Summer joys in Croatia: Best beaches to visit on the Adriatic sea during your stay
There are many points of interest to think about when planning a trip to Croatia. Lots of natural beauties, national and nature parks, cultural and historical heritage and stunning unavoidable beaches.
A visit to Croatia should be on everyone's bucket list with its beauty. A visit will definitely leave you speechless! Roman ruins, picturesque cities, breathtaking panoramas, and islands are only a part of the experience.
Croatia as a 2000 kilometer long coastline with more than a thousand islands, hidden coves with beautiful beaches with the highest quality sea.
Clean air and sea, what more do you need for a day at the beach? Some have sand, some pebbles... It's hard to pick the best options!
Some of the best beaches to visit during your stay in Croatia include:
1. BANJE BEACH DUBROVNIK
This beach is one of the most popular in Croatia and it certainly has one of the best locations in the world! It is located close to the Dubrovnik city center so you can enjoy the magnificent view of the city and the island of Lokrum while taking a dip in the crystal clear sea.
You have to take a set of stairs to get to the beach and on it, you can enjoy lots of water sports and pleasures, like jetski rides, water tube, paragliding so this pebble beach is more attractive to adventurous individuals. During your visit to the city of Dubrovnik, definitely do pay a visit to this stunning beach.
2. BEACH DUBOVICA HVAR
Located 8 kilometers from the Hvar city of the Hvar island, this amazing beach will take your breath away with its ambient and underwater treasures. The beach can be accessed by car or by boat from Hvar port. It is very popular with tourists in the summer months!
Its cove is protected from the wild winds. It is perfect for families with children and those who enjoy exploring the underwater geography.
There are also many restaurants with traditional Dalmatian gastronomical delights so do check them out!
3. MALA RADUČA BEACH PRIMOŠTEN
This 1-kilometer long beach in the famous tourist hotspot of the southern Dalmatia called Primšten is yet another beach you should definitely visit during your vacation.
The beach is located in the center of Primošten with lots of restaurants, bars, and shops and it provides a stunning view of the Primošten bay.
It is considered by many a romantic beach so enjoy it with your loved one! There aren't many shade spots, but you can rent some beach umbrellas and chairs.
If you rent villa in Primošten it should take a long to get there, and if you are traveling by car from other destinations like Rogoznica, there are plenty of parking spaces available!
4. LOJENA BEACH KORNATI
Lojena beach on the Levrnaka island in the Kornati National park archipelago. You can see the full beauty of the national park and its untouched nature.
The crystal clear sea will satisfy every taste with pearly pebbles and silver sand. Keep in mind that Lojena beach can be crowded in peak season, but it still an excellent choice for a day trip with a visit to the park, as you can reach the Lovrnaka island only by the beach.
5. ZLATNI RAT BEACH
Located on the island of Brač in the south of Croatia known for its unique shape and it is sometimes called The Golden horn.
An interesting fact is that pebbles change color depending on the wind and sea currents so might even see it in a different state with each visit!
The beach is perfect for enjoying different water sports, so have fun!
6. BEACH OF ST. IVAN
This beach on the island of Cres can be considered as a hidden gem so it is not always known to tourists. It is located under a small town on a steep hill called Lubenice.
It is one of the most beautiful beaches on the picturesque island. The beach will give you complete privacy as it is not often frequented by many tourists.
It can be reached by boat or by land, so definitely put it on your list.
7. MAKARSKA BEACH
It is special and unique because of the pine and olive trees that surround it and they blend in beautifully with the surrounding nature.
While you are on Makarska riviera, also check out the Punta Rata beach, often mentioned in magazines like Forbes on lists of top beaches in Croatia. Another beach in this region is the Nugal beach, and we recommend all three!
A memorable mention is the Nin Queen's beach, the longest and best-known beach in the small town of Nin, more than 3 kilometers long beach near Zadar. The beach is perfect for families with children with its sand composition!
Croatia is becoming more popular each year, so be part of this amazing story and check out our villas in Croatia offer and see the Croatian culture, gastronomy, and sights first hand!
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