Lapad Bay Beaches
wonderful beaches are located in part of Dubrovnik called Lapad. Lapad is a
peninsula holding the most beautiful outer walls part of Dubrovnik, with a
heavenly bay, Lapad bay (Uvala Lapad) in which all these beaches are located.
Lapad bay has a long boulevard with many coffee bars where one can refresh
himself during the summer days. Beaches are located at the end of this
boulevard. First beach is called Uvala Lapad or Uvala (meaning Bay).
It is a sandy beach
offering many things. If you just like to sit and enjoy the view there are a
beach restaurant and coffee bars. For those who want to lie down and enjoy in
the sun, easy chairs can be rented, and if it becomes to hot, beach umbrellas
are for rent too. Next beach on your left side is the Adriatic beach.
Adriatic beach also has all commodities like other beaches, and it is suitable
for those who don't like sand or pebbles, because it is made of concrete. It
is very pleasant and truly romantic small beach. Beach Vis I is a beach
right next to the Adriatic beach. It is a pebble beach. You can find a
beach restaurant and a coffee bar on this beach, and cocktail parties are
organized on the beach almost every day. For those who like kayaking,
there are kayaks and beach canoes for rent. You can rent one and row around
and visit all beaches in Lapad Bay. Near the Vis I beach is the Splendid
beach. It is very small and attractive pebble beach surrounded by rocks,
for those who seek privacy. When you pass beach Splendid you will come across
beach Vila. It is an attractive sandy beach, especially for the youth.
This beach is suitable for playing picigin, game often played on beaches.
Beach next to the Vila is Vis II. It is small rocky beach also with
some concrete surfaces. If you like Jet Ski you can rent one here and
go for a ride along coast and see beauty of Lapad Bay. Except of beautiful
beaches, Lapad has many other attractive places. If you like playing beach
volleyball or tennis there are many courts in Lapad on which these
sports can be played. Courts are located on beaches or near them so you can
refresh yourselves in the sea after playing. Across the bay, on the opposite
side of all these beaches there is a beautiful walkway for romantic and
peaceful walks, connected to the before mentioned boulevard. It is a path
which leads all around Lapad peninsula and that is probably the most beautiful
path for walking in Dubrovnik. From this walkway, is an excellent view of all
Lapad bay beaches. Small island Daksa can also be seen.
Banje, the most famous
Dubrovnik beach seems like providence. This divine pebble beach is located
near the entrance gate to the Old Town. Banje beach offers laying down,
relaxing, in a deck chair under a sun umbrella, enjoying an amazing
view while ordering a cool drink from a beach bar.
If you feel up to it
you could rent a pedal boat and take it on a ride beside the city walls
or to Lokrum. For those who like adrenaline rising, renting a Jet Ski
would be challenging or even taking a parachute ride featuring an
unforgettable city view. After the sunset, Banje beach offers something
new, an exciting night out experience in cocktail bar.
St. Jakov Beach
One of the most
attractive beaches in Dubrovnik, Sv. Jakov (St. James), found its place on a
solitude spot in a high rising cove beneath the beautiful church and abbey of
St. James. It is a pebble beach with a tremendous view on Dubrovnik and the
From Jakov beach,
Dubrovnik and Lokrum seem so close, like on a platter, a unique Dubrovnik
experience. When you grow tired of swimming and enjoying the blue Adriatic Sea
on Sv. Jakov beach you can join a volleyball game on the beach court. Those
who like kayaking can rent a beach canoe. Jet Ski lovers
can rent a jet ski and enjoy a ride at the sea. Others can leisure on the
beach under the warm Mediterranean sun or take cover in the shade of a lovely
Hotel president beach
President beach is located in a part of
Dubrovnik called Babin Kuk, just in front of hotel President. It is a
beautiful beach with great view on Elaphite Islands and especially on
island of Daksa, small island situated at the sea entrance in Gruz,
Dubrovnik's port. President is very attractive large beach near the
The beach has a
sandy and pebble beach part, and another part is made of concrete. If you
want to eat ice-cream or drink something to refresh yourselves there is a
beach coffee bar. One can sit there, listen to nice music and enjoy watching
beautiful blue sea and green islands. If you just want to lie down on the sun
you can rent a deck chair and beach umbrella. There are also
jet-skies for rent here. For those who like slower ride rowing beach
canoes are also for rent. You can row all around Babin Kuk and see the
beautiful Dubrovnik coast.
