Banje beach is one of the most popular beaches on the southern Dalmatia coast. It has grown over the years, mainly due to the growing popularity of Dubrovnik.
I remember this beach since when it wasn’t such a fancy and lavish place, like today, but I am happy to see how much it has grown in popularity and quality.
The main reason why Dubrovnik’s Banje beach is so popular despite the fact that it’s pretty small is the fact that it allows you to take amazing photos with the old city walls and the Lokrum island in the background.
Things like what you can see in the photo below – so definitely visit this beach for some memorable photos from your vacation.
So if you really want to go at the beach while in Dubrovnik, maybe during a break from visiting all the main attractions, Banje beach is the place to go. It’s the most popular and it’s really easy to get to it.
It is located in front of the eastern entrance (Ploce Gate) of the Dubrovnik Old Town and offers amazing views over the city, the sea and also pretty good water.
The beach has its own reception, restaurant and beach & lounge bar on the water front, as well as a club for party-lovers, but expect prices to be higher than usual.
Banje beach offers a unique experience of sunbathing on the gravel base and a bath with a view of the old town, the city walls and Lokrum island.
How to get to Banje Beach
Since Banje Beach is centrally located, it’s easy to reach it by foot. It only takes 5 minutes of walking from Ploce Gate in the Old Town area. You will have to climb down some stairs to get to the beach.
You can also take a bus to the beach, depending on your location. I recommend either walking or taking a bus, because it’s virtually impossible to find a parking spot in the area.
For buses, take bus #4 or #6 in the direction of Pile Bus Station. That’s where you should exit and walk the 5 minutes to the beach.
Basically, any bus that takes you to the old town area and close to the Ploce Gate is a great choice. There are various options, depending on where your embarking point is.
Is Banje a sandy beach?
No, Banje beach is mostly a pebbly beach with rocks of various shapes and sizes, so make sure to bring proper footwear (ideally, water shoes).
The sandier part is taken over by the beach bar with the loungers from the EastWest beach club, but no part of this beach is what I would call sandy. So expect a pebbly beach instead – which is still really nice.
Do You Have to Pay for Banje Beach?
Admission to the beach is free of charge, which is another of the benefits of this place. Renting prices of deck chairs and umbrellas are rather high but the food prices are actually lower than in the bars and restaurants in the old city.
For fans of adventure activities, the beach offers all kind of water activities, like kayaking from 65 Kuna per hour, paragliding, parachute flights with the help of a speedboat.
For kids there are banana riding for 55 Kuna per person or the crazy-shark 85 Kuna.
As a new addition to Dubrovnik Water Sports adrenaline activities, you can try fly-boarding for 480 Kuna for 20 minutes or parasailing starting from 390 Kuna for one person to 590 Kuna for two.
IMPORTANT: Make sure to double check all the prices mentioned above, as they can vary greatly from month to month and especially year to year!
Banje Beach Video
I know that the photos you’ve seen above have convinced you that Banje Beach is worth visiting, but an extra video won’t do any harm. It’s not my personal video, but shows you exactly what the beach is all about.
This is all that I had to share about Banje Beach in Dubrovnik. I hope you found this article useful, but if you still have questions, don’t hesitate to let me know and I will answer them ASAP.
Either way, I am sure that your stay will be extremely fun and you will have lots of things to do apart from soaking in the sun if you choose to visit Banje Beach in Dubrovnik.