Top 15 Montenegro Beaches

The small, but beautifully formed Balkan state of Montenegro has been largely overlooked as a holiday destination. That is not say it hasn't been attracting well-heeled visitors for some time now. Wealthy Eastern Europeans and the yachting fraternity have been quietly enjoying Montenegro's charms since it became an independent country in 2006.

It seems only a matter of time before Montenegro becomes more mainstream given its immense natural charms. The country is known for its spectacular and rugged mountains that sweep down to the crystal clear waters of the Adriatic Sea. This makes for a stunning backdrop to Montenegro's beaches which come in a range of shapes and sizes. From fjord-side beaches in the north to long sandy beaches in the south all share a theme of outstanding natural beauty.

Beyond the beaches this is a country with a rich history, and mediaeval towns and villages abound along with a sprinkling of ancient sites. The culture is unique too with a mix of Eastern European and a dash of Italian, the latter being less than a 100 km hop across the Adriatic.

Now is probably the time to visit Montenegro, before it creeps onto the wider tourist radar like neighbouring Croatia, and now Albania are. Take advantage of the friendly welcome you will receive and the chance of discovering such an unspoilt slice of Adriatic coastline.

The Best Montenegrin Beaches...

  • Jaz Beach // Budva Riviera

    Jaz Beach

    Jaz beach is one of many fine beaches on Montenegro's Budva Riviera. Within easy walking distance of the historic town of Budva itself the beach at Jaz has a bit of something for everyone.

    Whilst on the one hand you will find plenty of opportunity to relax on a sunlounger, get a massage and take in the views of the clear, blue Adriatic Sea there… read more »

  • Sveti Stefan // Budva Riviera

    Sveti Stefan

    The islet of Sveti Stefan (Saint Stephen) lies just a few kilometres along Montenegro's Adriatic coast from Budva. With such a stunning backdrop the beaches here wouldn't have to be up to that much to still get the thumbs up. However, with crystal clear turquoise waters, pink sand and backdrop of pine forest and mountains make Sveti Stefan a magical beach to spend a day… read more »

  • Mogren Beach // Budva Riviera

    Mogren Beach

    Making up a particularly pleasant stretch of the Budva Riviera are the twin beaches of Mogren. Stretching for around 400 metres the beaches of Mogren 1 and Mogren 2 are connected by a cave-like tunnel through a small headland. It is worth walking the extra bit to the second beach.

    Despite being just around the corner from the busy resort town of Budva itself… read more »

  • Petrovac Beach // Budva Riviera

    Petrovac Beach
    Herbert Frank

    A popular summer spot on the Budva Riviera, Petrovac is a charming little town wrapped around a cove. The beachfront has a few newer apartment buildings but largely retains the old stone buildings that are quite charming. This is a more relaxing and upmarket holiday spot than other resorts on the coast, with fewer clubs and beach parties; it is a place to come and… read more »

  • Ada Bojana Beach // Ulcinj Municipality

    Ada Bojana Beach
    © Grzech

    Situated in the far south of Montenegro at the mouth of the River Bojana is the island beach of Ada Bojana. Legend says the island began life in the 14th century when a ship becam stranded here. Over the years the sandy sediment of the river gathered around the wreck eventuall creating the triangular island we see today. Sadly this is more than likely just… read more »

  • Drobni Pijesak Beach // Budva Riviera

    Drobni Pijesak Beach
    © anjči / CC BY

    Drobni Pijesak Beach is located just north of Petrovac between Sveti Stefan and Rezevici coves. It has a long pale-golden-sand beach about 250 meters long, and the clear blue water is clean and great for swimming. This beach is smaller and more secluded than its neighbours, although it is on the tourist radar in the high season. The name Drobni Pijesak means "Crushed… read more »

  • Sutomore Beach // Bar Municipality

    Sutomore Beach
    © Luca Conti / CC BY

    Sutomore is one of the most developed resorts on the Montenegro coast. Situated between the cities of Bar and Petrovac, its long stretch of sandy beach is a magnet for beachgoers from far and wide. Sheltered from wind by the surrounding pine forests and mountains beyond the area has an innate natural beauty depite the beachfront developments. You will have no shortage of amenities from… read more »

  • Kamenovo // Budva Riviera

    Kamenovo
    Fermion

    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 two with regular occurrence.

    Stretching for several hundred metres in length, Kamenovo Beach forms a D… read more »

  • Perazica Do // Budva Riviera

    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 come first served basis.

    Its western position makes Perazica Do Beach ideal for watching the sunset,… read more »

  • Pržno // Budva Riviera

    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 bay, protected from both wind and waves.

    This protection is equally valid for swimmers who make… read more »

  • Buljarica // Budva Riviera

    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 towel. Whilst this is true it does mean heading towards the southern end of the… read more »

  • Queen's beach // Budva Riviera

    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 clear waters of Queen's Beach are shaded for much of the day by cypress and… read more »

  • Milocer // Budva Riviera

    Milocer
    Raymond Zoller

    So fine a location that the great and the good will pay up to €3,000 a night to be accommodated in the Villa Milocer that overlooks the beach, Milocer also goes by the name of King's Beach. The reason is that the villa and surrounding 18 hectares of manicured parkland were once the summer residence of none other than the assassinated King Alexander I of… read more »

  • Slovenska // Budva Riviera

    Slovenska
    Bratislav Tabaš

    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 suitable for family outings to this beautiful stretch of coastline. Immediately behind Slovenska Beach visitors… read more »

  • Bečići // Budva Riviera

    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 alliterative Becici Beach as a tremendous family resort close to Budva.

    Though the sand is… read more »