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Best 50 beaches in Dubrovnik and the area

From lively and easy to reach to secluded and off the beaten path

Dubrovnik is renowned for its stunning coastline, which is home to a variety of beaches. While the Old City offers some breath-taking sea views, the best beaches are often found beyond the walls. Luckily, there are plenty of options to choose from, whether you prefer to explore nearby beaches on foot, take a short bus ride, or venture further afield. Dubrovnik area is famous for its picturesque beaches with crystal-clear waters and gorgeous landscapes so beach lovers will be spoilt for choice. From rocky coves to sandy shores, our comprehensive Dubrovnik beach guide offers a curated selection of the best beaches in and around Dubrovnik.

Beaches near the Old City

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Banje beach Dubrovnik

Banje Beach

Banje Beach is one of the most iconic Dubrovnik beaches, with pebble and rocky parts, and crystal-clear waters, it is a sight to behold. Located right next to the historic old town, it provides a unique experience where you can enjoy in the beautiful scenery while taking a dip in the refreshing sea. You’ll be treated to a jaw-dropping view of the city walls, the old port, and the island of Lokrum. While natural shade is scarce, you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas or even baldachins to keep cool. Don’t forget to check out the Banje-Beach Restaurant, which serves up just about everything, from delicious ice-cream and refreshing cocktails to a more refined a’la carte menu. For the adventurous types, Banje Beach Water sports offers numerous water activities.

How to get there: Few minutes of easy stroll from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, baldachins, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, couples, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Dance beach Dubrovnik

Danče Beach

Dubrovnik’s oldest beach Danče is hidden just west of the city down a short track from Gradac Park. It’s a mostly rocky shore beach with a roped off area for deep water swimming. The beach boasts stunning views of the old Franciscan monastery and Gradac park. With large rocks and jetties for sunbathing, as well as ladders for easy access to the sea, Danče is perfect for a refreshing morning swim. Freshwater showers, and a café-bar serving basic refreshments and coffee, are available on site. Early morning is the best time to visit when the beach is less crowded and mostly locals are around, providing an authentic Dubrovnik experience. Afternoons tend to be much busier.

How to get there: 10 minutes of easy stroll from the Old City

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Bar, shower, ladders

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Morning

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Buza beach Dubrovnik

Buža 1 & 2 Beaches

Experience the thrill of cliff jumping and enjoy in the stunning views of Lokrum Island and the vast blue sea at the extraordinary Buža Beach 1 and 2. Tucked away on the outer side of Dubrovnik’s city walls, these rocky beaches are a paradise for sun-seekers and adventurous souls alike. The younger crowd especially loves these beaches for their exhilarating cliff jumping spots. Recharge at the beach bars that serve light snacks and refreshments. The views from these beaches are simply unbeatable, especially at sunset when the horizon is painted in orange and red, creating a romantic and tranquil atmosphere. Interestingly, the name “Buža” means “the hole” in Dubrovnik’s dialect because the only way to access these beaches is through a hole in the city walls. If you’re looking for an exciting and buzzing atmosphere, head to Buža beaches for an unforgettable experience.

How to get there: 2 minutes of easy stroll from the Stradun street

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Bar, ladders

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Porporela beach Dubrovnik

Porporela Beach

Porporela pier and breakwater is a must-see attraction in Dubrovnik’s Old Harbour. Built in the 1800s, it was designed to protect boats and ships anchored in the harbour from harsh waves and erosion. This popular Dubrovnik sight is the perfect spot for a leisurely stroll while taking in the stunning views of the sea and the Dubrovnik’s old city. In the summertime, Porporela comes alive with locals and tourists alike enjoying a refreshing swim, sunbathing, and playing water polo. Youngsters are often seen jumping off the rocks and walls, adding to the lively atmosphere. If you’re planning a trip to Dubrovnik, make sure to visit Porporela for a quick dip in the sea on a hot summer day – it’s a true Dubrovnik experience. Finding it is easy, just head to the Old Port and walk along the walls towards the small red lighthouse at the end.

How to get there: 2 minutes of easy stroll from the Stradun street

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Ladders, shower

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Sulic beach Dubrovnik

Šulić beach

Šulić beach really is a hidden gem! Located in an urban area surrounded by cliffs and shaded by trees, this tranquil bay is a must-visit for anyone who wants to experience the true Dubrovnik lifestyle. Known also as Kolorina, this small but stunning beach boasts crystal clear turquoise water and light pebble shoreline. It’s one of the oldest swimming spots in Dubrovnik, adored by both locals and visitors alike. The beach offers breath-taking views of the open sea and the nearby Lovrijenac tower atop a cliff on the eastern side of the bay. There are two bars on the beach offering refreshing drinks and light snacks and public shower plus the toilet facilities, basically all you need for a whole day of beach leisure. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can rent a sea kayak or snorkelling gear to explore the underwater life.

How to get there: 5 minutes of easy stroll from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, shower, toilet, ladders, water sports

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Sveti Jakov beach Dubrovnik

Sveti Jakov Beach

The stunning Sveti Jakov Beach is one of the most beautiful swimming spots along Dubrovnik’s coast. This captivating pebble beach is just a stone’s throw away from the old city and boasts a breath-taking, almost surreal scenery. With turquoise waters and fine pebbles surrounded by an imposing rocky landscape, it’s no surprise that Sv. Jakov is so popular. This hidden gem has even been nominated as one of the world’s best beaches multiple times. Named after the small church of St. Jacob located just above it, the beach can be accessed by a steep staircase with around 160 steps. But the decent and climb is worth it, as you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panorama and an awesome place for a casual day at the beach. Located about 1.8 kilometres from the old city, you can reach the Sv. Jakov beach on foot (takes you about 20 minutes) or by car, bus, or best yet taxi boat. The parking lot is conveniently located in front of the church and there is always enough spots.

