Herceg Novi Beaches – Details
The beginnings of tourism in Herceg Novi can be traced back to the 19th century. The Inn Sjora Roze and the tavern “Bella Vista” are referenced even at that period. Antal Magyar, a Hungarian aristocrat from Budapest, is credited with pioneering modern hotel administration on the Montenegrin coast when he built the “Boarding house on the Green Beach” in Zelenica in 1902, afterward the Hotel “Plazha” (Beach).
Just like in other coastal towns, Herceg Novi has a mild Mediterranean climate; with dry and warm summers and mild winters. In the summer months (July, August) the city has about 10.7 hours of sunshine a day. The sea temperature near Herceg Novi during the summer is 22 to 26 degrees, and with approximately the same air temperature, it enables a bathing season that lasts up to 5 months.
The Herceg Novi Riviera now stretches for 25 km and includes seven settlements or tourist spots, each with its unique characteristics. Here are a few examples: Meljine, Bijela, Djenovici, Kumbor, and Zelenika are just a few of the names that come to mind.
There are also some beautiful beaches. On the Lustica peninsula, 62 of them (registered) span from Njivice to Cape Macak. In addition to natural beaches, Herceg Novi has seen a wave of new beaches in recent years, many of which are located right near hotels, apartments, or the resort.