Šunj (Lopud Island) Beach
Located on the island of Lopud, one of the Elaphite Islands close to Dubrovnik, Šunj Beach offers an enticing tranquillity amid rich blue waters, Mediterranean forest, and appealing sands with a shallow draft into the sea. Famously, visitors to Šunj can have to walk up to 100 metres to reach a depth where it is possible to swim, making the beach a tip-top destination for families with younger children, as well as adults looking for a paddle without getting soaked.
Close to one kilometre in length, much of Šunj’s solitude comes from the fact there are no motor vehicles to be found on Lopud. However, if you don’t fancy the 20-minute walk to the south of the island from the port, golf-style electric buggies are on hand, reducing the time it takes to reach Šunj Beach to a mere five minutes.
Getting to the island itself is similarly simple, with ferries making the daily return trip from Dubrovnik in around 40 minutes. Alternatively, there’s the option of enjoying a private boat tour to the island, or even the chance to take part in a sea kayaking expedition.
On Sunj Beach itself, visitors will have to limit themselves to volleyball and water sports such as jet skiing. Deckchairs and sun loungers can be rented, and as there is little natural shade, it’s also worth renting a parasol or umbrella for the day.
Visitors will find a clothing optional section to the beach at one end
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