THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN NAPLES AND SURROUNDINGS
The city of Naples has been chosen by tourists for years as a destination for summer holidays, not only for its attractions and monuments, but also for its wonderful beaches, all very scenic. The best known are:
La Gaiola (Discesa Gaiola): also known as the submerged Park of Gaiola, it is located in Posillipo. The beach is famous for its two islets connected by a small bridge. For further information: https://www.areamarinaprotettagaiola.it/
How to get to La Gaiola:
By Metro Line 2: from Montesanto station, STOP: Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina and then take the bus n. 140, STOP: Discesa Coroglio-Istituto Densa, then continue on foot for Discesa Gaiola
Bagno Elena (Via Posillipo 14): is located in Posillipo and is very famous because it is surrounded by many Liberty style buildings. On the beach there is a private pier with solarium and the restaurant (Ristorantino del Bagno Elena) where you can taste excellent dishes of the Mediterranean tradition with sea view.
How to get to Bagno Elena:
By bus: take the n. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then take the bus n. 140 from Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina, STOP: Largo Sermoneta. Continue on foot.
Bagno Sirena (Via Posillipo 357): is located next to the wonderful Palazzo Donn’Anna and has both an area equipped with sun beds and restaurant service and a free beach with free access. Since it is a small beach, you should go during the week or early in the morning to get a spot. The entrance to the equipped area costs € 10.
How to get to Bagno Sirena:
By bus: take the bus n. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then take the bus n. 140 from Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina, STOP Posillipo-Palazzo Donn’Anna. Continue on foot.
Baia delle Rocce Verdi (Green Rocks Bay, Via Posillipo 68): the Bay is one of the most beautiful in Posillipo and is located near the Scoglione of Marechiaro. It is particularly known for its crystal waters and because there are two salt water pools. Next to them there is the terrace with the bar/restaurant, excellent for an aperitif and/or dinner on warm summer nights. For further information: https://www.villafattorusso.it/baia-delle-rocce-verdi/
How to get to Baia delle Rocce Verdi:
By bus: take the bus n. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then take the bus n. 140 from Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina, STOP: Posillipo-Rione Primavera. Continue on foot.
The Kayak Napoli association organizes kayak excursions all year round to observe the city of Naples from a completely different perspective, the sea, and explore places that cannot be reached on foot. Tours depart from Bagno Sirena and Baia delle Rocce Verdi and include different itineraries. In addition to guided tours, Kayak Napoli also offers the opportunity to rent a kayak or stand up paddles to explore the wonderful Neapolitan coast in total freedom. Info and tickets here: https://www.kayaknapoli.com/home/
Scoglione of Marechiaro: it’s a large tuff rock near the beach of Marechiaro and is only reachable by boat: the route starts from Calata Ponticello and costs € 5 return ticket. Once arrived it is possible to drive beach umbrellas and/or rent sun beds and deck-chairs.
How to get to Scoglione di Marechiaro:
By bus: take the bus n. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then take the bus n. 140 from Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina, STOP: Discesa Coroglio-Marechiaro.
Riva Fiorita in Posillipo: best known among the Neapolitans as “Giuseppone a mare” because of the famous restaurant exposed to the bank, it is ideal for those who love diving. The beach is surrounded by sumptuous villas, such as Villa Rosebery, the summer residence of the President of Italian Republic, and Villa Volpicelli, the set of a famous Neapolitan soap opera (“Un posto al sole”). Free admission.
How to get to Riva Fiorita:
By bus: take the bus n. C16 from Corso Vittorio Emanuele and then take the bus n. 140 from Piazza Vittoria/Mergellina, STOP: Posillipo. Continue on foot.
Spiaggia del Castello di Baia: it is located at the foot of the famous castle in Bacoli and can be reached by a small boat that costs about € 5. The beach is small and also offers a restaurant service. For further information: https://www.spiaggiacastellodibaia.it/it/
How to get to Spiaggia del Castello di Baia:
By EAV bus: from Piazza Garibaldi take the EAV bus to Napoli-Monte di Procida, STOP: Bacoli, Via Lucullo 148. Continue on foot.
Lost Paradise: it is located in Bacoli, just behind the Castle of Baia. It offers different services: you can choose between standard sun beds and large beds with a sea view; completely free canoes for those who love sport. The solarium has two pools, one with whirlpool, and a restaurant area. Admission costs between € 10 and 15. For further information: https://www.lostparadisebacoli.it
How to get to Lost Paradise:
By EAV bus: from Piazza Garibaldi take the EAV bus to Napoli-Monte di Procida, STOP: Bacoli, Via Roma. Continue on foot.
Spiaggia dello Schiacchetiello: it is located in Bacoli in front of the islet of Punta Pennata which can be reached on foot at low tide. The beach is made up of rocks entirely in tuff and has a restaurant. Admission is free.
How to get to Spiaggia dello Schiacchetiello:
By EAV bus: from Piazza Garibaldi take the EAV bus to Napoli-Monte di Procida, STOP: Bacoli, Via Risorgimento. Continue on foot.
To reach Spiaggia dello Schiacchetiello you have to get to the entrance of Villa Mirabilis in Via Pennata (behind Piscina Mirabilis) and go down a few steps.