Beaches of Budva, Montenegro

The perfect place for a beach holiday in Montenegro! The picturesque holiday resort of Budva attracts numerous holidaymakers to the Adriatic coast of Montenegro every year with its dreamlike bays. The sandy beaches are all excellently developed and offer perfect conditions for a relaxing day by the sea.

Thanks to its fine, light sandy beaches, Budva is one of the most popular holiday destinations on the coast of Montenegro. In the summer months, the beaches around Budva are usually hopelessly crowded. Free places on the beach then have to be searched for with great difficulty, and parking spaces are scarce anyway.


Nevertheless, you should pay a visit to the gorgeous beaches of Budva. This popular beach holiday destination is also on our list of the top 10 sights in Montenegro.

PICTURES: Beaches of Budva

Photo gallery: Budva beaches

Slovenska plaža and Guvance

On the almost 2km long Slovenska plaža in Budva, Montenegro, there is everything a holidaymaker's heart desires with numerous beach bars, amusement arcades and Autodrom - © Olga Ilinich / Shutterstock
© Olga Ilinich / Shutterstock

The "Slovenian beach" got its name from the Slovenian holidaymakers who discovered the beautiful bay for tourism. On just under 2 km, there are numerous beach bars, amusement arcades and autodromes - everything a fun-seeking holidaymaker could wish for. Only the water quality often leaves something to be desired.

If you find Slovenska plaža too noisy, you should retreat to the bay between Budva and the hotel town of Bečići, which is only 800m long but incomparably quieter.


Bathers enjoy the excellent water quality at the scenic Mogren beach near Budva, Montenegro - © Vladimir Zaplakhov / Shutterstock
© Vladimir Zaplakhov / Shutterstock

The beaches to the west of Budva, which are accessible for a fee, can be reached via a concrete jetty. At the scenically very attractive beach, bathers nestle against the steep flank of the mountain and enjoy the excellent water quality, which has even been awarded the Blue Flag.


Jaz is already about 4km from Budva, but with its crystal clear water surrounded by green mountains, it is still very popular. The long pebbly strip is home to beach bars, mini-markets and, apart from the island of Ada Bojana, Montenegro's only official naturist area - perfect for sun worshippers and party animals. In 2015, Jaz was voted the most beautiful beach in Europe by Lonely Planet.


The wonderful bay near Trsteno is cut deep into the wooded hills and offers a rarity in Montenegro: a bright, fine sandy beach. Trsteno is accordingly crowded in the high season, but definitely worth a detour in the low season!


Sveti Nikola beaches

Just one kilometre from Budva, the rocky island of Sveti Nikola rises out of the Mediterranean Sea, Montenegro - © Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock
© Kiev.Victor / Shutterstock

Similar to the island of Lokrum off the Croatian city of Dubrovnik, the rocky island of Sveti Nikola, inhabited only by a lighthouse keeper, rises out of the water off Budva. The one kilometre to the island can be covered by swimming or by one of the boats that leave Budva several times a day for the three small beaches on Sveti Nikola.

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