The 7 best beaches in Croatia
Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coast is just awesome – with more than a thousand islands and 102 blue flag beaches this country counts to our top favorite holiday destinations in Europe. The perfect piece of earth for sun lovers and beach addicts.
But where to go and where are the best beaches in Croatia?
We had been several times in this amazing country and so now, in this blog post we are going to share with you our 7 best beaches in Croatia, which you have to try!
Beach Pinizule & Cape Kamenjak – Istria
The Kamenjak National Park is a real nature jewel in Istria. In the winter, it is the home of the Mediterranean monk seals and in summer home of the beach lovers. You will find various beautiful beaches in this area, we recommend visiting the park for a few days, so you are having enough time to explore all the fantastic places. Don’t miss the Cape Kamenjak, well known for cliff jumping and his crazy Safari beach bar and make sure to visit one of the best beaches in Croatia, the Beach Pinižule.
Sakarun Beach – Dugi Otok
Dugi Otok is a 50 km long island west of Zadar and probably one of the best kept secrets of Croatia! We stayed there for a day trip but next time we will definitely stay longer. It was amazing there! It’s a wonderful place for a tranquility and relaxing stay, you will find some great landscapes and beaches. The most beautiful beach is the Sakarun Beach, a white sand beach with around 800 m and it’s definitely a must see, if you are on the island.
Where to stay: Best to stay in the area around Zadar region or directly on the Island Dugi Otok. From Zadar you have to take the ferry to Dugi Otok. Around Zadar you will find plenty of nice apartments and also some great hotels.
Punta Rate beach – Brela, Makarska Rivijera
Punta Rata, with its picturesque stone in the sea, is one of the most popular beaches in Croatia. None other than the American Forbes magazine included this beach amongst its world’s top 10 most beautiful beaches list. And they are right – This beach is absolutely a postcard motive! Brela with its 6 km long pebble beach is a perfect place to spend a great holiday and besides, there are lots of really good restaurants overlooking the sea. The Punta Rata beach belongs definitely to the best beaches in Croatia.
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Kornati Islands – Lojena beach, Otok Levrnaka
“On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati islands out of tears, stars and breath.“ George Bernard Shaw
If you are visiting this National park you will understand how George Bernard Shaw was feeling, when he was writing about this wonderful piece of earth: A huge archipelago consisting of 140 islands covering an area of 300 square km.
Several amazing bays and beaches are waiting for you to explore them. Avoid booking Kornati big boat excursions. Best you take a private skipper from Murter so you can see all this great places by yourself. One of the best beaches in Crotia you will find on Otok Levrnaka in the Kornati National park, named the Lojena Beach.
Podvrske beach – Otok Murter
With its laid-back vibes and its incredible beautiful beaches it’s the perfect getaway in Croatia. On Murter are a few awesome beaches, but our favorite beach is the Beach Podvrske. The turquoise blue colors of this beach are unbelievable!
Additionally, it’s a great starting point if you are fancy to make some excursions to the Kornati National Park, to Sibenik, Trogir and Primosten.
Golden horn, Zlatni rat – Brac Island
The Golden Horn is a really picturesque place and probably one of the best-known photo motives in Croatia. We had been there for a daytrip from Makarska and we liked it a lot. The golden pebble beach has a unique shape, like a half-moon and its water is crystal blue and clear. Because the beach is so popular you should visit it in the preseason.
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