Serbia may be a landlocked country, but that doesn’t stop its residents from taking advantage of all the summer activities, such as sunbathing, swimming, and simply relaxing on one of the river or lake beaches.
Of course, you’ve heard of Ada Ciganlija in Belgrade, Lido in Zemun, and Strand in Novi Sad, and we won’t bore you by repeating the same old information about these beaches that you’ve already heard.
The beaches we will discuss in today’s articles are not widely publicized on tourist websites or information portals.
They’re smaller, less crowded, and possibly even more enjoyable.
Their “big brothers” in Belgrade and Novi Sad are more gorgeous.
And what better way to cool off, relax, and enjoy the summer than by sitting on a river or lake beach instead of a beach by the sea?
So, let’s have a look at the top Best Beaches Near You in Serbia.
Top Best Beaches Near Me In Serbia
The top Best Beaches Near you in Serbia have been listed below:
- Bela Stena
- Silver Lake
- Boss Noga
- Lakes in Bela Crkva
Now we are going to discuss in detail each of the places above.
1. Bela Stena (12km from Belgrade)
Bela Stena, also known as Cakljanac, is a river island on the Danube’s right bank in the town of Pancevo, about 12 kilometres from Belgrade’s centre.
Only a few individuals are aware of this peaceful haven and its lovely beach (also called Spic or Sven by the locals). This will be your home if you enjoy untamed, pristine nature. Swimming, fishing, camping, one-day adventures, or simply sitting under the shade of the poplar trees while sipping your coffee or beer are all possibilities.
The environment is beautiful, the water is clear, and if we didn’t know better, we’d think this location was distant from any urban area.
On Bela Stena, there are around 280 cottages. Only the front section of this river island is populated, which includes the sandy beaches and restaurants, with the rest of the island covered in forest.
The main drawback is that there is no drinking water on Bela Stena, so bring your own before leaving.
During the summer, there are organized boat transportation to Bela Stena from Visnjica, Pancevo, and Capljin, the latter of which lies on the Danube’s left bank.
Turn right after the overpass on the Belgrade-Pancevo route to reach Capljin.
2. Silver Lake (110km from Belgrade)
The village of Veliko Gradiste and the Silver Lake is located in the north-eastern section of Serbia, on the Carpathian edge of the Pannonian Basin, not far from the Pek and Danube river estuaries (Srebrno Jezero).
Millions of sparkles create a silver tint on the lake as the sun sets behind the Carpathian Mountains in the afternoon, thus the name.
The lake’s water level is kept lower than the Danube’s by powerful pumps, ensuring freshwater flow.
The water is filtered underground through multiple dunes, making it perfectly clean and clear.
Swimming and fishing enthusiasts will love the Silver Lake. The beach is free to enter, and you can rent pedal and sailing boats.
The Silver Lake Resort, a tourist facility on the lake, is also well-known. Sports, tourist, and leisure activities are all available here.
A water park, a tourist boat that will transport you around the lake, tennis courts, restaurants, bars, and a variety of lodging options are also available.
The boat “Silver Star” will take you on a Danube River trip with three stops: the Golubac Fortress (dating from the early 14th century), the Ramska Fortress (12th century), and the Pek River estuary.
3. Bosa Noga (120km from Belgrade)
The Bosa Noga beach is a few kilometres from Arilje’s centre, situated on the Rzav River, which has been considered one of Europe’s cleanest rivers. From early May to late October, the beach is open.
A beach volleyball court, a stage where rock concerts and rave parties are performed, a football pitch, and table tennis are all available here.
On the Rav River, just three kilometres from Arilje, there are eight beaches – Uta Stena, Zelena Plaza, Bosa Noga, and Urjak, which are more popular with swimmers, and Uski Vir, Sonjine are, and Gradska Plaza, and level, which are smaller.
There is infrastructure and sporting terrain on all of these beaches.
On some beaches, fishing (trout and grayling) is permitted, and maps of 15 area bicycle excursions are available.
4. Lakes in Bela Crkva (76km from Belgrade)
The Bela Crkva Lakes are a collection of six bigger and several smaller manmade lakes located near the town of Bela Crkva in the province of Vojvodina’s southern Banat region.
The lakes were formed when deep pits arose as a result of gravel extraction, which was then filled by aquifers and rainfall.
The beach on Main Lake is partially paved and partially sandy, whereas the beaches on other lakes are fully natural.
Day tours to Vrsac, Mesic, and Gudurica are organized by the local tourist board in the Bela Crkva area. There are also hunting tours in the neighbouring Deliblato Sands and fishing excursions on the Danube-Tisza-Danube (DTD) waterway (carp, Prussian carp, pike).
Showers (on the beach), restaurants, bakery shops, sports facilities, water sports, bikes, and boats can all be rented at the lakes.
Kes is a popular tourist site because it has clear, unpolluted water that is ideal for swimming.
To Sum Up
Few European countries have managed to stay off the tourist radar as well as Serbia, and it is difficult to understand why.
It boasts a fascinating capital city in Belgrade, though it is not as beautiful as some of its counterparts, peaceful rural towns and villages that maintain much of their heritage, lush countryside, secluded valleys, and majestic mountains.
Serbia is best visited now, before it gets ‘discovered’ by more tourists, because of its pleasant people and lower prices than the rest of Europe.
I hope you found this post useful and feasible. Please share your comments on how your vacation to Serbia went.