The Budva Riviera (Montenegrin: Будванска Ривијера, Budvanska Rivijera) is a 35 km (22 mi) long strip of the Adriatic coast surrounding the town of Budva in western Montenegro. It is part of the Montenegrin Littoral geographical region. It is located roughly along the middle of the Montenegrin coast, and is a center for Montenegrin beach tourism. There are 12.5 km (7.8 mi) of beaches which lie along the Budva Riviera.
Mogren (Могрен): one or two beaches stretch from the cape called Mogren to the Avala Hotel belvedere. Their natural environment place Mogren into the category of most attractive beaches, with sand of medium particle size, both on the beach itself and in water. The beach is well exposed to sun and southerly wind. From the back, it is protected by the hill of Spas covered in dense pine and oak woods. The beach is accessible by a narrow path going through Avala hotel complex. It is not more than 150 m (492 ft) away from Budva’s old town. Mogren consists of two sandy beaches of total length of 350 m (1,148 ft), connected with a tunnel in the rock. They were named after the Spanish sailor Mogrini, who landed on the beaches after a shipwreck, As a sign of gratitude, he built St. Anthony’s church.
A small fee (one euro as of 2005) is collected at Mogren’s entrance, to keep the beaches not too crowded for guests at Avala hotel.
On the narrow path which leads to the beach, there is one section completely dedicated to divers and risk takers. Almost at the half point of the path, there is a little outlet into the sea, sandwiched between rocks, giving risk takers about 3 m (10 ft) of width to dive safely into the water. This area is called by people from Budva, Kanal, which has no meaning but in English it means literally Canal. These divers have built up quite a reputation in Budva because of their rambunctious and hilarious acts.