Beaches in Dubrovnik

Beaches in DubrovnikExcept 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.

My Beach Tip: If you happened to be in Dubrovnik just on the day trip, great place to have a quick swim while in the Old Town is at Buža or/and Porporela, the main Old town’s pier.

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:

Dubrovnik Beaches

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)

Finding the Perfect Beach in Dubrovnik

Finding the Perfect Beach in Dubrovnik

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 Beach

Danče Beach

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

Buža Beach

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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Banje Beach

Banje Beach

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

Sveti Jakov Beach

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

Uvala Lapad Beach

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

Kopakabana (Copacabana) Beach

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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Veliki žal Beach

Veliki žal Beach

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 Swimming Spot

Porporela swimming spot

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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Hydroplane @ Lopud Beach in 1935

Hydroplane @ Lopud Beach in 1935

Lovely scene with children and hydroplane @ Lopud Beach in 1935

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