Places The local’s Capri beach… by Annie July 9, 2012 written by Annie July 9, 2012 Most people don’t go to Capri for the beach and, in fact, the island only has two of them. But, if you’ve already bought the sandals, visited the Tiberian Leap, circumnavigated the island past the Blue Grotto, and had a limoncello in the piazzetta, the local’s Capri beach may sound inviting. The first beach is next to Marina Grande and is where you go if you don’t have time to take the funicolare up to Anacapri and a taxi or bus back down the other side to Marina Piccola. The local Capri Beach The beach, like many on the Sorrento peninsula and environs, has no sand. Rather there are rocks the size of mangoes, pears, plums, and kumquats that crackle like breaking glass when the waves go out. There are sunbeds and umbrellas for rent, but don’t expect a high end stabilmento (Italian beach front with services). You can sit a yard from the water with a view of the peak where Emperor Tiberius forced his young victims to jump to their deaths. The Mediterranean is cristalline, drawing you in until you leave your sunbed and go for a swim. This isn’t a jet-set Capri beach; this is the spot for Italians, locals and their children. It is authentic Capri, something visitors don’t see too often. p.s. – Plan to wear your flipflops or swim shoes into the water until you pass the fruit salad of pebbles near the shore. 0 comment 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail previous post Magnalonga: walking (and eating) for a good cause. next post Granita: Sicilian Thirst-Quencher Related Posts StayAssisi – Il Nido Tranquillo September 30, 2020 L’Antica Vetreria: Right inside a village with pool... September 30, 2019 Get an Adrenaline Rush at Gole del Raganello September 30, 2019 Brigolante Guest Apartments — Assisi Countryside Accommodation September 30, 2017 Splendors of Sicily Walking Tour September 30, 2016 The Well of Santa Maria in Via July 14, 2016 The Magnificent Views of Belvedere Marittimo June 7, 2016 Under the Etruscan Sun in Prato February 2, 2016 Risiera di San Sabba January 27, 2016 Venice: Secret Passages of The Doges Palace January 11, 2016 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.