Montenegro’s sunny shoreline is lined with Mediterranean trees and sandy beaches. These and the massive mountain ranges in the bay of Kotor frame the perfect scenery for a mag- nificent yachting area and for nautical tourism in general.
Every coastal town in Montenegro has its own character: Herceg Novi in the North is our Mediterranean botanical garden and the site for carnivals and artists’ creativity. Conditions are ideal for sunbathing, swimming, diving and sailing. Kotor – just 32km from Herceg Novi — is our ancient town of mariners, builders and scientists as well as a walled town with many mu- seums, markets and eclectic cafés. Budva offers outdoor summer stage festivals and theatre with nightlife and wonderful beaches, luxury accommo- dation and international cuisine.
A multitude of bays can be found on Montenegro’s coast many with numerous small mooring facilities. These are always idyllically located, inviting the sailor to make fast.
Apart from many small private moorings in front of taverns and hotels, the larger marinas offer an increasingly large number of berths.
On the coast, the climate is mild but wet in autumn and winter, while in summer it’s hot and sunny, with a slightly cooling sea breeze. Winter is mild, with average temperatures in January around 7/8 °C and plenty of snow on the mountains inland. The Bay of Kotor is sheltered and mild, but in the winter the temperature drops suddenly when the Bura blows, a cold katabatic wind coming from the interior. Katabatic winds can be felt in the summer months, but not as strong as during the winter. The prevailing wind on this coast is normally NE or SW, strengthened by the sea breezes.