10 Best Beaches on Korcula Island
The beautiful island Korcula in Croatia offers its guests an incredible variety of different beaches and coves. On a visit to this amazing holiday island you can expect both, sandy beaches, as well as lovely pebble beaches, hidden coves and also really lonely spots for swimming and snorkeling. The best beaches of the island Korcula are mostly on the southern coast side, but also in the north and on the small islets around the main island one can explore many dream beaches. Perfect for an unforgettable holiday on one of Croatia’s most recommended island.
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 village Lumbarda is not far from Korcula Town and is the best starting point to explore the island. Moreover, the accommodation is only a few minutes’ walk from the beach and the sea view is incredible. For a stay in the Apartments Pržina are a really good choice
Another great tip among the best beaches of Korcula is the fantastic beach of Bacva Bay. This dream beach is just amazing, 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.
One of the most important bays and for many the ultimate most beautiful beach of Korcula is the beach Pupnatska Luka. It 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
Really lonely places for swimming and sunbathing can be found on the peninsula Raznjic. This spot is mainly known by locals and therefore a great insiders tip. Here you can experience blue and turquoise watercolors, as from the Caribbean. Also, for snorkeling there are some very good 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.
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 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 beach Vaja, 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 beautiful beach Zitna 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. This beach is truly unique on Korcula and therefore one of the best beaches on the island.
Tip: In the small town of Zavalatica you will find some good apartments and accommodations. Highly recommended are the Apartments Marijana. From here you are in a few minutes’ walk at Zitna beach.
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. A highlight on Korcula, which you should not miss.
The best starting point to explore the Proizd island is the holiday destination Vela Luka. There is a wide choice of accommodation, restaurants and cafes. The best way to get to this island is by taxi boat from Vela Luka (3 times a day) and with a bit of luck you can even watch dolphins.
The picturesque bay Lucica is one of the secret beaches near Vela Luka. This beautiful beach is located about 7 kilometers from the port 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 beautiful 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 very special holiday on Korcula.
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 some lovely apartments, such as Apartments Ante Š in a quiet location.
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