It is time to plan your holidays and select the best place to get some tan. Croatia with its crystal clear Adriatic Sea is a low cost, but yet beautiful option European holidays. Enjoy the Slavic temperament and hospitality, hot sun and a little bit chilly, but very clear waters in Croatia. It has a lot to offer through the whole counry, from the North to the South, ranging from cliffs, rocky beaches to warm sand.
Top 12 Croatian Beaches Map
Top 12 Croatian Beaches List
1. St. Jacob (Sveti Jakov) beach – Dubrovnik
St.Jacob beach is just 20 minutes walk from the old city of Dubrovnik, hidden behind the old church in Sveti Jakov. This sandy pebble beach offers amazing views on an old town, crystal clear water and has much lesser tourists than the beaches closer to Dubrovnik city center. If you are hungry, it features an amazing restaurant with reasonable prices. Moreover it offers activities like jet ski, beach volleyball etc.
2. Bellevue Beach – Dubrovnik
This beach of Bellevue hotel with free entrance is one of the most visited Beaches in Dubrovnik. It is a pebble beach situated in a beautiful bay. You can relax in a deck chair or refresh yourself in a restaurant cafe.
3. Koversada beach – Vrsar
Koversada beach, located near Vrsar, is an oldest camping site in the area. It has sandy, pebble and rocky pars with small caves and hidden oasis. The sandy beach is even adapted for people with special needs. Konversada received a Blue Flag award for great bathing water quality and environmental standards.
4. Sunj beach – Island Lopud
Sunj beach was selected as one of the best Dalmatian beaches by Telegraph.co.uk. It is one of few sandy beaches in Dubrovnik area, as most of the beaches there are pebbly. It is located in large shallow bay, which is perfect for families with children. There is also a nudist section in norther part of the beach. Sunj is located on Lopud, which is a car free island. A 30 minute walk from Lopud’s port to Sunj beach gives you breathtaking views on untouched Mediterranean countryside.
5. Vela przina beach – Island Korcula
Vela przina is a lovely sandy beach with clear water very popular by tourists and locals. It is located in Lumbarda village in a large bay offering breathtaking views across the open sea. You can get there from Korcula town taking a 15 minutes bus ride or by car as it has a large parking place. It features a small open air coffee restaurant for food and refreshments.
6. Saplunara beach – Island Mljet
Saplunara is an unique white sand beach hidden in a lagoon and untouched by tourists. This green oasis has two beaches on a one kilometer long cove. In shallow parts the water reaches temperature of 28°C. There is a pine forest which gives you protection from the sun and freshens the air. It hosts several endangered plant species, that is why littering and camping is prohibited.
7. Punta Rata beach – Makarska
Punta Rata beach located near Split is considered as the most beautiful gravel beaches in Europe. The beach is pebbly while the sea entrance is sandy. It features a crystal clear water perfect for swimming and snorkeling. The beach is very well equipped. You can walk on a promenade under the shade of pine trees, buy drinks and snacks, use showers or rent a deck chairs and umbrellas. You can enjoy there the most beautiful sunset in Makarska Riviera. The beach was awarded a Blue Flag, which signifies great quality of the beach, water and services.
8. Slanica beach – Island Murter
Slanica is a sandy beach with paved parts. It is one of the most popular beaches on Murter island. Both children and adults will enjoy its toboggan and other sport activities like jet-ski or beach volleyball. It offers many facilities like showers and numerous restaurants.
9. Velika plaza – Omis
Velika plaza is a 800 meters long beach located right next to a river mouth below a steep mountain ridge, which creates a breathtaking scenery. Sandy shallow sea bottom is perfect for families with children. The beach offers all the facilities including showers, chair racks, umbrellas, toilets, changing rooms, lifeguards, a playground, beach bars and water sports.
10. Zrce beach – Pag island, Novalja
Zrce, a long pebble beach on Pag island, is Croatia’s party beach capital with bars, night clubs and discotheques, hosting numerous summer music festivals. It was awarded a Blue Flag in 2003 for great water and service quality and fulfilling environmental criteria.
11. Zlatni rat – Brac Island, Bol
Zlatni rat is one of the most beautiful beaches on the Croatian coastline and at the same time the most representative panorama of Bol town. It has a tongue shape spreading 500 meters into the sea covered with soft pebbles. It is a protected natural area and a favourite spot for surfers. It is a 20 minute walk from Bol with a possibility to take a small tourist train or a boat.
12. Mulini Beach, Rovinj
Mulini is 200 meters long paved beach with graveled entrance to the sea. It is in a walking distance from Rovinj city center and has a very popular walking promenade, curving towards the Zlatni Nature Park. It has all the facilities like beach bar, hotel restaurants, water sports, rent a boat, rent a bike, marina, lifeguard, deckchair hire and showers.
Which beaches do you like the most?