Cilentan Coast

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The coast nearby Marina di Camerota
Sunset at Licosa
The little beach of San Francesco, south of Agropoli
View of Santa Maria di Castellabate
The central beach of Scario

The Cilento Coast (Italian: Costiera Cilentana) is an Italian stretch of coastline of Cilento, on the southern side of the Province of Salerno. It is situated in the gulfs of Salerno and Policastro, extending from the municipalities of Capaccio-Paestum in the north-west, to Sapri in the south-east.


There are 16 municipalities composing the coast, but only two (Agropoli and Sapri) are directly located by the Tyrrhenian Sea, and other two (Ascea and Pisciotta) have got their Marinas very close to the towns. Other localities are frazioni of hillside municipalities.

The promontory of Cape Palinuro, nearly at the centre of the Cilentan coast, is a worldwide famous touristic landmark.

Blue Flag[edit]

Due to the quality of its water, the Cilento Coast is the most awarded coastal area of Campania and one of the most ones of Italian Tyrrhenian Coast, by the Blue Flag beach.[1] Many localities of the coast are also awarded with the Sails, from 5 to 1, of Legambiente.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Archived 2009-07-03 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ (in Italian) Blue guide on Archived 2009-05-21 at the Wayback Machine.

External links[edit]

Media related to Cilentan Coast at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 40°07′30″N 15°10′55″E / 40.125°N 15.182°E / 40.125; 15.182