Hike & Beach on Lopud Island

Lopud coastline
Explore beautiful Lopud, one of the Elafiti Islands set off the coast of Dubrovnik, home to one of the biggest and most beloved sandy beaches in the area, Šunj. You can either walk 30 minutes across the scenic island or take a local golf cart to get to the beach. Once at Šunj, enjoy relaxing on the sand, swimming in the sea, lounging on sunbeds, and grabbing something to eat or drink at the local restaurants.

Most of Croatia's coast is rocky and rugged, so places like Šunj are highly appreciated. Because of its beauty and sandy surf, Lopud once functioned as the summer residence for Dubrovnik’s nobility while also being an important agricultural spot. Nowadays, however, tourism is the focal point of the local economy.

There is only one village on Lopud, perfect for a little exploration, followed by a hike to the fortress above the village, Fortress Sutvrac. From the top, your efforts are rewarded with a beautiful view of the entire area. You'll also encounter the highest palm trees in the Mediterranean on this little island!

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