Beaches in Ragusa
Ragusa is certainly Croatia’s most popular destination, a city with a rich history that has a lot to offer its visitors. Ragusa is a popular destination not only in summer but throughout the year. Except for historical monuments, Ragusa is also known for its crystal clear waters and beautiful beaches. Below you will find a list of the most popular beaches of Ragusa.
Banje beach in Ragusa
This beach is definitely the most popular and the most beautiful beach in Ragusa. It is a beautiful pebble beach that offers a spectacular view of the ancient city walls. Thanks to its location attracts numerous celebrities from all over the world and is located right next to the most luxurious hotels in Raggusa: Excelsior, Argentina and Villa Orsula. Banje beach was declared one of the most beautiful beaches in the world in 2007.
Banje beach is equipped with sun loungers, parasols, showers, changing rooms and the swimmers have at their disposal a variety of sporting activities such as beach volleyball, boat rental, jet-ski, paragliding, water pipe, paragliding with boats … Next to the beach there are bars and restaurants that in the evening turn into a place to spend a nice evening out. The Banje beach in the season is very busy, so if you are looking for peace, the best thing to do is go early in the morning or choose a quiet bay.
Copacabana beach is the largest beach in Ragusa, is located in Babin Kuk, an area of Ragusa where there is the largest number of hotels in Ragusa. This beach offers spectacular views of the Elafiti islands and the Dubrovnik bridge. The beach is sandy and very popular, especially for families with small children due to the low bottom. This is one of the few beaches that has a special section fully equipped for the disabled. On the beach you can rent deck chairs and umbrellas and there are many attractions such as water skiing, parachute with the help of boats, pedal boats, banana boats … On the beach there is a slide for children and a diving center. after a hard day you can refresh yourself in the bar or restaurant.
San Giacomo beach
The sandy and pebble beach of San Giacomo is located in a secluded bay under the cliffs and the church of San Giacomo. The beach offers a splendid view of the city walls and the island of Lokrum. Since many stairs lead to the beach, it is not suitable for older people and families with children. At the beach of S. Giacomo it is possible to rent deckchairs and umbrellas and there is also the possibility to rent kayaks and jet skis. The beach can be reached from the historic center to the Hotel Argentina and just behind the church of San Giacomo there are the stairs that lead directly to the beach.
Beach in Ragusa
It is an unusual beach that is hidden on the south side of the city walls and the beach can be reached via a small door in the wall of St. Stephen. The beach can be reached through the narrow streets behind the cathedral that lead to the top of the walls, and when passing through the door of Santo Stefano, you can only see the rocks, a small bar and the stairs that lead down to the sea. This beach is definitely one of the most romantic places in Ragusa and we suggest you to visit it.
Beaches on the island of Lokrum
The small island of Lokrum is only 0.5 nautical miles southeast of Dubrovnik. Lokrum is a beautiful island of unique nature and clear sea. It is a natural park with a unique botanical garden in which many exotic plants grow. The beaches are rocky and surrounded by lush vegetation, so they are the ideal choice for those who do not like big crowds and want privacy. Lokrum can be reached with your own boat or organized transport from the port of Ragusa which is very common especially in the season.
The Dance resort / beach is located at the foot of the church of Santa Maria and under the Gradac park. It is a rocky beach that is very popular with the local population. The sea is clean and extends to the open sea and the sea is always a little cooler than the rest of the Ragusa beaches. This beach is not recommended for less experienced swimmers because it is a bit more difficult to access the sea. You can sunbathe on the rocky panels and there is a beach bar to cool off during extreme warming up. Spiaggia di Dance is 200 meters from the historic center or the exit of Pile, then turns on via Dante Alighieri, come to the Gradac park from which you descend from the mentioned monastery and the church, and you are there.