A guide to the best beaches in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik is situated in southern coast of Croatia and is perfectly situated alongside the warm waters of the Adriatic Sea. Although one of the most popular tourist destinations for holidays to Croatia, you will still be able to find peace and quiet away from the crowds.

Surrounded by impressive stone walls dating to the 16th century, its old town will give you a glimpse into Croatian history. You will be able to walk among baroque-style churches and monasteries before heading to one of the many beaches to relax and basque in the sunshine.

Dubrovnik offers a range of diverse beautiful beaches. Stunning coastline, cliffside greenery and views across the Adriatic await intrepid beach dwellers. Many Dubrovnik beaches are flecked with smooth pebbles, but dig a little deeper and you will find some of the best sandy beaches in Dubrovnik.

Choosing Dubrovnik as your beach holiday destination will ensure you get to see and relax on some of the best beaches in Dubrovnik – and, indeed, Croatia itself.

Here’s our pick of the best Dubrovnik beaches for your holiday in Croatia:

Sveti Jakov Beach – avoid the crowds

This is the perfect beach if you’re keen to escape the crowds! You will be greeted by a small white pebbled secluded beach lapped by clean and clear blue water. Sveti Jakov is a laid-back beach area off the beaten track. Surrounded by cliffside greenery, you’ll find yourself hidden by the spectacular unspoiled coastline. This beach is the perfect place to lose yourself in a good book.

Banje Beach – ideal old-town location

Banje Beach is situated in the old town area of Dubrovnik. Upscale bars and restaurants surround the white pebble and sand beach. Banje has a beautiful view of the old town of Dubrovnik and across to the beautiful unspoilt island of Lokrum. A great beach for people watching, and ideal if you’re looking to relax near the luxury of great restaurants to eat and drink while watching the sun set over the Adriatic Sea.

Sunj Beach – laid-back island life

Sunj Beach is located on the pretty island of Lopud and is one of the best beaches near Dubrovnik. A short ferry ride will deliver you to a picture-perfect semi-circle of white sand. At 3km wide, Lopud is an easy place to stroll around and explore. In the summer months, you can hire loungers and the atmosphere is generally laid back and chilled.

Bellevue Beach – great for families

Bellevue Beach has the best of both worlds. In the morning you can catch the warmth of the sun, while in the afternoon, the shade falls over the beach and you can swim in the sea, avoiding the intense heat of the afternoon sun. Steps wind down to the pebbled beach which is nestled in a bay surrounded by steep cliffs and stunning coastline. Bellevue Beach is popular with swimmers and families – a great spot for swimming and chilling with your family.

Small but perfectly formed

Dubrovnik maybe a small town, but it offers plenty of variety when it comes to finding the perfect place to relax. If you are prepared to stroll away from the hustle and bustle of the old town you will find some hidden gems.

The history, cute pebbled streets, exceptional places to dine along with its many diverse beaches really does make it a fantastic holiday location in Croatia.

A beach holiday in Dubrovnik will offer you and your family a chance to experience a wonderful and magical country. If you crave clean beaches, crystal-clear waters and fantastic places to eat, you will love Dubrovnik.