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.
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.
Located in the heart of Capri, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Roma, Marina Piccola, and Torre Saracena. Via Krupp and Gardens of Augustus are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Capri, this vacation home is close to Marina Piccola, Torre Saracena, and Via Roma. Also nearby are Gardens of Augustus and Lookout.
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.
Situated in Capri, this hotel is steps from Piazzetta Capri and Museum Ignazio Cerio. Charterhouse of St. Giacomo and Gardens of Augustus are also within 10 minutes.
Located in the heart of Capri, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Piazzetta Capri and Museum Ignazio Cerio. Via Roma and Charterhouse of St. Giacomo are also within 10 minutes.
Situated in Capri, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Via Roma, Piazzetta Capri, and Torre Saracena. Marina Piccola and Museum Ignazio Cerio are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Capri, this villa is near the beach and within walking distance of Marina Piccola and Torre Saracena. Also nearby are Via Roma and Gardens of Augustus.