Dubrovnik

The thousand-year-old ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ – the target of globetrotters

THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN DUBROVNIK

From the enchanting beaches of Babin Kuk and the secluded ones on the neighbouring island of Lokrum, to the Game of Thrones beach and the rocks at the foot of its city walls, Dubrovnik offers a sun-drenched holiday destination and a perfect setting on the shores of the clear, blue Adriatic.

VAL PRESIDENT RELAX BEACH

Location: Babin Kuk, near the Dubrovnik President Valamar Collection Hotel

The well-tended Val President Relax Beach lies on the Babin Kuk peninsula at the foot of the Dubrovnik President Valamar Collection Hotel. This pebble beach has an elegant sunbathing area with sun loungers and canopies where you can enjoy a romantic view of the Elaphiti Islands. The beach also features a diving and water sports centre, the charming Miramare restaurant offering fine light meals, and a programme of summer events.

Beach type: pebble / paved

Beach length: 200 m

Suitable for: couples, families with children, romance, evening events

Beach amenities: sun loungers and umbrellas, loungers with canopies, changing cabins, showers, water sports and diving centre, Miramare restaurant

CORAL BEACH CLUB

Location: Babin Kuk, between Copacabana Beach and Val President Relax Beach

Because of its magical atmosphere, Coral Beach Club, crystal-clear sea, and view of the islet of Daksa, this is one of the best-rated beaches in Dubrovnik. At the Coral Beach Club, you can rent a sun lounger, umbrella or canopy, enjoy the combination of Ibiza music and Dalmatian laid-back lifestyle, and pamper your palate with a refreshing cocktail and Mediterranean delicacies.

Beach type: pebble / paved

Beach length: 250 m

Suitable for: couples, families with children, guests with disabilities, romance, evening events

Beach amenities: sun loungers and umbrellas, loungers with canopies, showers, changing cabins, VIP lounge, Coral Beach Club with restaurant, bar, spa zone

COPACABANA BEACH

Location: Babin Kuk, near Club Dubrovnik Sunny Hotel by Valamar

If you’re looking for a pleasant beach where you can always find a place to park your car, we recommend Copacabana on the Babin Kuk peninsula. The beach is divided into a public beach and the Copacabana Dubrovnik Beach, where you can rent a sun lounger or canopy, enjoy water sports, have a relaxing massage, or sip a cocktail at the beach bar and restaurant. On the public part of the beach, there is a bar and an inflatable water park in the sea, ideal for children looking for fun. The beach also offers a spectacular view of the island of Daksa, the Elaphiti Islands, and Dubrovnik’s attractive bridge.

Beach type: pebble / concrete / rocks

Beach length: 300 m

Suitable for: families with children, couples, active guests, guests with disabilities, evening out

Beach amenities: sun loungers, canopies, sun umbrellas, showers and changing cabins, VIP lounge, restaurant, lounge bar and beach bar, rental of jet skis, speedboats, paddle boats and kayaks, water sports, aqua park, massages, elevator for disabled guests, free Wi-Fi

BEACHES ON THE ISLAND OF LOKRUM

Location: island of Lokrum, 10 minutes by boat from Dubrovnik's old town harbour

Do you want to relax like the residents of Dubrovnik do? Then plan a day for swimming on the neighbouring small uninhabited island of Lokrum, to which a boat service is available from April to November. Lokrum will welcome you with its attractive rocky beaches, UNESCO-protected forest, botanical garden, peacocks, rabbits and other attractions. You can jump off the rocks, explore the ‘Dead Sea’ (a salty lake connected to the sea) with your kids, or swim at the best nudist beach in the world according to My Dating Advisor.

Beach type: rocky beaches

Beach length: along the coast of the island

Suitable for: adventurers, nudists; the Dead Sea lake is ideal for children

Beach amenities: none

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SVETI JAKOV BEACH

Location: under the Church of Sveti Jakov (St James), 1 km south of the Old Town of Dubrovnik

This popular sand and pebble beach lies in a secluded spot below the Church of Sveti Jakov (St James), after which it was named. You can reach it by steep steps, and then rent a sun lounger and umbrella. The view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik and the island of Lokrum is breathtaking. On the beach, you can rent a kayak to explore the surroundings, and then relax at a nearby bar.

Beach type: pebble and sand beach

Beach length: 100 m

Suitable for: couples, families

Beach amenities: sun loungers and umbrellas, showers, kayak rental, restaurant, bar

ŠULIĆ BEACH

Location: in the cove of Kolorina, just outside the city walls

The hidden pebble beach of Šulić (aka Kolorina), a favourite of the locals, was featured in Game of Thrones scenes. The beach offers a beautiful view of the sea, Lovrijenac Tower, which rises on the eastern side of the cove, and Gradac Park on top of the cliffs on the western side. There’s kayak rental on the beach if you want to explore the impressive coast and nearby islets.

Beach type: pebble beach surrounded by rocks

Beach length: 10 m

Suitable for: couples and families

Beach amenities: two beach bars, shower, toilet, kayak rental, starting point for exploring underwater sites

BUŽA BEACH

Location: at the foot of Dubrovnik’s southern city walls

To reach this particularly attractive Dubrovnik beach, you have to go through an opening (‘buža’ in the local dialect) in the southern city walls. The beach is steep and rocky with concrete terraces where you can spread your towel and enjoy the view of the island of Lokrum and the sea. Those who are braver can jump from the rocks into the sea, while those who have just come to relax can find refreshments at the bar.

Beach type: rocks / concrete

Beach length: 20 m

Suitable for: adventurers, romantics

Beach amenities: bar

SUNSET BEACH

Location: Lapad Cove

This luxuriously arranged sand and pebble beach in Lapad Cove offers spectacular views of the sunset. Here you can enjoy a quiet morning coffee, linger over a family lunch, or spend a lazy afternoon with a cocktail on a sun lounger. In the evening, you can listen to quality DJ music under the starry sky.

Beach type: sandy and pebble beach

Beach length: 200 m

Suitable for: couples, families

Beach amenities: sun loungers and umbrellas, canopies, showers, changing cabins, slide, restaurants, bars

DANČE BEACH

Location: at the foot of the monastery complex and Church of St Mary, 200 m from the Old Town

Rocky Danče Beach, one of the oldest in Dubrovnik, is synonimous with Dubrovnik water polo. The sea here is deeper and a little colder than on other town beaches. Because of the rather large waves on windy days, it is more suitable for experienced swimmers. If you hear the bells from the Church of St Mary, it’s the nuns greeting Dubrovnik boats sailing beneath the city walls.

Beach type: concrete, stone slabs, rocks

Beach length: 250 m

Suitable for: couples, adventurers

Beach amenities: showers, bar, water polo court

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