Fiordo di Furore, Amalfi Coast
Updated: Dec 24, 2022
The Amalfi Coast is one of the most beautiful travel destinations I have ever visited. A vacation in this location is one of the most difficult to organize, especially due to its geographical position. Being a fairly mountainous area, the roads are narrow, winding, crowded, and parking is almost non-existent.
However, traveling between different places on the coast is easier to do by car than by public transport (personal opinion). My recommendation regarding planning a vacation on the Amalfi Coast can be found here.
In this article I decided to talk about one of my favourite beaches: Fiordo di Furore.
Contrary to the name of this place, the beach is not in a fjord. It was formed on the dried valley of a river, being located between two massive rock walls that look like a fjord. In the past, it was the place where pirates used to hide.
HOW TO GET THERE:
To get to Fiordo di Furore, you have as options: bus (which has a stop right at this beach), boat, taxi, scooter or car.
If you choose the car option, I must mention that there are no parking spaces in the area. The only legal parking option I found was in the private parking lot of a nearby restaurant, located in the direction of Amalfi. I paid 30 euros for the whole day, having the possibility to recover the amount paid if I chose to eat there.
ABOUT THE BEACH:
As a position on the coast, it is located between Positano and Amalfi, near Furore, from which it took its name.
The entrance into the water is relatively smooth, but it goes quite deep near the bridge. You can also jump, most people choosing to jump from the stairs area. I do not recommend you to venture to jump off the bridge because it is very high and while I was there, I was unlucky to see someone getting quite seriously injured after such a jump.
There is also the possibility to rent sunbeds. The prices are a bit more affordable than Positano. I paid 15 euros for two sunbeds, compared to Positano 45 euros. Prices may change depending on the period you go. You don't really need an umbrella because it is quite shady due to the rock walls and depending on the position of the sun, during the day you also have shade and sun.
The beach, like those in Positano and Praiano, is not sandy, but pebble.
If you are a snorkelling lover, I will disappoint you: there is nothing to see into the water. Instead, I have good news if you love hiking: you can do trails that go along the coast and start from this beach. The route starts near the bridge, and continues up the stairs, and continues on the rock wall (not down to the beach). It is a circuit route and has about 6 km. You can either do it on your own or choose something organised.
In the area, you can also visit the Emerald Cave, which is accessible both on water and on land. It is within walking distance of Fiordo di Furore. Details here.
I'm not the kind of person who loves to sit on the beach. When I go on vacation, I prefer to explore as much as possible and rarely plan a full day at the beach and this happens especially at beaches where I can snorkel. We chose to spend a whole day at the Fiordo di Furore and we did not regret it at all.
It was the beach that delighted me the most on the Amalfi Coast and it was a well-deserved day of relaxation after all the "running" on the stairs of the coast. I recommend arriving here in the morning so that you can choose the area where you want to sit, it gets quite crowded during the day.
Thank you for reading!