Medjugorje is a small town bordering Croatia in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Claims of apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary in 1981 have made this place a very popular religious pilgrimage destination. The Marian shrine is the world’s largest "illegal" Catholic shrine, which means it is not officially recognized by the Catholic Church. Other than the Shrine, Medjugorje also has several other tourist attractions like its holiday resorts, quiet beaches, and water sports, giving it that extra charm. Given below are some details about the amazing Medjugorje beaches.
Situated 30 kms from Medjugorje, Neum is the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina. You will find several apartment and holiday resorts in this town (see: http://www.Neum.ws , http://www.ApartmaniNeum.com , http://www.NeumApartmani.com ). Neum is a quiet area, so if you are someone looking out for some peace and tranquility, this is the place to be. These hotels and resorts have their own concrete slabs, beach umbrellas and deck chairs on the shore. You can sunbathe, spend the day walking around on the beach with your loved ones and playing in the water, or rent watersport equipment for an exciting adventure. Beach volleyball is quite famous on Neum beach, and if you're a volleyball fan, you can engage in a friendly game with other tourists or the locals. There are several places near the beach where you can enjoy the local seafood delicacies, which is a must do on Neum beach.
As Neum is the only coastal town in Bosnia and Herzegovina, this is the only beach accessible within the country for tourists from Medjugorje. However, there are several other beaches in Croatia, the neighboring country, which are at very accessible distances from Medjugorje.
Located 71 kms from Medjugorje is the Banje beach in Dubrovnik, Croatia. It is a very famous pebble beach with a view of the Old Town. You can rest assured that you will be able to spot someone famous at this beach, as it is a favorite getaway spot for most celebrities and the rich. With its own reception, this beach is filled with low, white benches, curved couches, deck chairs, and sun umbrellas, so you can relax and enjoy the Croatian sun. If you are a sports enthusiast, you have several options to choose from such as jet skiing, speed boats, water skiing, and more. With the architecture and decor present all around you, you will be reminded of the ancient Roman times. There are several stylish restaurants and café bars where you can wine and dine overlooking the beautiful beach.