The first organized tourist visits to Budva were made in the 1930's, when beach tourism started with the arrival of first visitors from the Czech Republic. From that day onwards, in the tourist sense, Budva has continuously developed. On the 12 km from the Bay of Jaz to the town of Petrovac, on 20 or so beaches, you can enjoy the warm sun from mid-May to early November, about 182 days. The Budva littoral comprises an area of 122 square kilometres of which 25 kilometres are indented coastline. The climate at Budva is typically Mediterranean, with mild winters and warm, mostly dry summers. Budva has an average of 2,300 hours of sunshine per year. Seawater temperatures during the summer vary between 21 and 25 C.
The coast of pearly beaches, as the Budva coastline is also called, has about 20 beaches, starting at 2 kilometres north of Budva with the beach at Jaz. Only 200 metres away from Budva Old Town are the beaches of Mogren I and II, then right along the Budva walls Richard's head. By Budva marina is Pizana beach, along the south promenade of Budva is Slovenska beach and at the central part of the Budva littoral is Becici beach. Further south, at six kilometres from Budva, is Kamenovo beach and some three hundred metres along are Przno beach and two beaches at the famous Karadjordjevic residence of king Milocer. At nine kilometres from Budva are the two beaches at Sveti Stefan, then the naturist beach at Crvena glavica and at about ten kilometers from Budva is Drobni pijesak beach. Just before reaching Petrovac is Perazica beach, followed by Petrovac town beach and 500 metres further is Lucice beach, whilst another 2 kilometres further is Buljarica beach.
In most parts the beaches have modern beach bars in Italian or Spanish style. Large numbers of our beaches have been awarded the EU blue flag, which is the guarantee of supreme quality and comfort. There are lifeguards at all of the beaches mentioned above during the summer season, monitoring the safety of swimmers and taking care of security. For others, who would prefer a quieter place, bathing at the island of Sveti Nikola, popularly called Hawaii, is a good option. The island can be reached after a short cruise on one of the many taxi-boats that can be found along the beaches of Budva.
If you love intimate coves, then you can find numerous hidden bays along the Budva coast and perhaps some places that are still not discovered for bathing or resting and even a beach that may be expecting you. A large number of beaches are catering for the younger generation. At these beaches you will feel as though you are in a most exotic place, with techno, rave and hip-hop parties, usually at night but known to last well into the day. Good music and a more relaxed atmosphere characterise the cafs, mini bars and open terraces all the way from Becici along the promenade toward the Old Town in Budva.