How to get there: 20 minutes of easy walk from the Old City, or taxi boat

Type: Pebbles

Amenities: Bar, toilet, sunbeds, parasols, watersports

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Beaches on the Island of Lokrum

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lokrum Dubrovnik

Lokrum Island, a nature reserve near Old City, is an ideal destination for a day-long retreat. Take a regular boat from Old Port and enjoy swimming in the secluded spots. The island has everything you need for a comfortable stay, such as bars, restaurants, and public amenities like toilets, showers, and drinkable water fountains.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lokrum Portoc beach Dubrovnik

Portoč Beach on the Island of Lokrum

Portoč is a place that locals swear by when it comes to beaches. This picturesque cove overlooking the coast boasts crystal-clear waters, pine trees forest providing a cooling shade, and ladders allowing for easy access to the water. With its tranquil atmosphere and refreshing sea breeze, Portoč is an ideal spot to unwind and enjoy the true Dubrovnik “dolce far niente” lifestyle. Fresh water showers and a public toilet are conveniently located nearby, and when it’s time for a break, you can head over to the cosy bar close by, located in the Pittosporum’s shade, for a refreshing drink.

How to get there: 10 minutes boat ride from the Old City, or taxi boat

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Bars, restaurants, toilets, sunbeds, parasols, historic buildings

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lokrum Mrtvo more beach Dubrovnik

Mrtvo More Beach on the Island of Lokrum

Looking for the perfect spot on the island for your kids to enjoy? Look no further than Mrtvo more, on Lokrum’s east side. Mrtvo more is a natural wonder as the sea enters an enclosed bay through a narrow strait, meaning it’s always calm and wave-free. The beach itself is made up of pebbles and rocks, giving it a wild and rugged feel. While you won’t find the usual amenities like sunbeds and showers, you’ll be treated to crystal-clear waters and the company of peacocks wandering along the shore. And if you’re feeling like having a drink, there’s a bar serving up delicious cocktails and ice tea just steps from the beach. A popular activity at Mrtvo more is jumping from a high rock above it, so those that feel adventurous can try this test of bravery. It’s the perfect spot for a day of fun in the sun with the whole family.

How to get there: 10 minutes boat ride from the Old City, or taxi boat

Type: Rocks, pebbles

Amenities: Bar

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lokrum Ploce beach Dubrovnik

Ploče Beach on the Island of Lokrum

For a great adventure, head to Ploče beach, located near Mrtvo more. This beach is a natural wonder, with straight rock slabs that are perfect for soaking up the sun’s rays. The younger crowds love this spot because it’s a prime location for cliff jumping. You’ll love diving into the deep waters of the open sea, ideal for swimming, snorkelling and exploring the underwater world. It features a freshwater shower and there’s a bar close by. On a close by patio you can rent sunbeds and umbrellas, but there’s also plenty of space in natural shade.

How to get there: 10 minutes boat ride from the Old City, or taxi boat

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Bar, sunbeds, parasols, shower

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lokrum nudist beach Dubrovnik

Nudist beach on the Island of Lokrum

Dubrovnik’s most famous nudist beach is located on the east side of the island of Lokrum and is a true paradise for naturalists. The crystal clear waters invite you to take a refreshing dip, while the ladders make it easy to enter and exit the sea. The beach also offers several freshwater showers. The real highlight of this beach is the friendly atmosphere and the nudist freedom in the midst of stunning nature.

How to get there: 10 minutes boat ride from the Old City, or taxi boat

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Shower

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, groups, solo

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Beaches in Lapad

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lapad Dubrovnik

Lapad Bay is a paradise for beach lovers, with a promenade that leads to a series of stunning beaches that offer a breath-taking view of the Elafiti islands. The promenade is bustling with coffee bars, pastry shops and ice cream venues, perfect for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day. The terraces along the promenade provide a perfect spot to sit and soak in the mesmerizing view. The area is tourist-friendly with many hotels located in close proximity to the beaches. The beaches in Lapad Bay are diverse, with pebble, rock and concrete sections. While the beaches in the centre of the bay are popular and crowded, those on the outskirts offer a more secluded atmosphere.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Coral beach Dubrovnik

Coral Beach

Coral Beach is not your average beach – it’s a sensory experience that combines luxury and relaxation with entertainment and adventure. Enjoy your favourite beach activities, indulge in spa treatments, and savour excellent dining options while soaking up the stunning views and exceptional electronic music that permeates the air. The beach features a wooden deck with comfortable lounges under palm trees, perfect for taking in the surroundings. Divided into different sections, Coral Beach caters to all desires. The big beach is a spacious pebble beach with palm trees, VIP areas, luxurious sun beds, and Baldachins. For a more intimate beach experience, head to the small, secluded beach on the right side, which features a child-friendly water entrance, chilled-out music, and a small beach bar. All water activities and the beach restaurant are just a few steps away.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus ride from the Old City, bus no. 6

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, baldachins, VIP area, lounge area, massage, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Copacabana beach Dubrovnik

Copacabana Beach

Copacabana beach in Dubrovnik is a stunning pebble beach located in the Babin Kuk area. This beach boasts a range of facilities, including a restaurant, bar, VIP area, lounge area, and water sports rentals. For the adventurous at heart, you can rent kayaks, pedal boats, or try speed boat powered water sports like parascending, water skiing, and banana boat rides. Most of the days they also feature an inflatable water park for the kiddos. From the beach, you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Dubrovnik bridge, and the islands of Daksa and Koločep. In the evening, this beach transforms into the perfect spot for a romantic dinner or occasional parties that last until the wee hours. Copacabana is one of the rare beaches in Dubrovnik to have the disabled access lift.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus ride from the Old City, bus no. 6

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, baldachins, VIP area, lounge area, massage, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Hotel Bellevue beach Dubrovnik

Bellevue Beach

Bellevue Beach is a hidden gem located in the picturesque Gorica, in Miramare Bay, just a short 20-minute walk from the Old City. This secluded pebble beach is nestled in a deep bay surrounded by steep cliffs, offering stunning views and a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Access to the beach is via steps alongside Hotel Rixos Libertas or by taking the Bellevue Hotel’s elevator. On the beach, you’ll find a restaurant, beach bar, and ice cream parlour, along with facilities to rent parasols, lounge chairs, and water sports equipment like pedal boats and jet skis. Bellevue is a favourite spot for locals to swim, sunbathe, and even cliff jump. Water polo enthusiasts also flock to the area to enjoy their sport. The south-east facing location provides plenty of shade during the afternoon, making it an excellent spot to beat the summer heat. Or, if you prefer sun, head to the beach in the morning for the best rays.

