Beaches on Procida

The best beaches on Procida

Beaches on Procida
Beaches on Procida
Beaches on Procida
Beaches on Procida
Beaches on Procida

Procida is a Mediterranean gem just waiting to be discovered. In addition to its famous pastel-colored houses, stunning viewpoints, and excellent seafood, this idyllic outpost also offers beautiful beaches where you can relax, unwind, and soak up some Mediterranean sun. The small island of Procida is definitely worth visiting for at least a day or two on your trip to southern Italy, especially since you won’t find the crowds of tourists that often overrun Capri, Sorrento, and the Amalfi Coast here.

Although this Italian island in Campania's Bay of Naples is tiny, there are many sandy beaches, each one different from the next. The sandy coast is mainly located on the western side of the island, while along the northern part you'll find high cliffs with hidden sea coves. The largest and most well-equipped beaches are located on the southeastern coast.

Given its volcanic origin, the sand blanketing the beaches on Procida is mostly coarse and dark, similar to the sand of the beaches along the shores of nearby Ischia. Even if the sea is calm and crystalline, you won't find the variety of colors you may find along Capri, for example, where the light sand and pebbles highlight shades of green and blue.

Where are the best beach on Procida? Which ones shouldn't be missed? Here, you'll find our selection of the most beautiful beaches on Procida, with directions and information about the services available at each, so you can choose the perfect stretch of coastline for your taste or needs.


One of the most stunning and famous beaches of the island, Chiaia beach, is on the island's eastern shore, located along the bay of the same name. This beach is of volcanic origin, with dark sand and shallow water that makes it suitable for children. It offers a free public area as well as two beach clubs and a restaurant. To reach Chiaia beach, take Via dei Bagni from Piazza San Giacomo or Via Pizzaco from Piazza Olmo, and then go down the 182 steps that separate the street from the beachfront. It’s worth taking the stairs just to admire the breathtaking views of the colorful fishing village of Corricella as well as Palazzo d'Avalos of Terra Murata, the oldest village on Procida. If you're visiting the Abbazia di San Michele Arcangelo abbey or other sights on the easternmost point of the island, you can reach Chiaia by sea by taking the boat shuttle that runs between Marina Corricella and the beach.

Pozzo Vecchio

More commonly known as La Spiaggia del Postino, this beach is accessed by a ladder located just below the island's cemetery. Buses run from the port to the cemetery (Line C1) or you can reach the beach on foot since it's only a 20-minute walk from the port of Procida. Pozzo Vecchio beach is famous because it hosted the set of some scenes of the film Il Postino with Massimo Troisi. Due to its volcanic origins, this beach has dark sand, but it boasts a very crystalline sea and it is surrounded by wild and pristine countryside. There is only one private beach club.


The beach of Ciraccio is located in the western part of the island of Procida and is divided from the adjacent beach of Chiaiolella by two soaring sea stacks. Ciraccio beach is the longest on the island and very popular among families, who stay in nearby campsites and who choose it for its crystalline water and all-day sun. The Ciraccio coastline is located between Punta Serra and the promontory of Santa Margherita Vecchia. To reach the beach from Piazza Olmo, turn right into via Flavio Gioia and follow the signs, or take bus line L2 that departs from the port of Marina Grande.


The beach of Chaiolella is located next to Marina Chiaiolella, the second-largest tourist port of Procida. You can also reach the beach from Marina Grande via the L2 bus line. The islet of Vivara is near Chiaiolella beach; this nature reserve is accessible only by swimming to its shores or walking across the bridge that connects it to the mainland. The adjacent stretch of Chiaiolella, an extension of Ciraccio beach, is very similar. The beach is spacious with clear water and the sun shines along the coast all day so you can be flexible about the time you head to the beach. There are restaurants, bars, and several beach clubs where you can book sun loungers and umbrellas to spend a stress-free day in complete relaxation. The beach of Chiaiolella has also recently been equipped to allow access for visitors with limited mobility.


If you're looking for easily accessible beaches, then Silurenza is the best option for you. It's easy to reach on foot from the port of Marina Grande: take Via Roma (Grotte side) for just a few minutes. In addition to being easily accessible, the beach is equipped with all the amenities you need for a relaxing day, including a restaurant. This beach is ideal if you're heading to Procida for a day trip and you want to take a quick dip before catching the hydrofoil back to the mainland.

Spiaggia della Lingua

On the opposite side of Silurenza beach, right next to the Port of Marina Grande (left end), you'll find the small and panoramic Spiaggia della Lingua. Unlike the other beaches on Procida, this stretch of coastline is completely covered in pebbles. From here, you can walk to Asino beach (described by the writer Elsa Morante in her book, "Arturo's Island"). La Spiaggia della Lingua can also be reached via the stairs at the end of Via Bartolomeo Pagano, one of the cross streets to the left as you head up to Terra Murata.