Beaches in Dubrovnik
Except for its historical heritage, Dubrovnik is also a good place for summer holidays in terms of sea, sun and beach .There are several nice beaches around the town one can enjoy. However in Dubrovnik, as anywhere else on Croatian Adriatic, one can swim and sunbath almost everywhere along the coast.
But, lets say, if you really want to go for beach in Dubrovnik, the most popular and centrally located is Dubrovnik’s Banje Beach.
Beside beaches located within the town of Dubrovnik (see some listing below) there is a host of attractive beach resorts which are within easy reach of Dubrovnik.
From the Gruz, Dubrovnik’s main ferry terminal, there are regular crossings to the largely unspoiled Elaphite archipelago, whose three main islands of Kolocep (Kalamota), Lopud and Sipan all offer tranquillity and nice pebble beaches.
Check my Day trip from Dubrovnik to Elafiti Islands post to find info how to go for swim around Dubrovnik archipelago.
Lokrum Island Swimming Spots are also good places to spend warm summer days – swimming and sunbathing on Lokrum Island, located just off Dubrovnik Old Town is very popular swimming place among the locals as well as Dubrovnik visitors.
You will find below some descriptions and my comments about beaches in Dubrovnik. But, before reading all of that, first read my post about Finding the Perfect Beach in Dubrovnik
Location map of beaches in Dubrovnik:
This is a map of beaches in the very centre of Dubrovnik that are featured on this site. Starting from the West – left side on the map it is Kopakabana Beach (marker B on above map), Uvala Lapad Beach (marker G), Dance Beach (marker C), Buza Beach (marker E) , Banje Beach (marker A) and Sveti Jakov Beach ( marker D)
Unless its winter time, I am sure that pretty soon upon your arrival in Dubrovnik you will get your swimwear on and will try to find the best place to go for swim and sun bath. After long day of travelling, feeling
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Danče (pronounced: dan-che) is one of the oldest beaches in Dubrovnik and is very popular with locals.It is located in Danče bay, about 5 minutes west of the Old Town.The beaches have several large rocks and jetties for sunbathing as
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Buža Beach is, in my opinion, one of the most attractive swimming and sunbathing spots in Dubrovnik. It is pretty unconventional place, located right next to southern edge of huge Town Walls, offering great views over Lokrum Island and Adriatic. The beach
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With a beautiful views over Dubrovnik Old Town, Beach Banje is located in front of the eastern entrance (Ploče Gate) to Dubrovnik Old Town.The beach is situated on the seashore of hotels Excelsior and Argentina. (click for large photo of
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Sveti Jakov Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in Dubrovnik is located at the eastern part of Dubrovnik Town in the tiny bay offering a distant look to the Lokrum and Old Town. It is situated about a mile away of the Old
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Uvala Lapad Beach located in the bay of Lapad. To reach this beach take bus no 2 to Uvala Lapad and get off at the bus stop at Hotel Park, or take no 6 to Bulevar and then take first
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Kopakabana (Copacabana) Beach is long stretch of pebble beach located near Babin Kuk at Solitudo area in Lapad peninsula. This beach is not so centrally located, but very popular especially among the locals who can’t be bothered mixing with celebrities, wealthy
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Beach Veliki žal (or Bijeli žal) is about 30km away from Dubrovnik Old Town. Located on the western side of the town in near vicinity of small village Brsecine across the sea from Šipan Island, Veliki žal is
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Porporela is popular swimming spot among locals as well as visitors to Dubrovnik, especially if you are staying in the Old Town or if you are visiting the town just for one day in the summer.
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Lovely scene with children and hydroplane @ Lopud Beach in 1935
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