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This stretch of coastline has often been described as the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean. One after another, green and rocky mountains plunge dramatically into the Mediterranean blue sea. The famous Amalfi Coast road clings to the...more
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been going to this beach for many years. I am a bit puzzled by reviewers that complain about the cost of renting beach chairs, towels, etc. That is just what is done in Europe. However, the beach is public so if you bring...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to this earlier in the day before it was too crowded. This is a nice beach, but it’s not the kind of beach I’m used to visiting. Instead of sand, it’s more rock like pebbles. It’s not bad at all with shoes. This...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank fazifazi
Reviewed August 6, 2019

Fornillo is a walk from Positano, but well worth it. There is more room here and quieter as all of the ferries and boats go in and out of Positano. Bring along shoes to wear in to the water, as it is not a sandy...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

Just 5min walk around the corner from the Grande Spiaggia is Fornillo Beach. Much quieter and loads more room to swim and enjoy the beach. The lounge beds are also much cheaper and lots more to choose from. There are also a good couple of...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

Walk from Positano to this small beach. A scenic pathway connects Positano’s center to Fornillo. Journey past the hotel Covo dei Saraceni up a series of cobbled steps and 10 minutes later you will arrive in this charming beach neighborhood. To the right of the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Liztravelsandeats
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

As we are staying in Fornillo we used this beach a lot more than the main one. Our Air Bnb host recommending it saying it was nicer, cheaper and less crowded. We have visited this beach everyday so far and is so secluded, we need...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 8, 2019 via mobile

I don’t often write negative reviews but this particular time I feel the need to voice my disappointment with the beach in Positano. The town is lovely and definitely worth visiting. To make it more interesting for our boys we thought we would spend some...More

Date of experience: July 2019
7  Thank lauran485
Reviewed July 7, 2019

It's a short, scenic walk from the ferry port. There are 4 beach clubs to rent chairs from or if you walk to the end there's a free beach. The price of the chairs varies depending on what row you are in. We ended up...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank kcmegankc
Reviewed July 6, 2019

Accessible only by going down a momumental amount of steps, the Fonillo beach area is definitely quieter, more sophisticated and less full of hawkers than its counterpart along the coast. The sand is volcanic black, the pebbles are rounded and the sea is magnificent. There...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed July 4, 2019

This is a very nice beach along the Amalfi Coast. It's a very pretty area, and definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2019
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August 9, 2019|
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Response from TheRestlessTraveller | Reviewed this property |
There are at least two vendors for loungers and they are well positioned and easy to spot when you access the beach. There was a temporary kiosk that supplied towels and cushions during our visit but as we brought our own... More
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Response from Lori F | Reviewed this property |
Sorry about the response prior......someone asked about a restaurant in Rome...and I answered on your space... Fornilla Beach is accessed by walking only. Since Positano has very limited space and even less roadways by... More