Best Beaches in Eastern Europe

  • Slovenska // Montenegro

    Slovenska
    ©taver

    Simply translating as ‘Slovenian Beach' since the architect who designed the area behind it hailed from that part of what was then a united Yugoslavia, Slovenska Plaža runs unbroken for a magical 1,600 metres.

    Comprising sand interspersed with naturally-occurring pebbles, it is a beach with great facilities, making it more than… read more »

  • Bečići // Montenegro

    Bečići
    ©Natalia Semenova

    Bečići Beach was recognised for its beauty as far back as 1935, when it won the Grand Prix in Paris as the most beautiful in all of Europe. More recently, it has been visited by such A-listers as the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Brad Pitt, and Angelina Jolie, cementing the fantastically… read more »

  • Kamenovo // Montenegro

    Kamenovo
    ©Leonid Dzhepko

    The south facing Kamenovo Beach (Kamenovo Plaža) sits in a shallow bay beside the warm turquoise waters of the Adriatic Sea and the attractive vegetation of the Budva Riviera. It makes Budva its closest major town, roughly two kilometres away, with buses and taxis plying the route between the… read more »

  • Pržno // Montenegro

    Pržno
    ©Сергей Наруков

    Przno Beach (look out for signs reading Pržno Plaža) is situated within a small fishing village that couldn't be more Mediterranean in style if it tried. Part of the Budva Riviera, the village remains quiet and largely traditional, with artisan fishing boats still moored in the harbour formed by the… read more »

  • Queen's beach // Montenegro

    Queen's beach
    ©BokicaK

    Known by its English moniker as much as any other, Queen's Beach (or Kralijčina Praža to give it its true name) takes its title from the fact the penultimate Queen Consort of Yugoslavia, Marija, had a summer palace here.

    Surrounded by thick forest and well-maintained parkland, the white sand and drinking-water… read more »

  • Perazica Do // Montenegro

    Perazica Do
    ©Zlatomir Bacic

    With dramatic cliffs to one side, and a near-flat entrance into the stunning colours of the Adriatic Sea on the other, Perazica Do Beach is as alluring as any in Montenegro. A few hundred metres in length, it boasts only a handful of sun loungers, hired out on a first… read more »

  • Buljarica // Montenegro

    Buljarica
    ©Sea Dance Festival

    Located a stone's throw from the pleasant little resort town of Petrovac is Buljarica beach. One of the longest beaches in all Montenegro, it stretches for nearly 2.5 kilometres.

    With so much space it should in theory be easy enough to find a patch of sand to throw down your… read more »

  • Murvica // Croatia

    Murvica
    ©Kelovy

    Murvica Beach can be found on the island of Brac, and offers white sands and picture postcard views towards the island of Hvar. Largely virgin in set up, the amenities at Murvica Beach are limited to a car park above the sands on a clifftop perch, and a snack bar… read more »

  • Pasjača // Croatia

    Pasjača
    ©Juraj Patekar

    Beloved of locals, Pasjača Beach sits below the village of Popovići in Konavle municipality, approximately 12 kilometres from the town of Cavtat and 30 kilometres south of much more famous Dubrovnik.

    A man made construction formed in 1955 or thereabouts, Pasjaca Beach is only small, but was still named the… read more »

  • Sahara beach // Croatia

    Sahara beach
    ©Mrbeachguide
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  • Oprna // Croatia

    Oprna
    ©knirpsundco
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  • Kara Dere // Bulgaria

    Kara Dere
    ©Svilen Enev

    In recent decades much of Bulgaria's Black Sea Coast has been transformed by mass tourism, which is what makes Kara Dere Beach so special in how wild and untamed it remains. 

    The beach's name derives from the Turkish word "kara" meaning "black" and "dere" meaning "gully", and its wild status continues… read more »