Sveti Jakov Beach
Sveti Jakov Beach
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This local favorite isn’t as well-known as Banje Beach, but offers the same splendid views. Tucked in a hidden bay to the east of Dubrovnik Old Town, Sveti Jakov (St. Jacob) Beach is surrounded by majestic cliffs and turquoise waters. The beach is covered with fine pebbles, so water shoes are recommended. A cozy beach bar and restaurant will sate any hunger pangs, and there are also sunbeds and umbrellas available for rent. After a day of snorkeling, diving, or sunbathing, climb a steep staircase to reach the historic Church of St. Jacob, after which the beach is named. – Tripadvisor
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  • Lauren P
    London, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing view and sea!
    Beautiful clear sea and stunning views! This is a must if you are staying in Dubrovnik! There are many steps but defo worth it! The restaurant was average price and decent food and drinks. 2 sun loungers and an umbrella was €45 but we spent all day there.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 23 July 2023
  • Victoria Greenough
    Brighton, United Kingdom38 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach, clear waters, lovely way to spend a day.
    This small shingle beach is beautiful. The waters are so clear and there are plenary of fish to see if you have a snorkel. There is a bar and restaurant with simple food (bottle of beer €5 to give you an idea of prices). Beds and umbrellas are available but there is space if you get there early. We spent the day on the rocks and it was lovely. Practical note: on the way there from old town, the road forks. Make sure you take the right side just past excelsior. As you continue to walk down this road, you will eventually reach the church, you need to walk past the church to the left and around the back to reach the steps to take you to the beach. There is a sign post at those steps so you know you’re on the right track.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 August 2023
  • Clara D
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach and facilities
    Great beach, less crowded than the ones nearer to the city center. Be aware of the stairs to access the beach…Once on the beach, you can book sun-beds for 15€ each for the day, and 15€ one umbrella for the day. There is also a restaurant, with affordable and tasty food (though don’t expect to have the meal of your life). Good point for the restrooms of the restaurant: it is clean. Shower and changing facilities are freely available on the beach. Families and friends mostly.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 August 2023
  • Dream611602
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beach paradise in Dubrovnik.
    Sveti Jakob Beach is a paradise away from the popular and crowded Banje Beach. It’s a bit over a 2km walk past the Old Town from the Harbour side. Stay to the right and follow road to end with old church. Go behind the church down path & you will find steps to this beach. We loved it so much we went 3 days in a row. Early Oct temp was perfect. Shaded until 10:30 when sun comes over mountain behind. Plastic lounge chairs were €15 each or bring a beach pad for the rocks. Reef shoes greatly recommended only due to rocks. Great restaurant until mid Oct with a bar and another bar on other side of beach. Food was fabulous as we sat in our swimmers with linen tablecloth. Toilets and change area also available. All this enjoyed with pristine water looking out to the Old Town of Dubrovnik in the distance. No disabled access. About 79 steps to get down & up again, but we’ll worth it.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
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Lisa S
Toronto, Canada6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Nice spot to hang out and see the view of Dubrovnik. The sunbeds are not 15e it’s actually 25e each and 15e for the umbrella. Pretty steep prices for a not so great beach.
Written 13 June 2024
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GlobeTrekker97
Heswall, UK16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Websites indicated 15 euros for a bed or an umbrella. Took bus into town then 40 mins arduous walk from Dubrovnik to Jacob Sveti beach to be told by business owner that 2 beds & an umbrella will cost me 65 euros. Said new beds today so price gone up. I said I'll have an old bed then but to no avail.
Paid as such an arduous journey & to not disappoint daughter. Umbrella far too small leaving wife & daughter crammed for shade in corner of each bed.
Entered the water with daughter (swim shoes very useful due to rocks) only for me to be stung after a few mins by jellyfish (looked red in colour, about 7 cms diameter) & daughter same 5 mins later. Pain subsides after some minutes but Daughter refused to return in water.
Wife v angry still at total rip-off for beds & umbrella & being crammed in corner for shade.
Gave up & left for arduous return.
Written 2 June 2024
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Dream611602
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Sveti Jakob Beach is a paradise away from the popular and crowded Banje Beach. It’s a bit over a 2km walk past the Old Town from the Harbour side. Stay to the right and follow road to end with old church. Go behind the church down path & you will find steps to this beach. We loved it so much we went 3 days in a row. Early Oct temp was perfect. Shaded until 10:30 when sun comes over mountain behind. Plastic lounge chairs were €15 each or bring a beach pad for the rocks. Reef shoes greatly recommended only due to rocks. Great restaurant until mid Oct with a bar and another bar on other side of beach. Food was fabulous as we sat in our swimmers with linen tablecloth. Toilets and change area also available. All this enjoyed with pristine water looking out to the Old Town of Dubrovnik in the distance. No disabled access. About 79 steps to get down & up again, but we’ll worth it.
Written 19 October 2023
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Paul Gallagher
2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Very nice setting with clear views of the old town but it’s quite small and not sandy beach, stones and fairy sharp ones at that
Written 1 October 2023
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Karen S
London, UK42 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This was the busiest beach I have ever been to! People were crammed in so tightly some couldn’t even lie down which is not the most relaxing experience. The guys renting the overpriced umbrellas and sun loungers were pretty surly and unfriendly. The bar seemed to serve nice food, although expensive. Our Uber dropped us off a 5-10 min walk away and there’s also a steep walk down lots of steps to access the beach - and our driver also warned us cabs wouldn’t pick us up again if they thought we’d be wet from the sea. Which is what happened - it took a good 45 mins of repeatedly cancelled Ubers before we finally hailed a cab and paid double to get back to our hotel.

