Top 5 Best Beaches in Slovenia
Slovenia is a cosy country located in Central Europe. Its territory covers 20,237 kilometres and its population is 2 million people. Slovenia is famous for its geographical diversity. In the north-west of the country, the picturesque Alps stretch out, occupying more than 40% of the country's total land area. In the west, Slovenia is washed by the unique Adriatic Sea, which is about 30 kilometres long. And throughout the country, there are many mountain and glacial lakes that delight with their majestic beauty.
Today, we're going to tell you about the best beaches in Slovenia, which are definitely worth adding to your itinerary when travelling in this beautiful country:
This cosy peninsula is located in the south-west of Slovenia, on the Adriatic coast, between the towns of Izola and Piran. The amazingly beautiful Strunjan Natural Landscape Park hides a secret - the Lunar Bay beach surrounded by 76-metre-high cliffs. This place is often called the most beautiful in the whole of Slovenia and it is difficult to disagree with this. Locals and travellers alike come here for the crystal clear water, indescribable beauty of the piroda and solitude. It takes a good hour on foot to get to the "Moon Bay", which is why it is never too crowded.
Bohinj is one of the largest freshwater glacial lakes in Slovenia. The lake itself is located in the Triglav National Park. There are specially equipped beaches on the lake, where you can relax on your own or with a company. If you like long-distance swims, Bohinj is ideal for you. After all, Lake Bohinj is 4.5 kilometres long and about a kilometre wide. There is a large electric boat on the lake, which you can take to fully enjoy the beauty of the Slovenian mountain nature.
The Bled Lake is perhaps one of the most popular places to visit among tourists who come to Slovenia. Bled is located in the northwestern part of the country in the middle of the Julian Alps. Its peculiarity is an island in the middle of the lake with a small church and a cosy restaurant. You can get to the island on your own by swimming just 300 metres or by taking the famous Slovenian wooden boat "Pletna".
This special place is located in a natural area near the town of Kobarid in the north-west of Slovenia. Tourists come here to enjoy the majesty of nature. Travellers who overcome the 30-minute hiking route will be able to admire the waterfall. At the end of the walk, you will find a picturesque valley, in the depths of which a mountain river discharges its waters from a 15-metre height into a neon blue-green lake. And although the spring water is quite cool - only about 15C - it is worth trying to feel the mighty power of mountain streams.
The Soča River flows in the northwestern part of Slovenia and crosses the border with Italy. The river has an extraordinary emerald colour. The best place to stop for the night and swim is the Modrej Beach on the left bank of the river. There is also a boat called Lucija, where you can enjoy delicious drinks or lunch.