Cosily nestled in a peaceful bay along Cilento's unspoilt coastline, Santa Maria di Castellabate is a picturesque sandy beachfront backed by pastel-shaded town houses.
Fresh seafood is a popular option here as the fresh catches come straight into the restaurants off the boat. Santa Maria di Castellabate is set away from the bustle of the larger resorts. The star attraction here has to be the beautiful sandy beach, which has been awarded the Blue Flag every year since 2003 and is a great place to spend a day or two soaking up the sun. Nearby you can visit the photogenic Castellabate, situated just a 15-minute drive from Santa Maria di Castellabate.
This large medieval town is set on a hilltop high above the sea and holds a dramatic 12th-century castle and an intricate web of atmospheric winding streets in the centro storico.