The sea in Montenegro: how to find, where to go and what to do there

Montenegro is a part of the Balkan Peninsula, which is washed by six seas at once! Montenegro has a direct access to the Adriatic Sea.

Visitors often note the incredible turquoise color of the water in Montenegro. The sea in fact has a greenish-blue color to it. It depends on salinity, which increases from the northern part of the coast to the southern part.

The water here is crystal clear and completely transparent, in some places it can be seen up to 40 meters deep. In May, the temperature of the Adriatic Sea near the coast reaches +18°C, and by early July, it warms up to +26°C.

The Adriatic Sea belongs to the category of semi-enclosed seas, in the south it connects with the Mediterranean Sea. Its depth increases from north to south, from 20 meters to 1230 meters, the sea floor deepens slowly.

Adriatic resorts and beaches

The Adriatic coast is a continuous resort area. In Montenegro, the coastline between the sea and the mountains is quite narrow, so the cities and towns are literally adjacent to each other.

The coast in Montenegro is uneven and very rugged. You can see many coves and bays in the distance. The largest is the Bay of Kotor, which covers an area of more than 87 km.

Beaches stretch along the entire Adriatic Sea in Montenegro. They are very diverse: sandy, shallow and pebbly. There are beaches of any size. Among the biggest beaches is the Slovenska Beach in Budva, the length of which reaches 5 kilometers.

In total, there are 117 beaches near the Adriatic Sea in Montenegro, the length of which totals 73 kilometers.

Recreation and diving

Here you can not only lie on the beach, but also participate in active recreation. Ride scooters, jet skis and engage in other fun activities.

Explore the underwater world of the Adriatic – thanks to the purity of the sea in Montenegro, there are great diving opportunities along its shores.

Diving in Montenegro started only 10-15 years ago, so every year new sunken ships, unique underwater reefs and caves are found here.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so we suggest you watch a short video taken by divers near Budva.

Even unprofessional divers will be able to explore the shipwrecks near the Montenegrin coast: the “SentIstvan” at the entrance to the Bay of Kotor, the destroyer “Zenta” from the times of World War II near Petrovac, the unidentified two-masted vessel at Platamuni, the warship “Dag” near the port of Bar, which belonged to the Austrians, and others.

Flora and fauna

The Adriatic Sea is home to oysters and mussels, sea urchins and crabs, lobsters, octopuses, starfish, mullets, tuna and other marine life. Recently, dolphins have returned to the sea near the coast of Montenegro, and now they sometimes swim in the Bay of Kotor.

No photos can capture even a fraction of the glory of the Adriatic coast – visit it and see for yourself!

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