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Marina Piccola

This beautiful bay sits at the base of Capri’s tallest peak and has impressive sea views and some of the island’s best beaches. 

Enjoy a lazy day of tanning and swimming at Marina Piccola, one of Capri’s most popular spots. This small, picturesque bay on the south side of the island is directly opposite the Faraglioni Rocks, which are three large limestone stacks that rise out of the sea within a few feet of the shoreline.

Sunbathe on the bay’s rocky outcrop called Siren’s Rock. According to Greek mythology this is the place where the mermaid-like creatures attempted to seduce Ulysses with their music. Take the steps leading down from the rocks to the sea and swim in the clear water.  

Marina Piccola is one of the sunniest spots on the island and is flanked by a steep rock wall that shelters it from the wind. Consequently, the water here is warm for most of the year, even in winter.

Stretch out on the two free public beaches either side of the rock. There are also bathing establishments where you can buy refreshments and rent deck chairs and sun loungers. 

During summer take a boat ride from the small landing wharf over to the Faraglioni Rocks. Make sure you bring a camera with you for close-up shots of the huge rock formations. Ask your driver to take you through the arched cavity of the middle stack.

On your return to the bay savor some refreshments at one of the waterside bars or restaurants.

Marina Piccola is loved for its views, clear water and mythological significance. In the peak tourist season the crowds arrive early in the day. Get there by mid-morning at the latest to secure a decent space on the beaches or rocky platform. 

The bay is a short walk from the center of the island along Via Krupp. The road starts beneath the flower-decked terraces of the Gardens of Augustus. If you don’t want to walk, you can catch a bus that stops in the plaza close to the Church of Sant'Andrea. From there, take the short flight of steps that leads to the beach.


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Lodging Near Marina Piccola

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Hotel Weber Ambassador $123
Hotel Weber Ambassador

Hotel Weber Ambassador

Via Marina Piccola 118, Capri
     
    4.1
    of 5, from 636 reviews
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    Steps from the sea and Marina Piccola, Hotel Weber Ambassador is within a 20-minute walk of Capri's La Piazzetta and Certosa di San Giacomo. Marina Grande and Anacapri are a 10-minute drive away.

    Hotel della Piccola Marina $176
    Hotel della Piccola Marina

    Hotel della Piccola Marina

    Via Mulo 14 -16, Capri
       
      4.6
      of 5, from 371 reviews
      4.0 out of 5.0

      Located in the heart of Capri, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marina Piccola and Torre Saracena. Via Krupp and Gardens of Augustus are also within 1 mi (2 km).

      Casa Delle Sirene - Luxury House in Marina Piccola
      Casa Delle Sirene - Luxury House in Marina Piccola

      Casa Delle Sirene - Luxury House in Marina Piccola

      , Capri
         
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        Situated in Capri, this vacation home is close to Marina Piccola, Torre Saracena, and Gardens of Augustus. Also nearby are Lookout and Via Krupp.

        Hotel La Residenza $158
        Hotel La Residenza

        Hotel La Residenza

        Via Federico Serena, 22, Capri
           
          4.2
          of 5, from 141 reviews
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          This family-friendly Capri hotel is located in the historical district, just steps from Museum Ignazio Cerio and Charterhouse of St. Giacomo. Gardens of Augustus and Piazzetta Capri are also within 5 minutes.

          Hotel A Pazziella $155
          Hotel A Pazziella

          Hotel A Pazziella

          Via Fuorlovado 36, Capri
             
            4.3
            of 5, from 152 reviews
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            Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazzetta Capri and Museum Ignazio Cerio. Charterhouse of St. Giacomo and Gardens of Augustus are also within 10 minutes.

            Regina Cristina $114
            Regina Cristina

            Regina Cristina

            Via Federico Serena 20, Capri
               
              3.6
              of 5, from 91 reviews
              4.0 out of 5.0

              Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is steps from Museum Ignazio Cerio, Charterhouse of St. Giacomo, and Piazzetta Capri. Gardens of Augustus and Via Krupp are also within 10 minutes.

              Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View
              Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View

              Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View

              , Capri
                 
                5.0
                of 5, from 1 reviews
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                Located in the heart of Capri, this property is near the beach and within walking distance of Marina Piccola and Torre Saracena. Also nearby are Gardens of Augustus and Lookout.

                Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View
                Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View

                Luxury "villa Capri" With Panoramic View

                , Capri
                   
                  5.0
                  of 5, from 1 reviews
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                  Located in the heart of Capri, this property is near the beach and within walking distance of Marina Piccola and Torre Saracena. Also nearby are Gardens of Augustus and Lookout.