For a cultural and coastal escape, there is no place that could be compared to Croatia, especially its coastal parts.
The Croatian coast has many hidden treasures and some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The world-renowned magazine Vogue recognized Croatia as a glamorous destination perfect for a summer escape, especially after the recent lockdown. With the recent article, Vogue gave Croatia another incredible exposure with its selection of the most beautiful Adriatic beaches.
1. Zlatni rat beach
Among them is the mentioned beach Zlatni rat on the island of Brač, which is most recognizable (one of the symbols of the Adriatic coast) thanks to its iconic “tongue-shaped” appearance. Vogue magazine describes the beach in Bol as one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Adriatic.
It’s not possible to give exact measures of the beach length as it’s constantly changing under the influence of wind coming from the hill Vidova Gora from the back and under the impact of currents that collide in the sea surrounding the beach. The tip of the tongue of the Zlatni Rat beach is never the same, and according to the official tracking, its shape significantly changes almost every other year.
2. Stiniva beach
Almost completely obscured from the view of passing boats, Stiniva beach on the Croatian island of Vis has something of the James Bond villain lair about it. Its inaccessibility is part of its allure. It’s a perfectly formed white pebble cove framed by towering cliffs through which a small opening leads out to the sea.
The beach itself can only be reached by hiking down a steep and narrow path or by taking a taxi boat from the nearby cove at Rukavac. And only those vessels small enough to pass through a gap of a few meters in the cliffs can reach it.
3. Betina cave beach
Another private beach, hardly accessible by land lies near the shores of the city of Dubrovnik. Betina Cave is a massive cavern, with striking scenery and a sense of isolation despite being less than a kilometer east of Dubrovnik’s Old City.
The tiny pebbly beach has been popular with locals for centuries. It’s in the shade for a lot of the day because of the surrounding rock formations, getting only a couple of hours of sunlight in the mornings.
4. Nugal beach
With its dramatic karst cliffs and azure seas, Nugal Beach is another highlight of the Makarska region. Nugal Beach is a tiny stretch of sand found between the towns of Makarska and Tučepi at the base of some steep cliffs. The beach can only be reached on foot or by boat and it has no facilities, giving it a more secluded feel. To walk here, take the footpath about 2 km to the south of town. The path leads through pine forest and is steep in sections so sturdy walking shoes are recommended.
5. Punta rata beach
Punta Rata beach is a magical white sandy beach located in the beautiful Croatian town, Brela. No beach in Croatia is as picturesque as Punta Rata, with nearby mossy cliffs perching beside the edge of the shore. It is a beach that will prove that Mediterranean paradise still exists – as they stated in Vogue.
6. Dubovica beach
Just 10 minutes from Hvar Town, this pretty bay typifies the best quintessentially Croatian beaches it’s the perfect place to spend the day. Secluded bay with a large pebble beach, surrounded by pine trees and olive groves. It’s basically a Mediterranean dream.
7. Banje beach
Located in front of the eastern entrance to Dubrovnik Old Town, Banje beach is probably Dubrovnik’s most stunning places that will stun you with beautiful views over Dubrovnik Old Town and Lokrum Island.