The Beach Guide

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 on the beach.

Back in the 15th century the little island was a fortified to defend from the threat of the Turks and pirates. It gradually became a charming little fishing village with around 50 cottages and three churches. These days you won’t find any fishermen living here; they were all cleared out in the 1950s and the islet has been a luxury resort for the international elite pretty much ever since.

Here’s the bad news.The islet of Sveti Stefan and the better beaches nearby are all privately owned and part of the very upmarket Aman Sveti Stefan resort. That doesn’t mean you cannot enjoy these beaches along with the rich and famous, but it does mean this will cost you at least ?30 for the pleasure. Head towards the Villa Milo?er beach and the prices become eye-watering.

But do not despair. Whilst you will pay handsomely for the beach to the right of the causeway leading across to the island, things are cheaper on the beach to the left - and they get cheaper still as you head further away. In fact walk far enough and it’s free! On the downside this part of the beach is somewhat more pebbly (but still pink) and not quite so pristine, but the view is still pretty good.

Nearest city

Budva

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Sveti Stefan Weather Info

Current weather (Wed Feb 26th 07:00)

Heavy rain

(Heavy rain)
13°C / 55°F

Sea temperature
14.1°C
57.4°F
Wind S
Rain 1.1mm
Sunrise 07:11
Sunset 19:14
Current weather

Week weather forecast

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

11 mph
18 km/h

Thu 27th
Clear sky 10°C / 50°F WNW

7 mph
12 km/h

Fri 28th
Clear sky 13°C / 55°F WNW

10 mph
17 km/h

Sat 29th
Partly cloudy 12°C / 54°F SW

5 mph
9 km/h

Sun 01st
Heavy rain 12°C / 54°F E

9 mph
15 km/h

Mon 02nd
Cloudy 15°C / 59°F SSE

7 mph
11 km/h

5 Day Sveti Stefan 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

Sveti Stefan 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
    High 5:18am (0.36m)
    Low 11:57am (0.04m)
    High 6:11pm (0.29m)
    Low 11:40pm (0.12m)
    Daylight
    First light05:56
    Sunrise06:25
    Sunset17:29
    Dark17:57
  • 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
    High 5:37am (0.33m)
    Low 12:11pm (0.05m)
    High 6:37pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light05:55
    Sunrise06:23
    Sunset17:30
    Dark17:58
  • 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 12:13am (0.14m)
    High 5:52am (0.30m)
    Low 12:24pm (0.06m)
    High 7:07pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light05:53
    Sunrise06:21
    Sunset17:32
    Dark18:00
  • 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 12:49am (0.17m)
    High 5:59am (0.26m)
    Low 12:36pm (0.08m)
    High 7:46pm (0.30m)
    Daylight
    First light05:52
    Sunrise06:20
    Sunset17:33
    Dark18:01
  • 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 1:42am (0.20m)
    High 5:48am (0.23m)
    Low 12:44pm (0.09m)
    High 8:47pm (0.29m)
    Daylight
    First light05:50
    Sunrise06:18
    Sunset17:34
    Dark18:02
  • 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 12:40pm (0.11m)
    High 10:58pm (0.29m)
    Daylight
    First light05:49
    Sunrise06:17
    Sunset17:35
    Dark18:03

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