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The best beach on the Amalfi Coast

Bigger brother to neighbouring Minori, substantial Maiori is a pretty village on the Amalfi Coast. As fitting for a bigger sibling, Maiori has grabbed the lion's share of the beach. Opening up like a fan from the Lungomare Amendola (the seafront promenade), the strand is considered to be the nicest and largest beach on the Amalfi Coast. A fact that you'll be rather pleased about on your holiday to Maiori. Named after the Reginna Maior River which burst its banks in 1954 and destroyed much of the ancient town. Subsequently rebuilt, Maiori has a more modern look than its neighbours. While the main focus of your holiday to Maiori should definitely be relaxing on the beach, you can easily stroll to the 6th century Sanctuary of Santa Maria to stretch your legs. Then it's on to your choice of lively restaurants and terraced bars. What more could you want?

Your Maiori questions, answered

While there's a public SITA bus service that runs between Amalfi Salerno, we'd recommend renting a car so you can easily explore Maiori's surrounds.
Picture perfect Positano and Ravello are within easy driving distance. Neighbouring Minori is also well worth a look and less than 2km away.
Every Friday stalls piled high with local delights such as artisanal cheeses, hams, traditional liquor and general gourmet produce set up on the Corso Regina.

Best things to do in Maori

Relax on the beach

Maiori's long stretch of volcanic sand-and-shingle beach is nearly a kilometre long and well served by bars offering sunbeds and deckchairs.

Dine in a Norman Tower

Maiori's Torre Normanna restaurant is located inside the dramatic Torre Salicerchio. For a really unique experience, insist on a table on the rooftop.

See San Nicola Castle

Reuilt in the 15th century, San Nicola de Thoro-Plano Castle was constructed in the 9th century when Maiori was a maritime power.