The jagged coastline and many streams conditioned the forming of numerous small and large beaches with sandbanks of fine sand and pebbles. There are around 20 beaches the total length of which is 9,000 m.
The natural forests of various Mediterranean vegetation directly near the sea line and rich springs of water give the freshness to the beaches of this Rivièra. The sand can be warmed up to 50°C.
The Canj beach, or Pearl beach, is one of the most beautiful ones on the Montenegrin coast. This beach is divided into two smaller beaches by a mountain cape. It is covered with layers of fine and colorful sand as for the sea bottom with round rocky pebbles, after which it was named. The total length of both the beaches is 1,800 m with the capacity of 9,000 people. There are hotels and rest homes, restaurants and cafes, surrounded by pines and cypresses, as well as other Mediterranean vegetation in its background.
The Maljevik valley, together with the adjacent inlet from which it is separated with the Klicevac cape, is a small rocky beach between Canj and Sutomore. It is about 100 m long and the sea water is extraordinary clean. The Black Cape is nearby. In its underwater part there are many significant archeological excavations – a true heaven for the researchers of the sea depth.
The Crvena or Red Beach is situated in an inlet between Sutomore and Bar. It was named after the extreme red color of the sand or stone pebbles which cover the beach and the sea bottom. It is 1,000 m long with a dense pine forest in its background. It is very distinctive because of the unusual harmony of the colors of the sea, red sand and pine forest. It is a favorite bathing beach of the local people. There is a legend which says, that the nymphs of Nereida used to gather at the top of the high cliff over the beach and comb their hair with coral combs. Their laughter and singing could be heard far away from there, but nobody could talk about it, because if they did, they would become mute.
The Kraljica or Queen’s beach is situated in the vicinity of Canj, at its very north. This small but attractive beach can be approached only from the sea. It is surronded with sediment cliffs. Because of its environment, fine sand and crystal clean sea water, it was the favorite beach of queen Milena when coming to the Topolica castle.
The city beach of Sutomore is in the vicinity of Bar. It is 1,250 m long and the Golden beach, which is 850 m long, is next to it. Both of them are sandy and golden, which makes this part of the coast extremely beautiful. Being on the beach alleviates the sufferings of people with rheumatic problems. There are hotels and private apartment-complexes, restaurants and cafes, with the dense forest of pines and cypresses in their background. Three centuries ago Venetian countesses gladly came here for a swim.
This is a rocky beach, about 1,000 m long next to the Red beach. It is covered with rocky pebbles and its background is overgrown with Mediterranean vegetation and pine forest. It was named after the custom to soak Spanish broom (a low Mediterranean shrub with beautiful yellow flowers) in the water as to become soft, which is how it was prepared for weaving.
The Murici Beach is the biggest one at the Montenegrin part of the Skadarsko Jezero. It is situated beneath the village Donji Murici on the north-west coast of the lake. This sandy beach is 600 m long and 7 m wide, with a shallow sandy bottom that goes far into the lake. There is a well of clean and cold water at the very beach, and a dense forest of old oak and chestnut trees in its background. Murici is a favorite picnic place where tourists can enjoy the specialties of the lake, carp and eel, and the beautiful scenery which is rich with a unique flora and fauna. The Skadarsko Jezero (Skadar Lake) is one of the national parks in Montenegro.
Many people say that this 800 m long beach is a real treasure because there is a path lined by olive trees going up to the high way and further on. It is famous for its beauty, sunny hours and clean sea water, in which drinking water springs, which mixes with the salt water and creates thus unusual light shades of turquoise. Utjeha Beach is situated between Bar and Ulcinj and consists of rocky pebbles.
Red rock beach
This is a small hidden beach behind Volujica Hill, close to Bar. It is rocky and its background is overgrown with a forest of maquis.
Great sand beach
The valleys Great Sand and Small Sand are situated at the south of the Bar district, 10 km away from Bar towards Ulcinj. The beaches are protected natural reservations. They are covered with fine sand, as well as the sea bottom. Because of its geographical position, you can enjoy fantastic visions of sunset in the late afternoon. The beaches are about 600 m long and a macadam road connects them with the main road. There is a weekend settlement among the old oak and olive trees in its background.