Dubrovnik area has been blessed with countless beaches with crystal-clear sea. Your greatest task during your Dubrovnik holidays will be finding the time to explore all of them.
After exploring the Old Town and walking along the City walls, there's no better way of refreshing than relaxing on one of Dubrovnik's beautiful beaches.
Most of the beaches in Dubrovnik region are pebble and rocky. The sandy beaches make smaller number of Dubrovnik beaches. All city beaches area easily reachable on foot or by short bus ride. The only sandy beach Sunj beach on the island of Lopud can be reached by boat from Gruz port in only 50 minutes. Find below the list of the most popular beached in Dubrovnik area.
The largest is Lapad bay beach which is located next to Hotel Kompas. Great beaches are also those located beneath following Lapad hotels: Hotel Adriatic, Hotel Vis and Hotel Splendid (beaches are open for public use).
The most popular one is the Banje beach, located next to the Old Town and overlooking the island of Lokrum. This pebble beach is an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing and also doing some activities like kayaking, paragliding. If feeling lazy you can enjoy a coctail from the beach bar or relax on one of the beach beds.
Heading to the south there is St James beach, smaller beach with also great location, popular among both locals and tourists. If your accommodation is in the Old Town and don't want to go anywhere you can refresh yourself on Porporela, which is located outside the St John's fortress.
Just across the Old Town the island of Lokrum is located. This island is a popular day trip destination during hot summer days and can be reached by ferry in 10 minutes. Rocky spots you can find along the island are ideal for relaxing and sunbathing.
Babin Kuk has also great choice of beaches. Copacabana beach is located beneath Valamar Hotels and it is ideal for families with small children (Aqua park is located there), young people and elders. On this beach you can find beach bar.
Not far away from Copacabana beach there is Cava beach. On this beach you will find Coral Beach Club with a range of services such as restaurant, bar, massage etc. Beach is equipped with comfortable sunbeds and parasols.
At the tip of Babin Kuk several hotels are located. There is a beach beneath Hotel Valamar Dubrovnik President. Big pebble beach equipped with deck chairs and parasols are for guests use only, but there is a large concrete area (deck chairs and parasols available for rent) with ladders to enter the sea.
There is also a small pebble beach at the very end which is ideal for families with small children. There are also changing cabins and showers available. On this beach you will find Abyss sport centre that offers sport activities such as: banana rides, water sky, parasailing, diving etc.
Sunj beach is a sandy beach located on the island of Lopud (Elaphite islands), at the far end form the main village. The beach is nice, sheltered and ideal for everybody.
There are a beach restaurant, public toilet and a small changing cabin at the beach. You can reach the beach by Jadrolinija's boat from Gruz port in 50 minutes (after disembarking the boat you need to walk for about 20 minutes or take a taxi golf cart which will ride you there in only 5 minutes).
If you wish to explore each of the Elaphites in one day you should book a boat tour departing from Dubrovnik in the morning.
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