One of the best beaches on the Cilento is in the heart of Santa Maria di Castellabate. The nice piece of sandy shore get sun all day long and are in the protected bay so you can swim even through October. The beach is right in the center of town, so you can enjoy the amenities at hand and leave the car behind. Sunbathing is in the shadow of the castle, lending a bit more allure.

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