Mediterranean Beaches

The Albanian coast offers visitors an escape to calm waters as almost the entire coast is sheltered from winds making it a paradise for swimmers. Tourists will find the 450 km of coast a wonderful place to enjoy many of Albania’s unspoiled beaches.
The Albanian coast is composef of two distinct zones: the Adriatic and Ionian Seas. Beaches on the Northern Adriatic coast are shallow and excellent for children and family vacations. Much of the coastline is composed of pine forests and several lagoons for nature and wildlife lovers. The southern Ionian coastline is dramatically rugged, with steep mountainous landscapes to smooth pebble beaches. The coastal area offers many opportunities for water sports and diving.

The Cape of Lagji closes the Durrësi bay, in its south. It is suitable for diving. Nearby, there are the small beaches of rare beauty of Bardhori and Gjenerali.

In the north part of Durres city is situated the Currila beach , where the water is deeper and the beach is protected from the worm wind coming from the land.

Dhermiu that follow more in the south of Albania is one of the most frequented and important tourist places of Albanian littoral.

Durrësi beach, situated only 39 km away  from Tirana, is the biggest and the most populated beach of the country. It has a length of 6 km with a considerably wide strip of sand.

The small alluvial island of Franz Joseph is located at the outfall of river Buna  on the border between Albania and Montenegro . It can changes to peninsula, depending what river can bring with it.

Gjipea beach has a beautiful form. After the beach, there is a stream that has made a canyon with 70 m high walls. Located near the beach of Dhërmiu is the Cave of Pirates, which tourists can access by ferry.