How many times have you heard about the beaches in Croatia? Yeah, Croatia has remarkable beaches. And if you ask me, my favorite part of the Croatian coast is definitely the Dalmatia region. But today, let’s talk about Dubrovnik beaches and why I challenge you to spend your summer holidays there.
George Bernard Shaw once stated: “If you want to see heaven on Earth, come to Dubrovnik”.
Dubrovnik, located on the coast of the Adriatic sea, is not only a historical heritage declared by UNESCO, but also a world-class destination that receives every year an extremely large number of tourists. However, it’s also a great spot for your sea-sun-beach holiday.
The water is warm, pure crystal clear sea. Most of the beaches are pebbly but also a few are sandy beaches for enjoying with your toddlers. If you are in search of a spot for a romantic getaway, you are not going to be disappointed, because there are some beautiful rocky coves, too. The beaches offer pleasant shade and are easy to access.
List of Dubrovnik Beaches:
- Banje Beach
- Copacabana Beach
- Lapad Beaches
- Sveti Jakov Beach
- Mlini Beach
- Sunj Beach
Dubrovnik Beaches Map
Okay, let’s go straight to the point and let’s finally see Dubrovnik beaches.
1. Banje beach
Banje beach, located close to the old city, is the most known beach in Dubrovnik. It boasts a heavenly view of the old city walls of Dubrovnik and the beautiful unsettled island of Lokrum.
The beach features its reception, a restaurant with an open or a separated area and a cafe bar. The beach area is equipped with changing rooms, showers, lounge chairs and parasols for rent. This spot is especially for adventurous souls, because of the possibility to enjoy in water sports activities, such as kayak ski, water tube, banana boats, paragliding, wakeboarding (all for rent). What about visiting a city from a different point of view that will last forever in your memory? Yes, it’s possible if you are courageous enough and take a parachute ride.
The water is crystal clear and warm and the type of beach is a pebble.
2. Copacabana Beach
Copacabana beach… Of course, it’s not that kind of beach it’s in Rio de Janeiro, but it’s a nice beach to spend an afternoon with your family.
3. Lapad beaches
4. Sveti Jakov Beach
Sveti Jakov beach is a lovely secluded beach, located about 1,5 km of the city.
This tiny and uncrowded cove beach, below the cliffs, with a clear water, is considered the most attractive and most favorite beach in Dubrovnik. The reasons might be because of cleanliness, peacefulness, remote place and a tremendous and distant view of Dubrovnik Old Town, city walls and the Lokrum Island in front. Aaaand….lovely sunset views!
This relaxing, peaceful spot boasts a mix of pebbles and sand with some rocky patches.
Not only swimming and sunbathing, a good option is also a joining a beach volleyball game, renting a kayak or jet ski. Other can sit for refreshments in the nearby beach bar or in the restaurant. At the beach, there is also possible to rent umbrellas and deck chairs.
5. Mlini Beach
10 km away from Dubrovnik lies Mlini Beach. You can feel here the history and culture of ancient times together with the beauty if Mediterranean landscapes and lush vegetation. This places offers excellent accommodation as well as high quality services. The beaches are sandy, good for those who don’t like the pebble beaches. In addition the atmosphere is quiet and gentle, making it ideal for families.
6. Sunj Beach
Sunj is another sandy beach located in the Lopud Island, distanced a very short ride boat from Dubrovnik. This is a great option to spend a one day trip here, surrounded by forest and the mild shadows. In addition there are options for having a drink at the local bars or enjoying a local specialty.
Traveling has always been a part of my life. Since I was a child I’ve been dreaming to travel abroad, experience new cultures, speaking other languages etc. After working in a travel industry for a short time (and later dedicated myself to other professions), I’ve found interesting to start a travel blog with my life partner.