How to get there: 15 minutes walk from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Hotel President beach Dubrovnik

Hotel President Beach

President Beach is located below the luxurious Hotel President on the Lapad peninsula in the are of Babin Kuk. With the stunning views of the Elafiti islands, open sea, and the island of Daksa, President Beach offers a serene oasis for all. Whether you prefer sand, pebbles, or cement levels, this beach has a spot for everyone. Rent a beach towel, sunbed, parasol, or even a baldachin to lounge in style. For adventure seekers, the beach offers a water sports and diving centre, while foodies can indulge in the hotel restaurant’s incredible light dishes. With occasional daytime and evening events, there’s always something exciting happening. You can also grab a refreshing drink or ice cream at the beach bar. Additionally, the beach has changing areas, toilets, and showers to ensure maximum comfort.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City, bus no. 6

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, towels, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Uvala Lapad beach Dubrovnik

Uvala Lapad Beaches

Uvala Lapad, also known as Lapad Bay is located in the buzzing urban area between the Petka hills and Babink Kuk. This gorgeous bay boasts several pebble beaches that stretch along the coast, with clear turquoise waters that are perfect for a refreshing swim. The light fine pebbles also mean that you can leave your clunky shoes behind and enjoy being barefoot. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a family, these beaches cater to all. However, it’s worth noting that they do get quite busy during the high season. A large portion of the bay is taken up by beach clubs, offering visitors multiple restaurant and bar options. While some beach facilities are exclusive to hotel guests, the majority, including changing rooms, showers and toilets, can be enjoyed by all. All the beaches are easily accessible and located close to the road, with parking available at Sunset Beach – the biggest and most popular beach in the bay.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City, bus no. 6

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, towels, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Beaches in Zaton Veliki

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Zaton Veliki beach

Zaton Veliki, a charming coastal village situated 15 minutes’ drive west of Dubrovnik, offers a perfect retreat for those seeking to relax and enjoy delicious local cuisine. With a picturesque horseshoe-shaped bay, it’s a popular spot for day trips from Dubrovnik, accessible by car, bus or boat. If you’re driving, arrive early to find parking as it can be a challenge. The village boasts several beaches, including the main pebble beach located at the beginning of the village, surrounded by restaurants, bars and a small bakery. You can sunbathe and swim along the coastline too. For a more secluded experience, head to Na Batu, a small, pebbled beach, further down the coast, with a beach bar and restaurant on the beach. You can also take a walk through a pine forest to discover numerous hidden rocky spots for tranquillity, turquoise waters and a bit wilder beach experience. Note that this spot may not be suitable for young children.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bars, restaurant, shower

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Beaches in Župa Dubrovačka

Župa Dubrovačka is home to some of the most popular beaches in Dubrovnik area, offering visitors a perfect blend of natural beauty, tranquillity and activities. With its idyllic and breath-taking views, numerous bars and restaurants, water sports and parks, Župa Dubrovačka is truly a summer paradise. Whether you choose to explore Kupari, Srebreno, or Mlini, you’re guaranteed to have a great beach experience.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Kupari beach

Kupari Beach in Župa Dubrovačka

Kupari beach is located approximately 6 kilometres from Dubrovnik in the Župa Dubrovačka area, which is home to many picturesque seaside settlements. Kupari was once a popular tourist destination known for its seaside resort complex that was unfortunately completely destroyed during the Croatian Homeland war. Although the hotels are closed and spooky looking, Kupari still features a beautiful beach mix of pebbles and sand, a simple beach bar, and a beach volleyball court. The beach is easily accessible by public bus or car, with plenty of parking space available. The seaside promenade that starts from Kupari and runs through Srebreno, and ends in Mlini is the perfect place for a leisurely walk, with coffee bars, parks, and sitting seaside spots along the way.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: couple of stairs

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Srebrenoi beach

Srebreno Beach in Župa Dubrovačka

Srebreno beach is located just beyond the Sheraton Hotel, in Župa Dubrovačka. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters and soft pebbles, it’s perfect for families and all beachgoers. Although it can get busy during peak season, finding a spot is easy, particularly in the morning. The beach boasts several bars for a refreshing drink and snacks, as well as changing rooms, showers, and toilets. Water activities such as kayaking and jet skiing are available, and a daily boat service is located nearby, providing rides to Dubrovnik or Cavtat. Lifeguard supervision is available during the season. Srebreno beach is easily accessible, located near the road with paid parking close by.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, sand

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, water sports, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Mlini beach

Mlini Beach in Župa Dubrovačka

Mlini Beach is tucked away in the charming village of Mlini. The beach consists of pebbles and rocks, with refreshing pine trees that provide a perfect break from the sun. The turquoise waters are very clear so snorkelling enthusiasts will enjoy exploring the fascinating underwater world along the rocks. For those seeking privacy, there are plenty of isolated coves around Mlini, while still being close to restaurants and bars. Although parking can be a bit of a hassle, it’s worth the effort to make your way to this beautiful beach. It’s best to park in Srebreno and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic promenade that connects Srebreno and Mlini to find your ideal spot.

