10 Best Beaches on Korcula Island
The stunning beaches on Korcula Island are truly unique in Croatia. On this fascinating island, there is an incredible variety of different bays, one more beautiful than the other. On a vacation, you can expect velvety sandy beaches, picture-perfect pebble beaches and there are also really secluded spots for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. Many of the best beaches on Korcula are located on the southern side of the island, but you can also explore breathtaking dream beaches in the north and on the small islands in the area. But what are the absolute best beach highlights on Korcula, what are the real insider tips on hidden bays, and which bay is particularly suitable for a vacation by the sea?
In this travel guide, we have summarized the 10 best beaches in Korcula, including pictures and valuable tips. In addition, we will show the ultimate secret bays and visitors absolute favorite bathing spots on the island.
Beach Vela Przina
The Vela Przina Beach in Lumbarda is one of the most beautiful sandy beaches of Korcula Island and fascinates with a particularly idyllic ambience, surrounded by Lumbarda’s vineyards. This wonderful, long and gently sloping sandy beach is especially popular for families with children. In the season, a small restaurant and a beach bar are opened right on the beach. Also massages with sea view are offered there. This bay has only a few natural shade spots, but beach chairs and umbrellas can be rented. If you are looking for a really lovely sandy beach on Korcula, then the Vela Przina Beach in Lumbarda is the place to visit.
Tip: The small resort of Lumbarda is a great choice for a beach vacation on Korcula. Especially recommended is the beautiful ECO Aparthotel The Dreamers’s Club.
The breathtaking beach of Bacva Bay is definitely a real insider’s tip among the most amazing beaches of Korcula. This dream beach is just spectacular, and the water is crystal clear and perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Behind the cozy beach there is a small quaint restaurant, that grills fresh fish every day and from the terrace you will enjoy a wonderful beach atmosphere. Especially if you live near Lumbarda and Korcula Town, than Bacva Beach is really worth a visit.
Pupnatska Luka Beach
The Pupnatska Luka Beach is one of the most impressive bays on the island and for many vacationers even the ultimate most beautiful beach of Korcula. This absolute picture perfect beach is located about 15 kilometers from Korcula town and lies on the south coast of the island. Surrounded by dense forests, this bay delights with gorgeous blue sea colors and very fine gravel. Meanwhile, the Pupnatska is easily accessible via an asphalt road and thus much easier to access. A small restaurant and a nice beach bar provide the nice food and cool drinks. Umbrellas and sunbeds can be rented on site.
Raznjic Penisula Beach
The peninsula Raznjic with its dreamlike lonely bathing places is one of the absolute insider tips among locals as well as Korcula connoisseurs. Here you can experience blue and turquoise watercolors, as from the Caribbean. Also, for snorkeling, there are some excellent opportunities around the Raznjic peninsula. Here, the water quality is excellent, and you will see many colorful fishes. The coast here consists of rugged white rocks, but always grant access to the sea. The wonderfully fragrant pine forest provides cool shade on hot summer days.
The beautiful Zitna Beach is located on the south coast, about 400 meters from the village of Zavalatica. This beach gem lies in a long, narrow bay surrounded by Mediterranean pine forests and beautiful light blue watercolors. Again here, the sea is crystal clear, somehow a bit fresh, as it is fed by a fresh water source. The Zitna beach is a fine pebble beach, but inside the sea you will enjoy a fine sand beach. This beach is truly unique on Korcula and therefore one of the best beaches on the island.
Tip: In the small village of Zavalatica you will find some good apartments. Very recommendable are the Apartments Marijana. From here you can reach Zitna beach in a few minutes on foot.
Proizd Island Beach
The beach Proizd is located on the Proizd Island and has been become several times rewarded as one of the best beaches in Croatia. This place enchants with the most beautiful turquoise blue water colors and a top water quality. The beautiful island is uninhabited, there is only one restaurant. Otherwise, you move here in unspoiled nature. Actually, there are 4 fantastic beaches to explore.
The best starting point to explore Proizd Island is the resort of Vela Luka. Here you can find a wide range of accommodation, restaurants and cafés. The best way to get to the island is by taxi boat from Vela Luka, which runs 3 times a day. With a little luck, you can even spot dolphins during the trip.
Bratinja Luka Beach & Orlandusa Beach
The Bratinja Luka beach is one of the secret beaches of Korcula. In fact, this double bay consists of 2 beaches, Bratinja Luka and Orlandusa beach. So when you visit you can swim at two wonderfully quiet bays. The journey to these fantastic bays is a bit cumbersome and so you have to take an 8-kilometer-long gravel road before reaching the dream beaches. Arriving at the destination compensates with absolute peace and seclusion in an incredibly paradisiacal setting. Both bays, Bratinja Luka and Orlandusa beach are really picturesque and therefore belong to the best beaches on Korcula.
Samograd Beach is located in a quiet bay on the north side of Korcula, about 1.5 kilometers from the small, picturesque village Racisce. Although this unique pebble beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the north, nevertheless, it still a very quiet paradise for holidaymakers. For getting to this beach, you will have to take a gravel road, which is only partially paved. Perhaps that is why Samograd Bay has remained one of Korcula’s best kept secret. Only about 500 meters before the Samograd bay hides the Vaja Beach, another beach jewel on Korcula’s north coast.
Tip: Why not spend a relaxed holiday at the nearby small town Racisce. Here we can especially recommend the Captain’s Attic Apartment!
The coast at Martina Bok offers some of the best swimming opportunities near Vela Luka in the west of the island of Korcula. Here on the rugged coast you need bathing shoes for the sea, but still compensate for fantastic water colors and an incredibly beautiful quiet scenery, in the midst of untouched nature. There are only a few tourists here, so Martina Bok is usually a place of absolute tranquility, perfect for relaxing and relaxing.
Tip: Near Martina Bok there are a few vacation rentals for a relaxing vacation, like the Apartments Ante Š in a quiet location.
The picturesque Lucica Bay is one of the secret beaches on Korcula. This gorgeous hidden beach is located about 7 kilometers from the port town of Vela Luka and is an absolute insider tip among the most beautiful and quiet beaches of Korcula. Here you are bathing on a fabulous pebble beach with the most stunning sea colors and enjoys an incredible ambience. Just a few minutes’ walk from Lucica Bay you will find Poplat Beach, another recommended beach in the Vela Luka area.
Tip: A true gem near the beach including pool and stunning views of the sea is the Deluxe Villa “Villas Stone House Poplat“. Perfect for a special holiday on Korcula.
Find the best accommodation on Korcula Island:
More about Korcula Island:
More about the Beaches of Croatia:
Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links. Meaning that if you click on certain links, and then subsequently purchase a product, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.