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Best Dubrovnik Beaches

By Sean Mahon

Posted: 8th April 2014 15:29

When summer comes around we want one thing and one thing only and that is sun, sea and sand. OK, that is three separate things but they come as one like Blink-182 or the Bee Gees. Europe has loads of these traditional summer escapes whether it is in Spain, Portugal or the South of France – there is plenty to choose from. However there is one region in Europe which has gone on to take the mantle of being the essential summer getaway, the Croatian coastline city of Dubrovnik. Found in the region of the Dalmatian coast it is home to some of the most seductive beaches in Europe; they are hubs of secluded beauty and offer a cheap alternative to other popular coastal destinations in Europe.  Its popularity can also be traced to its cheapness when compared to its European counterparts and is relatively new and undiscovered. Here is a quick guide to the area.

Beaches

Banje – The city beach and Dubrovnik’s most famous, it is a spectacular pebble and sand beach offering stunning views of the Adriatic. Located in front of the eastern entrance (Ploce Gate) to Dubrovnik Old Town, it is lined with crystal clear waters which implore you to take a plunge. As the sun sets you will see Banje Beach transform from being occupied with sun seekers to bar crawlers who descend upon the many bars that line the seafront.

Kupari – Imagine a divine beach which is lined by war torn, derelict hotels. Weird? Yes One-of-a-kind? Most certainly. One of the best beaches in the Dubrovnik regions is complimented with the backdrop of evocative imagery from the 1991-1995 war.

Pile – Pile is maybe not known for its beaches — but Sulici is one of Dubrovnik's most serene and cleanest, found only a short walk from the Pile Gate. On the other side of the promontory, the rocky beach of Dance stretches to an open, clear sea. The bay here however isn't so sheltered, so waves can be rough.

Lapad – This part of Dubrovnik is home to many wonderful beaches, a peninsula that is strewn with the heavenly Sumratin Bay (Uvala Lapad) which is where all the beaches in this region can be found. The bay is sheltered and remote thanks to its pleasant pedestrian-only promenade, this stretch of fine pebbles is equipped with sun beds and umbrellas for hire, showers and changing cabins, a restaurant and two cafes.

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