The Beach Guide

Minori and Maiori beach

For some reason these two neigbouring beaches on Italy’s Amalfi Coast are always mentioned in the same breath. So, here you get two fantastic Italian beaches for the price of one!

Now, my limited knowledge of all things Latin tells me Maiori means something bigger and Minori something smaller, which sums up these beaches. The beach at Maiori is in fact the longest stretch of unbroken sand on the whole Amalfi Coast.

Both beaches back onto historic fishing villages which cling to the infeasibly steep hillsides rising up from the beach. Minori is the prettier of the two, but this is in part due to much of Maiori’s historic centre being destroyed by floods in the 1950s. Minori is also home to an ancient Roman villa (the Villa Marittima Romana) - this area was popular with tourists even back then. The villa is remarkably well preserved and is well worth tearing yourself away from the beach to visit, as is the church of Santa Trofimena.

But enough of the culture! What about Minori’s beach? The beach is around 250 metres long and faces southwards into the clear blue Mediterranean. As with many Italian beaches there are private parts of the beach, however, there are public sections to either side of these. At the western end of the beach there is a long pier where you can take a stroll or get on a boat trip along the beautiful coast.

Just around the corner is Maiori beach; nearly 1 km of sandy beach. However, before you get too excited and imagine yourself galloping across the beach, most of the sand is given over to the private beach clubs. So, unless you want to pay a premium for your lounger you’ll be squashed in with the hoi polloi.

Nearest city

Minori

Submit a correction

Minori and Maiori beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Clear sky 14°C / 57°F
Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 13°C / 55°F
Wed 29th
Light rain showers 14°C / 57°F
Thu 30th
Partly cloudy 14°C / 57°F
Fri 31st
Light rain 14°C / 57°F
Sat 01st
Partly cloudy 15°C / 59°F

5 Day Minori and Maiori beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Minori and Maiori beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:32am (0.40m)
    High 8:03am (0.53m)
    Low 3:51pm (0.07m)
    High 11:26pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light06:46
    Sunrise07:16
    Sunset17:12
    Dark17:41
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:16am (0.39m)
    High 8:30am (0.50m)
    Low 4:14pm (0.10m)
    High 11:49pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light06:46
    Sunrise07:15
    Sunset17:13
    Dark17:42
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:08am (0.38m)
    High 8:55am (0.46m)
    Low 4:33pm (0.13m)
    Daylight
    First light06:45
    Sunrise07:14
    Sunset17:14
    Dark17:43
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 12:12am (0.45m)
    Low 5:16am (0.38m)
    High 9:16am (0.41m)
    Low 4:47pm (0.17m)
    Daylight
    First light06:44
    Sunrise07:13
    Sunset17:15
    Dark17:44
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 12:37am (0.46m)
    Low 7:10am (0.36m)
    High 9:14am (0.36m)
    Low 4:53pm (0.21m)
    Daylight
    First light06:43
    Sunrise07:12
    Sunset17:17
    Dark17:45
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    High 1:07am (0.47m)
    Low 4:38pm (0.24m)
    Daylight
    First light06:42
    Sunrise07:11
    Sunset17:18
    Dark17:47

What did we get wrong?