If you follow the street Corso Italia west from the middle of town, you’ll soon find it changes name to Via del Capo and begins to lead you away from the congested center of Sorrento. This is where some of the nicer hotels are located, and also the less crowded little beaches.
There’s the Marina Puolo, a small beach with fishing boats and little restaurants, or the Villa Romana Pollio, a rocky outcrop with walkways wrapped around the ruins of an ancient villa.
Even if you’re not looking to dip into the sea, the walk along Via del Capo makes for a lovely afternoon stroll. You’ll get some spectacular views over the Bay of Naples and back towards Sorrento and also of those spectacular white limestone cliffs known as the Capo (the Cape).