Beaches of Dubrovnik


I honestly didn't know what to expect from Dubrovnik beaches. We had major beach plans for later in our Croatia itinerary so I wasn't really expecting to spend too much time on the beach here. But wow, did I have it wrong! Today I'm bringing you some of my favorite beach scenes from Dubrovnik and a couple more beaches that I am adding to my list for our next visit! 




Dubrovnik Beaches

Banje Beach is probably one of the most popular beaches in Dubrovnik. It is literally a 3-5 minute walk from the old wall gates so it is easy to see why it is so popular. I don't know what it was for me, it could have been the cloudy day, but Banje Beach was not my favorite. There is a beach club behind the beach chairs and waiter service, which is always nice when you are chilling on the beach. However, this beach just didn't feel very easy going to me....too much 'pay for this, pay for that' nonsense. But nevertheless, in a pinch, I'd head back! And it seems to always get rave reviews!



The pebbles are small, there are a ton of chairs (for a fee), and even some water sport action happening on the beach. You also have a nice little view of the old port and of course, the many, ridiculously expensive yachts just hanging out off the coast!



dubrovnik beach

Oh Bellevue Beach, you're a beauty! The little trek down to this beachy cove is well worth the many stairs. So. Beautiful. Hotel Bellevue sits perched above and I can only imagine the view every morning from the balconies. If you've got the $$$$ stay here friends!



The water is crystal clear and the color is unlike any that I saw throughout our week in Croatia. The beach is free to lounge and there are no chair rentals. So bring a towel and/or a padded mat! The pebbles are cozy but they can get hot! 



After sunning a bit, take a dip in the water. It is super cold because of how protected it is. It literally took my breath away! But there were so many other people out there so I had to suck it up and deal with it! This would be a perfect spot to snorkel as well as there is a cave off to the side. Bellevue Beach is a special little spot just down from the Old Town and I promise you, you won't regret the extra steps to get there.


dubrovnik beach




Now this beach is connected to the Valamar Resorts but is right next to the public Cava (naturist) and Copacabana beaches so if you don't get the opportunity to stay at a Valamar Resort, head to one of those ASAP! The views are the best and we sat and watched the boats come in and out all day (dreaming that we owned one!).







Sveti Jakov Beach
via According to Perri

Svetl Jakov Beach was recommended to us by our AirBnb host who said that this is where the locals go. You can take a bus, and then it is a bit of a walk but it looks fantastic! Adding to the list for a return to Dubrovnik!

Lapad

Lapad also looks to be a great boat watching beach and there are plenty of hotels to choose from near the beach! With pebble and sandy beaches, you can make the perfect choice for you!

Have you visited any of these gorgeous beaches? If not, what's your favorite terrain for a beach...pebbles, rocks or sand? 

Find Your Beach!




24 comments

  1. That water!!!!! I want to move there, like literally right on the beach.

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  2. What gorgeous beaches! That looks heavenly!

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  3. Those beaches are beautiful! If I had to pick one I'd go for the resort beach, because sitting on one of those loungers with a drink in hand, watching the boats go by sounds perfect!

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  4. Yep! And reasonably priced drinks at that haha!! It was the perfect ending to an amazing week in Croatia for sure!!

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  5. For a 'free' beach I absolutely found it to be amazing!! It was so relaxed out there!

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  6. No lie, Van and I have a boat plan in the works and we will plant ourselves right in the adriatic one day haha!!

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  7. Wow, these all look amazing, but especially Bellevue Beach!

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  8. Bookmarking for my trip next month :D

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  9. That water is amazing!!! I love the dramatic coastline!!!

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  10. You are going to have a blast!! Where all are you going to?

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  11. Yeah, Bellevue beach was pretty incredible!!

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  12. I am meeting friends in Dubrovnik for the UK August bank holiday weekend, then they are sailing from there to Split, while sadly I return to work. Can't wait to sun myself on some of those beaches though!

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  13. You will love it but you will definitely want to go back for more!!

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  14. Beach goals! Seriously so beautiful! I'm hoping/wishing/begging to go to Croatia sooon!!!!!

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  15. Whoa. Those rocky beaches and blue waters remind me a little of Cinque Terre!

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  16. Oh I hope you get to go one day! We will be back in the future for sure :)

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  17. This look incredible! I've heard so many great things about Dubrovnik, I really have to go at some point. I'm looking for somewhere to go towards the end of September and this might just be the perfect place me think xx

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  18. Oh this would be perfect for you! I'm starting my Korcula posts this week and it is an easy ride on a ferry from Dubrovnik....would make a nice little detour from Dubrovnik for you!

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  19. Oh I've never been to Cinque Terre sadly :( Maybe one day!!

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