On the plus side, it’s an absolutely picture perfect setting with beautiful crystal clear water and an amazing view. The sea was too busy to swim but it was nice to stand in!
Written 24 August 2023
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honestreviewer201
Stockport, UK246 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely beach with great views. We got an Uber to the church and you just walk around the back of the church and down the steps to the beach. Best getting there as early as you can, as it gets busy. Stony beach like most/all in Dubrovnik. You can hire sunbeds and umbrella’s for an eye watering €15 each!! So for a family of 4 we sat on towels, which was no problem. The water is crystal clear and view of an island opposite and super yacht’s and even a cruise ship. There is a beach bar and restaurant and also a shower to rinse yourself off. Definitely worth a visit whilst in Dubrovnik.
Written 18 August 2023
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Clara D
16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great beach, less crowded than the ones nearer to the city center. Be aware of the stairs to access the beach…Once on the beach, you can book sun-beds for 15€ each for the day, and 15€ one umbrella for the day. There is also a restaurant, with affordable and tasty food (though don’t expect to have the meal of your life). Good point for the restrooms of the restaurant: it is clean.
Shower and changing facilities are freely available on the beach.
Families and friends mostly.
Written 17 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Victoria Greenough
Brighton, UK38 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This small shingle beach is beautiful. The waters are so clear and there are plenary of fish to see if you have a snorkel. There is a bar and restaurant with simple food (bottle of beer €5 to give you an idea of prices). Beds and umbrellas are available but there is space if you get there early. We spent the day on the rocks and it was lovely.

Practical note: on the way there from old town, the road forks. Make sure you take the right side just past excelsior. As you continue to walk down this road, you will eventually reach the church, you need to walk past the church to the left and around the back to reach the steps to take you to the beach. There is a sign post at those steps so you know you’re on the right track.
Written 1 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Lauren P
London, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
Beautiful clear sea and stunning views! This is a must if you are staying in Dubrovnik! There are many steps but defo worth it!

The restaurant was average price and decent food and drinks. 2 sun loungers and an umbrella was €45 but we spent all day there.
Written 23 July 2023
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Luka M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
AVOID THE RESTAURANT OVER THERE
The service is awful food is not anything special and it’s overpriced same as the drinks(take your own drink’s)
Written 25 June 2023
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