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The Greatest Seashores in Croatia, Half 2: Korčula

Partly two of our information to the greatest seashores in Croatia, This week we check out the seashores in and round Korčula City and additional afield on the island. The necessary factor to find out about seashores in Croatia is that there’s no such factor as a personal seaside. All of the shoreline should be accessible to the general public (regardless of whether or not that’s by land or sea. Even when a seaside seems like a personal lodge seaside, you’ll be able to lay your towel or seaside mat down, and bask.

What do you have to take to the seaside?

Earlier than you head to the seaside, except it’s one of many few sandy seashores on Korčula, be ready for the pebbles. You’ll discover water sneakers (neoprene slip-ons with a rubber sole) on the market throughout Croatia. Belief us, they’re definitely worth the (cheap) expense, even in case you go away them behind on the finish of your journey. Your lodge could possibly present seaside towels (don’t take the toilet towels) or you should buy a cheap seaside towel in case you don’t have one with you. Many of those seashores don’t have loads of shade, or umbrellas accessible even, so remember to pack some sunscreen. We suggest reef-safe or eco-friendly sunscreen to minimise any environmental injury.

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Korčula City Seashores

The outdated city of Korčula itself doesn’t have too many seashores inside strolling distance, however right here’s a information to these you may get to simply

Banje Seashore is pebble / shingle seaside, located in Borak space in Korcula City. That is the oldest seaside within the city, very busy within the summertime, crowded with vacationers in addition to locals.

Banje Seashore

Banje Seashore is is correct within the middle of Korcula’s Outdated City, near Resort Korsal in addition to to the native swimming and water polo membership ‘KPK’. This pebble seaside can get very busy, crowded with vacationers in addition to locals. With a number of cafes and eating places shut by you may get a drink or a chunk to eat with out the necessity to change out of beachwear.

The seaside may be very standard with locals who dwell across the Borak space, in addition to the members of the swimming and waterpolo membership, who wish to go for swim at Banje after their coaching classes on the adjoining pool.

Zakerjan Seashore

Zakerjan seaside under Zakerjan Kula (Zakerjan Tower, on the northern facet of the town partitions) may be very standard with locals. It’s a mix of rocks, extra rocks, and jetties. Though it’s within the middle the water may be very clear and it is usually nice for snorkeling. Because the promenade is simply across the nook it’s handy to seize a chunk or a drink.

Sveti Nikola

To show that to locals, anyplace you may get into the ocean is named a seaside, now we have Sveti Nikola. It’s purely sone slabs and jetties, but when all you need is a handy option to get out and in of the water for a fast dip, it’ll do.

Ispod Duvana

This pebble seaside is near Sveti Nikola, and is standard with locals. There are a few cafes and a restaurant on the close by promenade.

Luka Korculanska Bay

In the event you’re staying in Korcula city and don’t really feel like going to Lumbarda, the excellent news is {that a} sandy seaside might be discovered solely a 15 minute stroll from the outdated city in Luka Korculanska Bay. Close to the seaside a number of bars serving meals and refreshing chilly drinks. In the event you’re searching for some quiet and enjoyable time on the seaside, the dangerous information is that this seaside is often overcrowded with households with young children.

Lumbarda’s Seashores

Lumbarda is a small city just some miles from the outdated city of Korčula with loads of eating places standard with locals. There are a number of methods to get there from the outdated city. You would seize a water taxi from the town centre, however one in all our favourite choices is to hire a motorbike and benefit from the surroundings whereas biking by the vineyards – additionally you’ll be able to all the time make a cease and go for some wine tasting en route. Or you’ll be able to take one of many hop on and off taxi boats from Korčula city. Strolling can also be an choice however within the heat summer season days it’s simply too sizzling. Moreover being a cute spot for a fast getaway from the town, Lumbarda has few seashores value a go to. Two of probably the most lovely sandy seashores within the space, Bilin Zal and Vela Przina, are positioned in Lumbarda.

One of many few sandy seashores on Korčula island, the truth is one of many few sandy seashores in Croatia

Prvi žal

Prvi žal seaside is positioned within the centre, and in contrast to the opposite Lumbarda seashores, this can be a pebble seaside. There are just a few bars shut by so if you’re within the temper for a refreshing cocktail you don’t need to go very far.

Bilin žal

Bilin Zal is a small seaside, standard with locals, particularly these with youngsters. It’s about 10-Quarter-hour alongside the coast on foot on from Prvi žal. Though it’s a sandy seaside the water remains to be crystal clear. There’s a konoba close by and likewise a small seaside tavern the place you may get a snack and a drink.

