Authored by Greg Balazic
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and follow the amazing scent of aromatic herbs and pine trees. You will no doubt find yourself on the Adriatic coast, in a city that has been named one of Europe’s most interesting historical destinations – the city of Dubrovnik.
Dubrovnik is famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive stone walls completed in the 16th century. Though it is also famous for the crystal clear waters and endless shimmer of the Adriatic Sea, and many mysterious beaches lie beyond the city walls.
Beaches here are versatile, and there is something to please both sand and party lovers, or those that love the romance of hidden rocky bays. The Croatian coast is one of the main reasons Dubrovnik is among the most prominent tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, and some of the best photo opportunities are here. Even if you prefer taking a dip in a swimming pool over the sea, the opportunity to plunge into the azure Adriatic may just change your mind.
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This is one of the most famous family destinations in Dubrovnik. It is the biggest beach in the city area; a concrete and pebble beach with small piers, water slides, and facilities for various water activities like kayaks, water polo, and jet skis.
This is a fantastic beach for the elderly and disabled – there is a lift on the concrete part of the beach that provides a way for getting in and out of the sea. While lying on the beach and catching some sun, you can also enjoy a wonderful view of the Elafiti islands and Dubrovnik Bridge.
The beach can be found at these GPS coordinates 42°39’49.25″N 18° 3’54.83″E.
Hotels Near Beach Copacabana
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik
Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik provides modern 4-star accommodation in Dubrovnik. It features a spa and wellness centre, as well as a sauna, an indoor pool and a Jacuzzi.
Valamar Club Dubrovnik
Situated in Dubrovnik, Valamar Club Dubrovnik provides modern 3-star accommodation, as well as a swimming pool, outdoor tennis courts and a private beach. It offers free wireless internet, a gym and a golf course.
Located in Dubrovnik, Tirena Hotel is within a 30-minute drive of Dubrovnik Airport and offers outdoor tennis courts, a sauna and a swimming pool. It provides complimentary wireless internet, a fitness room and a golf course.
A hotel beach located on the property of the President Hotel, this beach is located on a part of the Lapad peninsula called Babin Kuk. Because it is a hotel beach, there are a huge range of facilities and amenities available, and everything you could possibly desire for the day is within reach.
The beach is made up of several different sections, and there is something for everyone. Many people choose to relax on the pebble portion of the beach, though there are also concrete terraces, rocks, and cute little bays. There is also a large pier, though make sure you’re dressed to swim if you walk it. The water is such an amazing crystal blue that you’ll be drawn to jump in!
The beach President is also perfect for water sports enthusiasts. There are many options, and popular activities include renting jet skis, or exploring with pedal boats. To get to the beach use GPS coordinates 42°39’42.51″N 18° 3’27.44″E.
Once you get to Uvala (bay) Lapad, there are a few different beaches to choose from. One of the best is beach Splendid, named after the hotel, in front of which it is located. Here you can lie on pebbles or concrete terraces, but it’s the amazingly blue water that takes your breath away.
After diving in and enjoying a swim, you can use the free-of-charge showers located on the beach. There are also facilities where you can change. The beach is free, though you will have to pay for parasols and beach chairs if used.
To get to the beach use GPS coordinates 42°39’14.01″N 18° 3’54.01″E.
If you are a sports enthusiast, this beach is perfect for you. It is located in the bay under the hotel Bellevue, and is the home of water polo, Dubrovnik’s number one sport. While here, see if you can catch a Wild League game – this is the biggest amateur water polo competition in the world.
The beach is a combination of gravel and concrete terraces. Because of its location and the prominence of rocks both above and under the water, you should bring your mask and a set of flippers.
To fully enjoy the sun, be sure to come in the morning and early afternoon. In the late afternoon the rocks prevent the sun from shining directly on the beach. GPS coordinates are 42°38’47.01″N 18° 5’32.05″E.
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