Lustica Bay is at the entrance of the bay of Kotor and effectively separates Tivat Bay from the Adriatic. The Peninsula is conveniently located between Dubrovnik (90 minutes by car) and Tivat (20 minutes by car). It has 35km of coast, surrounded by the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, and is largely undeveloped. Olive groves and dense pine woods are plentiful although many are uncultivated and overgrown. This area has an extremely rich cultural heritage embodied by twenty churches. Once an isolated community, there are farms and smallholders producing their own cheese, prosciutto, wine and rakija.
The peninsula hides secluded beaches and undiscovered coves. It is becoming more and more well known which is great for the small restaurants, bars and bed & breakfast accommodation. Let’s hope the authorities plan carefully when all the developers turn up! BUT, it is still the most breathtaking area of Montenegro – you must visit!
Lustica Peninsula Beaches
The two nearest are Zanjice and Miriste. Even the two beaches adjoin, they are quite different in their view and appearance, as each sits in their own bay.
We often go to the beach at Miriste. There is a small beach area, but the remaining area is made up of various platforms where you can hire loungers and umbrellas. They are all served by a very good restaurant and bar.
The beach of Zanjice is larger and more extensive. Although pebbly, it is still awesome. There is a very good fish restaurant called Ribarsko Selo which sits on the small headland between the two beaches.
Almara beach is located at Oblatno which is a 10 minutes drive away, well worth a visit!