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

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 07:00)

Rain

(Rain)
14°C / 57°F

Sea temperature
15.7°C
60.3°F
Wind ESE
Rain 0.5mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

Wed 26th
Heavy rain showers 15°C / 59°F SE

14 mph
23 km/h

Thu 27th
Rain showers 11°C / 52°F W

16 mph
25 km/h

Fri 28th
Heavy rain showers 11°C / 52°F ESE

6 mph
10 km/h

Sat 29th
Partly cloudy 12°C / 54°F SW

3 mph
5 km/h

Sun 01st
Rain 14°C / 57°F SE

16 mph
26 km/h

Mon 02nd
Rain showers 14°C / 57°F ESE

11 mph
18 km/h

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

  • Wed 26/02 »
    Surf report for Wed 26/02
      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 12:48am (0.10m)
    High 7:22am (0.49m)
    Low 1:04pm (0.11m)
    High 7:35pm (0.48m)
    Daylight
    First light05:52
    Sunrise06:19
    Sunset17:28
    Dark17:55
  • Thu 27/02 »
    Surf report for Thu 27/02
      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 1:18am (0.11m)
    High 7:51am (0.48m)
    Low 1:35pm (0.13m)
    High 8:05pm (0.47m)
    Daylight
    First light05:51
    Sunrise06:18
    Sunset17:29
    Dark17:57
  • Fri 28/02 »
    Surf report for Fri 28/02
      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 1:48am (0.13m)
    High 8:20am (0.47m)
    Low 2:07pm (0.15m)
    High 8:37pm (0.45m)
    Daylight
    First light05:49
    Sunrise06:16
    Sunset17:30
    Dark17:58
  • Sat 29/02 »
    Surf report for Sat 29/02
      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 2:19am (0.17m)
    High 8:52am (0.45m)
    Low 2:41pm (0.18m)
    High 9:13pm (0.42m)
    Daylight
    First light05:48
    Sunrise06:15
    Sunset17:32
    Dark17:59
  • Sun 01/03 »
    Surf report for Sun 01/03
      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 2:53am (0.20m)
    High 9:29am (0.43m)
    Low 3:21pm (0.21m)
    High 9:57pm (0.40m)
    Daylight
    First light05:46
    Sunrise06:13
    Sunset17:33
    Dark18:00
  • Mon 02/03 »
    Surf report for Mon 02/03
      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 3:34am (0.24m)
    High 10:16am (0.40m)
    Low 4:15pm (0.24m)
    High 10:53pm (0.37m)
    Daylight
    First light05:45
    Sunrise06:12
    Sunset17:34
    Dark18:01

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