Last Updated January, 2020
When it comes to Montenegro, I can say with confidence that this country has an incredibly high amount of dreamy beaches. There is just one problem with most of them. Unfortunately, they get overcrowded during the summer. So overcrowded that you may regret you came at all.
During the time Mark and I lived in Budva, we went to every single beach in Montenegro (I am not kidding.) And we were so happy to find quite a few of the most secluded, quiet, gorgeous and clean beaches which surprisingly didn’t have many tourists. During the off-season, they were quite empty at all. (I hope they won’t get too busy after everyone reads this post haha.)
If you are like us and don’t feel comfortable among crowds of tourists, my list of the best Montenegro beaches where you can avoid them is for you. Let me know which one becomes your favorite. Mine is number four.
Fashion Beach in Risan
The pebbled beach of a small town Risan, which is 1 km long and 10 meters wide, is located in the northern part of the Kotor Bay. It is a wonderful place either for a quick swim or for one long day of sunbathing.
The beach is divided into three parts, two of which are covered with sand and pebbles while another one has a concrete platform. The central part with a concrete platform belongs to the only hotel in Risan – Teuta. During the peak season, mainly hotel guests have access to this part of the beach.
However, the left and right parts are open to the public and free to enter. The left part is called “Fashion Beach” and has a bar with the same name. There, you can rent a sun lounge and umbrella (or just sit at the bar) and stay as long as you wish.
In terms of amenities and infrastructure, this beach meets all European standards. It is clean and taken care of, has restrooms, showers, changing rooms and even a specially designated area for games and sports. Lifeguards are on duty from early morning to late night and an emergency room is just a few steps away.
Risan is not as popular as Budva or Kotor, so the beach there always sees fewer people. Even if you come to visit in July or August, you’ll definitely find lots of free space.
To get here you need to have a car or come by bus from Kotor. If driving a car, there is ample street parking within walking distance from the coastline. Also, a few restaurants and cafes in the area offer snacks and food.
The best option is to visit this beach on a day when you drive around Kotor Bay.
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Maslinjak Beach in Krasici
Krasici is a cute quiet coastal village on Lustica Peninsula. It is home to endless summer, juicy pomegranates and dreamy beaches with crystal clear water.
This is a calm, quiet corner, which is ideal for people who want to escape the city noise. In my opinion, it’s perfect for romantic getaways and families.
Maslinjak beach is not a classic beach that everyone thinks of. It is rather small but fairly comfortable and looks more like a concrete area where you can just leave your belongings and sunbathe.
The beach is rather narrow and short but there are hardly any people, especially during the weekdays. Mainly locals come here to sunbathe and those tourists who stay in nearby guesthouses. Other than that, no one visits. It is a lesser-known place in Montenegro.
A descent in the water is a bit slippery in some places, but there is a handrail you can hold to. The views are gorgeous from any spot.
It is located next to a hotel’s restaurant where you can grab a cup of delicious coffee or even a full-size meal.
Tip: park along the road above the beach. Once you get there, you’ll see a staircase going down to the beach.
Beach Plaza Przno as One of the Best Beaches in Montenegro
Some tourists claim that Beach Przno (or as it is also called Plavi Horizonti beach) is one of the best beaches in Montenegro. It is not completely quiet since locals love coming here, but even during the busiest months of July and August, there is enough room for everyone to sunbathe and swim.
My favorite part is that the entire coast here is surrounded by a pine forest. So if you’ll want to escape the sun and heat, please do so in the nearby shade and cool.
Przno beach is one of the sandy beaches in Montenegro. Families with kids always come here to spend a day and relax.
If you want more seclusion and room for yourself, come in the morning and preferably during the weekdays. Beach bums will find here everything they need from restaurants and sunbeds to basketball and tennis courts.
To get here, you need to have a car.
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Beach Morinj in Kotor Bay
The beach in Morinj is a long, more than a kilometer narrow strip, where the maximum width of the beach line is 15 meters.
Some travelers, who have been on the road for a long time, say this beach is one of the loveliest beaches on the Mediterranean coast. Personally, for me, it is one of my favorite beaches in Montenegro and here is why.
The transparent water, sand, and pebble covering, surrounding mountains with greens of all shades, aromas of laurel, chestnut, fig, and coniferous trees create a pacifying background. This is actually a type of environment that doctors in Ukraine “prescribe” to restore the vision and calm an anxious mind.
