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Perhaps most fascinating destination in Lezha is called Rana e Hedhun. Named in the Gheg dialect of Albanian, in English, its name literally means “poured” or “thrown sand,” referring to the untouched sand dunes and formations along its coastline. Located only 3-4 kilometers from Shëngjin, this beach remains relatively unexplored, revealing a rare and perhaps forgotten Mediterranean landscape.
The slope of the Mountain of Rrenc descends onto the beach, where a few yards of sand beautifully melt into the sea. The dark color of the sand contrasts beautifully with the sea’s deep shade of blue, lending the entire beach a very particular appearance. It is quite difficult to imagine the cause of the type of sand formation found here. At times, it seems as if the sand has descended from the mountain while, in other moments, it seems that the sea has the more active role in shaping it. Either way, it is at once a simple and spectacular sight! The pine trees surrounding the area make it an ideal spot for camping or picnics but also for intermittently enjoying the rays of the generous Albanian sun.
If you want to read our extended article about the most interesting beaches of Lezha click here.