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The best thing about beaches in Montenegro is that there’s something for everyone. Are you looking for beaches with sun loungers to rent and high-end restaurants and bars nearby? Party beaches? Rugged natural beaches with crystal-clear water for swimming and snorkeling?
I’ve been enjoying Montenegro’s beaches for more than a decade, and no matter what kind of beach you’re looking for, you can find it in Montenegro. And while their neighbor to the north, Croatia, gets all the fame and glory for their beaches, Montenegro still flies under the radar!
Montenegro is about the size of Connecticut, yet has around 183 miles of coastline on the Adriatic Sea. And thanks to the dramatic landscapes — I think Montenegro is the most beautiful country in Europe — you can enjoy those beaches with a backdrop of stunning green mountains.
One thing to note about Montenegro beaches — and beaches of the eastern Adriatic in general — is that most of them are pebble beaches, not sandy beaches. I highly recommend bringing a pair of water shoes with you, as they will make getting in and out a lot easier!
If you head further south, though — think around Ulcinj and near the Albanian border — these beaches tend to be sandy.
From the Budva Riviera to the Luštica Peninsula, here’s a look at some of the best beaches in Montenegro!
This post was published in January 2024 and was co-written by Adventurous Kate and Dale Persons.
The Best Beaches in Montenegro
Jaz Beach is my personal favorite beach in Montenegro. I had so much fun here! If you’re looking for a solid beach in Budva with stunning scenery in every direction, Jaz is a great choice.
Jaz Beach is located about 15 minutes by car from the old town of Budva, and it’s the biggest beach in the area, so there’s plenty of room to spread out.
This beach has a section with fine sand, a rarity in this part of Montenegro, but most of the beach is comprised of small pebbles.
Jaz Beach is also home to Sea Dance Festival, a multi-day summer music festival that’s a ton of fun. (Though they’ve had their most recent festival in Croatia instead, it will…