Positano has the bluest waters I've ever seen surrounded by black sand and rocks. The black sand gets very hot as it absorbs heat and has a low albedo. The walk down to the beach had many floral arrangements and plants blooming on the top of buildings, in the sides of buildings, in pots outside stores and restaurants, etc. From the beach looking up towards the hills we had a view of the entire town of Positano with buildings of all different colors nestled into the side of the hill. As soon as we set up camp on the beach we ran towards the water! The water was a little bit chilly, but fine once you got used to it for a few minutes. Treading water through the waves was quickly exhausting so we would take frequent breaks by sitting on the shoreline and chatting over drinks!
Despite the climb up what felt like Mt. Everest today was a fantastic day filled with so much beauty and adventure. It's never a dull moment in Italy and I wouldn't change my time here for anything.