The water in Amalfi is beautiful throughout the year, but for me it always seems the clearest and most tempting in the early spring. Last weekend was splendid weather, warm enough even to have a sandwich outdoors and spend a few hours at the beach in Amalfi! The water temperature is only around 14°C (about 57°F), which is far too chilly for me, but the sun felt glorious after a winter of being bundled up. If the cooler water temperatures don’t bother you, I’ll let you in on a little secret. The water in Amalfi is most beautiful from this time of year through the late spring and early summer. Starting in June the beaches become more crowded when school gets out, and after June the water is rarely this clear until the autumn. Don’t believe me? Just take a look at this.
The best part of swimming in the early spring is having the whole beach to yourself! These are the moments I think back on in the middle of August when there isn’t enough room on Amalfi’s Marina Grande beach to squeeze another towel on. I love the ebb and flow of life here on the Amalfi Coast and how it’s always changing throughout the year.
This fellow was far braver than me! But if I could stand the cold, I would have been out swimming in this gorgeous water, too!