Naples has always welcomed thousands of tourists every year they choose that land to spend their holidays.
This is because the sea and the beaches of Naples are considered by many as the most beautiful in Italy and its waters and the Gulf make this city a magical place, a place of emotions, beauty and charm.
Among the many beaches, some of them can be selected that out of care over others, for care, cleanliness, organization and beauty.
If you love swimming, instead here you will find a selection of the best swimming pools in Naples and the province.
How to book free beaches
We remind you that from this year access to free beaches must be booked in advance, you will find all the information on how to book a place on the beach in our dedicated piece.
La Gaiola Beach
This it is one of the most beautiful Neapolitan beaches as well as that which is less affected by urban influence and contamination.
The beach, located inside the park of the same name, allows you to resurface the ancient Greek and Roman culture. More precisely, it is a marine area located in the coastal stretch of Posillipo where, for those who wish, there is the possibility of practicing underwater activities and organized kayak tours.
Guided tours at the Gaiola
For all those who prefer different activities, it is possible to follow guided tours of the park that is submerged under the water and this is made possible thanks to the use of a boat with a transparent bottom that allows you to admire the seabed in the whole its beauty and in all its magnificence.
The Gaiola beach
The beach occupies a space between the scercione of Marechiaro up to the Bay of Trentaremi which is located under the park. The beach is considered by many to be one of the most fascinating places in Naples also because in its waters it is possible to find a very rich flora and fauna both protected (both fishing and motor navigation are forbidden in this section precisely for the purpose of safeguarding these beauties).
Bathing at the Gaiola
As far as bathing is concerned, this is allowed in the area defined as zone B but only for a limited number of people and only within certain well-defined time slots.
In particular, the possibility of swimming in these waters is allowed to a maximum of 100 people at a time in a time ranging from 10: 00 to 16: 00.
For what concerns the so-called zone A, this is considered a natural reserve and bathing is absolutely prohibited.
Area B is an arched beach where, during diving and swimming, it is possible to admire the beauty of the Gulf of Naples.
The area B instead as already said, is the real protected area, it is reached going up some steps and on a rocky surface extends the safeguarded marine area.
From here it is possible to admire the purity and transparency of the waters and to observe the two homonymous islands that are joined by a graceful bridge.
Information about Gaiola Beach
· Arrival: free
· Where: Posillipo
· With: Descent Gaiola 80123
· Tel: 081243235
· Email: http://www.areamarinaprotettagaiola.it/
The Marechiaro Scaccoon
The scoglione is nothing but a huge rock that is more wide than the homonymous beach.
Although it is not too far from the ground, it is possible to reach it only through the use of a boat.
The very fact of being away from the chaos and confusion of the beach guarantees the clarity of the waters.
How to reach the Scoglio di Marechiaro
The boat that offers this kind of service is built entirely of wood and transports tourists since the 60 years. The journey has a cost of around 5 euros and allows bathers to reach the scionione Marechiaro where it is allowed to plant umbrellas, chairs, deckchairs and packed lunches.
Obviously arriving early in the morning will have the advantage of being able to put you closer to the sea to be able to admire even better the beauty of these unique waters in Italy.
Information on the scecione of Marechiaro
· Arrival: free + 5 euro for transport by boat
· Where: near Posillipo
· Address: Calata Ponticello
· Website: http://www.marechiaroinbarca.it/Home_Marechiaroinbarca.html
This beach is located in a strip of volcanic origin and still welcomes a large number of tourists both Italian and foreigners who choose this area to spend their days at sea and to be in total relaxation under the rays of the sun.
The Bagno Elena is a raised dock supported by wooden stilts where there is a private solarium. The beach was created to accommodate families with children and is organized to offer two different dining options, the beach bar, the deck bar.
The beach was also frequented by artists such as Eduardo De Filippo, Domenico Rea and Totò, and was the landing place for foreign intellectuals such as Oscar Wilde, Richard Wagner and Massimo Gorki.
The structure organizes daily fitness activities, water aerobics and campus during the summer. In this beach the entrance is paid with an expense between 7 euros and 15 euros.
