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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Dhërmi Beach

    Dhërmi Beach
    © Linda Saitos

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Qeparo Beach

    Qeparo Beach
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    Situated on the magnificent Panormi Bay, Qeparo Beach is roughly 13 kilometres from Himara. It is backed onto by the small but relatively famous village of the same name, which is divided into old and new sections and hides a variety of surprises include a castle that once belonged…

  • Borsh Beach

    Borsh Beach
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    Situated on the southern end of Albania's Riviera coast is the impressively long stretch of Borsh beach. There are around 7 kilometres of fine white pebbles facing into the turquoise-blue waters of the Ionian Sea.

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