Best Beaches in Himarë, Albania

There's little argument that Himarë (pronounced Himara) is the ultimate beach-lover's town in Albania. But not only will you find a host of beautiful Mediterranean beaches, but a rather charming little town renown for its great seafood. Forget the bars and clubs of Sarandë, an hour down the coast, where the majority of tourists head. Himare is just so much more laid back with a genuine feel to it.

Not only does the town itself have two lovely beaches, but it's location in the heart of the Albanian Riviera puts it within a stone's throw of some of Albania's best beaches. For the very finest beaches head north towards Jala, Gjipe and Dhërmi - you won't be disappointed. The beaches to the south aren't too shabby either, with Potami and Borsh being favourites.

After a day at the beach, if you have the energy, you should definitely make the hike up the hillside behind the town to Himare Castle. From here you can take in some of the best views of the coast and watch the sun set over the Adriatic Sea.

  • Himarë Beach

    Himarë Beach
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    One of Albania's most picturesque and glamorous beaches, Himarë enjoys some of the country's best beach weather. All year round, the temperature is warm, the sun is shining, and the long stretches of soft white sand seemingly stretch on into eternity. There's a real sense of timeless beauty here with the sapphire sky, deep turquoise… read more »

  • Gjipe Beach

    Gjipe Beach
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    Gjipe beach is set along the same stretch of the Albanian coast as some of the other most popular, highly rated beaches on the Riviera. Located between the resort beaches of Drymades and Himara the beach at Gjipe has barely been touched by development.

    Obscured by the mountainous terrain, the beach here sits at the end… read more »

  • Gjipe Beach

    Gjipe Beach
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    Gjipe beach is set along the same stretch of the Albanian coast as some of the other most popular, highly rated beaches on the Riviera. Located between the resort beaches of Drymades and Himara the beach at Gjipe has barely been touched by development.

    Obscured by the mountainous terrain, the beach here sits at the end… read more »

  • Potami

    Potami
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    Looking for a an Albanian beach with something for everyone? Potami Beach is one of the biggest beaches in the Himarë area, offering a unique blend of Greek and Albanian culture beneath clear blue skies overlooking sun-kissed sand.

    The name Potami translates as "river" from Greek and the water that runs through here is crisp, cold,… read more »

  • Dhërmi Beach

    Dhërmi Beach
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    Dhërmi beach is often cited as the finest beach in Albania - hard to argue with this when this is where Albaninian prime ministers allegedly come to holiday! It isn't hard to see why. Set in a small bay, the village clings to the high sloping cliffs which rise up from the beach.

    The beach here is… read more »

  • Drymades Beach

    Drymades Beach
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    Drymades Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Albanian Riviera. It is a secluded slice of paradise featuring a natural rock formation that divides it in half. One side is full of white pebbles and the other is brushed with silky golden sand.

    Drymades Beach is located near the village of Dhermi on… read more »

  • Bunec beach

    Bunec beach
    Albinfo

    Bunec Beach is a quiet, yet beautiful, spot near Saranda in Albania. With a backdrop of mountains  it offers an opportunity to get in touch with the natural beauty of Albania. 

    Littered with white pebbles, the water at Bunec is crystal clear and the beautiful shade of blue-green you only find in the Ionian Sea. The… read more »

  • Grama Bay

    Grama Bay
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    Situated on Albania's Ionian Sea coast Grama Bay is a small but beautiful cove almost surrounded by high, rocky cliffs. This semi-secret little beach is one of the real gems of the Albanian coast and as of yet completely untouched or spoiled by mass tourism. If you do make it here you won't be disappointed;… read more »

  • Mango beach

    Mango beach
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    A lovely convergence of sapphire sea and sun-kissed sparkling white sand, Mango Beach in Sarande is one of Albania's best-kept secrets. Sitting at the southern tip of Albania, bordering Greece, Mango Beach is a perfect slice of sweet Southern Mediterranean bliss.

    The Sarande area is known for its rich cultural past and is located… read more »

  • Ksamil Beach

    Ksamil Beach

    You will often hear the beaches of Albania's Riviera coast compared to the Ionian islands of Greece, and for obvious reasons. Ksamil is located just across the border from Greece and within a stone's throw of the beach-lovers paradise of Corfu.

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  • Ksamil Beach

    Ksamil Beach
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    You will often hear the beaches of Albania's Riviera coast compared to the Ionian islands of Greece, and for obvious reasons. Ksamil is located just across the border from Greece and within a stone's throw of the beach-lovers paradise of Corfu.

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  • Livadi Beach

    Livadi Beach
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    Albania is something of an underrated gem with many stunning locations along its coastline, with the crown in its jewel being Livadi Beach.

    This luxuriant getaway is famed throughout the Mediterranean for its idyllic coastline, deep blue watery depths, and olive trees as far as the eye can see. Size matters, and Livadi beach is one… read more »

  • Llamani Beach

    Llamani Beach
    Ervisshishmani

    Looking for a an Albanian beach with something for everyone? Potami Beach is one of the biggest beaches in the Himarë area, offering a unique blend of Greek and Albanian culture beneath clear blue skies overlooking sun-kissed sand.

    The name Potami translates as "river" from Greek and the water that runs through here is crisp, cold,… read more »

  • Jalë Beach

    Jalë Beach

    Call it Jale, Jali or Jala - whichever you choose - this certainly was one of the finest little beaches along the Riviera coast. The water here is crystal clear with a vivid azure hue. In fact it is said that this is some of the clearset water on the coast owing to the bay's… read more »

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