The "last" beach in Positano, just beyond Spiaggia Grande, is only about 40 meters farther and yet is a different world. Torre della Sponda is one of the stone medieval towers built between 1277 and 1290 that overlooks the beach. Built as part of the coastal protection system, it still stands as a beautiful backdrop to the beach below.

The beach is also known locally as "il Bacino" (the Basin) for its semicircular shape and rocky walls surrounding it. Torre Sponda is mostly used locals to escape the crowded Marina Grande beach that tourists prefer. Here you won't find the mass of umbrellas and chairs, just a natural stretch of sand backed by cliff that gets sun until the late afternoon.

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