Fortunately, there are opportunities in Naples to lie on a beach or sunbed and enjoy a swim! In this blog, We have listed 7 options for you to swim in Napels with lifeguard training. This way, you can travel to Naples well prepared (with your swimming trunks or bikini). Are you reading along?
Broken Column Beach
This mini-beach can be found at the beginning of the boulevard of Naples. Diagonally opposite the world, famous pizzeria Sourball under the broken pillars (Colonna Spezzata). Walk down the stone steps and find a spot on the small strip of beach for lifeguard training. You have a beautiful view of Castel dell Ova and Capri.
For a little piece, you can climb the rocks. Thirst? In the summer, there is often a stall with drinks at the top of the stairs. Otherwise, you have to walk across the street. Get a pizza from Sourball! If you pay attention, you might see us passing by with a group of cyclists.
Bagnio Elena: swimming in Naples next to the house of Dries Martens
The Posilippo district is a residential area on the Bay of Naples. You will find several beaches, including Bagnio Elena. Each beach gives you beautiful views of the bay, the coast towards Sorrento, and Vesuvius. The beach is not free, but the entrance fee includes a beach bed or chair. So relaxed, right?
Oh yes, and for fans of Dries Martens: the Napoli footballer’s apartment is in the yellow villa next door.
Swim in Lido Marechiaro
Address: Via Carlota Monticello a Marechiaro 33, 80123
Price: € 12 (incl. stranded)
If you continue into Polipo and descend, you will come to Marechiaro. A quiet, peaceful piece by the sea with beautiful clear blue water. You also have a beautiful view of Vesuvius and the island of Capri. Lido Marechiaro has a large deck with a terrace, beach beds, and umbrellas. You can go straight into the sea via a wooden staircase for a nice swim. In addition, you can also order delicious food!
Lido Map patella
Follow the boulevard from Naples towards Polipo. Opposite the park La Villa Communal, you will find Lido Map patella after a few minutes walk. This beach, together with Spiaggia Colonna Spezzata, is the closest to the city. Locals, in particular, can be found here from early in the morning for a refreshing dip. Around that time, you will often find a small fish market on the right side of the beach.
Submerged Park of Gladiola
Address: Descent Gladiola, 80123
At the foot of the Posilippo hill, you will find a small nature reserve: the island of Gladiola. You have to give something to enjoy this beautiful piece of nature. First, you have to identify yourself and then descend a long flight of stairs to get there. Only 100 people are allowed to be present at any one time of the day. Therefore, you may have to wait a while. There are all kinds of activities on the rest of the island, such as snorkeling, diving, and boat trips. So the ideal place to swim and cool off.
Roundabout of Via Ansari Saur
Just around the corner from Naples’ boulevard, you will find this local favorite. A small pier where young and old can enjoy the view of Vesuvius. In addition, here you can enjoy swimming in Naples with lifeguard training. If you do not like crowds, you should not be here if you want fun.
Children make bombs in the water, the elderly listen to loud music, and couples take selfishly from the rocks. At the top of the stairs, you will find two chalets where you can buy ice cream, drinks, and snacks. This place is within walking distance from Piazza Plebiscite.
You can also rent boats here. A rowing boat to float comfortably and to use as a sunbed. Alternatively, a motorboat to explore the Bay of Naples.
Swimming in the city
Not by the sea, but by the water. In the meantime, you can enjoy beautiful views over the old town, drink tasty drinks and eat. The perfect place in the center to escape the crowds for a while.
Choose a place with clean and safe water.
A lake, river, recreational lake, sea, or stream; the places to cool off are endless. It would help if you chose a place where the water ‘moves.’ There is a high risk of bacteria in standing water with lifeguard training. Think, for example, of the dangerous blue-green algae, which is still quite common in the Netherlands. Also, pay attention to currents in the sea, for example. Keep a close eye on the signs on the beach for this.
Enter the water in an easy place
Do not let your dog jump off a ledge or frame. Always think where he goes in. He must also be able to get out. Also, pay attention to the bottom of the water. Is it sand or stones? Moreover, what kind of stones are they? With sharp stones or mussels, they have a chance of getting lost.