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“Escape the crowds on the beach”

Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro
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US$182.29*
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Private Tour: Naples Sightseeing by Vespa
Ranked #6 of 86 things to do in Sorrento
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UK
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74 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“Escape the crowds on the beach”
Reviewed 5 August 2014

We do not enjoy sitting on the beach and, as usual, for Sorrento the loungers are packed side by side. We hired a pedalo (motor boats, canoes etc also available) from Maria and Ronato, 10 euros for an hour, cream umbrella at the right hand end of the beach as you face the church. If you go to the rocky headland between the two marinas (grande and piccola) ie turn right after you go out to sea past the swimmers and yellow and white beach huts you will see the cave in the video link below the headland, lovely for a swim. This was part of the roman Villa di Agrippa Postumo , swept in to the sea by the earthquake/eruption of Vesuvio/ tsunami around 62-79 AD depending upon which review you read. Then if you go in the opposite direction there are a couple of smaller, less crowded beaches, one with a bar. A few small boats were tied up to the buoys with their occupants relaxing or sunbathing, so much nicer than the crowded beach. The sea was lovely and warm with a sea breeze, cooler and quieter than the beach - perfect!

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Visited August 2014
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“Lovely”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

Great place for fish restaurants and watching the fishing boats come in and out. Its a lovely and relaxing spot to have a coffee and watch the world go by.

Visited July 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Sit and relax”
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We visited this Marina in the afternoon. It was a small pretty bay where one can sit over a drink and soak the atmosphere. We had a drink on the pier while the sun was setting. Although we enjoyed walking down, we wished there was a bus to take us back!

Visited July 2014
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“The smaller marina”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Despite the name, this is the smaller marina in Sorrento. A steep walk down to a small, well weathered set of houses and cafes. The beach is small, wall to wall with loungers rented by the adjoining restaurants. The coarse black sands ring a small, roped off area of water of questionable quality. The best option would be to sit in one of the restaurants on the piers--costs are as high as the main part of town.

Visited July 2014
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Lawrenceville
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“Quaint fishing village with a beach”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Loved that the village consists of local fisherman and their families. Quaint seafood restaurants line the marina. We loved one night when we were eating, seeing fisherman "sweeping" the marina with their fishing nets for bait. Also loved the beach maintained also by the fisherman. Prices were generally much lower than anywhere else in Sorrento and it was convenient to Sorrento town center - about a 10 minute walk.

Visited July 2014
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