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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 November 10, 2018

We went there early June and it was a bit cloudy so the beach does not look as nice, the water was too cold for us. Walking there from the Grande Spaggia, the view is beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Fornillo Beach is a short walk (maybe 7-10 minutes or so from the main beach/ferry dock in the town of Positano. The walk there has incredible views and if you prefer not to walk, you can also take a small boat over (or back) from...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

The beach was rocky but the view was beyond beautiful. Shops, the church, and homes overlooked the coastline and the blue water that lapped the shore.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Melaney68
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

T family and I visited in mid-October and had great weather, so a beach outing was a must.. This beach is a quick walk from the main beach and piazza in Positano but gets you away from the bigger crowds. Nice bars where you can...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

My family spent the day at the beach. It was 25 Euro for two chairs, an umbrella and towels to be in the front row of this beach. It is all rocks so you need shoes or flip flops to protect your feet. Once we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very nice beach,the perfect place for a swim....mostly in the morning when it s not so crowded.The water is crystal clear.Had a great time there.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 1, 2018 via mobile

Lovely beach, helpful waiters all around to serve and assist. Good value! Beds, umbrellas food and drinks available. Toilets and private changing cabins also.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

Ate here last night. Very simple but beatifully presented and good portions. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff with good service. Positano always very expensive but Formillo is (for Positano) good vfm.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018

Smaller, picturesque and less crowded than the main beach, but an easy walk into town. Some good restaurants in Fornillo itself meant we didn't have to go into to town or book in advance. Stayed at Hotel Dimora Fornillo...would stay again in a heartbeat!!

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

The smaller of Positano’s beaches, reached by a pretty walk and judging by Italian custom and beach etiquette, a good choice and this time of year. Loved the views, enjoyed the swimming and hospitality.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Tamar T
May 29, 2018|
Response from Lina T | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are a couple of bars and restaurants suitable for brunch or lunch... not so much for a fancy dinner.
April 25, 2018|
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Response from RPMP2004 |
yes. but not sure if they are reserved for customers of the hotel.
August 11, 2017|
Response from richardgG1237GW | Reviewed this property |
I liked Fornillo.
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Karla R
Fornillo beach (4 Replies)
Hi, Are we allowed to be at the beach even if we do not rent loungers? We would be eating at Da Ferdinando and figured we'd just use our towels to lay down. Thanks!
June 10, 2018|
Response fromMomCat1992|
As far as I know you should be able to - but be aware it will not be comfortable on a towel given the beach is made up of small pebbles, not sand. For just 10 euros for the lounger, it would make for a much more pleasant beach experience there - Hopefully someone here will know the current situation - at least one poster, I think is there now or was just there
Apartment in Positano (0 Replies)
Apartment for 4 people was fine, very spacious. We had 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, Lliving room w/TV and kitchen, 2 outside patios. Steps were not unbearable, about 40 steps to get to the apartment but spread out. We had wi-fi, washing machine, and lemon trees outside in our grove. The name of the apartment was Casa Fornillo. It was not at the bottom of the hill where the beach (and shopping district is) but we could get to our own private beach had we chosen to walk all the way down our steps. ...More
May 11, 2014|
Gary F
Boston, Massachusetts
Fornillo Beach....chairs in afternoon (6 Replies)
We'll be in Ravello the morning of June 26, taking a ferry from Amalfi to Positano around 15:00. We'd like to relax at Fornillo beach for the rest of the day (probably until 18:00). Will we be able to rent chairs that late?
June 18, 2018|
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