Petrovac in Montenegró is a popular summertime resort area and a convenient base for exploring Montenegró’s coast and mainland. Three beaches, each outstanding in its own way, greatly contribute to the popularity of Petrovac, offering opportunities for everyone to enjoy their leisure time however they prefer. The beaches are Petrovac, Lucice and Buljarica, and if you decide to spend a vacation in Petrovac, you should really try to familiarize yourself with each one.
Petrovac (town) Beach: everything at hand
The town beach of Petrovac is the most convenient option for people with small children and for those who are less mobile because of the gradual entry into the water and close proximity. Petrovac Beach stretches along most of the town and is located up to 15 minutes by a relaxed walk from each part of Petrovac. The beach is equipped with parasols and easy chairs for rent (up to 10 EUR/11 USD per parasol and a pair of chairs), but you aren’t obliged to use those. There is quite enough space for you to select your perfect spot along this long beach.
The beach is made out of small pebbles instead of sand, and there’s a gentle entry into the calm waters. Lifeguards are on duty, and the area where swimming is safe is marked with buoys. Next to the beach is an equally long promenade, with souvenir shops, bars and restaurants. So if you get hungry, all that separates you from an eatery are a couple of steps. Paddle boats and other water sports equipment are available for rent too.
Lucice Beach: symbiosis of green and blue
Lucice Beach is the smallest and, by far, the most beautiful beach in Petrovac. Located slightly out of the town in a cove edged by two hills abounding with lush greenery, the beach is again made up of small pebbles and entry into the beautiful blue waters is gradual. Note that Lucice Beach is closer to the easternmost part of Petrovac (Brezine) than the town beach.
Adjacent beach bars have occupied a large part of the beach with their parasols and easy chairs (subjects for rent), but you can use unoccupied parts of the beach for free. Try getting some shade under one of the large tropical palm trees. The water is crystal clear, so bring a snorkeling mask with you so you can look at small cuttle fish and other marine life! Naturally shaped rocks of the flanking hills offer engaging opportunities for photo sessions. You can take exceptional photos of the beach through the branches of pine trees from the hills.
Buljarica Beach: far from everyone
Buljarica Beach is the most distant beach from Petrovac, visitors can take a 30-minute walk to get to the beach from town. In order to get to one of the longest beaches in Montenegró from Petrovac, you’ll have to walk uphill and then downhill through a wooded area. It is easy to find, as you just have to follow the paved path from either Petrovac or Lucice Beach. Don’t miss the opportunity to take a couple of great photos from the hill’s summit.
Buljarica Beach features somewhat larger pebbles than the two other beaches, mainly due to calm waters and low erosion rates. Buljarica’s main asset is an exceptionally long beach that guarantees solitude even in the peak season. Waters are clear and offer another excellent opportunity for diving. Gradual entry into the water makes Buljarica Beach another good option for small kids to enjoy splashing in the water. You don’t have to bring a picnic with you for a beach day at Buljarica, as a couple of great restaurants line the beach.
Petrovac and Lucice Beaches are more convenient options for those less mobile and for families, as well as for those who would like to use services provided by beach bars/restaurants and make use of public showers. Unlike the aforementioned two, Buljarica Beach is a “barren plain” without parasols and easy chairs if you don’t take some with you. No matter where you choose to lay your towel, the beaches of Petrovac, Montenegró are sure to delight.
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