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10 Best Beaches to visit in Croatia- A Perfect Tour Guide

Croatia has breathtakingly beautiful beaches with unspoiled bays and shingly stretches along the length of its island-dotted coastline. When it comes to beaches from Croatia you will find the most seductive sandy shores, sun-baked rocks on the coast and pebbly coves. If you are thinking of visiting a dreamy beautiful beach, this is the best destination that you can surely consider booking a ticket. Besides the jam-dropping beaches and various islands offered by Croatia, you will find much more if you choose to explore the city and attractions of Croatia. With more than a thousand islands, the beaches in Croatia have become increasingly popular as tourist attractions. Here is the list of the best 10 beaches to visit in Croatia. Here we go to explore all of these!

List of 10 Best beaches to visit in Croatia:

  • Zlatni Rat
  • Punta Rata
  • Sveti Ivan
  • Rajska Plaza
  • Banje Beach
  • Uvala Portic
  • Trogir Beach
  • Sakarun Beach
  • Nugal Beach
  • Jelsa

Zlatni Rat

Zlatni Rat is the fairest, most famous beach of all in Croatia. It is located just 4 km from the town of Bol on Brac Island. This particular beach is famously called the Golden Cape or Golden Horn. The shape of a silvery tongue of shingle extended into a turquoise sea with a shoreside uniquely shaped and dotted with shiny pebbles. This beach offers everything you are looking for. And also you will find endless restaurants and hotels, day chairs, as well as umbrellas and anything else for rent.

Punta Rata (Dugi)

Punta Rata is a paradise beach in Brela also known as Dugi Rata. It is one of the most beautiful and bigger beaches in Croatia, famous for its soft sand and clear water. Prefer to pick a bicycle for riding around the coast located on the picturesque Makarska Riviera where you will come across the giant Brela stone. It is a white pebble beach where the water quality is awarded the “Blue Flag”. If you are a snorkelling lover then Punta Rata is the best place for you to visit on your Croatia tour packages. And the other popular activities here are stand-up paddling, kayaking, jet-skiing, parasailing and pedal boating.

Sveti Ivan

Sveti Ivan is also known as St. John’s beach and is one of the most beautiful beaches located on Cres Island. It is a popular destination for small boats and yachts. Its 50-metre length and the pebbled surface are protected from strong winds that make it a fun place to swim with the kids and is also a family-oriented virgin beach. It is better to reach Sveti Ivan on foot or by water taxi or private boat charter.

Rajska Plaza

Rajska Plaza is popularly known as paradise beach that surely gives justice to the name. This place is truly a heaven for beach and water lovers. And people who love swimming and extreme water sports must visit this mesmerising place on Earth. Rajska Plaza is located on Lopar, is famous for extremely high-quality water and serves as a home to thousands of exotic underwater species and coral reefs.

Banje Beach (Dubrovnik)

Banje beach is one of the most, most and most popular beaches in Croatia, possible only because of its location in Dubrovnik. You can also see Lokrum Island from Banje beach which is located right next to the East entrance of the famed old town. The Best time to visit here is in September since it will be crowded in the summer season.

Uvala Portic

Uvala Portic is located in Dubovica on Hvar Island, it is a beautiful and nice beach where you can relax surrounded by a pine forest. When it comes to chic bars and racy nightlife the Uvala Portic is the best place for you. If you are a water sports lover such as swimming and diving you have landed in the right place to do that. Although it gets popular with yachts and motorboats, nature makes it a good family-friendly beach for all generations.

Trogir Beach

Trogir beach is the perfect place to plan a day trip in summer located between Zadar and Split. It is a great starting point for a Croatia road trip. You won’t be having many tourists in this destination. If you are a photographic lover, the Trogir beach is the perfect place for you. It is recommended to reach Trogir beach by bus and follow a 3-minutes walk from the old town. You will be having buses run about every 30-minutes to an hour.

Sakarun Beach

Sakarun beach also known as Saharun beach is located on Dugi Otok Island just 1.5 hours by boat from the city of Zadar. It is one of the most beautiful beaches in Croatia because of the dream-like bay and fine white sand. The visitors to this particular beach are individualistic those who seek peace. Since Sakarun beach is located on an open sea, you will not find hotels or restaurants but two nice bars that offer coffee, ice creams and a few small dishes.

Nugal Beach

Nugal Beach is also called Beach Plaza located on Makarska Riviera. You need to hike for about 30-minutes where you will find a beautiful and impressive nine-metre waterfall that floods from the nearby Mount Biokovo. It is a popular area for nude bathing where it is important to know that there are many nudist beaches or partially nudist beaches in the region. It is the most beautiful beach but not very popular for being a nudist.


Jelsa is the nicest beach and one of the most popular holiday destinations located on Hvar Island. This beach is charming with picturesque and lovely old Dalmatian stone houses. The best time to visit Jelsa beach is from May to the end of October. Only the beach is not worth visiting. Also, the surroundings of the town are worth seeing.

Now, it is time for you to plan a trip to Croatia. Don’t ever forget to visit all the beautiful and amazing beaches that Croatia has to offer to all the visitors. Forget about the stereotype that all the beaches will have only turquoise water and sand, just get head into every possible beach and explore the uniqueness offered by everyone. Check out Croatia tour packages from the Pickyourtrail website and you can even customise your own Croatia itinerary package based on your likes and preferences.


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