Banje Beach - cooling off in historic Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik is one of the largest cities in southern Dalmatia and the perfect destination for travelers to Croatia. But not only history buffs will enjoy this historic city, beach lovers should also make a detour here. Banje Beach is probably the most famous place in Dubrovnik to take a dip in the cool waters or soak up the sun. All while enjoying the beautiful views of the old city walls and the turquoise sea.

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What Banje Beach has to offer

Banje Beach is located in the middle of the bay where Dubrovnik is located. The beach itself is about 100 meters long and offers enough space for everyone to enjoy the warm water. From the pebble beach you have a phenomenal view of the sea and the island of Lokrum, which is located just off the coast of Croatia. If you look towards the mainland, you can see many of Dubrovnik’s historic buildings rising up along the hillside. The Mediterranean nature with its green bushes and gray earth is also a wonderful natural spectacle.


During the summer months, Banje Beach offers plenty of space for sunbeds and umbrellas to relax and enjoy the warm weather. The area can be reached via a staircase and various terraces where you can sit down and enjoy the view.

There are also

  • Showers
  • Toilets
  • Changing rooms

Water Sports Activities

Besides swimming, there are many other activities you can do at Banje Beach! Especially water sports enthusiasts will enjoy themselves and can let off steam as much as they want.

  • Scuba diving and snorkeling: Explore the underwater world off the coast of Dubrovnik and dive from the pebble beach area.
  • Kayaking and canoeing: You can also explore the water by paddle boat and get a whole new view of the beautiful old town! Rent the equipment on the spot and hit the water.
  • Jet Skis: For an adrenaline rush, you can also rent jet skis.

Restaurants, Bars and Cafes

You’re not likely to get hungry or thirsty on Banje Beach, as there are plenty of places to fill your stomach during your stay. The main one is the Banje Beach Restaurant and Night Club, which occupies a large part of the beach area and offers plenty of food. While you can enjoy delicious meals during the day, the beach and the restaurant turn into a beach bar for young people in the evening.

Who is Banje Beach suitable for?

Banje Beach is definitely recommended for anyone who comes to Dubrovnik and wants to cool off. It is family friendly and has a relatively shallow entrance to the water. Unfortunately, access is only possible via a stone staircase, so it is not a barrier-free beach. Late at night and into the early hours of the morning, the pebble beach is popular with younger people thanks to the beach club.

Anyone visiting Dubrovnik’s beautiful Old Town and city walls should definitely make a detour to Banje Beach to relax. Both families and young people are welcome to enjoy the pebble beach. Water sports are also available here, including jet ski and kayak tours.