If you have a day (or a few) off, you should definitely consider spending it at the Golubac beach. It is located at the very entrance of Golubac and lures all those who pass near it. Many fail to resist its charms, obviously, since about 150,000 domestic and foreign tourists visited this municipality in 2019. We believe that this beach is just one of the main reasons for that. You will simply fall in love with it at first sight, just like many did.
Charming Golubac beach
The Golubac beach is located at the entrance to this modern-day town in east Serbia, on the banks of the Danube. This is also the place where this river enters into the Djerdap Gorge. The Danube changes its width from a couple of kilometers to a couple of hundred meters. It bends and rushes, making this powerful gorge.
The beach is additionally arranged this year and it became an even bigger attraction for tourists. The coast is very accessible and the beach itself is clean and landscaped, filled with sand and umbrellas made of reeds. That creates a very pleasant environment for all the visitors, regardless of age. Some visitors come here to enjoy the beautiful view of the Danube. The others would rather play volleyball on the sandy beach. Either way, this place is a great option for every kind of relaxation.
The Golubac beach is a good place for refreshment for every guest, including the citizens of Golubac. Especially during the summer season. This is another novelty in the tourist offer. It will hopefully contribute to all those who come here to stay a few days longer.
Since we have already introduced you to Golubac Fortress, a landmark of this part of Serbia, it would not be bad to introduce you to some additional ones. That is the easiest way to get an impression of how beautiful this part of Serbia is.
Vinci is a village in the municipality of Golubac, just 5 km away from it. This weekend resort is located along the Danube. However, the cottages and accommodation houses are in the middle of a pine forest. The main reason to visit this place is its beach. There is a lot of shade, which makes Vinci ideal in the summer. One of the favorite places of locals and tourists will give you the impression that you are at sea. In addition to the already mentioned beach, the trademark of the Golubac settlement Vinci is the specialty fish chips. It is a special feeling to nibble on these chips on the bank of the Danube. All in all, this is a quiet place ideal for a weekend escape from the city.
In a small valley, whose peace is disturbed by the roar of a fast mountain river, hidden among the rocks of a century-old forest, there is a beautiful Tuman Monastery. According to the legend, it was founded before the Battle of Kosovo by Milos Obilic, a famous hero of the Serbian epic songs. It belongs to the Serbian Orthodox Eparchy of Branicevo.
Hiking trails near the Golubac beach
If you like hiking, Golubac is the right place for you because it has long landscaped hiking trails. The Golubac walking trail is about 6 km long and stretches along the border of the Djerdap National Park. It leads to several lookout points with spacious rest areas with benches. Along the trail are numerous farms with home-made food and drinks, and authentic home-made products. They are simply delicious.
Besides walking and mountain climbing, Golubac and its surroundings are perfect for sailing, cycling, and fishing. The Danube cycling route EuroVelo 6 passes through Golubac. 10 to 15 thousand cyclists from Europe pass here every year. The municipality is ideal for sailing because the Danube is the widest in its course in Golubac.
This fascinating building has adorned the banks of the Danube for centuries. It is a 15th-century fortification on a steep slope on the right bank of the Danube, in the village of Ram, municipality of Veliko Gradiste. The city was assumably on the opposite side from Haram fortress across the Danube. Nowadays, however, there are no remnants of it. It is unknown when the original city was built, but it certainly is one of the oldest forts in this region. The base of the fortress is rectangular, with five massive towers. Ram is one of the oldest fortresses in Serbia with defensive artillery. It is best evidenced by several specially made cannon loopholes.
After visiting this beauty of medieval architecture, head to Silver Lake. It is only half an hour away. You can spend most of your day there. The beach on the lake is urbanized. The water is shallow and very gradually becomes deeper so that children and non-swimmers can enjoy it. There are many cafes, restaurants, stands with ice cream and pancakes around the lake.
The municipality of Golubac bases its development in the field of tourism, economy, and agriculture. Tuman Monastery and the development of religious tourism, as well as the construction of walking trails and bike paths, and new look of Golubac beach on the Danube will contribute to the development of local tourism.
Nevertheless, do not forget that the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing. Follow the most recent travel advisor here.