Fornillo
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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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 mountainsides revealing a succession of picture book views 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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9 contributions
Aug 2022
The restaurant charged $25 per chair and umbrella for chairs at least 3 rows back from the water. No waiters ever came by to take orders. Still, the view was incredible and the water was crystal clear. The water and beach were not crazy crowded either. Not a very far walk from the main beach.
Written August 22, 2022
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Nuttnick
Helsinki, Finland101 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
This beach is reachable by taking a 15 minute walk up and down stairs from Positano main beach. The location makes it less busy and it is embedded between rocks and cliffs. We really enjoyed the day there and can definitely recommend this place. There are several nice but pricey beach resorts where you can rent umbrellas and stuff or then at the very end there is a spot where you can put your towel for free.
Written September 6, 2022
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Oscar Tegni
Stockholm, Sweden30 contributions
Jul 2022
This is the best beach in Positano. Has beautiful sand, water and a lot less tourists than the other beaches.

There is an 10-15min walk that has really beautiful views between the main harbor and Fornillo beach.

At the beach you can rent sun bed and buy water/snacks etc on the beach. There are also a few restaurants if you want a proper meal. However, I would recommend going back to the city center for higher quality food.
Written July 20, 2022
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Karen G
Vancouver, Canada477 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
The beach is nice overall, it’s pretty, crystal clear water, great for swimming. However it’s only rocks all the way, not very enjoyable. The worst part is that is very expensive to be there, you need to pay 30 euros per chair just to seat there. There’s almost no space to seat on your own towel if you don’t want to pay for the chair, and definitely no shade without paying.
Written September 15, 2022
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tlem1300
Montreal, Canada13 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
We went for dinner a old lady with long black hair came to take our order . We asked for bruschetta as appetizer and 3 meals. Of course she doesn’t understand English they served us 2 dishes and 2 pieces of bruschetta. I don’t understand why they sent us a person who doesn’t understand English to take the orders. Very bad experience. The food is not that good
Written August 16, 2022
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Jan V
Sofia, Bulgaria6,300 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
It is better to be looked at on a photo. Absolutely unpleasant to be there. Grayish gravel ground with no sand. Chilly sea water. Accessible through inumerous stee steps, returning to the city is a real torture. Above that it is well organized and cleaned throughout the day. Number of sea bars are there, regular boat to the main beach and the main - the view to the city is majestic. Worth one-off visit if you are not for the beach itself.
Written July 24, 2021
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cambi2325
Laurel, MD213 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
At the recommendation of our hotel, we opted to go to Fornillo Beach rather than the main area right near the port in Positano, and we're so, so glad we did. Though still busy, it's nowhere near as crowded and noisy as the main beach as it's tucked away with only a small dock for water taxis.

Umbrellas and loungers are available from several different bars/restaurants and you can get food and drinks served to you at your spot, with waiters circulating to make sure you have what you need. The water was clear and refreshing with a marked swimming area, and the views are, of course, gorgeous.

Fair warning, these are pebble beaches! If you have sensitive feet, you'll definitely want water shoes as it can be challenging to get in and out of the water. Many people walked as far as possible in flip-flops before leaving them at the water line to take the last few steps barefoot.
Written June 15, 2022
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TravelingGayPanda
New York City, NY16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Just a 10-15 minute easy hike from the main Positano beach, this beach is less crowded by people and ships. Because of that, the water is clearer. There are still small beach clubs offering beach chairs and umbrellas, but also a larger free, public beach than in the maintown. I prefer this beach to the Positano Spiaggia
Written October 3, 2022
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Riain C
Columbus, OH14 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
We went down to this beach hoping for a little less “tourists” which is exactly what we found. It is broken up by “beach clubs” offering umbrellas and amenities. We were looking for a nice relaxing beach day and just but the bullet to pay for a chair and umbrella, which was nice. They also had cheap Peroni! And offered a shower, changing rooms, and a tiny shuttle boat back to the pain Positano area but we preferred to take the pretty walk back. Definitely more quiet and relaxing!
Written June 22, 2022
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Molly S
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Confused as to why this beach has higher ratings than spiaggio. Maybe during the height of the season the drawbacks are worth it but it is much much more difficult to get to and from, even in terms of positano. It’s much rockier and harder to navigate, with more slippery rocks in the water. You pay just as much as the main beach but definitely not as nice to be at. I thought other bad reviewers were just being picky- whoops.
Written September 8, 2021
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