The 7 Best Beaches in Cavtat

The picturesque beaches of Cavtat guarantee an unforgettable beach vacation on the Dalmatian Adriatic. About 20 kilometers south of Dubrovnik, not only the romantic little port town will fascinate you but also the countless beautiful bathing places can be enjoyed. The beaches of Cavtat are mostly small bays with pebble beaches, clean concrete beaches, or rustic rocky beaches, which enchant above all with really idyllic and quiet scenery. Where are the best beaches in Cavtat, where are the most beautiful bays and what are the insider tips for a vacation by the sea?

In this travel guide we show you a selection of the most beautiful beaches in Cavtat. We also give you useful tips and show you the best places to stay near the sea.


Beach Sustjepan

One of the most popular beaches in Cavtat is Sustjepan Beach. It is situated in a beautiful location on the peninsula of the same name, Sustjepan, and fascinates with a fantastic view to the picturesque port. The beach is a well-kept concrete beach, where stairs lead quite comfortably into the sea. The water here is beautiful and crystal clear. Many also come here to go snorkeling.

In the concrete sunbathing area you can rent sunshades and beach chairs, and there is also the possibility to rent kayaks on site. Right next to the beach there is a restaurant and a really cool beach bar, which offers cool drinks including a great view.

Tip: On the peninsula Sustjepan and not far from the beach there is the beautiful Hotel Croatia, a 5-star hotel in a beautiful surrounding and quiet location.

Beach Zal

Another highlight among the most beautiful beaches of Cavtat is beach Zal. This long dream beach is located in the north of the coastal town, near the hotel Albatros. It is especially popular with families with children. This elongated bay is a fine pebble beach, which even partly changes into a sandy beach in the sea. Thus, bathing here is also possible without bathing shoes, which is appreciated by many holidaymakers.

There is a water bouncy castle for young and old, and a water sports center that offers kayaks is located on beach Zal. A few good restaurants, bars and small snack bars provide the necessary food and drinks.

Tip: Popular with families and in top location only 2 minutes to the beach is the apartment House Glasnović, a fantastic accommodation for a beach vacation.

Beach Rat

Beach Rat is another recommended beach in Cavtat. This idyllic quiet bay is located on the wooded peninsula of the same name, Rat, just north of the port and the center. Here, a unique ambience of green shady pine forests and picturesque turquoise sea colors enchants you. The beach is a mixture of rocky and pebbled beaches, which is also suitable for children due to its gentle entrance into the sea.

Just behind it, there is a cozy restaurant in the best location, wherefrom you can enjoy a wonderful view over the bay.

Tip: The tastefully furnished apartments of the Vacation House Cavtat inspire with a stunning and quiet location. It is also only a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful beach Rat.

Beach Kamen Mali

Another enchantingly beautiful natural bay is beach Kamen Mali in Cavtat. This beautiful rocky beach is particularly quiet and is hidden in a small bay. It is a place where fewer tourists come to swim, so it’s a real insider tip for a few quiet hours by the sea and in nature. Beach Kamen Mali is located almost at the outermost tip of the Rat peninsula and is connected to the center by a picturesque promenade.

Beach Ispod Gospe

The Beach Ispod Gospe is located right next to the marina and is a popular city beach of Cavtat. You can reach this beach in a few minutes by foot from the center of the town via the promenade. Here, one will enjoy a long, clean concrete beach, where you can also rent sunbeds. Natural shade is provided by the large pine trees, which also create a particularly romantic atmosphere. The view of the picturesque harbor is also beautiful, which you can enjoy while sunbathing and swimming in the crystal-clear sea.

Nearby there are some vacation apartments. Also the promenade with the many restaurants and bars is not far away from here.

Tip: Very close are the Apartments Kralj, which convince with a lovely pool and a great location.

Beach Kljucice

Another natural jewel is the beautiful hidden beach Kljucice. This is a rather secret bay, located on Rat peninsula in front of the town of Cavtat. Here you will find an exceptionally peaceful setting, the sea is turquoise blue and the fragrant pine trees provide natural shade. The beach is a mixture of pebble and rocky beach. It is great that you can also rent some sunshades and sunbeds.

Beach Pasjaca

A real insider tip among the amazing beaches in the nearer surroundings is Pasjaca Beach, which is located about 10 kilometers south of Cavtat city. Already the descent to the dream beach is exciting as the path leads along a steep rock face and even through a small tunnel. When you reach the bottom, a picture book beach scenery awaits you. Especially fascinating here are the impressive red rock walls, which form a fantastic contrast to the picturesque blue sea colors.

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