The beach of Gjipe, the most remotely accessed beach of the region, is created in a very special way. Its shore it’s formed by a creek and on both sides of the beach there is a magnificent canyon (the canyon of Gjipe) with high rock formations up to 70m. It has quite a picturesque view and the almost total lack of human activity is obviously welcomed here!
The views going down make the perfectly lukewarm water that much sweeter. Once there, the water is crystal clear – you can see what seems like 30 feet to the bottom. There’s an awesome network of caves you can explore too, on your left if you are facing the beach. You can also camp on the beach – they provide the tents and mattress pads. The beach itself is at the end of Gjipe Canyon, which also offers a great opportunity for hiking lovers. Despite the seclusion, there are a few amenities like a snack vendor and some straw huts, but you’ll definitely feel like you’re in a personal paradise. Being one of the most beautiful places of the region, it is suggested to visit this beach at least once during your stay in Himara.
Being a remote beach means that no cafes and restaurants are available, only one small cantina serving salads and fresh roasted fish and some refreshments. That means that you should take care of food and drink before you head to Gjipe.
Following the national road that leads from Vuno to the village of Ilias, turn left before approaching the village. There is a sign and a wooden bus stop, continue the narrow asphalt road till the area of the monastery of Saint Theodore. From here the road is unpaved and somehow rocky for about 1.5 kilometers but offers a great view on the coastline. In about 20 minutes of walking you'll reach this amazing hidden paradise!