How to get there: 15 minutes bus drive from the Old City

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, groups, solo

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Beaches in Cavtat and Konavle

Konavle, an idyllic agricultural region and the most southern area in Croatia, is located only half an hour drive from Dubrovnik. Cavtat, an urban centre of Konavle, is a small coastal town boasting beautiful beaches, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers. The turquoise waters and amazing views make these beaches truly divine, and the lack of massive tourism adds to their charm. Whether you’re a solo traveller or a family with kids, you’ll find a perfect beach to suit your style. Unlike other seaside destinations, the beaches in Cavtat are spread throughout the town, so you can enjoy either a peaceful day soaking up the sun without being surrounded by crowds, or have fun on a buzzing beach with plenty of activities.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Cavtat Zal beach

Žal Beach in Cavtat

Beach Žal is the perfect spot for families and groups that seek a whole-day adventure beach. Located in the bay towards the village of Obod just in front of the Albatros hotel, this stunning beach consists of fine pebble and sandy areas. Beach Žal offers an inflated water bouncy castle for kids, and a water sports centre that offers numerous water sports such as kayaking, jet skis, paddle boards, and even diving classes. You won’t go hungry either since there are plenty of good restaurants, bars, and snack bars to choose from.

How to get there: 15 minute walk from Cavtat centre

Type: Pebbles, rocks, sand

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilet, water sports

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Cavtat Rat beach

Rat Beach in Cavtat

For a more peaceful beach in Cavtat, Beach Rat is a must-visit. Located on the charming peninsula of Rat, this beach offers a reset from the busy town centre. Surrounded by lush green pine forests and crystal-clear turquoise waters, Beach Rat is a perfect spot for families, solo travellers and couples. The beach is a mix of rocky and pebbled surfaces, and its gentle entrance into the sea makes it ideal for children. This beach features a cosy restaurant shaded by pine trees, where you can enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the breath-taking views of the bay, an ice-cream parlour and a massage stop. To get there, take the walking path from the main parking along the coastline, which takes less than 5 minutes. Alternative route is from the Cavtat centre and takes a little bit over 10 minutes via shaded coastline walking path. There are plenty of secluded little coves and swimming spots along the way.

How to get there: 10 minute walk from Cavtat centre

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, shower, changing space, massage

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Cavtat Mali kamen beach

Mali Kamen Beach in Cavtat

Nestled among the rocks, a charming beach shack offers stunning views of the swimming area and Dubrovnik in the distance. Beach Kamen Mali, tucked away in a small bay, is one of the most enchanting natural beaches in Cavtat. It’s a peaceful haven with fewer tourists, making it a hidden gem for those seeking a serene escape by the sea. Connected to the center by a picturesque promenade, this spot is undoubtedly Cavtat’s Instaspot. Accessible only by foot, the Cavtat Walking Path leads to the tip of the Rat peninsula. The path is an easy and flat walk, taking no more than ten minutes. It includes flat rocks, concrete surfaces, and a tiny pebble beach inlet. Be sure to check out the funky beach bar with tables and chairs available, and partial shade provided by the umbrellas on the bar deck.

How to get there: 5 minute walk from Cavtat centre

Type: Rocks

Amenities: Bar

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Cavtat Ispod Gospe beach

Ispod Gospe Beach in Cavtat

Located next to the stunning marina, the Beach Ispod Gospe is the most popular destination for locals and beach lovers visiting Cavtat. Just a minute walk from the town’s restaurants and bars along the scenic promenade, this beach boasts a long stretch of concrete and several ladders for convenient entrance into the sea. Sunbeds are available for rent, while the towering pine trees offer a natural shade and a romantic ambiance. There is a beach bar right on the beach offering refreshing drinks and snacks in the shade, as well as few giftshops where you can get snorkelling equipment, towels, hats etc.

How to get there: 1 minute walk from Cavtat centre

Type: Concrete, rocks

Amenities: Bar, sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilet

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Cavtat Sustjepan beach

Sustjepan Beach in Cavtat

Sustjepan Beach is located on the small Sustjepan peninsula, just beneath the 5-star hotel Croatia. The beach boasts a breath-taking view of the picturesque Cavtat port and consists of well-maintained concrete slabs with ladders leading comfortably into the crystal-clear waters. Snorkelers and water enthusiasts frequent the beach, thanks to its stunning aquatic life. The sunbathing area offers sunbeds and parasols for rent, and kayaks are also available on site for those who want to explore the coastline by sea. Visitors can also enjoy in refreshing drinks and delicious snacks from the Spinaker restaurant and bar, situated right next to the beach. The restaurant offers a wide range of heartier dishes, perfect for those looking for a filling meal.

How to get there: 5 minute walk from Cavtat centre

Type: Concrete, rocks, pebbles

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, shower, toilet, water sports

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Konavle Pasjaca beach

Pasjača Beach in Konavle

Pasjača Beach is a breath-taking place located beneath the towering Konavle cliffs, boasting a picturesque pebble beach and shimmering turquoise waters. Despite being crowned the most beautiful beach in Croatia in 2019, Pasjača Beach remains relatively tranquil and free of crowds due to its secluded and slightly challenging location. This serene and peaceful beach, adored by locals, is situated below the village of Popovići, just 12 kilometres away from the town of Cavtat and 30 kilometres south of Dubrovnik. To reach Pasjača visitors must follow a path carved into the cliff, descending around 200 metres in total. Pasjača Beach has no amenities, but the experience is like no other in Dubrovnik area.

