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Saint Jacob Beach (Sveti Jakov)

This beautiful sandy-pebble beach is located in the vicinity of Dubrovnik's Old Town, next to the Saint Jacob church. This beach is popular among both local people as well as tourists.

While sunbathing and swimming you can enjoy stunning views of the island of Lokrum and Old Town in the distance.

For those who wants more, we recommend joining a sea-kayaking tour along Lokrum and the City walls (you'll love this unique experience!).

Saint Jacob beach in DubrovnikSaint Jacob beach in Dubrovnik

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Saint Jacob beach is ideal for young people, families with children as well as sport lovers. On the beach there is a bar where you can refresh yourself with cold drinks or coffee. On the beach you can rent deck chairs and parasols.

While in Dubrovnik, be sure to explore surrounding islands and their beautiful caves and beaches (the Elaphite islands, Mljet, Korcula). This is best done by taking one of numerous sea-kayaking and boat tours which departs from Dubrovnik (can easily be booked through Viator).

For a true adventure join this catamaran sailing trip from Dubrovnik and spend 3 days cruising the beautiful Dalmatian coast (this trip is very popular!). 

Saint Jacob beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of DubrovnikSaint Jacob beach, one of the most beautiful beaches of Dubrovnik

Getting to Saint James beach

St James church

To reach the beach on foot from Old Town you need to walk towards Ploce Gate, continue walking along the road, pass the Banje beach and Hotel Excelsior.

When you reach Hotel Argentina turn right and walk for about 15 minutes until you reach St Jacob church. Behind the church there are stairs leading down to the beach (this is not convenient for people with walking problems since there are many steps until you reach the beach).

Buses no.5 and no.8 are convenient for reaching the beach by city bus. You should get off the bus at the last stop (Viktoria bus stop). Next to the bus stop there are stairs you need to take to reach Vlaha Bukovca Street. 

At the bottom of the stairs turn left and continue walking for about 15 minutes until you reach another stairs leading to the beach. If you arrive by car there are several parking spaces next to St James church.

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