The Beach Guide

Gjipe Beach

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 of the Gjipe Canyon, an impressive natural feature with the rock formations reaching up to 70 metres high in some places. If you fancy it you can hike for a couple of kilometres up the canyon, but it is relatively hard going. To get to the beach is a bit of a hike and this helps keep the beach relatively quiet even in the depths of summer. 

Like with other beaches on the Albanian Riviera, Gjipe has warm crystal clear azure water with the beach itself consisting of fine white pebbles. Despite its seclusion and the 20 minute walk down to the beach there are a few basic facilities including sun loungers and parasols. There is also a small wagon selling snacks and drinks.

At present the Albanian Riviera is only just coming to the attention of the wider world and Gjipe beach is still off the tourist radar. However, given its natural beauty it seems unlikely it will stay this way forever…

Nearest city

Himarë

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Gjipe Beach Weather Info

Mon 27th
Light rain showers 12°C / 54°F
Tue 28th
Partly cloudy 13°C / 55°F
Wed 29th
Rain showers 14°C / 57°F
Thu 30th
Fair 14°C / 57°F
Fri 31st
Fair 13°C / 55°F
Sat 01st
Clear sky 13°C / 55°F

5 Day Gjipe Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Gjipe Beach tide times & sea state

  • Mon 27/01 »
    Surf report for Mon 27/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 1:12am (0.13m)
    High 7:52am (0.49m)
    Low 1:30pm (0.17m)
    High 8:03pm (0.48m)
    Daylight
    First light06:25
    Sunrise06:54
    Sunset16:53
    Dark17:22
  • Tue 28/01 »
    Surf report for Tue 28/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 1:46am (0.15m)
    High 8:25am (0.48m)
    Low 2:05pm (0.19m)
    High 8:37pm (0.46m)
    Daylight
    First light06:25
    Sunrise06:53
    Sunset16:54
    Dark17:23
  • Wed 29/01 »
    Surf report for Wed 29/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:20am (0.18m)
    High 8:58am (0.46m)
    Low 2:43pm (0.21m)
    High 9:13pm (0.44m)
    Daylight
    First light06:24
    Sunrise06:53
    Sunset16:55
    Dark17:24
  • Thu 30/01 »
    Surf report for Thu 30/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 2:57am (0.21m)
    High 9:34am (0.44m)
    Low 3:24pm (0.24m)
    High 9:53pm (0.42m)
    Daylight
    First light06:23
    Sunrise06:52
    Sunset16:56
    Dark17:25
  • Fri 31/01 »
    Surf report for Fri 31/01
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 3:39am (0.25m)
    High 10:15am (0.42m)
    Low 4:14pm (0.27m)
    High 10:41pm (0.39m)
    Daylight
    First light06:22
    Sunrise06:51
    Sunset16:57
    Dark17:26
  • Sat 01/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 01/02
      Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
      Swell Wind
    7:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    13:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    19:00 0ft 0s  °  ° 0mph
    Tide times
    Low 4:31am (0.28m)
    High 11:05am (0.41m)
    Low 5:23pm (0.28m)
    High 11:41pm (0.38m)
    Daylight
    First light06:21
    Sunrise06:50
    Sunset16:59
    Dark17:27

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