When pronouncing the word Sorrento, one immediately thinks of the sea. You can capture its scent and imagine its beaches.
From Vico Equense to Massa Lubrense, is a succession of beaches where one can sunbathe admiring the majestic Vesuvius which stands out from across the bay. These start from the Scrajo with its natural hot springs, then Marina of Aequa, surrounded by high cliffs.
The nearby Meta is notable for the large sandy beach Alimuri.
There are also seaside resorts in the charming seaside village of Cassano in Piano di Sorrento, whist under the spectacular terrace of Marinella, in Sant’Agnello is its homonymous beach. Volcanic sand and shallow water, suitable for children, features the beaches of Marina Piccola and Marina Grande, Sorrento.
At the Capo di Sorrento, greeted by acres of olive groves, you can dive off the cliffs of the Queen Giovanna, a few meters from the remains of a Roman villa which belonged to the nobleman Pollio Felice.
Just beyond, an area LGBT-friendly: the wide expanse of rocks La Solara. But it is Massa Lubrense, just seven kilometers from Sorrento, to host some of the most beautiful sea resorts of the Sorrento Coast. On the border with Sorrento, is Marina di Puolo, equipped with parking and other facilities. Another fisherman village is Marina della Lobra, whilst in Marina del Cantone, Nerano, there are several white pebble beaches where crystal clear waters dominate the scenery.
Following foot paths and trails, from here you can reach the many inlets and coves of the Bay of Ieranto, natural beauty managed by the FAI Italian Environment Foundation.
Point of interest: in Marciano is the first pet beach of the Campania region. The resort is called ‘Captain Cook’, where your four-legged friends are welcome.