Beachgoers will love Procida’s different sandy stretches. For crystal-clear waters and a serene atmosphere, try the Spiaggia del Postino (Postino Beach), which was made famous by the eponymous Italian film.
Want more of a ‘wild’ experience? Then Spiaggia della Chiaia is for you. One of the most central beaches on the island, it is also one of the least travelled, due to the fact it can’t be reached by conventional means of transportation (you have to either go down 180 steps or take a taxi boat to get to it). That makes it a pretty incredible spot to while away a few hours, not to mention one of the most panoramic: From the beach one can in fact admire the evocative and beautiful castle of Terra Murata and the Corricella.
Chiaiolella beach, also called “Ciracciello” by the locals, has the longest shoreline, and it’s probably the busiest among Procida’s beaches. The sand here is dark and volcanic, which makes the contrast with the sea even more incredible, while the surrounding rocky and verdant scenery contributes to creating the atmosphere of a true Mediterranean paradise.
Two imposing stacks of tuff separate Chiaiolella from Ciraccio, which features a long expanse of pale sand and a gradually descending seabed. Less frequented and more secluded than its neighbour, it’s ideal for sunbathers, as it’s exposed to the sun all day long.
Lastly, don’t overlook the small Spiaggia della Lingua, near the port. Rather than dark or golden sand, it’s characterised by pebbles and well-polished stones, as well as deep blue waters that get deep pretty quickly. Also, it overlooks the promontory of Monte di Procida, on the mainland, making it one of the most appreciated beaches in Procida.
Looking to take the whole island in? Then book yourself a boat tour of the island. You’ll get to see hidden coves and sea caves, and really admire Procida in all its unspoilt beauty.