For those who like long walks there is a path which leads all around from
Lapad Bay and connects it with Neptun beach, President beach and Copacabana
beach. It is a great place for walks in the late afternoon. When you visit
Dubrovnik you should take a walk along this interesting path and see all these
great beaches whilst enjoying Dubrovnik's fresh sea air.
Hotel Neptun beach
Neptun is a beach in front of
Dubrovnik's hotel Neptun. For those who like rocky beaches this is a
This hotel beach is quite exceptional
as you can find your own isolated spot on the beach and feel as if there is
no one around for miles and still have the advantage of being able to
refresh yourselves, in an instant as there is a beach restaurant and
a coffee bar on the beach.
If you like laying on
the beach and sun bathing you can rent an easy chair and enjoy your day at the
beach in front of the two sea pools situated on the Neptun beach. Beach Neptun
has great view on Elaphite islands and the open sea, Hotel Palace and
its beach. Finally in the evening one can sit on the hotel terrace and
enjoy the calm of candlelight night in Dubrovnik.
Copacabana is a beach
located on Lapad peninsula, in a part of Dubrovnik called Babin Kuk. The beach
has a direct view to a remarkable Dubrovnik bridge and beautiful
Daksa island, part of the Elaphite Islands. Copacabana is an attractive
pebble and concrete beach with a huge offer for your enjoyment. One can rent a
kayak and go with it all around Babin Kuk, and the whole Lapad
For a fast and cool
ride, you can rent a jet-ski. There is also a ski, banana and a
parachute boat ride for rent. Parachute ride is exceptionally popular
as you can catch the whole panorama of this magnificent part of Dubrovnik for
that unforgettable feeling.
For children there are sea slide chutes on the beach and the grown ups can
rest in a beach bar or a beach restaurant. For old people and people with
disabilities there is a lift on the concrete part of the beach that provides a
way for getting in and out of the sea. Copacabana has its own water polo
summer court, where some of the "Divlja Liga" (Wild League - a league of
Dubrovnik beach teams) matches take place, a sort of a local attraction during
the summer months.
In the evening Copacabana transforms in a place to go out as the beach bar
serves drinks and cocktails and there is a small discotheque in
one of the beach buildings.
Buza Beach [top]
Little door in The City walls, the door
of St. Stjepan opens a view to white rocks, blue sea and Lokrum Island
in direct vicinity. St. Stjepan door brings you to Buza, a bathing spot on the
stony slopes under the City walls at the southern part of The City. A
spot is easily reached by using any of the streets behind the Dubrovnik’s
During the summer a
beach bar is opened for the refreshment to fight back the swelter and in
the evening hours the whole place is transformed with the reddish flame of
torches into a romantic oasis of converse.
Bellevue beach is situated in the lovely Miramar bay in front of
hotel Bellevue in Dubrovnik. Beach is a very attractive small bay. There is
a beach restaurant where you can refresh yourselves and recharge your
batteries. Bellevue is a pebble beach with some sands.
It is best to spend
your mornings on this beach because then it is very sunny and pleasant.
Because of cliffs and rocks that surround the beach there is not much sun in
the afternoon hours. Dubrovnik's water polo "Wild League" games are
played on this beach, a traditional league played by teams each representing
one of Dubrovnik’s beaches. These games are always very interesting and even
funny. There are lots of supporters on stands cheering for their beach and
atmosphere is better then on official water polo games. Sometimes you can see
excellent players and great moves, but sometimes, what is even better, you can
see clumsy and humorous players which are playing only for the fun and to make
the audience laugh. Therefore, even if you don't like water polo you should
visit these games on Bellevue beach and it is guaranteed that you'll have a
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