So we headed to the first beach we could find that was close to the apartment at Srebreno.
Srebreno beach gave us a great first taste of what we could expect in Croatia, which was crystal clear, warm water and a pristine clean beach with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and coastline.
It’s a small beach, largely made up of pebbles (as most of the Dubrovnik region beaches are) and, this being the middle of the summer holidays, it was pretty busy – but still with a laid back atmosphere and space to enjoy it.
There’s a number of nearby restaurants close to the beach and, useful for us with our hire car, a big underground car park close by (next to the big Sheraton hotel) which was very reasonably priced.
Walk a bit further along the beach in the direction of Cavtat, through a shaded wood area, past a children’s play area and you arrive at the beach at Mlini.
Mlini beach is another small, slightly stony beach and wasn’t too busy compared to some of the others in the area.
With the temperature at 40-degrees on the day we were here, the small woodland area behind the beach at Mlini was ideal to get out of the sun for a bit and useful for the children to cool off in the play area.