Have you ever experienced a European tour and beach vacation at the same time? Maybe it is time for you to explore and visit the Top 10 best beaches in Croatia.
From the vast Adriatic Sea, Croatia is one of the popular European countries to cater and satisfy your summer vacation cravings. Aside from having a lot of World Heritage Sites listed by UNESCO, there are also a lot of islands and beaches you can enjoy.
So, be sure to pack your swimwear and let’s go beach hopping with this list.
Stiniva Beach and bay on Vis Island
Awarded as one of the best beaches in Europe in 2019, Stiniva Beach is a secluded paradise in Croatia. Aside from its clean and clear turquoise sea, Stiniva Beach also offers beautiful rock formations and picturesque views of sunrises and sunsets. In 1967, the beach and its cove are proclaimed protected as a natural monument so its natural beauty is preserved throughout the ages. Along with its beauty, the place also participated in a lot of historical figures such as the foundation of the colony of the Dionysus in the 4th century BC, the attack of Venetian in the 10th century, and the fall of Napoleon in 1800s. A lot of vineyards and cultures have evolved in ages.
Truly one of the gems of Croatia, Cape Kamenjak is an adventure-filled nature park located on Premantura Village in Istria where 70-foot cliffs overlook the sea. People with a brave heart dives from these cliffs into the clear seawater. But if you want to try cliff diving, extra precautions are advised. Aside from cliff diving, kayaking and windsurfing are also must-try activities in the area. You can also see dolphins and seals playing in the waters, so be sure to capture on your cameras.
Mali Bok Beach
Located on the island of Cres, Beach Mali Bok is one of its natural paradise surrounded by tall rocks. If you search or a secluded beach for yourself for soul searching or anything else, this is the beach for you. Because of its barely untouched grounds, there are no content, service, facilities, or shade available so you need to bring your own. If you want to take the beach on solo, you might want to visit in the morning since there is a bigger crowd when the afternoon and nightfall.
Named after the ancient Lubenice City, Lubenice Beach is one where you can experience both beach and its historical past while having your summer break. You can visit the old towers and churches when you take a stroll.
Zlatni rat beach
Zlatni rat beach is truly a treasure for its local because it translates as Golden Horn (or Golden Cape) that also describes its shape. It also boasts its sand-like pebbly beach and clear sea. The shape of the beach also changes depending on the winds. The beach is also famous for its activities like windsurfing and kitesurfing which gives tourists adrenaline rush. You can also enjoy jet ski, parachute rides, beach volleyball, banana boat rides, and a lot more of other fun activities. Also, don’t forget to visit Roman Villa Rustica to complete your experience when you visit the beach.
Punta Rata Beach
Listed as one of the 10 beautiful beaches in the world by Forbes magazine in 2014, it is truly one of the gems of Croatia. Punta Rata Beach has a lot of spectacular views to offer which given by sightseeing tours available in the area. You can also enjoy water activities such as kayaking, diving, and rafting.
Located in Dubrovnik Region, Sunj Beach is a sand beach and surrounded by pine forest. It is a very family-friendly beach because of its shallow water. You can also enjoy beach volleyball and picigin. It also has facilities in the area so you don’t need to worry about accommodations.
Sveti Jakov Beach
Located in Dubrovnik City, Sveti Jakov Beach is a secluded beach but it is also known for its picture-perfect beach. If you ever watched or a fan of the television series, Game of Thrones, you might recognize this as King’s Landing. Aside from this, the beach is also famous for its breathtaking overlooking view of the sea. It is great for snorkeling activities because of its clear waters. You can also enjoy the quietness and serenity of the place since fewer tourists come to the area.
It is also located in Dubrovnik City, Banje Beach is one of its famous beaches in the city of Croatia. If you are an adrenaline junkie, you can enjoy a lot of activities in the area including kayaks, banana boats, parasailing, water skiing, and wakeboarding. You can also enjoy spectacular views when you visit the area.
Located in the southern part of Dalmatia, Divna beach is a small pebbly beach. You can have a closer relationship with the environment because it is surrounded by trees and is a remote area. There are no facilities in the area so you need to bring your accommodation. But it is truly a silent sanctuary if you want to enjoy peace and tranquility.
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