If you find yourself planning a trip to the Amalfi Coast you must make time to explore the island of Capri. Located just off the shore from Naples, Italy, you'll find Capri's iconic rock formations, infamous beaches, and plenty of yachts docked in the bay. While on the island, you must make time for an afternoon spent beside the Mediterranean Sea.
After doing a lot of research while planning our most recent trip to Italy (June 2022), La Fontelina Beach Club quickly became my first pick for our beach spot of choice. Of all the beach clubs there are to pick from on Capri, this one definitely has the most incredible views. Situated right along the coast and overlooking the infamous Faraglioni rocks, La Fontelina does not disappoint.
You'll know you have arrived once you hike down 100 stairs and see a private pathway that leads to their sea-side restaurant. Once in the restaurant, you'll be able to take one last flight of stairs down to the beach club area and that's when you'll see their signature blue-striped umbrellas. All of the employees will also be wearing the classing blue and white Caprese striped swim shorts, which is just the frosting on the cake. You can order Sangria, Aperol Spritzes, or pretty much any other drink from their restaurant to enjoy while catching some sun. You can even jump in the water if you'd like! Or sit back and people watch as people dock their yachts in the bay and arrive to the Island via La Fontelina's private port.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
- To ensure you'll have a spot at the beach, you can make a reservation with the beach club ahead of your trip. Typically they'll require that you eat at their restaurant first, which isn't an issue because the food is incredible there! We made a 1:30pm reservation and if I were to do it over again, I would actually go earlier so that we could scope out a better spot near the water once we were done with our meal - maybe 11am or so!
- Be prepared for the bill. Spending an afternoon at any beach club on the Amalfi Coast is not going to be cheap. A lot of times places will try to offer you things, but not tell you the price. Just go into it knowing that nothing is free. A towel, a place at the beach club, etc. - everything has a fee. If you are conscious about this when you go, you'll be less surprised when the bill comes at the end. Just a heads up that the fee for a spot at the beach was 100 Euro, and everything else was more on top of that. We just got the spot, two towels, and one pitcher of Sangria and it was the most perfect afternoon!