7 Most Beautiful Beaches in Croatia
The last decade has seen an upsurge in visitors traveling to Croatia. Over 12 million foreign tourists travelled to this amazing country on the Adriatic Sea in the last year alone. The major tourist attraction to this seaside country are its awesome beaches. Croatia has close to 1,1000 miles of coastline that has hidden bays, over 1,000 islands and countless untouched coves. There is enough beach to host parties and keep even the most energetic tourist completely engaged. To better help you appreciate this country and plan for your upcoming visit to Croatia, here are it’s 7 most amazing beaches.
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This hidden beach is one of the most beautiful on the island of Vis. Situated at the southern part of this island, a walk down a steep path as you enjoy the breathtaking panorama will get you to Stiniva. You can also get to this beach via a boat ride through a narrow passage opening into the bay. The relative seclusion and the wild scenery is worth the effort to get to Stiniva.
2. Zlatni Rat
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Golden Cape or known by its famous name, Zlatni Rat is the number most recognized beach in the whole of Croatia. Facing the open sea, this white pebble beach changes its shape at the whim of the waves and winds blowing from the sea. It is an ideal place for diving, surfing, and any other water sports. Numerous outdoor bars and restaurants provide intoxicating nightlife activities with parts of the beach being clothing-optional.
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Zrce is the official party beach in Croatia. The long winding beach off the town of Novalja on the Pag Island is the defacto party beach during the long summer months. Aquarius, Kalypso, Papay are among the many open-air clubs that are patronized by many famous DJs. Relaxing under beach umbrellas and on deck chairs that are available for rent is also a common practice here. At Zrce, you can dine and wine and dance all the day and all the night long.
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Accessible by boat or walking down the rugged path from town, Lubenice is an ancient fort city on the island of Cres. The beaches here are perfect for solitude forays, quite time or that romantic walk or picnic with your loved one. Its tranquil white pebble beaches with clear blue waters are ideal for swimming or simply lazing around.
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This is an isolated cove found at the foot of St. Nikola Hill on the southern part of the island Hvar. To access this secluded and isolated bay, rent a boat and using the natural waterway to access it. Far away from the crowds, you will find sunbathing, diving and swimming very refreshing.
6. Rajska plaža
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Paradise Beach or simply Rajska Plaza is the most famous of the over 20 beaches in Lopar. Lopar is the northern-most village in the Rab island. Stretching over a mile on the Crnika Bay, the waters are so shallow, tourists simply walk to the small island sitting in the middle of the bay. With nearby restaurants, cafes and eateries, a tennis and basketball court, you simply will not have any idle time when visiting this Paradise Beach.
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On the northern part of Dugi Otok, the largest island found on the archipelago of Zadar, you will find a white sand beach famously known as Sakarun Beach. Sakarun faces the Adriatic Sea and will allow your eyes to feast on endless horizons of still turquoise blue waters. This beach is quite throughout the year thanks to its solitude and isolation. Tourists and visitors enjoy snorkeling around the shallow waters or the shade providing by the pine trees that surrounds the Sakarun.