Adriatic Sea and the Coast

The 293 km narrow coastal plain is defined by beaches and inlets and what is referred to as the Mediterranean's only fjord. The awesome Boka Kotorska, situated in the south east part of Montenegro between the Orjen and Lovcen Mountains, has a surface of 87.3 km2, and 105.7 km of coast length. It is characterized by high mountains rising almost perpendicularly from the gulf and, on its seaward, westerly coast, the untamed Lustica Peninsula with its secluded coves and iridescent blue grotto.

Budva Riviera by Vladimir Popovic

 

To the east, from Budva riviera, seashores are a mix of white pebble and sandy beaches and the longest beach, Velika Plaza (Long Beach), in Ulcinj which is a 13 km long, broad, unbroken, sandy beach in the far south. The mild Mediterranean climate the entire coast enjoys makes perfect conditions for long hot summers and the promise of a five-six month swimming season.

The water of the Adriatic Sea is among the purest of the Mediterranean, with visibility ranging from 38 m to 56 m. Maximum sea temperature is 27.4˚C and the bathing season lasts for 180 days.