Hit the beach
Zaton is a popular day trip from Dubrovnik. They often arrive by boat, plonk themselves in the bay and just leap over the side for a swim. You can enjoy the water and sun at any point you find comfortable along the bay, such as spots near the two local camps. Soline beach, on the western shore, is quiet, a little rocky and not serviced by a bar. The small Zakon beach is nearer the village centre and a popular stop-off for those who find it when travelling the coastal road. Parking can be tough to find, so walk there if you can. Further south, tricky to find and reach, Gof beach may not be best for young children, but it’s worth a trip for its clear waters and isolation. To the west, right at the end of the peninsula, there are rocks from which teenagers like to jump into the sea, a small cave and, sometimes, a rope swing. If you want to head outside of Zaton, the nearby Sun Gardens Resort has a beach. Dubrovnik also has several good beach options, with one of the best being the Copacabana beach, bar and restaurant, known for its stellar amenities.