Information on the beach of Bagno Elena
· Arrival: included between 7 euros and 15 euros
· Location: Posillipo
· With: Posillipo 14
· Email: http://www.bagnoelena.it/
Rocce Verdi is one of the most representative bays of Naples.
This is accepted inside Villa Fattorusso and from here it is possible to admire all the beauty of the Gulf of Naples, the island of Capri and the entire Sorrento peninsula. The peculiarity of this beach is that not only is there a rocky area, but it is also possible to find it two pools containing sea water.
Beside the pools, a terrace hosts a restaurant area with a bar and buffet. Also in the surrounding area, namely in the Posillipo area, there is also Riva Fiorita, a small beach that can be reached only by boat or by walking along a stretch with a rather steep descent.
In the background it is possible to admire the Villa Volpicelli, a large red castle that houses not only an important fish restaurant in Naples, Giuseppone a Mare, but also welcomes the famous soap opera entitled A Place in the Sun.
Information on the Rocce Verdi beach:
· Arrival: 15-18 euro
· Location: via Posillipo 68
· Tel: 0815756716
· Website: http://www.villafattorusso.it/stabilimento-balneare/
Photos Bay of green rocks
Castle of Baia beach
The castle of the bay offers a beautiful architecture and a beautiful landscape and for this reason it has always been an archaeological destination.
The castle is located on a promontory and during the Aragonese it was chosen as a port; today it is an important museum that gathers different ages up to the years of the Roman Empire.
How to reach the beach of Baia
Through a ferry made available, in about two minutes it is possible to reach the beach. This has the advantage of guaranteeing relaxation and rest precisely because it is far from the crowded places of Miseno and Miliscola that welcome hundreds of bathers especially during the weekend.
The establishment can therefore, as already mentioned, reach only by ferry with a cost around 4 euros and the ticket is valid for the whole day.
The beaches of the Castello di Baia
Once the route has been completed and reached the shore, it is possible to choose between three beaches where to take umbrellas and sunbeds. The area has expanded significantly in recent years and has also improved its organization since today offers bar and restaurant as places to eat, as well showers and changing rooms.
The area is mostly frequented by families with small children and in the evening it hosts different events with 70 music and with the possibility of organizing private events.
Information on the beach of Castello di Baia
· Arrival: free + sunbed, umbrella, boat trip
· With: via Castello 39
· Tel: 3332629253
· Email: https://www.spiaggiacastellodibaia.it/it/
Beaches of Miseno and Miliscola
The beach of Miseno
The beach of Miseno, offers a beauty and a charm that attracts hundreds of tourists. The clean sea, the shallow water and the sandy beach make this an area suitable for families even with small children.
For all those who also have the opportunity to get away from the beach with boats, rafts, canoes, they can be fascinated by some areas that are accessible only by sea.
The coast is very long and is home to a series of well-equipped and well-organized beaches with facilities such as showers, changing rooms, bars and restaurants.
In the evening the area is transformed in real open-air discos with parties, music and dances. Among the most famous and most popular beaches we find the National beach with a beach of fine sand and special stalls selling high quality sandwiches.
The Miliscola beach, on the other hand, is located about two kilometers away from the town of Bacoli and from here it is possible to admire the beauties of Procida, Ischia and the Gulf.
The sandy beach overlooks the Tyrrhenian Sea and has Miseno Lake behind it. Here, too, the organization is not far behind with refreshment facilities such as bar and restaurant, showers and changing rooms. Here one of the most crowded beaches is the Virgilio Lido, a historic beach where you can choose to take the bed together with the deckchair and the umbrella.
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It is one of the most "listed" beaches of Miseno Beach, characterized by fine and clean sand and an excellent supply of quality sandwiches for those who decide to eat on the beach (the best is the cheese steak). The staff is very polite and the location stands out from the others for the services reserved for customers and for the lower prices of the average.
- Entrance fee
- Where: Capo Miseno
- Address: via Dragonara 14, Bacoli (NA)
- Info and contacts: tel 081 5233537
It is located in Miliscola and can be accessed through the restaurant / snack bar area. It is one of the "historical" shores of the Phlegrean coast and still respects the quality characteristics sought by citizens and tourists in terms of bathing. The beach is kept clean, the area is quiet and less crowded than other beaches. You can choose to take only umbrella or in conjunction with a bed or deckchair. The restaurant offers the possibility to eat a pizza (5 euro with drink), salads or sandwiches really fresh and tasty.
