The Croatian coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. Many will agree, even those who do not live in Croatia and aren’t tied to Croatia by any subjectivity. Every year, with the approach of the summer, even the biggest workaholics can hardly wait for the holidays. They hear the sound of crickets and of the waves and they smell sunscreen as they count down the days and hours until the holidays starts. Sea, summer, rest, warmth, absence of stress. All this is embodied in a small part of our territory, a thin line between the sea and the continent – the beach. Along with long coastline, ideal climate, ideal cuisine and a rich cultural and historical heritage, Croatia is a tourist mecca because of its beaches.
Croatian beaches – between dream and reality
The Croatian coast is one of the most beautiful in the world. Many will agree, even those who do not live in Croatia and aren’t tied to Croatia by any subjectivity. Every year, with the approach of the summer, even the biggest workaholics can hardly wait for the holidays. However, near Pula there is Cape Kamenjak and the eponymous nature park.
Cape Kamenjak has the shape of a fishbone, namely on both sides of the cape alternate small peninsulas and shallow bays with beautiful beaches. Kamenjak is a favorite beach of the people of Pula and the surrounding area, but it is never crowded.
As it is a nature park, the surrounding area is not crowded with accommodation infrastructure and there are a lot of beaches, so you will be able to find solitude and peace, even in the main season. Going from Istria to the south, we come to Kvarner, which really abounds in the beauty and variety of beaches. From rocky boulders ideal for sunbathing or jumping into the sea to shallow sandy oases of the island of Rab. However, we will single out one of the most beautiful and longest beaches in the entire Adriatic, the beach in Baška, in the south of the island of Krk. Krk is an interesting island, full of content, from the Biserujka cave in the north of the island, through the town of Krk, Košljun, Vrbnik, Jurandvor to Baška. The spice to all this is the hundreds of meters long Baška beach, it is pebbly and with an ideal slope, gentle enough for children and steep enough so that one doesn’t have to walk 50 meters to be able to swim. The special ambience is contributed by the surrounding hills that rise above the place and the beach. In the area of Northern Dalmatia, it is really useless to look for the most beautiful beach because the choice is too wide.
In Central Dalmatia there is a beach that has become an emblem of Croatian tourism, Zlatni rat in Bol on island Brac. It really is a unique, perfect beach, which emerges from the cool pine forest and emerges into the sea on a long pebble beach, which changes its shape depending on the wind and waves. If you are in Bol or anywhere on Brač, we suggest that you drive to Vidova gora, the highest peak on the Croatian islands. For the end we left the area which is number one when it comes to beaches. Despite the general beauty of our coast there are parts that are nicer and less beautiful. One replaces the other and no part of paradise is extremely long. None, except the Makarska Riviera. As beautiful as the Croatian coast is in its entirety, Makarska Riviera is still the only, tens of kilometers, long part of the coast of uninterrupted beauty, pebble beaches that descend from the Biokovo slopes and, emerging from coniferous forests, gradually immerse in clear, clean and warm sea.