Vela Przina

Keep on the coast just a little additional to Vela Przina. It is a longer seaside and in the summertime it fills up from early within the day with each vacationers and locals. There’s a small restaurant serving chilly drinks and snacks. In the event you’re up for some skinny dipping, simply observe the highway straight forward after the sandy seashores and switch left while you get to the pine forest. Quickly you’ll attain a nudist space.

Seashores on the Islands close to Korčula

To achieve the islands and islets off Korcula’s coast you’ll be able to take one of many common water taxi providers that go away from Korcula city’s principal harbor. You should buy one-way tickets as you want, or a hop-on, hop-off ticket for the entire day, for round $32, which is sensible if you wish to go to greater than a few islands.

Badija Island Seashores

Badija island seashores are only a quick water taxi-boat trip from Korcula city’s principal harbor. Badija has loads of swimming spots and pebble seashores all around the Island. There are various naturist seashores on Badija, so if that’s not your factor, think about your self suggested. Badija may be very standard amongst locals too for weekend day-trips and picnics, so it could actually get crowded on the weekends. Though there’s a small cafe/restaurant on the island, we advise taking snacks with you. There’s loads of different issues to see on the island, notably the sprawling Franciscan monastery (see the image above), which was seized by Tito’s authorities after WWII and has been not too long ago returned to the order. The monks have been busy restoring the monastery and cleansing up the island ever since. Moreover the seashores and monastery, Badija is a beautiful place to take a stroll beneath the shade of the pine bushes.


That is one other place to take pleasure in secluded swimming spots and pine bushes shades. Vrnik is an islet nearer to Lumbarda, and like Badija might be reached by water taxi. It’s the location of one of many oldest and most well-known quarries in Korcula – on this ‘tiny’ island you will discover 29 quarries! There are only some households residing right here these days. Enjoyable truth – Korcula limestone is integrated in some well-known buildings – Haggia Sophia, the Austrian parliament constructing in Vienna, and Stockholm City Corridor! You can too go to the church of Our Woman of Succors. You can too have a meal or a snack as there’s a restaurant and likewise a quick meals place on the island.


Residence to a well-known instagram spot with a see-saw within the sea (a sea-saw?). There’s a pebbly seaside and Seashore bar, extremely popular in the summertime (particularly with trendsetters 😀 )

Seashores Inside Driving Distance from Korčula City

A number of the greatest seashores on Korčula islands are fairly a distance from the outdated city. In the event you’ve bought a automobile, or really feel like renting a scooter, then your seaside prospects are a lot wider. For all of those seashores nonetheless, do think about that the highway to them isn’t all the time paved, or notably straightforward to navigate, so take care.

Bačva Seashore

This small secluded bay has a beautiful pebbly seaside. It takes a while to achieve it with a automobile, lot of curves however it’s value it! Don’t overlook to make a cease whereas happening to take some superb photos. It’s attainable you could be out of cellphone service right here. There’s additionally a small tavern on the seaside the place you’ll be able to have refreshments and a meal, however as it could actually occur they run out of meals, we suggest bringing a snack. There’s not a lot shade right here, so watch out!

Pupnatska Luka

This pebble seaside is located on the southern facet of the island in an enthralling cove. The highway to get there might be barely discouraging as it’s worthwhile to take an unpaved highway with loads of bends however in the long run it’s positively value it. After a few Quarter-hour drive from the primary highway you’ll end up on an extended seaside with a crystal blue sea surrounded by untouched nature and the sound of cicadas. There’s additionally a seaside bar and the tavern above the seaside so you’ll be able to plan to spend the complete day enjoyable at this small paradise 🙂 

Zrnovska Banja

Because it’s fairly near Korcula City, this generally is a little bit of busier space, but it surely has good pebbly seashores, and also you’ll have pretty views of Peljesac peninsula throughout the channel. It’s a few 35 minute stroll or 10 minute drive from city. As such it’s an ideal candidate for reaching by bike. There are just a few spots to seize a meal and likewise a seaside bar the place you’ll be able to hire beds or cabanas, take pleasure in music, have some drinks – for one thing a bit fancier that is the place. There’s additionally the opportunity of renting paddle boards.

Seashores new Vela Luka

Vela Luka, actually Massive Harbor, is on the reverse finish of Korčula Island to the primary city. That is the place the automobile ferries from Cut up dock. The drive takes round 40 minutes by automobile.

Though there are various seashores across the city of Vela Luka, pebbly, rocky ones, some in secluded bays, some with amenities, one of many points of interest is for positive Proizd islet. A stone seaside on Proizd is proven above. Reachable by taxi boat service from Vela Luka, that is additionally an Instagram spot – white seashores, turquoise sea – a small paradise. You can too take pleasure in views of Hvar island. There’s a restaurant the place you’ll be able to have a meal and a drink

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