5 Best beaches in Croatia
Crystal clear water and intact landscapes are two of the main features of the Croatian coast. And of course its beaches and dream islands: For the family, the surfers, the couples and for those who prefer not to pack a bathing suit … We present you 5 best beaches in Croatia for you to enjoy the sun and the sea during your next trip to Croatia.
1. Banje beach, Dubrovnik
Although small, it offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the glorious sun of Croatia, combining one of the main attractions of Dubrovnik: its ability to be both a historic city and a beach destination.
In addition to roasting in the sun, here you can play beach volleyball or Croatian picigin, declared intangible cultural heritage. At dusk, do not miss its lively nightlife.
Arriving is easy: It is located in front of the Puerta de Ploce, the eastern entrance of the old town. To get there, cross the door and walk about 90 meters to the beach.
2. Zlatni Rat, Brac Island
Despite not being a beach of fine sand, but of pebbles, it is beautiful. The best thing is that its particular form – of the tongue for some and horn for others – changes depending on the wind and the tides.
If you like to practice kitesurfing and windsurfing, it is definitely the ideal place, due to the intensity of the wind that sometimes stuns those who just want to swim or sunbathe.
Getting there is easy: From Split, you must take a ferry to the town of Supetar on the island of Brac. The frequency of ferries is every hour or hour and a half.
3. Proizd Beaches, Korcula
It is an uninhabited island. To get there you must take a boat from Vela Luka west of Korcula and in just half an hour you will be enjoying this paradise on earth. The last return departs at 7:00 in the evening.
The beaches of Proizd are made of white pebbles and offer transparent turquoise blue water. If you add to that the smell of the pines that grow on the island mixed with the salt of the sea, the experience becomes insurmountable.
Among all its coves, three are beaches known as “Bili Boci”, on the north side of the island. From them, you can see the profile of the neighboring island of Hvar and the open sea.
Although it is uninhabited, keep in mind that in high season the island has a restaurant next to the pier and daily ferry service.
4. Punta Rata Beach, Brela
One fact sums up the identity of this beach: Forbes magazine chose it as the sixth best beach in the world. The reason for such designation is discovered as soon as when your feet rest on its white sand, enjoy its calm sea or rest under the shade of the hundreds of pines that surround the place.
It is ideal for families since it has a fairly complete tourist resort, including bars, restaurants and water activities for all ages.
5. Pakleni Islands, Hvar
A pleasure for the senses. If you are for a few days in Hvar and want to explore new beaches, this is a very good option. You can access the islands by renting a small boat to explore the coves at your own pace or arrive at one of the many boats that also offer this route.
There are options for all tastes: visiting the Palmizana marina on the island of San Clemente, where a Venetian family was established more than 300 years ago and 100 years ago founded a small restaurant that still remains; the nudist beach of Jerolim, described as a place of intact nature, rocky coast, and crystal clear sea; the famous club Carpe Diem in Stipanska to enjoy the night … An unmissable destination!