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Ocean swimming in Sorrento

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Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Is it possible to swim from the town? From the google map it looks either private or inaccessible.

Many thanks

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1. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Sorrento has no beach, though there are bathing platforms.

www.sorrentotourism.com

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2. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Thanks for that Nurioopta

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3. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

My favorite of the "beach clubs" was Leonelli's. It had a long L-shaped pier/platform for sunbathing, umbrellas, loungers, shade, changing rooms, bathrooms, a small bar to have lunch or play cards or just get out of the sun. It has good access by ladder to the sea for swimming or floating. You are also permitted to bring a cooler with your own food if you'd like while you're on the pier/platform.

Edited: 18 January 2014, 00:56
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4. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

There is a tiny, crowded public free beach right before you enter Leonelli's. No facilities at the beach.

Edited: 18 January 2014, 00:58
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5. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Nearby Ischia has lots of great beaches.

www.slowphotos.com/photo/showphoto.php…

more on ischia beaches

http://www.ischiaonline.it/ischia.php?pag=FAQS00&sez=INFORM&faq=22&ioltit=How+many+beaches+are+there+on+Ischia%3F&langiol=EN&mysty=2011_A

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Thanks so much to you all for your contributions!

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7. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

There's a small public beach at Marina Grande.

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8. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Hi Ianago2 You mention the Public beach Leonelli's. as a "Free Beach" is this Free of charge Non Gratius or Free of clothes. In our part of the world we are a bit wary of a free beach as it means a nudists beach?

Ian

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9. Re: Ocean swimming in Sorrento

Hi

There are two bathing platforms that I know of on the Marina Grande. We were there 3 years ago and the Delfino's bathing platform was 17 Euros per sunbed for the day. Lots of hotels including the Grand hotels, Royal, Ambasciatori and Riviera have free bathing platforms, sadly they are not free of clothes. These three hotels can be expensive but if you want to sunbathe right on top of the sea and swim in it, they can seem quite reasonably priced. There are also sunbeds on the Marina Grande and you can walk into the sea in the normal manner. The beach is coarse pebble.

As already mentioned, Ischia has great beaches with proper golden sand. The beaches we were on had a great view of the Aragonese castle. Check out, The Talented Mr Ripley movie which opens with a great beach scene near the Punta Molino hotel. A lot of hotels on the island of Ischia have private beaches which are free or at a reduced price.

Eddie

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