In Croatia, the beach has always been a major tourist attraction. Adriatic coast and its islands are wrapped with amazing beaches, natural harbors, inlets and marinas.
For most people, the first association to the vacation is the beach . If you are really beach lovers, Dubrovnik is the place for your vacation. Dubrovnik region have high water quality in accordance with EU criteria.
Diversity and variety are the main description of the beach in Dubrovnik area, and so will any visitor find a corner for themselves ... shallow sand or gravel beach for families with children, romantic and hidden coves, superb beaches are equipped with entertainment facilities, night life, sports programs, quiet coves and cliffs diving enthusiasts. Most of the beaches in Dubrovnik region are pebble and rocky, while a smaller number is of sandy beaches.
In 2007, it was voted as one of the most beautiful beaches of the world. It won the sympathy of visitors especially with its location, beautiful view of the walls of the old town and the island Lokrum which is nearby. Near the beach are also luxury hotels Excelsior, Argentina and Villa Orsula. We could say that beach Banje is a place to see and be seen, where wealth and beauty come to sunbathe. This attractive beach attracts many celebrities and many guests from all over the world. There is really no period in year when you will find this beach completely empty.
On this beach everyone will find something for themselves. Besides crystal clear waters and beautiful sandy beach, offers a wide selection of sports and entertainment activities, and will not remain without a good night life in bars. Beach chairs, umbrellas, showers, changing rooms, a rich selection of drinks and cocktails, and the restaurant ideal for a romantic dinner on the beach, are just some of the offerings. If you are looking for sports and entertainment you have a choice of: courts for volleyball, soccer and water polo, rent pedal boats, sea scooters, jet-ski, parachute flight with the help of boats, paragliding, water tube, banana and various other curiosities. Whatever you choose you will not make mistake.
In the high season especially in July and August beach is overcrowded, so we recommend a morning swim, especially for those who prefer peace and rest.
As the sun slowly disappears behind the old town, the sunset creates a new experience, so Banje beach gradually turns into an elite place for exciting and unforgettable night out. Beautiful East West Beach Club is a place that is daily visited by celebrities, international athletes and artists. Details of this bar, with its luxury, guests are reminiscent of long-Roman times.
Copacabana is one of the largest beaches in Dubrovnik. It is situated on the north side of the peninsula of Lapad, the tourist-residential complex Babin Kuk. On this beach offers a breathtaking view of Elafiti islands, and the most attractive of Dubrovnik.
This beautiful pebble beach is one of the largest and most popular for all generations of swimmers. The sea is shallow and suitable especially for children. It is also one of the few that is fully equipped for people with physical disabilities, it is organized a special part of the beach where you can swim with the help of aids provided for it.
Copacabana offers the possibility to rent deck chair and parasols. You also have the opportunity to enjoy various sport activities such as skiing, kayaks, jet-ski, banana, canoes, pedal boats, parachuting. If you are up for an adventure tour around the outer part of the peninsula, to the magnificent ancient city walls, we recommend kayak or jet skis. This beach is one of the organizers of the famous competition in water polo, the popular "Divlja Liga", and can also play water polo at the moments when no matches. On the beach there is a slide for children and diving center. From the catering facilities will be offering a coffee bar and restaurant, which is when the night falls turn into night clubs full of young people, and other places for entertainment are in the vicinity, so that Copacabana is definitely a good choice, especially for guests who stay in one of the hotels in the tourist village of Babin Kuk .
If you are not fans of the crowds, this beach has many isolated areas, where you can find a quiet area for swimming and sunbathing. One such place is the beach Cava, where you can make free your body and enjoy nudism.
Beach Bay Lapad
The longest beach is located in the Lapad bay, right near the namesake for the beautiful pedestrian zone, where are several hotels, restaurants, bars, children's playground, tennis and volleyball courts, and courts for football. On the beach there are several restaurants and bars. Otherwise peninsula Lapad is considered the most beautiful part of Dubrovnik, a special charm and romantic atmosphere gives it its beautiful promenade. The beach is equipped with umbrellas, deck chairs, showers, changing cabins, supervision of lifeguards and swimming area is protected from boats and watercraft. The biggest advantage of this beach is a grassy park, which offers shade beneath the olive trees to rest from strong summer sun or playing badminton or similar entertainment activities.
Most of the hotels located in the Lapad bay have private beaches which are partially opened to the public.
Hotel Bristol is a small romantic beach that is concrete, and where the sea is a little deeper.
Hotel Vis a pebble beach with restaurant and cafe, located just behind the hotel Adriatic beach. There are often during the summer organized a cocktail party on the beach. You can also rent a kayak which a great opportunity to explore all the beaches of Lapad Bay from the sea side.
