Planning your perfect Eastern European-Balkans trip? Don’t miss out on Montenegro! The country is full of unique history, charming towns, and great cultural highlights. And, with miles of coastline along the Adriatic Sea, Montenegro is home to stunning beaches often overlooked by tourists in favor of beaches in nearby countries. The beaches are stunning, and are perfect places for a quiet escape, with fewer crowds. Here’s our roundup of the best beaches in Montenegro.
1. Queen’s Beach, Budva
The private beach in the dreamy coastal town of Budva, Montenegro, is perfect for your next beach vacation. Queen’s Beach is open exclusively to guests of the luxury Aman Sveti Stefan luxury resort. The private beach offers a stunning, quiet, and peaceful section of soft golden sand along the clear blue Adriatic Sea. Queen’s Beach is more isolated than other beaches in Budva, and as the private beach of the Aman Sveti Stefan Resort, you won’t see any big tourist crowds.
2. Plavi Horizonti, Radovici
Plavi Horizonti is the Lustica Peninsula’s most popular beach. The clear seas and soft, golden sand of the beach make it a popular spot for travelers and foreigners alike. Plus, Plavi Horizonti is a blue flag beach, meaning it’s certified for its environmental sustainability and standards. Plavi Horizonti is a great spot for snorkeling, with water so clear, you can see everything around. The beach is also known for its quieter atmosphere, making it possible for you to relax and escape from the rest of the world for a bit.
3. Jaz Beach, Budva
Another Budva Beach, Jaz Beach is a popular spot in Montenegro, best known for its summertime activities. The vibrant, pebbly beach is lined with great beachside bars and restaurants. If you’re an adventurous traveler, Jaz Beach is for you. The site is home to many of the region’s best water skiing, surfing, and water sports. If you visit in July, you can’t miss out on the Sea Dance Festival. The annual three-day music festival has been named one of the best in Europe by Forbes Magazine and draws in thousands of festival-goers, both from the area and visiting, each year.
4. Zanjice Beach, Herceg Novi
Herceg Novi was once the region of the country with the most popular beaches, however, in recent years, small towns further south along the Adriatic Sea have gained popularity, eclipsing Herceg Novi. That said, the region is still a hidden gem for a quiet vacation, and is full of great beaches nearby, including Zanjice Beach. You can reach this pebbly spot by boat from Herceg Novi. Zanjice Beach is known for its crystal clear water and peaceful nature, as well as being a generally charming and beautiful region. While in town, check out the Blue Cave and Mamula Island.
5. Lucice Beach, Petrovac
The picturesque bay in Petrovac, Montenegro is a beautiful beach getaway, meaning it can get quite popular. The clear blue water at Lucice Beach is shallow and calm enough that families and small children can enjoy the warm waters. The sandy beach is surrounded by cliffs with towering green trees on two sides, and a row of beachside restaurants and bars on the third. While small, Lucice Beach is easily the most beautiful in the Petrovac area.
6. Mogren Beach, Budva
Just outside the picture-perfect Old Town of Budva is the stunningly beautiful Mogren Beach. The beach has perfect clear turquoise waters that lap up against golden sand, with cliffs and caves surrounding the beach. Mogren Beach is ideal for those looking for a unique getaway, and to combine hiking, swimming, and sunbathing all in one spot. The beach is split in two by a cave, where visitors can hike or climb over to get from one side to the other.
7. Becici, Budva
Becici is a small beach located in Budva Municipality. The town of Becici is relaxed and charming, with a laid-back attitude. The beach and town are often quieter and less crowded than areas like Budva and some of Montenegro’s more popular spots, making it a relaxing place. Enjoy Becici’s soft golden sand surrounded by mountains, or spend your days in the clear blue sea with waves perfect for all water sports.
8. Buljarica Beach, Petrovac
Relatively untouched and uncovered, Buljarica Beach, in Petrovac, is truly a hidden gem in Montenegro. Buljarica Beach features a combination of sandy and rocky shorelines, as well as dozens of cafes, bars, and restaurants with views of the deep blue sea. The dramatic shift in the landscape is part of what makes it so stunning, plus, as the longest uninterrupted stretch of beach in Petrovac, you’ll get more of the beauty than at other nearby beaches.