- Entrance fee
- Where: Miliscola
- Address: Via Miliscola 33, Bacoli (NA)
It is the “historic” lido of the Miliscola beach. Built in the 60s over the decades it has continuously transformed, to become a chic & glam location for those looking for relaxation but also fun by the sea, with background music selected by DJs. You can choose to relax on normal deck chairs and sun loungers or choose the large beds (leather sofas) for those who also decide to have lunch at the beach or the pagodas, circular leather beds equipped with arabesque umbrellas located near the sea. The beach is also equipped with play areas for children and sports areas, showers, restaurant and snack bar.
- Entrance fee
- Where: Miliscola
- Address: Via Lido Miliscola 21, Bacoli (NA)
- Contacts: official web site
It is one of the most loved beaches of the Phlegrean area. The beach area is divided into four areas: Economy with sunbeds, umbrellas, deck chairs, director's chairs, and play area for children at 5 euro per person; the areas Amaca, Baldacchino and Buddha reserved only for couples, for those who really want to enjoy the full relax on the beach pampered by hammocks, canopy beds and oriental style pagodas. There are also promotions for those who choose to eat the sandwich (cot + sandwich + 8 euro drink).
- Entrance fee
- Where: Miliscola
- Address: Via Miliscola 45, Bacoli (NA)
- Contacts: official web site
This beach is among the most peaceful of the beach of Miliscola, very frequented by families, clean and well managed by the owners. Prices are slightly lower than average for the rental of sunbeds and umbrellas, you can eat on the beach choosing between snacks, ice cream but also grilled sandwiches, salads, first and second courses. Parking is located right in front of the entrance to the beach.
- Entrance fee
- Where: Miliscola
- Address: Via Lido Miliscola 23, Bacoli (NA)
- Contacts: Facebook page .
Special shuttle Naples-Miseno
We remind you that to get to these beaches from Naples there is the special Naples-Miseno summer shuttle which starts from Vomero and, passing through Fuorigrotta, arrives at Miseno.
Also in the area of Bacoli exists a small beach formed mainly by rocks where the sea is clear and transparent, and where to swim is a real pleasure!
Not everyone knows it and they prefer to reach the beaches of Miseno and Miliscola. To access it you have to arrive at the entrance of Villa Mirabilis, behind Piscina Mirabilis, in via Pennata, and go down some steps. You will be enchanted by this place where, according to legend, Ulysses also found refreshment. Opposite this small beach is the small island of Punta Pennata.
- Where: Bacoli
- Address: Via Punta Pennata, Bacoli (NA)
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The best beaches of Ischia, Capri and Procida
Sant'Angelo beach in Ischia
The village of Sant'Angelo is defined by many as an island inside another isolin (Ischia) and its beauty and its charm also derive from the typical atmosphere of a fishing village. Here the sand is thin and the sea is clear and clean.
· With: Sant'Angelo 800070
· Website: https://www.isoladischia.com/cosa-fare/spiagge/spiagge-sant-angelo/
Marina Piccola beach in Capri
Marina Piccola is without a doubt the most famous and most beautiful beach of Capri. Here it is possible to see the Scoglio delle Sirene which according to legend was the place where the sirens described by Homer in his poem the Odyssey were located.
Lo Scoglio divides the beach in Marina di Mulo and Marina di Pennauro.
· Email: https://www.capri.it/it/s/marina-piccola-2
Pozzo Vecchio beach in Procida
Spiaggia del Pozzo Vecchio is one of the most beautiful but also the quietest of Procida. Here the crystal-clear sea, the dark-colored sand due to its volcanic origin and the typical natural context make it unique in its kind.
In this place one of the most famous scenes in the film was the Postino, among whose actors we find Massimo Troisi.
· With: Cesare Battisti
Blue Flags in Campania
If you want to get away from the city beaches and flegrean and discover new places to take baths in clear and transparent waters, consult our article dedicated to Blue Flags in Campania 2019 with many ideas on the best beaches between the Sorrento Peninsula, the Amalfi Coast and the Cilento.