Dubrovnik Beaches

Dubrovnik Beaches

As for Dubrovnik beaches, it’s nice to know that basically anywhere you see water, you can jump in and take a swim! Beaches in Dubrovnik come in all shapes and sizes. You will find a long pebbly beach, stunning pebbled bays and beautiful rocky beaches to be discovered here. Moreover, you will find beach clubs and a wide range of water sports available. Here are the three best beaches in Dubrovnik. All are within or immediately outside the Old Town walls: Banje Beach, Šulić Beach and Buza Beach

Banje Beach Dubrovnik

Banje Beach

Banje Beach is a beautiful place to swim, relax and have fun in the sun! (See video below) Surely the chicest beach in Dubrovnik, it is complete with lounge chairs, exotic bamboo beds and a delicious restaurant. In addition, you can enjoy tubing, wakeboarding, kayaking, etc. A pebbled beach with some beautiful rocky sections, it is only 5 minutes by foot from Ploce Gate. Moreover, take your camera for some beautiful pictures on the rocks and the fantastic scenery of historic Old Town. Take a break from sightseeing and enjoy your time at Banje Beach Dubrovnik!

▶︎ Banje Beach Dubrovnik also has a free area ▶︎ Bring fip flops or water shoes – all Dubrovnik beaches have pebbles

Šulić Beach

Sulic Beach

In my opinion, Šulić Beach was one of the best for fun! First of all the small pebbled beach has crystal clear water and is picturesquely snuggled into a small bay under Lovrejenac fortress. While swimming, you can enjoy a stunning view of the historic fortress and city walls. Secondly, it has great jumping spots – many people climbed the rocks and plunged into the sea. It is fun to watch, or if you’re brave, it’s thrilling to do. And then, there is Beach Bar Dodo . It is the perfect spot to have a drink and watch all the activity, which we certainly did!
Šulić Beach is 5 minutes by foot from Pile Gate, directly outside Old Town Walls. Thanks to its hidden location, Šulić is never crowded, which is nice. However, bring a towel and umbrella to this beautiful rustic beach. Once there, you can rent kayaks which is a great way to discover more bays and beaches. High above the beach enjoy a great beach bar and a cute restaurant with a scenic views: Beach Bar Dodo and Ala Mizerija.

Beach Bar Dodo

Beach Bar Dodo

 At Šulić Beach you will find Beach Bar Dodo. (See video below) It’s a small spot with a big personality. Perched high above the beach, you get a bird’s eye view of all the cliff divers and fun at the beach. Moreover, the view of the cliffs and sea is beautiful. They serve a delicious cocktail and instead of barstools, have fun sitting on the swings. Why can’t we have this in New York? Such a unique and fun place!

Buza Beach Dubrovnik

Buza Beach

Walk though a hole in the wall and you will arrive in a beautiful place hanging on a cliffside.
This ‘beach’ is really an array of cliffs, platforms, stone steps and ladders that lead to the sea. It boasts raw, natural beauty and is famous for spectacular sunsets. Buža is also known as a great spot for jumping from rocks and taking a swim. There are two Buzas along the Old Town Walls of Dubrovnik. The famous Buza Beach and beautiful Bard Mala Buza. Both have charming beach bars where you can have a cocktail and rent a sunbed. Therefore, put a bathing suit in your backpack while exploring Dubrovnik’s Old Town as you might want a break from the heat!

Dubrovnik Beaches in Photos

All things considered, beaches in Dubrovnik are definitely worth a visit! Cool off and enjoy the natural beauty.


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Definitely a must-visit destination is Dubrovnik, Croatia. With such a dramatic setting, its title, Pearl of the Adriatic, is well deserved. There are so many reasons to put this amazing city on your list. First of all, Dubrovnik is clean, beautiful, and boasts striking historical architecture amid shiny limestone walkways. Moreover, there is a sensational City Wall to walk, a beautiful beach and great food. Let’s not forget the locals, who are friendly, wonderful and proud of their rich culture. Lastly, for all Game of Throne fans, this is the home of Kings Landing and so much of GOT’s was filmed right in Dubrovnik!