How to get there: 10 minute drive from Cavtat

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: NA

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Groups, couples

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Beaches in Dubrovačko Primorje

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Sikirica beach

Beaches around Dubrovnik, especially in villages west of the city in Dubrovačko Primorje, are ideal whole day getaway especially if you’re looking to combine the tranquillity with the stunning beauty of the Adriatic coast. With crystal clear turquoise waters and somewhat wild shores, beaches in Primorje hold their untouched natural beauty. Unlike crowded tourist hotspots, these beaches are simple, with not much signs of commercialization.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Brsecinei beach

Brsečine Beach

Brsečine beach, nestled in a small bay below the village of Brsečine, is a real hidden gem that has remained off the tourist radar for decades. The cobbled beach is a local favourite and easily accessible by car, with parking available nearby. The backdrop of old stone-walled buildings and lush greenery create a picturesque setting. The beach also features a small harbour that shields swimmers from large waves, and a marked swimming area ensures safety. This beach is especially popular for paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkelling, and if you happen to be into these sports, be sure to visit the small islet Sikirica, just a 10 minute of paddling west from Brsečine, connected to land with small sandy path but not accessible from land.

How to get there: 20 minute drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: NA

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Veliki Zali beach

Veliki Žali Beach

Veliki žali is a stunning pebble beach just 30km west of Dubrovnik. Located near the small village of Brsečine overlooking the island of Šipan. This beach boasts crystal-clear waters and sunshine until sunset. Families with little ones will appreciate the shallow waters and soft sea bottom, ideal for kiddos to play.  Veliki Žali beach features a small bar/restaurant offering basic food, ice cream, and refreshments in the shade. Finding the beach is easy thanks to its visibility from the main road and a big road sign. Parking is available on the main road with additional spots downhill. For those seeking seclusion, there is a Mali žali beach nearby, that is more secluded and offers total tranquillity. Though the steep and challenging access makes it unsuitable for young children, the adventure is well worth the hassle for those seeking a private beach experience.

How to get there: 20 minute drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, sunbeds, parasols, parking, toilet, ice-cream parlor

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Slano beach

Slano Beach

The main beach in Slano, located in the heart of the village, near the Admiral Grand Hotel, is Slano’s most popular place for swimming and sunbathing. This pebbly beach has a gorgeous view and a variety of content. On the beach you can rent sunbeds and parasols, as well as some water sports and bicycles. The swimmer’s area is marked so you will not be bothered by boats that go to the harbour and back. The beach has a concrete plateau on one side ideal for sunbathing. The sea is shallow along the coast and suitable for children.

If you go further south of the village centre via village road, you will pass by some beautiful smaller pebble beaches with no amenities such as Karmelska beach, ideal for a whole day getaway or the Banja beach at the end of the bay. They are all easily reached by foot or by bicycle from the village centre, so this may be an option if you don’t feel like hassling with the parking. Banja beach is kid’s favourite since it’s sandy and ideal for playing.

How to get there: 20 minute drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks, concrete slabs

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, sunbeds, parasols, parking, toilet, water sports

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Neretva Usce beach

Ušće Beach at the Neretva River Delta

Delta beach amazes visitors with its vast shoreline, crystal turquoise water, and soft sand. The smooth entrance to the water makes it perfect for all kinds of beachgoers, from families to adrenaline junkies. Whether you’re seeking a secluded getaway or a lively party, Delta beach has something for everyone. Although it’s not too crowded during the season, you’ll always find windsurfers and kiteboarders showing off their skills in the water. The beach also boasts a bar/restaurant and toilets, as well as equipment rentals and schools for surfing enthusiasts. Located close to the road and with direct parking on the beach, it’s easily accessible for all.

How to get there: 1 hour and 30 mintues drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, parking, toilet, water sports

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Beaches on the Elafiti Islands

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Elafiti Islands

Are you on the hunt for an incredible beach getaway that truly embodies the Dalmatian lifestyle? Then the Elafiti Islands should be on your bucket list! This stunning archipelago, located just a stone’s throw from Dubrovnik, boasts untouched natural beauty, pristine beaches, and an authentic Dalmatian way of life. Whether you’re seeking a secluded and private experience or a lively atmosphere with plenty of bars and restaurants, the Elafiti Islands have it all. Koločep and Šipan are perfect for those who crave peace and quiet, while Lopud is the place to be if you’re into all kinds of water sports and want to soak up the lively atmosphere. No matter where you choose to spend your day, you’ll be treated to crystal-clear turquoise waters and unforgettable summer memories. Elafiti Islands are easily reached by a regular Jadrolinija boat line departing from the Gruž Port. A better way of exploring these islands is obviously by renting a private boat or hopping on one of the numerous tours doing the three islands boat tours.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Kolocep Donje Celo beach

Donje Čelo Beach on the Island of Koločep

Donje Čelo Beach on the Island of Koločep is a crescent-shaped haven that stretches 200 meters along the picturesque bay of Donje Čelo. While one side of the beach is reserved for hotel guests, the other side is open to day-trippers who arrive via regular boat lines or tour boats. The beach boasts of white, soft sand that extends into the shallow waters, making it ideal for kids to frolic around. A significant section of the beach has been cordoned off to prevent boats from entering the swimming area. The calm Adriatic Sea waters are perfect for swimming, with no big waves to worry about. A promenade lines the bay from the ferry pier to the other side, and features two restaurants, a small playground, public toilets, a post office, a souvenir shop, and a local fruit and vegetable stall. With its tranquil atmosphere and Dalmatian coastal village vibes, Donje Čelo Beach is the perfect escape for those seeking peace and quiet and a break from the touristy crowds.

How to get there: 30 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, toilet

Natural shade: yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Lopud Sunj beach

Šunj Beach on the Island of Lopud

If you’re looking for a perfect beach day head to Šunj beach on the island of Lopud. Once you arrive to the port you can enjoy a scenic 20-30 minute walk through untouched Mediterranean countryside. But if you have kids and lots of stuff, hop on a golf buggy for a fun and quick ride to the beach. Once there, you’ll be greeted by crystal clear waters and a long stretch of sand perfect for kids to play and parents to relax. We advise to rent a sunbed and parasol to keep the sand away. Masseuse services are available on the beach for a dose of extra relaxation, and for the adventurous in spirit there are jet skis for rent to explore the surrounding waters and secluded coves. Two beachfront restaurants offer delicious meals, while a restaurant set in the woods above the beach is perfect for those seeking quiet time in a hammock. Just remember to bring sunscreen and lots of water, as shade is limited on the beach.

