The Adriatic Coastline has always been a real gem. Croatia offers unspoiled bays and shingly stretches along the length of its island-dotted coastline, from Rijeka in the north down to Dubrovnik.
There are over 100 beaches on the coastline and islands of Croatia that have attained blue flag status. This is due to their seductive sandy shores, pebbly coves and sun-baked rocks on the Dalmatian coast. With so much choice, it is difficult to choose the 10 Best Beaches in Croatia.
Suffice to say, if you head for any mentioned below, you won’t be disappointed.
Bačvice beach is probably one of the most popular ones in the Split area. It’s a sandy beach with many sunbeds and it’s very popular among locals and tourists who visit Croatia to have fun.
Immensely popular as a family beach can experience the intense music and crazy atmosphere of Split Beach Festival. Wander along the shore to check out seafood delicacies, play beach volleyball and experience local culture at one of the best Croatia beaches.
P.S Don’t forget to play picigin, the beach game that was created in the beach of Bačvice.
If apart from sailing you’re also a lover of water sports, look no further than the beautiful beach of Žnjan. Situated near the center of Split, Žnjan is an ideal destination for families with little children, romantic couples, older people, singles and younger people.
Apart from being an amazing destination for sailing, the beach of Žnjan is surrounded by many restaurants, cafes and bars that you can visit, and it’s also an ideal place for children, because it has many playgrounds and trampolines to play and have fun.
Also known as the Monte Carlo of Croatia, the luxurious island is a “must” destination for sailing lovers. It’s the absolute party experience and a huge celebrity destination. The nightlife is amazing, with clubs like Hula Hula, Kiva Bar, Pink Champagne and the widely known Carpe Diem offering an amazing experience.
Hvar claims to be the sunniest island of Croatia, and that’s probably something you should judge on your own. Apart from the exciting nightlife, Hvar island is also known for its medieval streets, it’s interesting attractions such as forts, museums and monasteries.
Korčula might not be Croatia’s largest city, it is though the most popular destination. The Pearl of the Adriatic as they call it, or “mini Dubrovnik” is a beautiful island with medieval narrow marble streets and high walls, and white houses with orange roofs that don’t go unnoticed.
Sailing through Korčula will be a feast for your eyes as you pass through the deep blue Adriatic waves. The long and narrow island, which is covered in dense woods, is also said to be the birthplace to Marco Polo, the famous explorer.
The Kasjuni Beach is a beautiful pebble beach located at the foot of the hill of Marjan in Split, about 2.5 km away from the city center. The beach can be reached by car, on foot or by boat. If you don’t like populated beaches such as Bačvice, Kasjuni is a great place for you.
There are two catering facilities on the beach, one is a beach & lounge bar where you can enjoy a refreshing drink or afternoon coffee and the other one is a restaurant offering a wide range of delicious dishes. This beach is ideal for young people as they enjoy after beach parties with the sound of excellent music..
More often visited by locals than by tourists, the little beach called Kaštelet is one you do not want to miss. The beach is near the port of Split, so it’s an ideal place to sail to. This beautiful beach is ideal for young people looking for fun where they can enjoy the beach with cocktails and good music. A bit further part of the beach is separated for families and the elderly, this part is quieter and therefore more suitable for family vacations.
Saplunara beach (Mljet)
Saplunara beach is a beautiful sandy lagoon located on the southeastern part of the island of Mljet. Mljet is known as an ideal place for relaxing as well as a green oasis. It is also known for being the home of Croatia’s national park.
Mljet has many beaches to explore while sailing, like the eastern area called “Saplunara”, which is the most popular among them. Known for its sandy beaches, Saplunara has a kilometre long bay and warm, crystal waters. You can either visit its nightlong beach parties, or relax by drinking a good glass of wine at the sunset. The legend says that even Ulysses found sanctuary there. The Saplunara beach was awarded a Blue flag which is a symbol of the quality of the sea.
The small island of Lopud is a well-hidden paradise. A quiet beautiful island in the Adriatic, Lopud is a destination that you should sail to because of the amazing scenery and the crystal clear transparent waters.The reason for its popularity are its magnificent beaches, like the amazing beach of Sunj. The beach there is so shallow that you have to walk 100 meters to be able to swim and is therefore very suitable for families with children.
Copacabana beach is located on the north side of Lapad peninsula below the Babin Kuk touristic settlement near Dubrovnik’s old town. It is a pebble, shallow beach, perfect for water sports. Copacabana offers a beautiful view of the island Daksa and Elafiti islands and the semi-suspended bridge which is unique in the world. If you would like some adventure, Copacabana offers various activities such as kayaking, volleyball, aquagan, paragliding, tubing, water skiing and many more.
With breath-taking views of Dubrovnik and Lokrum island, Banje Beach is among the best Dubrovnik beaches. Located at the heart of the city of Dubrovnik, this beach always remains crowded with tourists as well as locals. Other than amazing weather and stunning views, Banje Beach is a hub of thrilling water sports and jet skiing, paragliding and banana boat rides are just a few from the list. Banje does not classify as a family beach since it is meant more for adventurers and younger people, due to its contents and accessibility.