▶︎ The medieval city of Dubrovnik has been a UNESCO listed World Heritage Site since 1979 ▶︎ Dubrovnik is only a 3 hr drive from Split, another wonderful city worth visiting

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Dubrovnik Wall
View from the City Walls walk

Dubrovnik City Walls

Dubrovnik’s single best attraction is its towering wall surrounding historic old town. Offering an unforgettable scenic mile-long stroll, you will get terrific views of the city and its bright rooftops. It is a perfect opportunity for taking plenty of memorable photos. We enjoyed every minute of the walk even though there was a sweltering heatwave! Nevertheless, it was definitely worth it! Wear sunscreen, perhaps a hat, and bring water. It’s a good idea to buy tickets in advance. Purchase at the official City Walls Dubrovnik website. Adult ticket price is 35 euros.

City Walls of Dubrovnik
Along the City Walls walk, you’ll find a few cafes where you can sit for a nice cold drink or ice-cream

Dubrovnik Shopping

Dubrovnik Stradun

The Central promenade, Stradun, is the heartbeat of the city, thriving with shops, cafes, people and fun. Dubrovnik actually does have it all. You’ll find boutique clothing shops, jewelry stores, art galleries and a decent amount of souvenir shops. Moreover, you will like the authentic, handmade crafts and delicacies.
Of course, if you’re not a shopper, there is aways an abundance of backstreet, quiet charm to enjoy. You can find many spots to take beautiful pictures. In Dubrovnik Croatia , you will find everything!


Banje Beach, Dubrovnik
Banje Beach

To escape the heat and the crowds, head for the beach during mid-day. You’ll swim in the panorama of this beautiful city while enjoying the beautiful vista of the sea. Banje Beach is a short 10 minute walk from town. Jump to Dubrovnik Beaches to discover a few great choices of beaches to visit.

Restaurants & Bars

Dubrovnik Restaurants & Bars

Evenings in town are wonderful. Croatians love their bars and cafes, and so do tourists! There are restaurants, cafes and bars everywhere. Enjoy great food, great coffee and great cocktails!
I have two favorite restaurants to recommend and one bar that you must at least stop by.
🏆 Azur – A small restaurant, hidden in an alley of old town, Azur serves delicious CroAsian food. Asian flavors in unique Mediterranean dishes were amazingly delicious! I loved it.
Amoret – Delicious Mediterranean food. Location, location, location – and this one is fabulous, right at the foot of the Dubrovnik Cathedral. Wonderful staff also.

Dubrovnik Nightlife
Buza Bar

Walking through a hole in the city wall leads you to a great little bar. Buza is famous for spectacular sunsets and views of the sea. Moreover, Buža is known as a great spot for jumping from rocks and taking a swim.

Dubrovnik Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Tour

There were 4 of us and we all LOVED this tour. (two of us saw GOT’s and two did not) Katerina was our guide and she was absolutely fantastic. Not only did she show us the best GOT sites, she made it come alive and gave us interesting, fun anecdotes about the filming. Furthermore, it was a bonus to learn interesting historical and cultural aspects of Dubrovnik Croatia. We HIGHLY recommend this tour. 

Beach Bar Dodo

Split Croatia

Split Croatia

Split, Croatia is a city that we enjoyed immensely and would love to return to. Old Town is amazingly charming and clean with shiny limestone pedestrian walkways throughout. There is a unique mix of history and architecture on every cobblestoned street. Moreover, you have your choice of many good restaurants and charming shops to visit. One of the things we loved the most is the Croatian people. They couldn’t be nicer or more helpful!


One of the main attractions you will come upon is the Split Riva Promenade. It is a way to enter the pedestrian only Old Town of Split. This bustling waterfront features numerous eateries, scenic views and an expansive boardwalk bordered with flowering trees. It is a pleasure to take in the sights of the harbor during the day. Moreover the evening brings music and lights which fill the multitude of open-air restaurants. It’s a lively beautiful sight to behold.

Riva Promenade Split

Things to do in Split Croatia

Simply walking around Old Town, you will come across many beautiful nooks and crannies. For instance, ancient ruins, centuries-old cathedrals, open-air markets and more.

Split Palace

Diocleatian’s Palace is a beautiful historical landmark. This palace served as the Roman emperor’s residence. In addition, it served as a fortress for the military garrison. It is an outstanding sight to see, with exquisite arches and columns. Today there is a terrific restaurant/bar, Luxor, which occupies the center square of the palace. In the evening, pillows are set on all the steps around the square for everyone’s comfort. Luxor serves delicious cocktails and has live music. It was one of our favorite nights, with everyone dancing and loving their evening!

