Lonely Planet review
Maratea's chief attraction is its dramatic rocky coastline and stunning blue sea so outdoor action - such as it is - focuses on the beach. All the beaches are dotted with lidi (beach -bars and kiosks) where you can hire water-sport equipment (kayaks, windsurfers and pedal boats) as well as umbrellas and chairs. Don't expect long white sandy beaches; the sand here is coarse - even gravelly - and often greyish-black in colour. Fiumicello beach is a popular spot and has a decent stretch of sand.