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6 Surreal Beaches in Croatia

Written on : 07 October 2020
By : Disha Pegu

Unspoiled, unexplored and pristine, Croatia is a true paradise if you like to experience an entrancing vacation. Croatia is located in the Balkans, which is the south-eastern part of Europe. Croatia has a coastline surrounded by the Adriatic Sea and the rest of the country is landlocked. The Adriatic Sea separates the Italian peninsula from the Balkan peninsula. Croatia is accessible by land, sea and air due to its strategic positioning. Coastal Croatia is by far the most attractive region in the whole country. Croatia's beaches are almost unrealistic, with glittering, crystal clear waters and vibrant shades of emerald and turquoise. Croatia has more than 1000 islands, 42 of which are uninhabited. The beaches of Croatia are perfect for basking all day long under the sweet sun, soothing your mind and soul with the breathtaking view of nature in front of you. The hues of blue and green of the calm sea with the tranquil environment will satisfy you to the core. We have the 6 best beaches in Croatia for you which are simply a delight for the senses. Keep reading and discover these bewitching beaches which are absolutely unparalleled.   
 

LOVREČINA BAY

LOVREČINA BAY

It is the largest and longest sandy beach in Croatia. This beach is located in the Brač islands in Dalmatia, which is one of the four regions of Croatia. Brač island is not as crowded as Hvar, which is always bustling with tourists, which makes Lovrečina beach a perfect place! The coastline is 100 km long and has great cafes and restaurants all around. The water is clear azure blue and is perfect for swimming and water sports. In the bay you will also find the remains of the St. Lawrence Basilica which dates back to the 5th century. This beach is perfect if you want to spend your time in seclusion with your loved ones but also enjoy some services such as cafes and sightseeing.   

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DUBOVICA BEACH

DUBOVICA BEACH

The island of Hvar is a dreamland for many reasons. It is normally a fishing village which is converted into a tourist resort during the summers. The island of Hvar is covered with olive groves, fruit orchards and vast expanses of lavender fields. The island experiences mild winters and warm summers, with plenty of sunshine throughout the year. With only 11,000 inhabitants, this island is a piece of heaven and Dubovica beach is by far the most beautiful beach in Hvar. The beach is typical of a Croatian beach with pebbles and hills surrounding the coast and transparent waters. The beach of Dubovica is located 8 km from the island of Hvar, and you can get there by car or simply on foot. A narrow pebble path along the hill takes you to the pebble beach where you can succumb to nature. There are few places left, especially on a beach where you can see butterflies fluttering and this beach is the one. Perfect for swimming and sunbathing, dubovica beach also has many amazing underwater spots. As a reminder, since the beach is pebbly, don't forget to bring a pair of sturdy beach sandals.   

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STINIVA BEACH

STINIVA BEACH

Stiniva beach was voted the best beach in Europe in 2016. True to its claims, this beach is enchanting and surreal! The beach is located on the island of Vis and is surrounded by steep hills and narrow passages of rocky cliffs. The entrance to the beach from the water leads you to two towering cliffs which have an opening about 5 meters wide through which boats can take you there. The beach forms a cove with a narrow water entrance. You can also reach the Stiniva bay from Pliško polje, which is a 15-minute drive from Vis, and then follow the rocky path down to the bay following the signs. The beach is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, paddleboarding and sunbathing. Stiniva beach is extremely popular and can be very touristy, so if you plan to visit Stiniva during the summer months, be prepared to experience the crowds around you. We recommend visiting Stiniva beach after September, when the sun is still warm and the climate is perfect for the beach, but the high tourist season ends.   
 

MURVICA BEACH

MURVICA BEACH

Murvica beach is one of the least explored and underrated beaches in Croatia. It is located on the Brač Island and the beach is part of a small sea-side village called Murvica which is also the name of the beach. It can be reached by a downhill trek which can be quite tumultuous, so get prepared by taking your best trekking shoes. Once you reach the beach, which is sloppy and pebbly, typical of Croatian beaches, you will see the neighbouring islands and beach in the opposite. The crystal-clear blue waters are perfect for a swim and the beach is surrounded by pine trees which gives you the perfect shade! The shores at Murvica are shallow so it perfect for your children to be at the beach and have a swim as well. As an added information, if you are at the Murvica beach do not forget to visit the “Dragon Cave”, which is located just above the bay, it an ancient cave with carvings of dragons.  

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PASJAČA BEACH (The Special One)

PASJAČA BEACH (The Special One)

A not so typical beach! The Pasjača beach is a secret beach located in the village of Konvale which is about 30 minutes away from Dubrovnik. We call it a secret beach because of its location, the steep cliffs surrounding it make the beach invisible from the outside. You have to hike down an almost vertical cliff to reach the beach. The isolation and the difficulty to reach the beach make it one of the least crowded beaches in Croatia. It is the best choice of beach for a romantic outing and it is preferred by couples to enjoy its location which ensures privacy. But this is not what makes the beach special, the history of this beach is that the beach is man-made, at least partly man-made. In 1955, during the construction of a tunnel through the hill, the rocks from the excavation were left outside and a few years later the rocks were transformed into pebbles and then sand, this extraordinary collaboration between man and nature has created this astonishing beach! The walk to the beach is quite rough and the cliffs too steep, but it is totally worth it in the end!  

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ZLATNI RAT

ZLATNI RAT

It is by far the landmark beach of Croatia which is almost the tourist magnet of Croatia. It is the shape of the beach that makes it stand out, which is a strip of land that separates Brač and Hvar. The emblematic V-shaped part of the beach is very popular and has been presented by most travel channels and in documentaries. For its extraordinary characteristics, the beach is protected by the Croatian government as a geomorphological monument. The most incredible fact about this beach is that the strip of land extending into the sea changes shape and position depending on the wind and tides. The beach is not a sandy beach, but a pebble beach, however, the pebbles are smooth and smaller, which makes it very suitable. It is a party beach and very touristy. The western side of the beach is a nudist beach. According to the locals, the best thing to do on the beach is to enjoy the sunset and the best water sport is snorkelling. 

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