Beaches in Cilento

The waters of the Cilento coast are so nice they have been awarded blue flags, for this reason Cilento is one of the most desirable tourist destinations at the moment.


Campania is, at least as regards the natural point of view, a region blessed with good fortune. What place, in addition to the Sorrento Peninsula and the Amalfi Coast can boast a further stretch of coast, just as fascinating and varied as that of the Cilento Coast?

E ‘right on the beaches of Cilento that we want to focus, to discover the most beautiful and fascinating, and with them the most important centers close to where they are. The Cilento part from the Gulf of Salerno, and continues to the south, up to that of Policastro, with the last outpost of the border city of Sapri.

Cilento seacoast consists of more than 100 km of coastline, including beaches, coves and a sea very clear. Starting from the north, just across river Sele, we already find the first beach resorts and campgrounds in the tourist area of Capaccio and Paestum.

The beaches here are endless, with clear sand and thin. The waters are shallow and we must turn away much for “do not touch”, one less worry for those on holiday with the kids.

Agropoli, the most populous North Cilento, is directly connected to the beaches of Capaccio and Paestum, but it is to the south that we find the most famous beach of the city, the Bay of Trentova. Joints in the Bay, characterized by clear waters, we can not help but notice the “Scoglio di Trentova”, linked to the beach by a thin stretch of sand that allows to reach on foot.

Baia Trentova

Continuing slightly southward we enter fully the wonderful Cilento National Park, and the first town we meet is Castellabate. The sea around this small town is an integral part of the marine protected area of Santa Maria di Castellabate. Here are small beaches, but the breathtaking charm. The beach of Punta Licosa or that of Pozzillo are wild places, where it’s easy to relax and enjoy pleasant days.

Of course, it should be noted that even though we are in the presence of wild places and sometimes a little ‘off the beaten track, in summer, they are still very crowded. The fact remains, however, that beauty that distinguishes them remains immaculate.

Always heading toward the South, we overcome Castellabate and its marine area and, along the way, we meet some small towns, little known, but in terms of beaches are second to those of the most renowned.

Agnone, with the beach of the same name and that of the Capital, Acciaroli and its coastline with sandy beaches ideal for families and, finally, the coast of Poplars, much more jagged, but from the water, if possible, even more clear.

Our journey continues towards Ascea, much more famous. Here the beaches are suitable for different tastes: rocky north, much more accessible, spacious and sandy ones pointing Pisciotta, in the South, which stretch for miles. The main beach is to Marina di Ascea, but you can also rent a boat to visit the various coves and bays accessible only by sea, as the Silver Bay and that of Rondinella.

From Pisciotta is a moment arrive in one of the most famous pearls of Cilento Palinuro. Here tourists are many and the reasons are to be found not only in the fabulous beaches, but also in the nightlife, here more than anywhere else, is the entertainment for the younger ones.

Many beaches of Palinuro are distinguished by a clear and fine sand, like the one that welcomes us to the beach of Porto, that of Marinella that is located in a small bay where you can lean on the beach resorts and the long beach of Saline, that for well three kilometers lets visitors the chance to enjoy one of the most beautiful in Italy.

Palinuro, instead, gives us the beaches of more difficult access, sometimes reachable only by sea. Among the most famous we mention the beach of Good Sleep and Cala Fetente.


I want to put a special emphasis on the caves that dot the landscape of palinuro: the “Cave Purple”, just off of the newly cited Cala Fetente, where the water takes on shades of purple on an almost fairytale. Other caves and cavities are called “Cathedral”, the “Hall of snow” and the most famous “Blue Grotto”, deep blue.

We are nearing the end of our journey, we leave Palinuro through the Arco Naturale beach and we move to Marina di Camerota.

Equally beautiful and equally appreciated by lovers of the sea and nature, Marina di Camerota is the seaside village of the town of Camerota. The first beach we find, from the port, is to Lentiscelle. The sand is golden, clear waters and seabed high, not suitable for children, who can play freely instead Calanca Beach, in a quiet bay and equipped.

Marina di Camerota

The Bay Tentova: it is a small beach where you can relax in the midst of nature.

Then there are the marine reserve of Punta Tesino where you will find a sea cobalt blue and a beach full of sand and the bay of St. Nicholas at Sea, bordered by a chain of rocks, this is the perfect place for those who want to make diving excursion .

Finally, the beach of San Francesco, also known as the Marina boats, we find it less than a 1 km from the city center and is also characterized by blue waters and white sand and very thin.

Our route between the fantastic beaches of Cilento ends in the most populous center, on the border with Basilicata. Sapri has made clear sandy beaches and in particular point out the beach in Candy, easily accessible from the city center.

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