Morinj is located in the Bay of Kotor and in this part an incredible number of small mountain streams and springs flow into the sea. Due to the fresh streams coming from the mountains, the water in the bay is constantly changing and its temperature always remains cooler compared to other coves along the coast.
The geographical location of the beach lets it get more sun during the summer. Somehow here from June to August, the sun stays on the horizon up to 16 hours a day. So this is a perfect spot for people who are coming to swim in the early morning or late evening.
There are a few bushes and trees on this beach. So in case you don’t have an umbrella, the shade is guaranteed.
Families with children like to come here to relax (it is another amazing beach in Montenegro for families.) This is the place where they’ll find a gentle, calm descent into the water, sandy covering where they can comfortably lay on the towel. It is clean and safe. Also, the main part of the beach has a playground.
And here, you can see fjords in all its beauty. So beautiful!
Kamenovo Beach Between Budva and Sveti Stefan
The most convenient way to get here is by car, however, most tourists don’t have cars and don’t like spending time walking in the heat. So, if you decide to come and check this beach out, expect it to be less crowded.
Those who visit Montenegro in May, the first part of June or the second part of September will find Kamenovo beach almost empty. During the high season, half of the beach is covered with umbrellas and sun lounges. And way more people come to bake under the open sun.
There is no housing in or around Kamenevo beach, that’s why the water of the sea in this area is much cleaner than on other beaches in Budva Riviera. The beach itself consists of small pebbles and coarse sand but the deeper in the water you go, the more boulders you’ll be stumbling on.
Among disadvantages, besides not very comfortable descend in water, there is also no shade anywhere on the sand, except for paid umbrellas and a few palm trees along the road. Maybe these are also the reasons why Kamenovo beach doesn’t see many tourists.
In the summer from time to time locals and visitors hold beach parties here. During the low season, the place is peaceful and quiet. If you choose to spend a few nights in nearby Rafailovici, it becomes easy enough to walk to this beach.
Tip: If you are coming here by car, besides paid parking there is an opportunity to park for free near the destroyed sanatorium or on the highway above the beach.
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Trsteno Beach Not Far From Budva
At this beach, you probably won’t be able to avoid crowds completely but I still wanted to add it to the list as one of the best beaches in Montenegro for families who travel with little kids.
Seriously, you can hardly find a better beach for the kiddos than this one. Here, you’ll need to walk in shallow water for a long time before getting to the depths, and this is exactly what moms and dads need for their children.
The beach is small and is on the list of public beaches, but you can always rent a sun lounger or an umbrella for a small fee. The transparency of the water here is unbelievable and you won’t want to leave.
In case you get hungry, grab a snack at one of the small cafes located nearby.
To get here, you need to have a car or call a cab.
The Most Southern Part of Buljarica Beach
Usually, Buljarica beach gets really crowded during the summer months. However, if you go all the way to its southern part, chances are you will be alone.
This part of the beach is clean and the water is clear. Although, expect to find big stones and sea hedgehogs in some places. Perhaps this is part of the reason why the beach stays empty most of the time, but we didn’t think it was a problem.
To get there, go towards the “Autokamp” campground (somewhere near this camp the asphalt road will become a gravel one,) pass it and keep going as far as you can. If you don’t have a car, I probably wouldn’t recommend walking on foot during the peak sun hours. It gets really hot and the heat may exhaust you. But on any cooler day, the walk is pleasant and refreshing.
I also don’t think driving SUV there is essential. The gravel road is not bad at all. We went by Skoda Fabia and were totally fine.
Ada Bojana Beach – Nudist Beach in Montenegro
As you have probably figured, this Montenegro beach is the quietest and least visited in the country. Not many people go here because the majority of them are not nudists. But if you are, Ada Bojana beach in Ulcinj will become your favorite.
It is conventionally divided into two parts – officially public beach and wild beach. Both of them are fairly clean and cozy.
Holidaymakers will have plenty of things to do here. Besides water fun, there are also cultural and sports activities. The water is incredibly clear, and the sand with reddish hue makes the beach look very unique.
Are you planning a trip to Montenegro? Check this page for more information on this topic. I have written a lot of posts and will write even more!