The 7 best beaches in Croatia

Croatia is a very young country known for its crystal clear Adriatic sea, temperate climate, fabulous nature, and for its cultural heritage. With 1,244 islands, more than 6,000 kilometers of the coast and more than 2,600 hours of sun a year is an ideal destination to enjoy on its coast, explore its cultural heritage, venture through its natural parks, etc. In addition, it has excellent gastronomy and wines, many cultural, sports and festive events, stands out for the hospitality of its people, in other words, it is a country full of life. We present you (below) the seven best beaches in Croatia that deserve your attention.

"Zlatni Rat" or Golden Horn Beach on Brač Island is one of he best beaches in Croatia

1. Beach of Zlatni Rat (Island of Brač)

The beach of Zlatni Rat on the island of Brač is also called the “Golden Horn” by its shape. It is not a beach like the others in the shape of a crescent but the beach is shaped like a beak. In addition, the peak changes its position according to the winds and the marine currents. The beach under the intense rays of the sun shines with a beautiful golden color, hence the name the “Golden Horn”. It is surrounded by beautiful turquoise and crystal clear waters and is therefore very frequented by tourists. It is a perfect beach to practice different types of sports such as volleyball, scuba diving, windsurfing or kitesurfing. Join us on one of our small ship cruises in Croatia and visit the beach of Zlatni rat.

2. Beach of St. Ivan (Island of Cres)

It is one of the best-hidden beaches and little known among tourists. The beach of St. Ivan is located on the island of Cres, under the town of Lubenice. It is accessible by walking down the rough terrain (378 m) or with the boat. It is a beach with unspoiled nature, is little frequented and for this allows you to enjoy the sea in tranquility.


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3. The beach of Baška (Island of Krk)

The Baška beach on the island of Krk is a real wonder. It is almost two kilometres long and is surrounded by a mountain range that gives it a special character. It is a pebble beach and has crystal clear waters. The only drawback is that in summer is crowded, so it is worth visiting in other seasons of the year.

4. Makarska beach

Makarska beach is one of the most popular beaches in Dalmatia. The beach is surrounded by pine and olive groves which gives you the feeling of being in a beautiful natural environment. The waters of the beach are clear and the beaches are made of precious pebbles. Join us in our best program in Croatia and stop at the beautiful Makarska beach.

5. Stiniva Beach (Island of Vis)

You will find Stiniva on almost every list of best beaches in Croatia. This not too overcrowded beach located in the south of the island of Vis. It is a beach hidden among the rocks in a wild natural landscape with difficult access. It is only accessible via a narrow and very difficult road or by boat. It is a beautiful cove 30 meters long where you will feel like a paradise on earth. It is a natural pebble beach. Visit Vis on one of our Dalmatian Islands cruises.

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6. Sakarun Beach (Dugi Island)

Sakarun Beach is located on Dugi Island and is noted for its spectacular beauty. It is 800 meters long, the water is not very deep so it is perfect for families with children. It is famous for its white sand and crystal clear waters. The beach is surrounded by pine trees that complete the landscape in a unique way and also offer a pleasant shade in summer. Being relatively remote, you should take more than just a day to visit Dugi otok and perhaps combine it with a sailing trip to Kornati National Park.

7. Banje beach (Dubrovnik)

It is the most popular and beautiful beach in Dubrovnik. It is a magnificent beach of sand and stones with crystalline waters. The beach has an excellent view of the medieval city center and the nearby island of Lokrum. It is a very lively beach and often visited by tourists. You are likely to see some celebrities in this place, as this beach is very popular among rich and famous people.

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