Marjan Viewpoint Split

Marjan Park View Point is a beautiful spot overlooking the harbor and city of Split. There is an easy walking path which brings you up to the park. Along the way you will pass several churches, the last one completely built into the stone wall. Enjoy beautiful views perfect for pictures. Moreover, you will find a cafe for a drink or bite to eat.

Split Croatia Beaches

Joe's Beach Bar Split Croatia

As for Split Croatia beaches, our favorite was Joe’s Beach Bar. Only a short taxi ride from town, it has beds and umbrellas for rent and great lounge music. The cost was 35 euros per bed including the umbrella. The water was wonderful and the view was beautiful. I highly recommend!

Additionally, Bavich Beach is within walking distance to town. There are no rental facilities and you need to bring your own towels etc. Honestly, I wasn’t crazy about this beach – sorry!

Shopping in Split

Split Shopping

Beside the numerous chic shops in town, Split offers a few markets that were terrific. A popular one is the Green Market. This farmers’ market has stalls of fruits & vegetables. In addition, they offer a large meat selection.

There is an another market which we loved – the one with beautiful clothes! This market was at the end of the Riva. Some beautiful beach cover-ups and dresses are now in our suitcases!

▶︎ Split is only a 3 hour drive from Dubrovnik, which is definitely worth a visit! 🚘



Croatia is bursting with alluring destinations, beautiful islands, spectacular raw natural beauty, beaches, great nightlife, and wonderful people. Moreover, Game of Thrones did an abundance of filming here! Croatia’s mainland Adriatic coastline is over 1,000 miles long. Its islands emcompass another 2,500 miles. It is among the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean.

I just visited Split and Dubrovnik for the first time and it was definitely worth the trip. I plan to go back to both again, and then see more of Croatia. Indeed, I must make a point of visiting the islands, especially Hvar. I heard that it is unquestionably a beautiful place.

Is Split or Dubrovnik better?

Split and Dubrovnik are absolutely worth a visit. Split is centrally located, has a terrific nightlife and is in a perfect location for taking day trips. Dubrovnik’s historic Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It positively lives up to its moniker, Pearl of the Adriatic. In fact, it is one of the most beautiful walled cities in the world. Both destinations are great for outdoor activities, history, and culture. But, if you are looking for beaches on your vacation, Dubrovnik’s beaches are better.

In my opinion, the best time to visit Croatia is during the summer months. The is weather is warm with lots of sunshine, ideal for swimming, boating, watersports and sightseeing.

Dubrovnik Croatia

Cities and Islands in Croatia


Croatia boasts over one thousand islands with stunning natural beauty, great beaches and historic charm. These islands are treasures and if you have the time, please try to visit some. Hvar is one of the Croatia’s most popular. Getting there: Islands on the Croatian coast are serviced by a major ferry operator called Jadrolinija. Their vessels take cars and foot passengers on board. You can buy tickets online and remember to get there at least an hour early during summer season. In addition, if you have fat pockets, a private cruise to the islands would be the way to roll!
5 Must Visit Croatian Islands are:

  • Hvar
  • Brač
  • Korčula
  • Mljet
  • Vis


Many cities in Croatia are located along the spectacular coast of the Adriatic Sea. Culture and beach life are the main feature of these beautiful places. Of course, there are small towns and ancient cities that are rich in history. Furthermore, you will find wonderful modern urban centers. Discover diverse landscapes and stunning scenery, as well as cultural and culinary treats. It really is a wonderful place to visit, especially in the warm summer!
Getting from city to city: If you need to take public transportation, buses are a very good option, since the network is extensive. Of course, you have to get to the bus station with all your luggage. Since we were 4 people with luggage, going from Split to Dubrovnik, I decided the following. It just seemed easier to take a car service, which picked us up, and dropped us off at the most accessible place closest to our hotels, given that both are pedestrian only areas.
5 Must Visit Cities in Croatia are:

  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • Zagreb
  • Zadar
  • Trogir
Dubrovnik Bridge
Bridge by Dubrovnik