The top 10 beaches in Croatia

The top 10 beaches in Croatia

In these hard times when all we hear is bad news, we could all use to see something nice. This is why we decided to present you the top 10 beaches in Croatia. Read about them and dream about the summer. When all this is over, come and visit them!

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1. Zlatni Rat Beach in Bol (Golden Horn Beach)

The Golden Horn beach in Bol from the air

The Golden Horn beach in Bol from the air

This is surely the most famous beach in Croatia. It is known after is unusual shape like a tongue and what is the best it changes every day due to winds and currents. Wind usually blows every day and that is great for all the kite surfers and windsurfers and there are plenty of them every day there.

In case you are not the active type of tourist Golden Cape will not disappoint you either because of the waves which are fun for everyone. Simply go into the sea and let the waves roll you around. Golden Cape is a pebble beach so nothing will happen to you. It is a lot of fun! Just be careful not to lose your bathing suit. :-)

After you get tired you can rest in the natural shade of the pine trees next to the beach. You can reach the beach on foot, or by a tourist train from the center of Bol. In the evening Bol turns into a party center with nightclubs and cocktails. While there we recommend you to stay in one of our luxury villas. For more information, check our offer of Villas on Brac.

2. Beach Punta rata in Brela

Punta Rata Beach in Brela, Croatia

Punta Rata Beach in Brela, photo by Josip-Pino Zamic from

This is the most beautiful beach on the Makarska Riviera. It is a long, pebble beach which is just perfect for families with kids. Makarska Riviera, in general, is family-friendly because of the long beaches with shallow areas. What is the best about this beach is the white color of the pebbles and crystal, clear sea.

There is also plenty of entertainment on the beach meaning bars and restaurants. Parking can be found nearby in the pine trees forest. In the evening stroll with your family around this charming destination. Your kids will probably ask for the ice cream and you will surely enjoy the delicious authentic Mediterranean meals that can be found nowhere else. Afterward, relax in one of our villas in Makarska and area.

3. Banje Beach in Dubrovnik

Banje beach in Dubrovnik View of the Old Town

View of the Old town from Banje beach in Dubrovnik, by Martin Falbisoner from

This beach is situated near the Lazareti which was the former quarantine at the entrance to the city of Dubrovnik. Therefore, if you come here you will be able to swim and sunbathe with a spectacular view of the Old Town of Dubrovnik on one side and the Lokrum island on the other.

The entrance to the beach is free of charge. On the other hand parking in Dubrovnik can be pricy. So our recommendation is to use the taxi service from your accommodation. Regarding accommodation, in Dubrovnik, we have many exquisite villas. Some of them are even close to the famous Banje beach. Feel free to check them at Dubrovnik villas.

At night the beach transforms to the Banje Beach nightclub where you can party till dawn. It often hosts international DJ-s.

4. Sakarun beach on Dugi otok island

Sakarun beach Dugi otok Island

Sakarun beach Dugi otok Island, photo credit Greta Ceresini,

This is a long beach with white sand. It is a wild beach so do not expect premium bars and restaurants there. But the beauty of the beach and the nature surrounding it make up for it. On the other hand, you can find several top seafood restaurants on the island where you can try seafood caught for you freshly from the sea. Yummy!

In summer there are a lot of yachts anchored there. If this is the way you wish to visit this beautiful bay feel free to contact our VIP concierge department who can arrange daily luxury yacht hire for you and your group.

5. Bacvice beach in Split

Bacvice beach in Split from

Bacvice beach is a sandy beach with a long, shallow area. Therefore, it is suitable for kids as well. As far as sports are concerned many people play "picigin" there. We have already written about "picigin" in one of our previous blogs. For more details, please check our blog: Where to eat and chill in Split during Ultra Music Festival. At night beach Bacvice turns to the party zone with numerous nightclubs and restaurants.

One of the main benefits of beach Bacvice is that it is situated near the Old town of Split which can be reached on foot. In Split, we can offer you villas near the center, near the beach, near the airport and more. Check them all at the Split villas section of our website.

6. Blue beach in Vodice

Sunset on Blue Beach in Vodice

Blue Beach in Vodice from

It is a long, sandy beach with plenty of bars and restaurants. This beach is also ideal for families with children as it includes a lot of activities for children like slides and trampolines. Even toddlers will have a lot of fun building castles in the sand.

If you decide to stay in Vodice we have a great offer of luxury villas in Vodice and area. The additional benefit of spending your holiday in Vodice is the possibility of one-day trips. Thus, you can visit Fun Park Biograd with slides and rides your children (and you) will adore. You can also go to see the Krka Waterfalls the natural phenomenon of the area. Finally, make sure to visit the town of Sibenik, which is the center of the county.

7. Banj Beach in Sibenik

View from the Banj Beach to Sibenik Old Town

View from the Banj Beach to Sibenik Old Town,

This is another beach with a view. On one side you see the Old town of Sibenik and on the other the islands of the Sibenik archipelago. It is a pebble beach with a children's playground next to it. There is not much natural shade on the beach. So, we recommend you to rent parasols from the beach bar. As far as the parking is concerned it can be found near the beach.

If you need inspiration on what else to do on vacation in Sibenik besides visiting the Banj beach, you can find it in one of our previous blogs: What to do on vacation in Sibenik. Finally, here you can see our Sibenik villas handpicked for our guests.

8. Beach Raduca in Primosten

Beach in front of Hotel Zora, Primosten

View of Primosten Old Town from the beach, by Hotel Zora from

This is a large beach situated in the very center of the town of Primosten. Beach Raduca is a pebble beach with lots of facilities and possibilities for sports.

After you get tired of beach activities we recommend you to go and visit some of the Primosten restaurants. We have already written about them and about what to do on vacation in Primosten in one of our previous blogs:Where to go on vacation with kids in Croatia.Here are some of our top recommendations: Tavern Tony, Bila Lucica and Restaurant Mediteran.These restaurants are situated in the Old town of Primosten and you can try authentic Mediterranean food there.

Beach Raduca can be reached on foot from the center of the town, but there are also two large parking spaces located just a few hundred meters away from the beach.

9. Beach Omis

Beach in Omis Croatia

Beach in Omis by Sztudva Gyongyi from

This is a long, sandy beach near the center of Omis. We are sure your kids will love the sand which is perfect for beach activities from building castles to the game of "picigin". On the other hand, you can relax in one of the beach bars looking at them play on the beach.

Omis is also known as a destination for an active vacation. So, besides spending your time on the beach you might try rafting on the Cetina river (its estuary is in Omis) or even zip-line over its canyon.

In the evening return to the Old town where you will have the opportunity to hear the traditional Dalmatian "klapa" singing. "Klapa" is a group of male or female singers who sing a cappella. You will surely see them if you visit Omis during the Festival in Omis. It usually takes place in June and July. Finally, for accommodation check our offer of luxury villas in Omis and enjoy your vacation.

10. Beach Porat on Bisevo island

Beach Porat on Bisevo, view from the above by Dronepicr from

This beach is a true hidden gem as it is situated on the island of Bisevo which is quite isolated. The island can be reached from Komiza on Vis island. On the way, we recommend you to visit the Blue Cave with the beautiful blue color of the sea. We can also organize it for you. If you are interested, feel free to check ourCroatia island hopping and private day toursoffer.

The beach is made of sand and it includes a long shallow area and crystal clear sea. The sea is a bit cold but that is refreshing during the hot summer days.As we previously said the whole island is a bit isolated, but you can still find a couple of good restaurants near the beach.

Did you like our selection of beaches in Croatia? There are many more we could have mentioned of course. So, stay tuned for more amazing beaches in one of our future blogs.

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