So you’ve walked atop the massive wall around the Old City of Dubrovnik.
And now it’s hot, very hot. Not to worry, there’s some great swimming in Dubrovnik!
One of the best public beaches, Banje Beach, is only a five-minute walk up the road from the Old City.
With access to a cocktail bar plus umbrellas and lounge chairs for rent, we were most content to while away an afternoon swimming and sunning on the pebble beach there during one of our visits to Dubrovnik. (And unlike many of Croatia’s nudist beaches, swimsuits are worn at this beach!)
Another occasion, we took a passenger ferry to the pine-wooded island of Lokrum, a 10- to 15-minute boat ride away. (You catch the little ferry boats just outside the wall.)
We sunned on large slabs of rocks, climbing down ladders into the sea to swim.
A café bar in the middle of the park-like island serves drinks and lunch.
So if you visit Dubrovnik (even if only for a day on a cruise), be sure to slip your swimsuit into your bag or backpack – you might just want to cool off by going swimming in Dubrovnik…