Top 7 Amazing Beaches on Murter Island
The beaches of Murter Island are a real highlight and the perfect choice for a summer holiday in Croatia. Along the picturesque coastline you will find a variety of idyllic beaches and small hidden bathing bays, one more beautiful than the other! Most visitors know Plaza Slanica, a picturesque fine sandy beach that is actually the tourist center. However, there are countless other magnificent bathing spots in Murter, where it is worth spending your holiday! Whether it’s a sandy beach, a pebble bay or an idyllic stone beach, everyone is sure to find their personal favorite spot on this island. Where are the best beaches on Murter Island, where are the hidden bays and what are the absolute insider tips?
In this travel guide, we reveal the 7 most beautiful beaches on Murter Island. We also provide you with exclusive insider tips, show you secluded beaches and reveal the best beaches to spend a holiday at.
One of the most beautiful beaches on Murter is definitely Podvrske beach. This dream bay is located in the north of the island, about 1 kilometer from the coastal capital Murter Town, and is a true natural jewel. Several times, this bay has been chosen as one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia. And really, this beach is breathtaking and a real highlight on the island. Here you swim on a fine pebble beach that turns into a sandy beach directly in the water! The sea shines in the most spectacular turquoise-blue sea colors and the view of the offshore peninsula is also really impressive.
In addition, this beach offers a picturesque location in the middle of nature, surrounded by olive trees and pine trees. Thanks to the natural surroundings, the water is crystal clear and invites to swim and snorkel. There are still no large hotel bunkers, restaurants or shops here! Instead, there is a small snack bar that provides cool drinks and snacks in a wonderful setting.
Tip: An about 5 minutes’ walk will get you to the lovely holiday home Villa Roza Murter, a fantastic place to stay, ideal for families or small groups!
Slanica beach is the main beach on the island and another highlight that should not be missed on any holiday. Especially families with children, but also non-swimmers love this very shallow sandy beach! Here, even the smallest ones can splash around and play in the clear water safely. In this bay, too, you can enjoy sea colors as beautiful and unique as those in a travel magazine! The water is also crystal clear and there are some quiet rocky stretches at the edge of the bay for sunbathers.
Natural shade is available at Plaza Slanica under the fragrant pine trees that line the entire bay and conjure up a Mediterranean flair. Entertainment as well as food and drinks are also provided. Several beach bars, restaurants and a pizzeria offer refreshments and great food. Rehut campsite with mobile homes, which is located directly on the beach, is also fantastic.
Tip: If you are looking for a nice holiday flat close to the sandy beach of Slanica, Villa Paula is definitely the right place for you. The new flats are in a prime location, just a few steps away from the sea!
Beach Iza Andrije
Beautiful and absolutely idyllic is beach Iza Andrije. It is located on the picturesque coastal path between Tisno and Jezera and is a real highlight for all those who appreciate peace and quiet in nature. Surrounded by dense pine forests, you can enjoy a fabulous ambience while bathing, and the view of the small islands is dream-like. Plaza Iza Andrije is a natural stone beach, but there are also concrete sunbathing areas. Stairs provide access to the sea, or simply jump into the cool water! If you like, you can also go snorkeling along this stretch of coast and marvel at the intact underwater world.
Tip: The nearest accommodation is a few minutes’ walk away in Tisno. Highly recommended are the flats Valentina Tisno in a fabulous location!
Kosirina bay is another beach highlight on the island of Murter. Located near Betina, this natural dream bay is best reached by car or boat. This beach is a romantic stone beach lined with pine forests, which turns into a sandy beach in the sea. The magnificent colors of the water are simply breathtaking and, together with the dense pine forests and the many sailing boats, give the beach a paradisiacal ambience. Thanks to the intact nature and the many rocks, snorkeling in this bay is also a great experience!
Another highlight is the idyllic atmosphere, the peace and quiet you enjoy while sunbathing! So here you can find quiet places to relax even in the high season.
A real insider tip among the most beautiful and calm beaches of Murter is Cigrada bay. It is somewhat secluded from the larger holiday resorts and is particularly attractive because of its romantic idyll. The sea shines in the most beautiful colors and the fine pebble beach is also ideal for swimming. You will find quiet and shady places to relax a little off the beaten track, along the pine-lined rocky coast.
The picturesque bay of Cigrada attracts both beach-addicts and nautical enthusiasts looking for that special island feeling. The excellent restaurant and the quaint pizzeria, where regional delicacies are served in a romantic ambience, are also fabulous.
Tip: The Sea Side Apartment is only a 5-minute walk from the bay and is a perfect choice for a quiet beach holiday!
Lovisca beach belongs to the camp of the same name, Jezera Village Lovisca, and is another very popular beach on Murter. Campers in particular love this pretty, long pebble beach, which scores with fabulous facilities, cleanliness and terrific holiday flair. The pine trees are also beautiful and provide pleasant shade and a Mediterranean ambience, especially on hot summer days. There is also a water bouncy castle for children and sports activities, such as kayaking, mini golf and pedal boats for hire.
A café and restaurant provide refreshments and snacks. The shore promenade, which leads to the village of Tisno, is also beautiful and just perfect to take long walks along the beach.
Tip: In the holiday location, only 150 meters from the beach, you will find the beautifully furnished Mobile Homes with a lovely terrace.
An absolute insider tip and one of the beaches on Murter that certainly not everyone knows about, is Plaza Murtaric. This breathtakingly beautiful natural hidden bay is located on a small peninsula and can only be reached by boat or by car via a gravel road from Jezera. Even in high season, this pebble/rock beach is hardly busy, perfect if you are looking for undisturbed beach fun. Once you arrive, you’ll experience a breathtakingly beautiful natural paradise and the view of the peninsula is truly impressive. If you like snorkeling, you will find the best opportunities here at Murtaric beach! Thanks to the untouched nature, you can discover countless interesting fish, crabs and shells underwater.
Tip: If you love solitude, you should definitely check out the Holiday Home Robinson Maria. This jewel is absolutely secluded, calm and has a magnificent view of the Murtaric peninsula!
Jasenovac beach is located on the west coast of Murter, just below the idyllic Stella Maris campsites and the luxurious Golden Haven Glamping. In this bay you experience a fabulous mix of pebble and rocky beach as well as concreted areas that invite to sunbathe. The sea shines turquoise blue and makes the bay a real eye-catcher. On top of that, the extremely cozy atmosphere and the unmistakable Mediterranean ambience are truly enchanting and guarantee unforgettable days by the sea. Not only the beach is beautiful though, but the two camping facilities and the restaurant are also really fantastic and a great choice for a holiday!
Tip: The Golden Haven is the perfect place to relax! Here you can choose between different luxurious glamping tents, perfect for a romantic holiday.
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