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A trip to any coastal destination wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach. In the case of the Amalfi Coast, your vacation wouldn't be complete without visiting multiple beaches. One of the things that makes this region so unique is the sheer amount of beaches found here (100, to be exact). Due to the topography of the Amalfi Coast, long, sandy beaches are nonexistent. Instead, travelers will be greeted with beaches consisting of pebbles or just a rocky platform over the water.  
Positano's Marina Grande Beach is a great place to start since it's located smack dab in the middle of the town, with Positano's famous colorful, cliffside buildings towering over both sides of the shore. The beach is also one of Amalfi's biggest, measuring nearly 985 feet in length. Another popular spot for tourists is Arienzo Beach, also located in Positano. Arienzo is much smaller than Marina Grande and more secluded. Situated between two cliffs, travelers must descend a 300-step stairway to reach the beach. Though some admitted it was a bit of a trek, many travelers liked this beach because it was the opposite of Marina Grande; more peaceful and less crowded. If you're looking for something a little bigger, but still want a sense of seclusion, travelers say Fornilla Beach is your best option.
Praiano, which is located between Amalfi and Positano, is another hot spot. Praiano is home to the Furore Fiordo, as well as Marina di Praia. Here, travelers are treated to a number of coastal pathways perfect for hiking, as well as a bevy of dining options. In the town of Amalfi, you can find one of the coast's largest and most popular beaches, the Marina Grande (different from Positano's Marina Grande). During the summer months, plan to arrive in the morning because you likely won't be able to secure a spot in the afternoon. For something just a hair less crazy, hit up Atrani Beach, located less than a half-mile east of Marina Grande. Atrani is the smallest town in Italy, but its beach is pretty sizeable, housing rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas during peak season. 
The best way to reach the beaches is by car, though Sita buses drop off at some of the destinations, including Amalfi and Positano. Aside from the cost of getting there, expect to pay a fee to access some parts of the beaches (there are free sections in Amalfi's beaches, but they are usually small). Prices vary by beach but the average coast of an umbrella and lounge chair is 10 euros (about $11.20). For more information about the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, visit the Positano Tourism Board's website. 

A trip to any coastal destination wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach. In the case of the Amalfi Coast, your vacation wouldn't be complete without visiting multiple beaches. One of the things that makes this region so unique is the sheer amount of beaches found here (100, to be exact). Due to the topography of the Amalfi Coast, long, sandy beaches are nonexistent. Instead, travelers will be greeted with beaches consisting of pebbles or just a rocky platform over the water.

Positano's Marina Grande Beach is a great place to start since it's located smack dab in the middle of the town, with Positano's famous colorful, cliffside buildings towering over both sides of the shore. The beach is also one of Amalfi's biggest, measuring nearly 985 feet in length. Another popular spot for tourists is Arienzo Beach, also located in Positano. Arienzo is much smaller than Marina Grande and more secluded. Situated between two cliffs, travelers must descend a 300-step stairway to reach the beach. Though some admitted it was a bit of a trek, many travelers liked this beach because it was the opposite of Marina Grande; more peaceful and less crowded. If you're looking for something a little bigger, but still want a sense of seclusion, travelers say Fornilla Beach is your best option.

Praiano, which is located between Amalfi and Positano, is another hot spot. Praiano is home to the Furore Fiordo, as well as Marina di Praia. Here, travelers are treated to a number of coastal pathways perfect for hiking, as well as a bevy of dining options. In the town of Amalfi, you can find one of the coast's largest and most popular beaches, the Marina Grande (different from Positano's Marina Grande). During the summer months, plan to arrive in the morning because you likely won't be able to secure a spot in the afternoon. For something just a hair less crazy, hit up Atrani Beach, located less than a half-mile east of Marina Grande. Atrani is the smallest town in Italy, but its beach is pretty sizeable, housing rows of lounge chairs and umbrellas during peak season. 

The best way to reach the beaches is by car, though Sita buses drop off at some of the destinations, including Amalfi and Positano. Aside from the cost of getting there, expect to pay a fee to access some parts of the beaches (there are free sections in Amalfi's beaches, but they are usually small). Prices vary by beach but the average coast of an umbrella and lounge chair is 10 euros (about $11.20). For more information about the beaches of the Amalfi Coast, visit the Positano Tourism Board's website

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#1 Positano If you only have time to visit one town in the Amalfi Coast, it should be Positano. Positano is everything you'd dream the Amalfi Coast to be; lush cascading ... Read more » Eugeny / Getty Images

#2 Hike Though the Amalfi Coast is the kind of place where you should kick back, relax and soak up the stunning scenery, you'd be missing out on all it has ... Read more » Jürgen Mangelsdorf / Flickr

#3 Beaches A trip to any coastal destination wouldn't be complete without a trip to the beach. In the case of the Amalfi Coast, your vacation wouldn't be complete without ... Read more » Pola Damonte via Getty Images / Getty Images

#4 Villa Cimbrone (Ravello) If you're looking to take in spectacular views without breaking too much of a sweat, head to Villa Cimbrone. Situated in the mountaintop town of Ravello, Villa Cimbrone is ... Read more » Kevin & Debbie Rudd / Getty Images

#5 Boat tours To explore Amalfi by land is only half of the experience. The best views are seen from the ocean, where unobstructed vistas of the coast's world-renowned cliffs, as well ... Read more » swetta / Getty Images

#6 The Furore Fiordo The Amalfi Coast is filled with so many secluded beaches it's nearly impossible to pinpoint where exactly all of them are, let alone allot enough time to get to ... Read more » robangel69 / Getty Images

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Of all the Amalfi towns, Positano caters most to tourists, having the most hotels of any in the region and acting as a central departure point for boat tours. And with its pastel-colored architecture, popular beaches and chic shopping, it's as quintessentially Amalfi as you can get.  Eugeny / Getty Images

The Amalfi Coast is brimming with amazing trails and pathways just itching to be traversed. A traveler favorite is Path of the Gods, which takes hikers right along the edges of the famous coastal cliffs.  Jürgen Mangelsdorf / Flickr

The Amalfi Coast is home to 100 beaches, but don't expect your typical shorelines. Due to the geography of the coast, beaches are small and composed of pebbles, so bring comfy footwear.  Pola Damonte via Getty Images / Getty Images

The Villa Cimbrone Gardens are the most important example of English landscape and botany culture in the South of Europe, housing both rare species and centuries-old plants. A word of warning though: Some visitors found the gardens to be a bit lackluster outside of peak season blooming (spring).  Kevin & Debbie Rudd / Getty Images

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The picture-perfect Furore Fiordo garners praise from travelers for its beauty. If you're visiting in the summer months, you may want to pick this stretch of sand to beat the heat. Due to its location, the sun only ever hits the beach in the morning, creating a cool hideaway in the afternoon.    robangel69 / Getty Images

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