How to get there: 1 hour boat ride from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, toilet, sunbeds, parasols, massage, showers, water sports

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Island of Sipan Prijezba Beach
Photo credit: @Timotej

Priježba Beach on the Island of Šipan

Šipanska Luka is a charming fishing village where local fishermen haul in daily catches each morning. While the island’s beaches may not be as popular as those on Lopud and Koločep, there are still plenty of lovely, secluded spots to take a dip in the crystal-clear sea. To get to Šipanska Luka from Suđurađ, hop on one of the local taxis waiting on the pier. The scenic drive takes you through the famous Šipansko Polje, offering breath-taking views of the island. Once you arrive, head west from the village centre to discover the Priježba Beach, a small sandy beach nestled amidst cliffs, perfect for families with children. While there’s limited natural shade, a nearby bar offers rental sunbeds and parasols, refreshing drinks, and snacks. Šipan is the largest of the Elafiti islands but is often overlooked by tourists, making it an ideal peaceful escape with incredible local cuisine. If you prefer more secluded spots, there are numerous rocky areas to enjoy solitude. However, bring your own parasol as there isn’t much natural shade. You can find some relief under the pine trees by taking a short walk. Locals often venture to Šipan to relax in the serene surroundings and indulge in Dalmatian delicacies.

How to get there: 1 hour and 10 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, sunbeds, parasols, shower, changing cabin

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Beaches on the island of Mljet

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Mljet Island

Island of Mljet, located just 30 km from Dubrovnik, is the largest island in the Dubrovnik archipelago and boasts an expansive protected area, the “Mljet” National Park, spanning 5.375 ha. Mljet is a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts with a wide range of activities available as well for everyone seeking an idyllic retreat with breath-taking scenery. Accessible only by sea, few ferry options are available, from Port Gruž, a slow regular ferry, and a fast catamaran, “Nona Ana”, and a ferry from the Prapratno port on Pelješac Peninsula. Alternatively, you can rent one of numerous speedboat services for the most relaxing way to experience the island.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Mljet Island Saplunara

Saplunara Beach

Located on the eastern side of the island, the Saplunara beach is a haven of untouched nature and crystal-clear waters, earning it the coveted “Blue Flag” distinction. The beach boasts soft, golden sand and shallow waters that are perfect for families with kids and casual swimmers. If you’re looking for some shade, the thick pine forest surrounding the beach provides a cool break from the sun. The bay is also a safe anchorage for yachts and boats, making it a popular destination for those seeking relaxation and tranquillity. You’ll find all the amenities you need, including sunbeds, parasols, and refreshments at the beach bar and restaurants.

How to get there: 1 hour and 20 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Restaurant, bar, sunbeds, parasols

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Mljet Island Blace Limuni beach

Blace Limuni Beach

Nestled in the secluded Limuni bay southeast of Saplunara is the serene Blace Limuni beach. It boasts a wide stretch of sandy coast that slopes gently into the crystal-clear waters, perfect for a refreshing dip. Kids and non-swimmers will appreciate the shallow seabed, while sports enthusiasts can test their skills with a friendly game of picigin. The beach is surrounded by a stone barrier that adds to its picturesque beauty, and its remote location means that it remains unspoiled by the hustle and bustle of modern life. You’ll need to bring your own supplies, as there are no restaurants or bars on-site, but the peace and quiet make it a perfect place to escape from the world. With no boats to disturb the tranquility, you might find yourself enjoying the whole beach to yourself, and the untouched wilderness that surrounds it is sure to leave a lasting impression.

How to get there: 1 hour and 20 minutes boat ride from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: N/A

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Beaches on the Pelješac Peninsula

The Pelješac peninsula is home to some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in Croatia. With its crystal-clear waters and stunning natural surroundings, it is no wonder that Pelješac beaches are considered among the most beautiful in the country. This peninsula offers a variety of beach options, from secluded coves to long stretches of sandy shores. Whether you are looking for a peaceful spot to relax or a place to enjoy water sports and activities, Pelješac has something for everyone.

Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Peljesac Prapratno beach

Prapratno Beach near Ston

Prapratno beach, situated on the stunning Pelješac peninsula just three kilometres from Ston is an ideal family beach destination. This long sandy beach is easily accessible by car and boasts a range of amenities, including a large parking area, a small bar serving refreshing drinks, ice-cream and snacks, cooked corn stand, and a stand selling fresh, locally-grown fruits. The sea is crystal clear and shallow, making it perfect for children and non-swimmers. Although shade is limited on the beach itself, a beautiful olive orchard and pine forest provides natural shade just a stone’s throw away. Prapratno is also a great spot for water games and camping enthusiasts, with a large car camp boasting 1200 spots located just 50 metres from the beach. The camp features electrical connections and modern sanitary facilities with hot and cold water and fridge boxes.

How to get there: 45 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Bar, snacks, ice-cream parlor, sunbeds

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Peljesac Zuljana Vucina beach

Vučina Beach in Žuljana

Vučina beach, located in the charming village of Žuljana on the Pelješac peninsula, is ideal for a summer adventure that combines stunning natural beauty with fun activities. This beautiful beach used to be fairly unknown, but its popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, making it a great destination for couples and families who like lively atmosphere in a relaxing ambience. The beach boasts a perfect crescent shape, with soft pebbles and calm, crystal-clear waters that are perfect for swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding, kayaking, or just relaxing with a good book. Surrounded by lush greenery, the beach is a true paradise that can easily be compared to Hawaii.

