Beaches of Procida
In Procida, everything revolves around the sea. There are five beaches, all perfect for a family on holidays. The beach of Chiaiolella, opposite Ischia offers views as far as the eye can see and is well known as a meeting point for young people. There are also a wide choice of private bathing areas for families. Chiaiolella is the longest of the island’s beaches and where one can experience the beautiful sunset’s at the end of each day. Also great for an ‘aperitivo’ at one of the open air restaurants or bars located along the seafront.
Located on the opposite side of the island is the beach of Chiaia, a little difficult to reach due to its long set of stairs but offering many great advantages. The water is shallow and the bay is protected against the wind and waves. The beach is ideal for families with small children and because of its sheltered position, is also a meeting place during summer for classes in swimming for children. From Chiaia, the imposing township of “Terra Murata” and the lovely and colourful Marina of Corricella can be clearly seen in front of you and with its easterly location the beach is at its best both morning and afternoon.
There is also the small and cozy beach of “Pozzo Vecchio”, a small bay in the shape of a horseshoe and a stage for the famous scene from the film “The Postman” (in fact the beach is also known as the “beach of the postman”).
On all beaches you will find both free public bathing areas as well as private bathing areas. During the summer months, in line with the naturally slow pace of the Island (those who come looking for non-stop entertainment will be disappointed) you will find festivals and sporting events organised for grown-ups along with swimming and water activities for the children.
Highly recommended for those in search of tranquility and crystal clear water are the many hidden tracks and accesses, to the sea. Suggested locations include “The Lighthouse” found at the bottom of Via Faro, overlooking both the Marina or Procida and the mainland, the descent of “fiumicello” at the end of Via Simone Schiano or the descent from the hills of “Santa Margherita Vecchia” overlooking the small Island of Vivara.