Top 7 Amazing Beaches in Vrbnik

The beaches in Vrbnik are certainly among the highlights of the stunning Krk Island! Around the spectacular old town, which was built on a high rock, are many hidden bays and dreamy bathing spots, one more beautiful than the other! The sea is gorgeous on this side of the island, shining in breathtaking turquoise-blue sea colors, and some of the best bays even carry the Blue Flag. Most of the beaches in Vrbnik are rocky and pebble bays in a wonderful natural setting, surrounded by green vegetation and Mediterranean flair. There is also a really nice sandy beach right in the vicinity! What are the absolutely best beaches in Vrbnik though, and which bay is particularly suitable for a seaside holiday?

In this travel guide, we will show you the best beaches in Vrbnik, including amazing pictures, summarized at a glance. Moreover, there are also lots of information and tips that are guaranteed to help you plan your trip.


Nuluk Beach

One of the most famous beaches in Vrbnik is Plaza Nuluk. This small, quiet town beach is beautifully situated just below the historic center by the harbor, and while swimming you can enjoy a fantastic view of the colorful coastal town. There are parking spaces just in front of the beach, but thanks to the central location, the bay can also be easily reached on foot. However, not only Nuluk beach is beautiful, the small bays along the way also invite to relax and swim. Bathing shoes are an advantage here, as the stones in the water are somewhat sharp.

Tip: The modern apartments of Residence Vrbnik are a real insider tip! Guests love the proximity to the beach, and also the harbor and the old town are not far away.

Zgribnica Beach

The Zgribnica Beach is a beautiful bay in the center and is considered to be the main beach of the holiday resort. It is one of the most popular beaches in Vrbnik and thanks to the remarkable water quality, top facilities and cleanliness this beach jewel even carries the Blue Flag as an award! On a holiday, you will enjoy a picturesque bay where a wonderful pebble beach provides easy access to the turquoise sea. To the left and right of the beach, you’ll find various clean concrete plateaus and stone surfaces that are perfect to sunbathe and relax. Just around the corner, there are even cliffs that truly entice you into jumping into the cool water.

In the high season, a small beach bar opens, and pedal boats are available for rent. Although there are hardly any shady spots on Zrgibnica Beach, you can rent umbrellas and sunbeds.

Tip: The Hotel Vinotel Gospoja is a wonderful 4-star hotel, just 5 minutes away. Grandiose are the proximity to the sea and the old town, as well as the breathtaking view of the coast!

Potovsce Beach

The Plaza Potovsce is one of the ultimate highlights among the most beautiful beaches of Vrbnik. Often voted one of the best bays on Krk Island, a dream beach in a class of its own awaits you here. Even the 2-kilometer-long drive from Vrbnik by car along the coastal road is fantastically beautiful and an experience in itself. Once you arrive, a picturesque natural bay awaits you, embedded in spectacular scenery and with bright blue sea colors as an eye-catcher. In high season, a snack bar opens on Potovsce Beach; in low season, you should bring your own food. Shady spots are rather rare, but parasols are available for rent.

Sveti Marak Beach

The Beach Sveti Marak is an outstanding sandy beach, only 6 kilometers away from Vrbnik. This sheltered bathing bay is particularly popular with families with children, but older people also appreciate this gently sloping beach with fine sand. The sea is usually very calm here, so even the smallest ones can splash around, play on the beach and build sandcastles as they please. The peninsula of the same name, on which the church ruins of Sveti Marak are located, is also beautiful and absolutely worth seeing.

Shady spots are scarce on Plaza Sveti Marak, so it makes sense to bring your own umbrella and enough sunscreen. For food and refreshments there are 3 different really cozy beach bars with a view of the sea.

Tip: About 900 meters away from the sandy beach Sveti Marak is the Apartma Krčine, which convinces with great facilities, cleanliness and a quiet location!

Javna Beach

Probably one of the most beautiful beaches in Vrbnik and a real insider tip at the same time is the idyllic Javna Beach. This picturesque natural bay is located on the coastal road that connects Vrbnik with the village of Risika. Even the journey by bike or car is stunning and absolutely recommended. On the way, there are several small bays and bathing places that invite you to take a break. Once you arrive at Javna Beach, you can enjoy a wonderful, clean pebble beach surrounded by beautiful nature and lots of greenery.

The atmosphere of this quiet dream beach is simply magnificent and you experience true seclusion. The sea here is also to fall in love with, almost kitschy turquoise blue, and invites to swim and relax.

Kozica Beach

Kozica beach, also known as Silent Beach, is located in a small, secluded bay, but can be reached by a walk from Vrbnik. The 500-metre-long footpath through the pine forest alone is like you know it from picture books, so a visit to Kozica beach should not be missed on any holiday. What’s great is the quiet ambience, which has probably earned this bay the nickname Silent Beach. The sea on this dream beach is wonderfully clear and thanks to the beautiful nature, you can discover an interesting underwater world while snorkeling. Diving courses also start right on this beach!

Tip: The APARTMAN ČUBRANIĆ is in a fantastic location, within walking distance of Kozika beach, the town beach and the center! Perfect for a beach holiday.

Secret Beach

Really hidden and yet centrally located is the small Secret Beach! It is certainly one of the most unusual beaches in Vrbnik and, thanks to its fantastic setting, probably also one of the most beautiful ones! This tiny dream beach lies under the cliffs of the old town and can only be reached from the harbor via a narrow, hidden rocky opening. There is not much space on the white pebble beach, but a jump into the cool water is not to be missed. The sea is uniquely beautiful, wonderfully clear, and it’s fun to swim in this fabulous setting!

Tip: On the cliffs of the old town are the Vila Verbana Apartments. The view of the sea is spectacular, and with a little luck, you can even spot dolphins from the balcony!

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