Monday, September 30, 2013

CROATIA: BEACHES

Croatia's beaches aren't generally sandy, although their water is really clear and clean. The most beautiful sandy beaches that can be found on the Croatian coast are on the west coast of the islands.


 Beach in Hvar
Here you can see the clear water of the beaches of Croatia



Along the mainland coast of Croatia, beaches we've been seeing are generally a set of rocks with a pool metal ladder for easy entry and exit from the water. However, the majority of Croatian people jump from the rocks for bathing. The alternative to the rocky beach is the beach of cement, also with a pool ladder, where the towel should be stretched on a cement esplanade.

However, the water is usually clear and very clean, with a very fresh look. For me, so used to the sandy beaches of Barcelona and Catalonia, enjoying these beaches has been a fantastic experience.

Then I wanted to show examples of some of these attractive beaches I enjoyed in this trip:

  • Beach in Rovinj
  • Beach in Zadar
  • Beach in Split
  • Beach Hvar Town
  • Beach in Korkula
  • Beaches in Dubrovnik




Rovinj


Beach in Rovinj
Beach in Rovinj


Zadar


Beach in Zadar
Beach in Zadar

Split


Beach in Split
Beach in Split



Hvar




Beach in Hvar
One of the beaches in Hvar town


 Beach in Hvar
Beach of Hvar with the town in the background



Beach in Hvar
There are large large sailboats near the beaches of Hvar

Korkula


Beach in Korkula
Beach in Korkula


Beach in Korkula
City walls of Korkula from this small beach



Beach in Korkula
From this beach, on the right you can see the city of Korkula

Dubrovnik


Beach in Dubrovnik
Beach in Dubrovnik beside the city walls 


Banje beach in Dubrovnik
Banje beach in Dubrovnik



Beach in Dubrovnik
Beach in Dubrovnik located in Pile district. This beach was near our accomodation, so it's the beach we most enjoyed


As we didn't rent a car, we hadn't enough time to  visit some of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Croatia. If you rent a car, or you have enough time, you could visit the following beaches. Most of them can be also reached by public transport.


  • Verudela and Stoja beaches in Pula
  • Beaches of Krk Island
  • Beaches of Rab Island
  • Beaches of Makarska Riviera (Makarska or Gradac)
  • Lumbarda beach in Korkula Island
  • Zlatni Rat in Brac Island

This was the route we did through Croatia, which began in Venice and ended in Dubrovnik:




Finally other beautiful beaches I have visited are:

- Catalonia


- Spain


  • Port de Sòller and Cala Deià in Mallorca

- Portugal


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