Budva has a multitude of beaches to choose from and there are also lots of organised excursions offered. But if you’re in Budva for longer than a few days and want to take a day trip independent of the excursions offered, then why not take a hike? One of my favourite hikes is to Kamenovo beach from Budva.
The walk from Budva to Kameovo beach is a 14km round trip from Budva old town. It’s a flat walk, mostly following the promenade and winding through a couple of tunnels. You won’t see a huge amount of people taking the full walk, but it felt safe as there were enough people milling about for most of the way.
How to get to Becici Beach? From Kamenovo to Budva
From Budva, head along the promenade away from the Old Town and in the direction of Sveti Stefan. As you continue walking all around the large Budva beach, you’ll see various swimming spots and nightclubs. Eventually, you’ll reach a stunning cove which has been privatised by the Dukely Restaurant and Hotel – I didn’t stop by, but it looked quite luxury and has good reviews.
Walk past the Dukely and into the first (highly decorated) tunnel. The tunnel is short and well lit.
After a few hundred meters, you will come out at the approach to Becici Beach. Pass the hotels and head to the right down to the beach. Becici is a HUGE beach, dark sand and relatively calm water. You could stop here for food and drinks before or after Kameovo, as it’s got a wider selection of restaurants and bars. Or spend some time on the beach here, as you wish. There are loungers to hire.
Layered Rocks of Rafailovici
Next, you’ll come across the layered rocks of rafailovici. These are natural rock formations that make a great spot to take a quick picture, or swim in the sea (if you’re there when the tide is out!)
After the rocks, you’ll hit a second tunnel. If you’re claustrophobic or afraid of the dark, I really would not recommend this route. The tunnel is fairly short, but at times it is absolutely pitch black.
How to walk from Budva to Kamenovo Beach
After 7km from Budva, you’ll reach Kameovo Beach. I liked this beach for four reasons:
- It feels more rugged and cove like than the town beach in Budva, which is quite sprawling;
- Even on a Saturday, when I visited, it was quiet. There was plenty of space to sunbathe and swim, particularly on the right side of the beach;
- It’s mostly large pebbles (especially at the right side of the beach), rather than the dark sand you find in Budva;
- You can see Sveti Stefan in the distance!
There are a couple of bars and restaurants, but quite limited. I’d suggest it’s a good spot for a cocktail, but if you’re looking for more than head to Becici or back to Budva.
If you want to walk further – how about Sveti Stefan?