Positano Travel Guide
Spiaggia del Fornillo. Positano received a Bandiera Blu (Blue Flag) in 2010—the only beach on the coast to do so—in recognition of its water quality, safety, and services offered. The Spiaggia Grande (large beach) has the glorious, rainbow-hued backdrop of the town, but for a more informal atmosphere and lush vegetation, follow the Via Positanesi d'America to the Fornillo beach. Almost 300 meters long, the beach was a favorite of Pablo Picasso because of its position between the medieval Trasita and Clavel Towers. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: snorkeling, swimming. Positano, Campania, 84017.
The walkway from the Piazza Flavio Gioia leads down to the Spiaggia Grande, or main beach, bordered by an esplanade and some of Positano's best restaurants. Surrounded by the spectacular amphitheater of houses and villas that leapfrog up the hillsides of Monte Commune and Monte Sant'Angelo, this remains one of the most picturesque beaches in the world. Although it faces stiff competition from Spiaggia di Fornillo beach, which is a far bigger and whiter strand of sand, the Spiaggia Grande wins the beauty contest hands down. Amenities: food and drink; lifeguards; showers; toilets; water sports. Best for: snorkeling; swimming.