Hotel Splendid’s beach is small, gravel and surrounded by cliffs. This beach is highly recommended for those wishing to escape the hustle and bustle.
Beach Villa is an attractive sandy beach, popular especially among young people, who play "picigin" in shallow waters.
Hotel Neptune beach is located north of the Lapad Bay beach, has all the facilities provided by the hotel, such as renting chairs, two swimming pools, beach restaurant, cafe ... Here you can find an isolated place where you will feel like there is no one near you. It is ideal for romantics who like to watch the sunset.
President Hotel beach offers clear waters, different catering services, sun beds and a variety of water sports. Space for swimming in the summer indicated floating network, so we do not recommend rises out of the area, due to various vessels that are moving in this area.
Beach St. Jakov
This beautiful sandy-pebble beach is located in the elite part of Dubrovnik, in the cove below cliffs and the namesake church St. Jacob. The beach offers a spectacular view of the old town, city walls and on the island Lokrum. This attractive beach is the most popular between the local population.
If you get bored of swimming and sunbathing, you can join a team that plays volleyball or rent a kayak, and for those adventurous jet-skis is always a good option. Others can enjoy the nearby coffee bar. You also can rent umbrellas and deck chairs. The beach is easy to find, go to the entrance to the Old Town of Ploče to the Hotel Argentina, walk a little straight, and behind the church of St. James you will see stairs leading down to the beach. We recommend it to the elderly and people with problems in the movement, to avoid this beach because there are a number of steps for launching, and it can be a bit tricky and tedious.
This beach is located at the foot of the monastery and church of St. Mary and below the park Gradac. This rocky beach is very popular and has been long known among the local residents. The sea is deep and clean and perhaps slightly cooler than at other beaches. It extends to the open sea, so it is not recommended for children and those less experienced swimmers, because they can hurt by the entry and exit into the sea.
The sun here is retained up to sunset; spaces for sunbathing are at various stone - concrete slabs. There is one cafe on the beach Danče, where you can refresh yourself with refreshing drinks. Danče is the cradle of sport and the pride of Dubrovnik water polo club "Jug". Here are the water polo playing and training for competitions and won numerous medals. Even today there is a team that is called "Dance", which they performed a former World and Olympic champions.
Dance is easy to find, are about 200 meters from the old town, or from the exit of the old town "Pile", after 70meters turn left onto Dante Alighieri, leads to the park Gradac, with it you get down by that monasteries and churches and you are already there.
It is unusual hidden beach on the south side below city walls. You can access to the sea through a small door of Saint Stephen on the walls. When visitors go through this door, they see only the walls, small bar, and stairs that descend on the rocks by the sea. To come to this beautiful place you just need to follow the narrow streets behind cathedral that lead to the top of the walls. Cafe bar Buža is one of the most romantic places in Dubrovnik. We recommend visitin this beach if you are in Dubrovnik.
Nudist beaches (FKK)
This sandy-pebble beach is located close to Copacabana
beach, surrounded by rocks. The beach is narrow but long and is popular among nudists, has a lovely view of Elafiti islands
It is located in the small village of Mlini, about 7 km from Dubrovnik. You can get to Mlini my one of the city buses, the carrier "Libertas." When you get to the hotel Astarea continue to walk 15 minutes along the coast to the south, to the zones that are designated nudist. It is worth visiting this area, because in addition to the beach, the surrounding scenery is really nice. Beretin offers visitors rent boats, lounge chairs, and there is also a cafe which you can visit.
This nude beach is located on a small rocky island near Cavtat
. Nudists’ swimmers are offered swimming on an uninhabited island with a view to the islands Mrkan and Bobar and the city of Cavtat. Coming to the island is not a problem, because there are regular ferry lines that connect this small island with Cavtat. The beach Supetar
Plat is a place located about 12 km from Dubrovnik. It is well known for its beautiful sandy and pebble beaches and the lush vegetation. This nudists' beach in Plat
is quite shallow which is perfect for those with little experience in swimming. On this beach there is no shade during the day, and we recommend that you protect yourself from the sun.
Lokrum is a mysterious island, which is located in the vicinity of Dubrovnik. This place is a paradise; nude beach is about 10 minutes walk from the port that connects Dubrovnik with Lokrum Island. Naturists and other swimmers can sunbathe on rocks and swim in a secluded place, from which extends a beautiful view out to sea. The island is a nature park
with a rich historical heritage and interesting stories.
On the island of Lopud is one of the most beautiful beaches of the Dubrovnik region, and the Adriatic. Nude beach is located on the other side, or on the opposite side of the dock ships and inhabited part of the island. If you are in the vicinity, visit this truly beautiful island of Lopud and its beach Šunj.