Camogli will always be off the beaten path unless they build a big ugly carpark as in Portofino. The village is on the mainline between Genoa and La Spezia and therefore accessible easily by train. By car, the visit is more difficult. Located between Recca and Rapallo - Santa Margherita, it is suspended from the SS!1 by two narrow twisting roads and has like no parking at all. We just drove past the gatehouse for the parking lot of the Cenobbio del Dogi Hotel, the best in town, like we belonged there but we were lucky. Other than that, we never saw an open parking space in town. But it is a worthwhile destination.
it's crazy to park in Camogli so I would suggest to reach it by train infact noone of the cars in the pic is mine, I was just attracted by the cat on one of them...
If you want to go to San Fruttuoso, another nice spot on the Ligurian east coast, from Camogli leave the ferries run by the Società Golfo Paradiso.
We, Chiara and myself caught a train to Camogli a short ride from Chiavari Station about 3 or 4 stops