Montenegro has 293 km of coastline and approx 73 km of beaches. The longest, sandiest beaches are found in the south around Ulcinj which boasts the longest beach of all at 13km. Between Tivat and Budva is the famous ‘Jaz’ beach offering watersports and a traditional beach resort feel, along with several other popular beaches. The Milocerska beach is fringed with trees and the sand stretches into the clear blue waters of the Adriatic.
The Mediterranean climate gives long hot summers and at least six months of swimming. This area of the Mediterranean boasts the warmest waters and the sea temperature is ideal all summer long.
The wild Lustica Peninsula has a rocky coastline with small inlets and beaches, some reached only by sea on one of the regular small boat ferries which ply these waters in summer. The famous ‘Blue Grotto’ - a cave on the sea coast hides a secret of deep, shining blue waters and the magic of swimming inside is simply wonderful. The Lustica beaches have beach bars and barbeques where local fisherman ply their catch and the barman will cook the day’s catch on the grill for you.
Around the Bay of Kotor the beaches tend to be smaller and mostly of shingle, but of a good standard and many with beach facilities such as sunbeds for hire, small bars and restaurants. The mountains here fall dramatically into the bay and the water is deep and clear.
Diving and other traditional watersports are offered at many of the beaches or can be arranged in the local resorts.
Budva is the main resort which caters for young groups and those seeking a varied nightlife, water theme parks and beach bungee jumping.
For naturists head either to the far south of the country to the Ada Bojana naturist reserve, or in the Bay of Kotor at the Hotel Riviera close to Herceg Novi is a very good naturist beach.