Ten Best Beaches in Croatia - Can You Visit Them All?

By 28 June 2016

Some are on the coastline, some on distant islands, but all will make you want to jump and go

Selecting the best beaches in Croatia is always a hard task, here’s what Večernji List compiled on June 28, 2016.

1. Saplunara beach is a sandy lagoon settled in the south-eastern section of Mljet island. Mljet is the most forested and green Croatian island, whose western part is protected as the first Adriatic national park, while the eastern as a reserve of natural rarity.

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2. Bellevue beach is in one of the nicest bays of the area in Dubrovnik, below the Gorica hotel. It is also one of the most visited local bathing spots. We recommend you visit the beach during the morning or in early afternoon when the sun is abundant. Shady cliffs around it provide deep shade in late afternoon.


3. Paradise beach is 2 kilometres long, located in the northern area of Rab island in the small tourism village Lopar. It is a sandy beach and quite shallow, making it ideal for children. A large sports centre is nearby with tennis, football, basketball, volleyball courts, mini golf and table tennis, but you can also try the water slide and other activities.

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4. Porat beach is one of the loveliest sandy beaches on Biševo island. Hidden under cliffs on the west coast it is unconnected to civilisation. There are 26 sea caves on Biševo that can be visited by boat, one of them Medvidina cave, protected as a natural monument due to its exceptional beauty

5. Kostanj beach is on Ugljan island, about 15 minutes of walking from Kukljica village. It’s a sandy beach with shallow waters ideal for kids and non-swimmers. There are no additional services on the beach so we recommend you bring food and drink if you plan to stay all day.

6. Saharun beach is in the northern part of Dugi island, 800 metres long. This sea paradise has clear waters and white sands in the shadow of a pine forest. The shallow water stretches for 200 metres from the coast, so the beach, located near Veli Rat village, is suitable for kids.

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7. Zrće near Novalja town is the most famous beach on Pag island. White oval shaped stones, steep descent into sea and wonderful scenery, but above all excellent fun with nightclubs are bait for party people from around the world. The Croatia Ibiza can hold several thousand beach and party goers and lives 24 hours a day. The services and fun with slides, beach volleyball, huge parking lot, clean sea and great organisation have brought Zrće the title of the best Adriatic beach in the past.

8. The Queen’s beach in Nin is only 15 kilometres from Zadar. It is also one of world-renown beaches you must see and enjoy over three kilometres of hot sand. According to legend, the wife of the first Croatian king Tomislav was quite in love with the beach. The sea is knee-deep, a favourite with families with children.


9. The northern area of Zadar holds the Borik beach, a pebble beach with a sandy bay, deep in the shade of pines It is also known for a pier covered by wood, a meeting place for locals. You can find windsurfing and jet-ski, with plenty of services for small kids. The view of the Zadar channel and great sunset is intoxicating.

10.Dražica beach in Biograd is surrounded by dense pine forest, found on the south-eastern side of town. It has plentiful services (water crafts, parasailing), caffe bars, restaurants... The easy sea access is popular with families with small kids.