How to get there: 45 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Sand

Amenities: Bar, snacks, ice-cream parlor, sunbeds

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik beaches Peljesac Orebic Mokalo beach
Photo credit: Beachsearcher

Mokalo Beach near Orebić

Mokalo Beach is one of the most beautiful small beaches at the Adriatic. Just a few minutes drive from Orebić, this picturesque bay boasts a straight coastline, crystal clear waters, and a soft pebble cover. Relax under pine trees as the sound of crickets fills the air or chill out on the beach or at the cafe bar overlooking the bay. For adventure seekers, a nearby dive centre offers the chance to explore a sunken ship close by. Mokalo beach is suitable for all types of travellers, from those seeking solitude to relaxation getaway lovers. During peak season, it can get partially crowded, but there’s still plenty of space to unwind. Nearby, you’ll find a campsite, and activities like kayaking and sup surfing. With easy access and parking located directly on the beach, Mokalo Beach is the perfect destination for a day of sun, sand, and sea.

How to get there: 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles

Amenities: Bar, snacks, water sports

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Peljesac beach Ponta Viganj

Ponta Beach in Viganj

Viganj’s eastern outskirts boast a vast pebbled beach that’s perfect for water sports enthusiasts, the Ponta beach. The younger crowd loves to camp near Ponta Beach, where they can indulge in their passion for wind and kite surfing. The beach itself is trendy and has plenty of activities to keep you entertained. You’ll find many facilities at Ponta such as beach a bar, restaurant, tavern, ice-cream shop, and even a small playground for children. The beach has showers and changing rooms, and scattered tamarisk trees around benches that offer stunning views of the town of Korčula and the beach. You can rent water sports equipment or take a lesson at the wind and kite surfing school. The Maestral breeze picks up around lunchtime, making it an ideal time to windsurf or kite surf. If you prefer to relax, the breeze will provide a refreshing escape from the heat while sunbathing. The energy at Ponta beach is contagious! From sunrise to sundown, you’ll find enthusiasts of all types gathered to partake in sports and the vibrant kiteboarding culture. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a pro to join in on the fun.

How to get there: 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, sand, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, water sports, kiteboarding school and rental, shower, toilet, Ice-cream shop, sunbeds, parasols

Natural shade: Yes

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Peljesac beach Jezero Duba

Jezero Beach near Duba

Jezero, a beautiful sandy and pebble beach near the town of Duba on the Pelješac peninsula, is a hidden gem that’s worth your time. Though the land access is challenging, the beach is accessible by boat or kayak, which adds to the thrill of the adventure. There are plenty of boat rentals that can take you to this beach. Indulge in complete relaxation and escape the hustle and bustle of the city while enjoying the idyllic views of this natural oasis. The small stream coming from the lake surrounding this beach from the land side, flows over white pebbles to the clear, turquoise sea and is a sight to behold. With no facilities available on this isolated beach, it’s important to bring sunscreen, a hat or cap, and plenty of water. But the stunning surroundings of Jezero Beach will make it worth the effort!

How to get there: 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: N/A

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Peljesac beach Divna Trpanj

Divna beach near Trpanj

Discover this hidden gem on the Pelješac peninsula, Divna Beach located only 10 kilometres from the village of Trpanj, the oldest Pelješac inhabitancy. This picturesque and serene beach experience reminds of the Caribbean Sea, with its irresistible turquoise blue waters surrounded by a lush forest. Perfect for families, the warm, shallow waters are ideal for swimming and relaxation. But beware, the pebble beach lacks natural shade, so bring along a parasol or tent for protection from the sun. The narrow road leading to the beach means parking can be a challenge, but it’s worth it for the crystal-clear waters and stunning scenery. After a few hours of swimming and sunbathing, you can head to the nearby bar&restaurant for some refreshments.

How to get there: 1 hour and 30 minutes drive from Dubrovnik

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Restaurant & bar

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, families, solo

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Beaches on the island of Korčula

Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches

Korčula Island is a synonym for Dalmatia and one of the most beautiful island in Croatia. It’s an ideal summer destination that offers delicious food, exquisite wine, and breath-taking landscapes. A visit to this island is sure to leave you in awe. The beaches of Korčula are a hotspot for tourists and locals alike. With crystal-clear turquoise waters, a serene atmosphere, and typical Mediterranean greenery, it’s hard not to fall in love with the beauty that surrounds you. The waters are usually calm and tranquil, making it perfect for swimmers of all levels. What’s more, the beaches are well-maintained and clean, ensuring that you can enjoy your swim without any concerns. So, if you’re looking for an escape from the busy city life, Korčula Island is the perfect place to unwind and indulge in Dalmatian “dolce far niente” lifestyle.

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Ražnjić peninsula beach near Lumbarda

Located at the top eastern coast of Korčula Island pass the Lumbarda village, Ražnjić Beach boasts a mighty rocky landscape made up of large white rocks washed up by stormy seas over the centuries, forming several natural slides and steps for easy access to the crystal-clear waters. This secluded beach is a popular spot for locals, thanks to its specific landscape that makes it difficult to reach, and it’s especially popular amongst adventure seekers duet to great cliff-jumping spots. Visitors can swim, snorkel, and explore the abundant underwater world. There are no bars or restaurants nearby, so visitors are advised to bring their own food and drinks for a picnic or refreshment under the shade of mature pine trees. Ražnjić beach is sunny all day around so bringing a parasol is not a bad idea, and caution is advised during strong winds as the beach is completely unsheltered to weather and elements. Access to the beach is via a narrow tarmac road through pine forest, leading from Lumbarda towards the eastern end of the Island. This beach is not family friendly, especially if you have small kids.

