Beautiful beaches to visit in Croatia this summer

Zlatni Rat is among the most beautiful beaches to visit in Croatia

Want to enjoy Europe at its best this summer? Beach lovers have been talking up Croatia of late, as there are plenty of attractive white pebble and sand beaches up and down its coast.

In this post, we’ll discuss the trendiest beaches in this increasingly popular nation. Before booking your ticket overseas, though, make sure you have a sturdy pair of sunglasses.

Not only do the white sand/stones along Croatia’s coast reflect light easily, UV rays can erode your sight over time just like it does to your skin.

Buy a pair from and you’ll shield your eyes from undue harm while you have the time of your life at the following beaches:

1) Zlatni Rat

A spit of white pebbles and sand jutting out into the Adriatic, Zlatni Rat is a hot destination for locals and travelers alike.

Located on the island of Brac, sunbathers on this beach are spoiled with amazing views not only of crystal clear waters, but of mountains, Roman ruins, and fragrant pine forests.

Naturalists will want to head to the far western side of the beach, as this area is set aside for those who wish to bare all.

The water is quite nice to swim in but resist the temptation to swim straight out from the tip of the peninsula, as ocean currents out there are rather strong.

2) Brela Beach

Want to visit a beach worthy of being a picture postcard? Spend your Croatian holiday at Brela Beach.

Located on the Makarska Riviera, this peaceful town is home to one that stretches 3 ½ kilometres.

With breathtaking rock formations, towering mountains just a short distance inland, and some of the clearest water in the world, your biggest struggle will be leaving to catch your return flight.

3) Baska Beach

Want a beach destination with scenic beauty, but with plenty of services at hand? Make for Baska Beach on Krk island, as it is situated within the town that gives it its name.

Along its length, you’ll find restaurants, bars, and other stores selling the essentials needed to have a fun day at the beach.

Hotels and holiday apartments allow easy walk-out access to the seashore, so you won’t ever be far from your accommodation should you want to come and back and rest during the day.

Want to try your hand at taming the waves of the Adriatic? Rent a surfboard from one of the vendors on the beach, and have fun trying to balance on its steady, predictable waves.

4) Banje Beach

Think Dubrovnik is all about history and culture? Fortunately for lovers of sun, sand, and surf, Banje Beach provides a place for visitors to enjoy the excellent weather that this part of Croatia enjoys throughout its long summer.

Situated within sight of the old city walls, you’ll have an amazing backdrop to your afternoon spent baking in the sun and/or playing in the water.

While there are sun loungers available for rent, there is no restriction to those who simply want to plunk down a towel, so feel free to show up irrespective of your budget.

This is a beach filled with plenty of stylish sunbathers, so don’t look out of place: check out this gift guide and get a pair of fashionable sunglasses before heading to Croatia.


Photo courtesy CC user Karel Hrdina on Wikimedia Commons

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