, although there were a couple of people with flipflops and they did struggle a bit! The beach was very small and crowded so we came to the left of it onto a large concrete bathing platform. The access to the sea here was via rocks which handily had a little rope to aid getting in and out. The water was beautifully clean and clear. There are no facilities at all here (no toilets or cafe etc) although there is a cabin that appears to cater for a youth summer camp, and does a grand job of clearing the area of litter, and it also holds evening yoga sessions. We were a little surprised as to how popular the site was, but given the fact that it was August and peak travel for Italians, it made sense. It really is very beautiful and definitely worth the effort. Handy hints: enjoy the walk as much as the destination. As a mini hike it doesn't get much better for the views and the flora. Take plenty of water...enough for the journey back too!
Written August 20, 2017
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Shaikailash
Oslo, Norway125 contributions
Friends
There are two reasons why this is nr. 1 place to see if you visit Massa Lubrense: 1) Luckily, some decades ago this has been declared a protected area, and this has saved it from building activities. 2) You must hike to this palce from Nerano (though it's possible also to take a boat from Cantone), one hours hike where you will descend to the bay little by little, enjoying the stunning view, the olive trees and the old defense tower overlooking the area.
Go there in a sunny, but not too warm day, and you'll enjoy the beauty of the colours of the sea, the pale green og the olive trees and the yellow of the dried grass in the summer season.

Practical note: park in Nerano and ask for the start of the hike, the it's just to follow the path. It takes one hour, easy going down, more difficult coming back, but suitable for everyone you don't need to be fit or so, just take it slow. In the summer, avoid coming back during the daytime, it's sunny and warm, and no shadow.
Written October 17, 2014
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EdinburghIsla
Edinburgh12 contributions
Couples
This is a lovely place to visit. We enjoyed walking to the harbour and also to the town centre. Pretty views and peaceful.
Written September 24, 2017
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fchnjyh
Alabama93 contributions
Couples
This was another hike we found online that was also recommended by the concierge at our hotel in Sant'Agata. A really nice hike down to the water including hikes through olive groves on the way. Seems to be a favorite among the locals as well. We mentioned it a few times to folks in Sant'Agata after going and everyone's face lit up to talk more about the experience. Wonderful views!
Written May 27, 2017
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