How to get there: 15 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Rocks

Amenities: N/A

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches Bacva beachj

Bačva beach near Pupnat

One of the most beautiful and secluded beaches of Korčula is Bačva Beach. This small pebble bay with clear azure waters is nestled in the southern shores of Korčula Island, near Pupnatska Luka and about 13 km from Korčula Town. The beach is well-maintained, and there are a few sunbeds available to hire for extra comfort. The small bar/tavern on the beach offers refreshments and good quality homemade foods, and kayaks are also available for rent to explore the nearby coastline. Bačva beach is ideal for families with kids since it has shallow waters and soft pebbles, making it a comfortable spot to relax and soak up the sun. It’s sunny most of the day, however due to its location the sun goes down a bit earlier than it does on more exposed spots.

How to get there: 10 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, tavern, sunbeds, toilet, kayaks for rent

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches pupnatska luka beachj

Pupnatska Luka Beach near Pupnat

Pupnatska Luka Beach on the island of Korčula is considered by many vacationers to be the most beautiful beach on the island. It is located about 15 kilometres from the town of Korčula and boasts crystal-clear waters and pebbles. There is a small restaurant and beach bar on the beach, providing delicious food, snacks and refreshing drinks. Visitors can also rent parasols and sunbeds. This picturesque beach offers spectacular views and is perfect for swimming and sunbathing. It also a very popular family destination, however there are no shops nearby so be sure to bring all the stuff you need for a whole day of leisure. Surrounded by dense forests, the bay is easily accessible via road that connects Pupnat and Čara villages, with a good-sized car park and portable toilets available for visitors.

How to get there: 15 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeds, parasols, portable toilets

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches Orlandusa beachj

Orlanduša Beach near Žrnovo

Korčula is a true paradise for beach lovers, with hidden and secluded beaches dotting its shores. Among these gems is the stunning Orlanduša beach, located in a small bay on the southern coast of Korčula. This pristine beach boasts white pebbles and crystal-clear waters, perfect for snorkeling and swimming. With its remote location, Orlanduša beach is a favorite among locals and tourists seeking a peaceful retreat. Facing South-West, the bay is sunny from midday onwards, and there are several mature pine trees providing natural shade. The beach is completely sheltered from most winds, making it an ideal spot for a relaxing day by the sea. Access to the beach is via a partly asphalted, partly tarmac road that leads to Defora area. From there, it’s a 200-meter walk through the woods and across the field. There are no cafes, restaurants, or shops on the beach, so be sure to bring your own refreshments and parasol or beach shelter.

How to get there: 10 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: N/A

Natural shade: Some

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: Yes

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches Pavja Luka beachj

Pavja Luka Beach near Žrnovo

Pavja Luka beach on the island of Korčula is tucked away in a secluded little bay. This pebble beach boasts crystal-clear waters and stunning views of the Zaglav peninsula’s old dry stone walls. While it may be a bit off the beaten path, it’s well worth the hassle – you’ll have the perfect escape from the crowds. Plus, there’s a small beach bar on-site offering snacks and refreshments. However we advise you bring along foods, drinks, and sun protection for a full day of adventure. Located about 15km from Korčula town and near the village of Žrnovo, Pavja Luka beach is a must-see for anyone looking for a peaceful and picturesque Dalmatian beach experience.

How to get there: 15 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches zal prizba beachj

Žal Beach near Prižba

Žal beach is a 100-meter-long pebble beach nestled in the protected bay of Vela Prižba on Ratko peninsula in Prižba. Families with children will love the shallow entrance to the crystal clear and transparent sea. The beach boasts of rich underwater life, with different species of fish, shellfish, and starfish thriving in lush sea grass. Beyond the beach, a rocky coast with concrete slabs provides easy access to the sea. Other small pebble beaches, including Mali Žal are located towards the east so you can explore these as a fun activity. Access to Veli Žal is easy, with a small parking lot close by and a small port, bar, restaurant, and shop across the peninsula. The beach has no natural shade, so be sure to bring some sun protection. There are some water sports available on the beach, such as jet skis and wind surf.

How to get there: 30 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Pebbles, rocks

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, toilets, shops, water sports

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Lost in Dubrovnik blog Beaches in Dubrovnik Korcula island beaches przina lumbarda beachj

Vela Pržina Beach in Lumbarda

Vela Pržina is the ultimate destination for beach lovers visiting Korčula. The golden sand beach stretches half a kilometre and is the largest and most well-known on Korčula Island. This south-facing beach is a sunbather’s paradise and is also one of the driest spots on the island. Families and partygoers flock to the west end of the beach, while those seeking peace and tranquillity head to the quieter east end. The breath-taking views of the Lastovo Channel and the horizon are worth the visit alone. The beach sits in a picturesque south-facing bay, bordering famous Grk Wine vineyards to the north and pine woods to the east. The beach has a bar/restaurant serving refreshments and snacks, and a beach volleyball sand court. Parking is available close to the beach, making it easy to access.

How to get there: 10 minutes drive from the town of Korčula

Type: Sand

Amenities: Bar, restaurant, sunbeams, parasols, water sports, toilet

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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Proizd island near Vela Luka

Looking for a slice of paradise in Croatia? Look no further than Proizd Island near Vela Luka. This hidden gem is well worth the journey, even if you’re driving all the way from Dubrovnik. Hop on a taxi boat from Vela Luka and prepare to be transported to a world of pure bliss. With four stunning beaches to explore, all nestled within a mesmerizing pine forest, you’ll be spoilt for choice. The sound of crickets fills the air, adding to the sense of tranquility that permeates this idyllic spot. The turquoise sea and glistening white pebbles are straight out of a postcard, and the peace and quiet are unbeatable. While there is a bar and restaurant on the island, it’s best to bring your own supplies and equipment, as the island is quite wild and there are no other amenities around.

How to get there: 30 minutes boat ride from Vela Luka

Type: Rocks, pebbles

Amenities: Bar

Natural shade: No

Best time to visit: Whole day

Stairs: No

Disabled access: No

Best for: Families, groups, couples, solo

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