The Amalfi Coast in southern Italy is known for its undeniable beauty and mind-blowing views. Every time I visit I feel like I’m in heaven. Most towns have their own beaches and this section of the beach at Amalfi caught my eye with its colorful green and yellow striped umbrellas.
Farther down the beach are blue umbrellas and read and white striped umbrellas, based on the vendors who operate these areas where you can rent umbrellas and beach chairs for the day or part of the day.
I shot this photo in May, not yet summer, so the beaches were nowhere near as crowded as they would be during the peak of the season. August is the worst as far as crowds go, and in fact the Amalfi Coast road frequently comes to a standstill, from what I’ve been told by the locals and the taxi drivers.
The sand was warm, the shimmering water of the Tyrrhenian Sea inviting, and the brilliant sun felt so good against my skin.
I can never stay away long from this dazzling stretch of coastline in Italy, so it should surprise no one that I am making plans to return this fall. While I will most likely visit Amalfi, my home for those days will be another exquisite beach in Positano, where I hope to find inspiration to write.
Venturing into a different genre, I’ll be working on my first novel, which has been a work in progress for the past two years.
Stay tuned for more exciting details.
Do beaches inspire you to write or draw or paint or write music? I’d love to hear your feedback, so please leave a comment and share your thoughts.
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There is nothing like the Amalfi Coast. I haven’t been there in some time, but can’t wait to take my husband for the 1st time. Maybe start there and head to Puglia and more southern Italy.
Thank you Jenn. That would be wonderful to share the coast with your husband…and Puglia is amazing too, especially the towns along the coasts
I swam there! (I know I am a pest always claiming my own experience when reading others posts but i am living vicariously through you all. i can’t wait to go back in September. 🙂
Not at all Andrea! It’s great that you swam there!! So excited for your trip in September. We will just miss each other. Can’t wait to see your photos! Thank you.
Un po' di pepe
Beaches totally inspire me, especially the mesmerizing sound of the waves. I could walk in the sand for hours. Tomorrow my parents are going to a beach near Palinuro, south of Salerno for 4 days-without me, so I am making beach pouty face right now 😣 I don’t arrive in Italia till Monday so I’ll have to find another beach to enjoy! Great to hear you are writing a novel! That is so exciting! In bocca al lupo! Cristina
TY Cristina. Enjoy your time in Italia and I hope you do get to the beach there❤️ Thanks too for the well wishes on my novel. It is exciting!! Grazie and buon viaggio
Book Club Mom
Great pictures – so different from the Jersey shore (although I love it there!). How exciting about your novel – best wishes!
Thank you Barbara! I haven’t been to the Jersey shore…must go one day!
Book Club Mom
New Jersey has some beautiful beaches!
Love that black sand, it always makes me think of Vesuvius!
I never considered it being black sand but I think you must be right, Andrew. TY
I liked this without even reading it first. My love for Italy knows no bounds and I am yet to get to visit the Amalfi Coast. Definitely on my list for the future. Positano especially. Beaches just make me feel peaceful, especially if there is nothing between your view and the sea and you can pretend that no one else exists, and optimistic. The beach revives me and gets my good thinking on! Yay the beach!! 🙂
Thank you Ellen. I know you will love it and hope you can get there sooner than later! Thank so much for your perspective!
What a beautiful beach to be inspired by. I cannot wait to see this up close and personal next year! 🙂
I know Tony. Thank you. So glad you are going to the Amalfi Coast. I know you will love it as much as I do!
We were there on a cool, cloudy day and the beach was deserted. We loved Amalfi…can’t wait to go back.
Thank you Debra. I’m so happy you recently were able to spend time in Amalfi. I loved your post and photos from your blog post. https://bagnidilucca.wordpress.com/2016/07/06/amazing-amalfi/
When I’m sitting on the beach itself, I’m inspired to laze. I find gazing on a particularly panoramic seashore relaxing, but only on the off-season. Reflecting on moments spent on Italian beaches, I was inspired to write this blogpost: http://www.calabriatheotheritaly.com/reflection-the-italian-beach/
Thanks Karen for this insider perspective. I loved your blog post too. TY for sharing the link
Thank you, Margie! And all the best to you for your next book!