If you’re staying in Budva and looking for a fun day out, why not try hiking from Budva to the famous Sveti Stefan?
This 20km round trip takes you along the seafront where you’ll pass 8 stunning beaches before arriving in Sveti Stefan.
It’s a flat walk (barring a short climb into Sveti Stefan) mostly along the promenade, with two tunnels, a few short footpaths and a short stretch on road (approx 200m).
Hike Budva to Sveti Stefan: From Budva to Kamenovo
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 Kamenovo, 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.
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!)
From Budva to Sveti Stefan: Kamenovo to Queen’s Beach
Getting from Kameovo to Queen’s Beach is the trickiest stretch of this walk. Head around Kameovo Beach to the path that runs alongside the coast, keep walking along the path and before you get to the end of the rocks look out for some steps with red writing which says “S.Stefan”. Follow the steps upwards and then follow a footpath through trees that winds around the right.
After about 300m, you will come to the road that leads into Przno beach town. This is a short stretch of road for about 200m but be aware as it’s quite a busy road with no pavement. In Przno you can buy snacks and there are also a few restaurants.
Continue to follow the footpath out of Przno and you’ll shortly come to Queen’s Beach. This beach is by far my favourite in the Budva area. It’s surrounded by trees and the water is super calm. It’s very family friendly, with locals coming out to enjoy a day on the beach. It was a former private beach attached to a 5* Hotel, but the hotel has closed and now it’s a public space, but still set in delightful grounds.
From Budva to Sveti Stefan: Queen’s Beach to Sveti Stefan
After Queen’s Beach, you’ll soon arrive at King’s Beach. It looks very similar but is larger. Once again, this beach was attached the hotel that has now closed. From here, you’ll see Sveti Stefan in the distance.
Head through the hotel grounds and up a winding path that passes through pine trees and eventually turns around the headland leading down to Sveti Stefan.
You’ll come out of the footpath with fantastic views of Sveti Stefan. Sadly, the old town here is cut off from public access as it’s been privatised by a hotel resort. You can walk along the spit up to the town and also enjoy the beach overlooking the town, but you will not be able to gain access.
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