Discover Montenegro’s Most Beautiful Hidden Beaches

Montenegro is a hidden gem of the Adriatic, offering stunning coastlines and breathtaking beaches. While many tourists flock to popular spots like Budva and Kotor, we will discover you the variety of hidden beaches in Montenegro, that promise serenity and beauty away from the crowds. For those who love adventure and have access to a rental car, these secluded beaches are a must-visit. Let’s explore Montenegro’s most beautiful hidden beaches and how renting a car can make your trip unforgettable.

Žanjice Beach

Nestled in the Lustica Peninsula, Žanjice Beach is a pristine stretch of white pebbles and crystal-clear waters. Accessible only by car or boat, this secluded paradise offers tranquility and a stunning natural backdrop. The drive through the Lustica Peninsula is an adventure itself, with winding roads and panoramic views of the Adriatic Sea.

How to Get There:

  • Rent a X-go car at Tiva airport
  • Drive from Tivat following the signs to Lustica Peninsula
  • Enjoy a 45-minute scenic drive to Žanjic Beach
zanjice beach

Additional tip

You can take a boat ride from Žanjic Beach to the Blue Cave in Montenegro which offers a thrilling and scenic experience. Departing from the serene and picturesque Žanjic Beach, you’ll glide across the crystal-clear Adriatic waters, surrounded by stunning coastal landscapes and lush greenery. The journey to the Blue Cave typically takes about 15-20 minutes.

As you approach the Blue Cave, the boat will navigate into the cavern’s entrance, revealing the cave’s mesmerizing azure blue waters, created by sunlight reflecting off the white sandy bottom. The unique illumination and the cave’s tranquil atmosphere make this boat ride an unforgettable adventure, perfect for swimming and capturing breathtaking photos.

blue cave montenegro

Drobni Pijesak Beach

Located between Sveti Stefan and Petrovac, Drobni Pijesak Beach is a hidden gem surrounded by lush greenery and steep cliffs. The beach is known for its golden sand and turquoise waters, perfect for a day of relaxation and swimming.

hidden beaches in Montenegro

How to Get There:

  • Rent a  X-Go car
  • Take the E80 coastal road and follow signs for Drobni Pijesak. To reach Drobni Pijesak Beach from Kotor, you can enjoy a picturesque drive along the coastal road, taking approximately 45 minutes. From Budva, the journey is even shorter, just a 15-minute scenic drive along the coastline. Travelers coming from Podgorica will drive around 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Park in the designated area and walk down a steep path to the beach.

Additional tip
While Drobni Pijesak Beach itself is a stunning destination, the surrounding area offers some beautiful hiking trails that provide breathtaking views of the coastline and the Adriatic Sea. One popular trail leads up the hills overlooking the beach, offering panoramic vistas and a chance to immerse yourself in Montenegro’s natural beauty. This hike is perfect for adventurous visitors looking to add a bit of exploration to their beach day

drobni pijesak hiking

Utjeha Beach

Utjeha Beach, also known as Olive Bay, is located near Bar and offers a peaceful retreat with its rocky coves and crystal-clear waters. The beach is named after the ancient olive groves that surround it, providing a unique and serene atmosphere.
utjeha beach

How to get there:

  • Rent an X-Go car at Podgorica airport
  • As you continue south, you’ll pass close to the shores of Lake Skadar, the largest lake in the Balkans. This part of the drive offers glimpses of the lake’s tranquil waters and lush wetlands, home to diverse birdlife.
  • The road then begins to ascend into the hills, offering more winding paths and scenic overlooks. You’ll pass through several small towns and villages, each with its own charm and traditional Montenegrin architecture.
  • Near the town of Bar, you’ll merge onto the E851 coastal road. This well-maintained highway runs parallel to the Adriatic, offering stunning sea views and easier driving conditions.
  • Follow the E851 road southwards for approximately 12 kilometers until you reach the turnoff for Utjeha. Look for signs directing you to Utjeha Beach. The final approach involves a few more winding roads as you descend towards the beach area.

Additional tip

 Wander through the centuries-old olive trees that provide natural shade and a peaceful environment. Look for local vendors selling olive oil and other products made from the olives grown in the area. These make great souvenirs or additions to a beach picnic.

olive three montenegro

Buljarica Beach

Stretching over 2 kilometers, Buljarica Beach is one of Montenegro’s longest and most beautiful hidden beaches. Located near Petrovac, this beach is perfect for those seeking a quieter spot with plenty of space to unwind.The beach is characterized by its golden pebbles and clear turquoise waters, set against a backdrop of lush green hills and rugged cliffs. The natural beauty of Buljarica Beach is complemented by the pristine surroundings, including dense pine forests and olive groves, which provide shade and a refreshing contrast to the beach’s sun-drenched expanse.

How to get there:

  • Rent your X-GO car and begin your journey from the center of Budva, heading south on the main road. Follow the signs for the E65/E80 highway towards Petrovac.
  • Drive south, passing through small coastal towns and villages. This part of the journey offers picturesque vistas, with opportunities to stop and take photos.
  • As you continue along the E65/E80, you’ll pass the famous islet of Sveti Stefan on your right. This iconic spot is worth a brief stop or at least a quick glance as you drive by.
  • Drive past the entrance to Petrovac, continuing on the E65/E80 road. Petrovac is a charming coastal town known for its beautiful beaches and historic sites, and it’s just a short distance from Buljarica Beach.
  • After passing Petrovac, keep an eye out for signs indicating Buljarica Beach. The turn-off for Buljarica is clearly marked and easy to spot. Once you reach the parking area, find a suitable spot and park your car. From here, it’s a short walk to the beach itself.

Additional tip

To avoid the midday heat and enjoy a more peaceful experience, consider visiting Buljarica Beach early in the morning or later in the afternoon.
While there are facilities available, it’s always a good idea to bring essentials like sunscreen, hats, and plenty of water, especially during the hot summer months.While in the area, take some time to explore the charming town of Petrovac, with its historic sites, seaside promenade, and friendly local atmosphere.

Perazića Do Beach

Perazica Do Beach is a small, secluded beach located near the village of Reževići, just a few kilometers from the popular town of Petrovac. It is nestled between steep, rugged cliffs, creating a dramatic and picturesque setting. The beach itself features a mix of fine pebbles and coarse sand, with crystal-clear turquoise waters gently lapping at the shore. The surrounding cliffs are covered in lush Mediterranean vegetation, adding to the beach’s secluded and untouched feel.

perazica do

How to get there:

  • If you rent your X-GO car to drive to Buljarica beach you can visit Perazica Do also, it is on the same road but before Petrovac.
  • After passing Sveti Stefan and Reževići, look for signs to Perazica Do. Once you park, there is a steep path that leads down to the beach. The walk can be challenging, so wear appropriate footwear.

Additional tip
Adventurous visitors can explore the surrounding cliffs and hidden coves. There are small trails that lead to elevated spots with stunning views of the Adriatic Sea. If you take a short drive from the beach, you can visit Monastery Reževići. This historic monastery offers a glimpse into Montenegro’s rich cultural and religious heritage.

monastery rezevici
Ready to embark on your Montenegrin adventure? Book your rental car today and discover all that this beautiful destination has to offer.